8th Jan 2022 @ 10:16 am

Lanzarote and La Graciosa will move to Level 3 on Monday after yesterday’s decision by the health council of the Canarian Government.

The decision reflects the increasing amounts of daily cases, which have placed all infection rate indicators for the island at the highest risk level. Nevertheless, Lanzarote’s hospital occupancy figures remain at minimum or low risk, with 15 patients currently on the Covid isolation ward and 3 in intensive care. 

The main Level 3 restrictions are as follows:

  • Maximum amount of people allowed to meet in public or private: 6
  • Closing hours for bars and restaurants: 1 am.
  • Maximum capacity for bars and restaurants: 75% outdoors, 33% indoors.
  • While Covid passes are voluntary at Levels 1 and 2, they are compulsory for all establishment with a capacity of more than 30 people at levels 3 and 4. This means that many establishments on Lanzarote will have to prepare to scan the covid pass of all clients from Monday onwards.

Covid passes can be checked by a staff member who will check the QR code on the client’s phone or print copy of their pass using the app at www.lectorcovid.com. Passes are valid for those who have been double-jabbed, those who have recovered from Covid between 11 and 180 days before presentation, and those who have passed a test less than 48 hours before presentation.

Canarian rise

Figures remain on the increase throughout the Canaries, and yesterday Tenerife became the first island to be placed at Level 4 since Lanzarote almost a year ago.

There are now almost 60,000 active cases on the islands, 496 of whom are in hospital isolation wards and a further 88 in intensive care. According to the Canarian Health Service, 52.5% of patients admitted to intensive care units in the last 30 days had not been double-jabbed, meaning that over half of those requiring critical care come from the 10% of people over the age of 30 on the islands who are not fully vaccinated.

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