7th Sep 2021 @ 9:18 am

Restaurants, bars and night clubs will be able to close at 3am from today, after the Canarian government revised the anti-Covid restrictions yesterday.

The new law also increases the maximum number of people who can meet in public or private places to 12 at Level 1, where Lanzarote is likely to remain for at least the next week or two. .

However, although the new law permits nightlife to open at all levels, dancing remains prohibited and owners of nightlife establishments must keep a register of all customers. 

The new measures have been introduced to reflect the progress of the islands in terms of falling infection rates and  the success of the vaccination programme.

Yesterday, Lanzarote saw its number of active Covid cases fall by more than half after 86 people were discharged in a single day. This leaves 64 active cases on the island, with just three remaining in hospital – two of whom are in intensive care.

Tenerife and Gran Canaria also saw large numbers of discharges. More importantly, new cases continue to fall consistently on the islands, a positive trend that has not varied for 35 days.

The Canaries will shortly announce that 80% of the target population over the age of 12 has been fully vaccinated against Covid.  The figure stood at 79.87% yesterday, although it has already been passed on Lanzarote. 

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