The Castilla and leon meeting has decided to implement a series of regulations in both cities to limit contact between their inhabitants and stop the community transmission that is taking place. The new rules will be published this Wednesday in the Official Gazette of Castilla y León, but they will not come into force until midnight on Thursday, September 3.
The objective is none other than to limit social and family activities that take place in public or private spaces to control the transmission of the coronavirus. A decision that comes at a special time for Valladolid and Salamanca: both should be celebrating their traditional festivals, which had been reduced to a few events in which the pertinent safety and hygiene measures had been taken.
Mobility in Valladolid and Salamanca
Do these bans affect mobility? Not. Citizens can keep moving with freedom in their cars both within the two cities and in the province and the rest of Castilla y León. It should be remembered that the only regulation that limits movements is the one that regulates the State of Alarm, a mechanism that can only be activated by the Government. So, these are the restrictions that will be implemented in Valladolid and Salamanca:
- Hostelry: establishments cannot serve their customers at the bar. Tables (both inside and outside) cannot exceed six people.
- Family meetings: A maximum of 10 people may attend these meetings (public or private).
- Religious acts: the maximum capacity for wakes and burials will be 15 people, while at Masses it will be 25 if it is a closed space and 50 if it is open as long as it does not exceed a third of the total.
- Cultural and leisure events: theaters, cinemas and any leisure activity will have a maximum capacity of 25 people if they take place indoors and 50 if it is outdoors. The capacity of libraries or museums is reduced to 10 people in total as long as the distance between them is guaranteed.
- Sport activities: The non-federated ones may not involve more than 5 people, regardless of whether they are practiced outdoors or indoors. In the case of federated, the rule is relaxed if there are differentiated spaces for each team.
All these restrictions will be valid for seven days, a period that may be extended depending on the epidemiological evolution. Of course, all those who fail to comply with the new regulations may face fines that will go from 100 to 600,000 euros depending on the severity of the offense.