From Friday curfew in Catalonia lifted

by Lorraine Williamson
Curfew in Catalonia

BARCELONA – The curfew in Catalonia is over. The Catalan government has thrown in the towel after the Supreme Court decided on Monday to no longer allow curfews in the 19 municipalities with a high virus incidence. 

Therefore, the government has completely waived the application of night confinement. On Monday, the court rejected the government’s request to extend the measure to 62 Catalan municipalities, including the cities of Barcelona, ​​Girona, Lleida, and Tarragona. 

Curfew in Catalonia

The proposal was to enforce curfews between 1 am and 6 am in cities with more than 20,000 inhabitants. And with an incidence of more than 125 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. However, due to the lack of support from the judges, the government has now dropped the measure in its entirety. 

As such, the following towns will therefore no longer have a curfew between one and six in the morning from Friday:

  • Alcarràs
  • Amposta
  • Arenys de Munt
  • Badia del Vallès
  • Balaguer
  • Banyoles
  • Calafell
  • Celrà
  • Cervelló
  • Gelida
  • Manlleu
  • Martorell
  • Montblanc
  • Mora d’Ebre
  • Palafolls
  • Salt
  • Sant Feliu de Guíxols
  • Sarrià de Ter
  • Torroella de Montgri. 

Covid restrictions

However, other Covid-19 measures in Catalonia have been extended by a week. Family and social gatherings, both public and private, are limited to a maximum of ten people, except for people living together. In terms of capacity, 70% attendance is maintained at civil and religious events, including weddings, masses, and funeral ceremonies. Such venues must close to the public at 12.30 am. 

The measures approved on Tuesday will be extended once approved by the Supreme Court of Catalonia (TSJC) and are valid for six days. The government will hand over the request today, Wednesday, for it to take effect on Friday. 

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