New update from Valencia Government tightens restrictions even more over the Festive Season

LASTEST UPDATE 17TH DECEMBER 2020 ( via Las Provincias)

The Consell reduces the maximum for lunch and dinner at Christmas and New Year to six people

The Generalitat also advances the curfew at eleven at night except on 24th and 31st December, which will be at twelve midnight, and prohibits departures from the Community for visits to relatives and friends.

One step back! The Generalitat has agreed to take new restrictive measures in the face of the coronavirus situation in the Community. Thus, the first of the three measures indicates that no meeting may exceed six people “without exceptions” and at Christmas the two family groups may not be exceeded.

In addition, the curfew is brought forward at eleven at night with a single exception, on 24 and 31, when it will be allowed until twelve at night.

Finally, the impossibility of travelling outside the Region is reinforced . The perimeter closure, scheduled until January 15, is toughened with the ban on traveling outside to visit relatives. Only those who return to their residences will be able to enter the Community. All these measures will take effect from Monday 21st December.

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The president of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig announced yesterday that the Valencia region will maintain perimeter closure until January 15th, as well as the midnight curfew. However, travel to and from other regions will be allowed on December 23rd, 24th, 25th 31st and January 1st.

In addition, at Christmas lunches and dinners a maximum of 10 people and a maximum of two different addresses will be allowed to mix.

Regarding other mobility restrictions, the Consell has agreed to extend the curfew hours until 1.30 am on December 24th, 25th 31st plus January 1st.

The rest of the days and until January 15th, the curfew and the limits of social meetings that are currently in force will be extended, that is, meetings of 6 people in public and private areas.

These measures are the adaptation to the Community of those approved by the central government this week

The Government will allow dinners for ten people on December 24, 25, 31 and January 1

UPDATE 20TH NOVEMBER: – The decree has been signed by the president of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig and enters into force at 00:00 on November 21st, maintaining the restrictions that have been in force since October and the successive ones approved by the Consell, which have to do with the night curfew, the business capacity in stores and the closing of parks and gardens.

UPDATE 11TH NOVEMBER : The president of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, has announced that the perimeter closure of the Valencian Community will be extended for the second consecutive week .

The Consell will publish on Friday in the Official Gazette of the Generalitat the decree with this measure that prevents entering or leaving the Community if there is no force majeure or for work reasons . “I think that at the moment everything seems to indicate that the decision will be to maintain the perimeter of the Valencian Community for another week. I think there is no positive data to change this situation, ” Puig assured in Castellón.”

But the president of the Regional Council will not consider home confinement until December 9th.

This will mean that the new extension will last until Friday 20th November earliest.

However, the decree includes eleven exceptions to this prohibition on entering and leaving the Valencian Community , which must be “adequately justified” and which are the following:

Attendance at health centres, services and establishments.

Compliance with labour, professional, business, institutional or legal obligations.

Attendance at university, teaching and educational centres, including nursery schools.

Return to the place of habitual or family residence.

Assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people.

Travel to financial and insurance entities or refueling stations in neighboring territories.

Required or urgent actions before public, judicial or notarial bodies. Renewals of permits and official documentation and other administrative procedures that cannot be postponed.

Taking official exams or tests that cannot be postponed.

Cause of force majeure or situation of need.

Any other activity of a similar nature, duly accredited.

“The perimeter closure was decreed for a period of seven calendar days and now it will be extended to another seven,” said the president.

Puig has indicated that this is a measure that “does not excessively affect the economy” , as he has said that also occurs in the case of restrictions on “movement of people” during night hours, referring to the prohibition until December 9th, mobility remains between midnight and 6 am.