New Rules Into Force….
Lanzarote moved into level 2 of Covid measures on Monday of this week. Key points are group sizes are now limited to 4 people, and there is a night time curfew from 2300 until 0600. We update the active Covid numbers on the island here. Coronavirus in Lanzarote.
…….And Now Level Three
Lanzarote was moved into level three effective 0000 today, Friday, due to the rapidly rising Covid numbers. Key additional points are:
- Curfew now from 2200 until 0600
- No mixing between households indoors or out
- Bars and restaurants table service only, maximum of 4 per table
- No groups sports or tourism activities
Madrid Snow Affects Flights
The closure of Madrid Barajas airport due to heavy snow in Madrid disrupted flights to the islands over the weekend, with over 40 cancelled.
Health Professionals Being Vaccinated
Health service employees on the island received their first vaccinations against covid on Monday, following completion of those in rest homes.
Cabildo Urges Yaiza To Impose Demolition On Papagayo Arena Hotel
In a legal dispute that has been on-going for 20 years, The Cabildo is urging Yaiza Ayuntamiento to enforce the demolition of the Papagayo Arena Hotel. Yaiza had reached an agreement with the owners to legalise the property, with changes to the car parking area and beach access, but The Cabildo is suggesting these changes still don’t meet the general planning standards for the area.
Wind Blows Rubbish From Zonzamas Landfill
Gusts of wind of up to 70kmh blew thousands of plastic bags from the landfill site at Zonzamas over the weekend. The Cabildo has called for an urgent improvement to the current barriers that should prevent rubbish from being blown in the area.
First Modern Vaccines Arrive
Iberia brought the first batch of the Modern vaccine to the islands this week, with 13,200 doses of the newly approved second vaccine for the EU.
Hotel Fariones, which opened four months ago after a major renovation, is to close again this Monday, when the eight guests there currently leave the island. At this stage it’s not known when it will re-open, but the management hope to do so at Easter, assuming there are visitors coming to the island, and if not in June.
Mobile Radar Unit For Guinate
A mobile radar unit is being proposed by the Ministry of the Interior to detect incoming immigrant boats from Africa. The unit would be operated by Guardia Civil, and patrol the northern approaches to the island to fill a blind spot in the SIVE system.
La Geria Road To Open Before The End Of The Month
The extensive resurfacing work on the main road through La Geria is nearing completion. Although work on the €1.4 Million project, which has been taking place since the autumn, was done on phases, it still lead to long diversions. The machinery will be removed next week, with line painters moving in, and it’s expected that the road will re-open before the end of January.
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