Cabildo Lobbies UK Government

The Cabildo of Lanzarote has engaged a London based communications agency to lobby the British Government to reconsider the travel advisory which covers the whole of Spain, despite the fact that here in Lanzarote our incidence if Covid 19 is much lower than anywhere else in Europe.

60% Of Population In Financial Difficulty

A survey carried out by The Canarian Institue of Statistics has shown that around 60% of the island’s population struggled financially during July, compared to only 14.3% who had no difficulties. Around half of the people surveyed also believed things would get worse in the next 6 months.

Arrecife Carnival Date For 2021

Arrecife has fixed the dates for the 2021 carnival unusually early this year. The event will run from 6th to 17th February, with the main parade on the 15th.

Hotels Delay Opening

15 of the 20 hotels that were due to open in August have now delayed until September or October, as a result of the quarantine requirement on travellers returning to the UK. Currently, there are 70 hotels open on the island, but in July, their occupancy was only around 20%.

New Covid Website Launched

The Cabildo has launched a new website to give visitors accurate information, updated in real time, on the state of the virus in Lanzarote. The site is available in Spanish, German and English and can be seen here:

Spanish PM On The Island

Pedro Sanchez has arrived in Lanzarote for his summer holiday. He arrived on Wednesday and is staying at the former King’s House in Costa Teguise. While here, he will hold meetings with Canarian President Ángel Victor Torres and Lanzarote President Dolores Corujo.

Illegal Campers At Arrieta

A group of 19 young people, many under 18, were denounced in Arrieta this week, after Guardia Civil were alerted to the group who had set up a camp close to the beach. They were not complying with social distancing measures or wearing masks.

Repair Works Begin In Puerto Del Carmen

Work has finally started on the wall above Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen. It was damaged originally in 2017, and then partially collapsed in 2018 during storm Emma. The €200,000 job should be completed in around a month.

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