The community of Valencia, which includes Benidorm, has announced live the new restrictions that will affect the community this afternoon at 1pm.
The president, Ximo Puig, has announced today the new restrictions that will be applied across the whole of the Valencian community which will come into force on 7th January 2021, after being published in the official bulletin. This follows a surge of cases of coronavirus across Alicante, Castellón and Valencia.
The first restriction that was announced was the confinement of 26 municipalities for 14 days. In the Alicante region, Polop, Castalla, and Alcoy are confined. There is no entry in or out of these villages unless you are returning home or caring for a dependant.
The second restriction was the decision to close all hospitality, bars and restaurants of all sizes, and the number of people allowed at a table has been reduced to 4. They also announced that smoking is not permitted on the terrace and smokers must move to the street to smoke.
Furthermore, the nighttime curfew has been extended to 10pm until 6am and home gatherings are limited to 6 people.
In respect to shopping centres, they must limit their capacity to 30%.
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