Tenerife Rules During Level 3

Information updated on March 22nd

The Government of the Canary Islands has established the following limitations on movement and activities on the island of Tenerife in addition to Level 3 rules:

Limitation of the maximum number of people not living together, in spaces of public and private use, closed or outdoors

Groups of people, both in public and private spaces, indoors or outdoors, will be limited to people living together, understood as those who reside under the same roof.

  • The permanence of groups of people both in spaces for public and private use, closed or outdoors, will be limited to 4 people.

Limitation of the movement of people at night, from 10 pm to 6 am

Freedom of movement is restricted at night from 10 pm to 6 am every day.

Exceptions to this restriction are for the essential activities included in article 5 of Royal Decree-Law 926/2020, of October 25, which declares the state of alarm to contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-CoV-2.

These activities are: the acquisition of medicines, sanitary products and other essential goods; assistance to health centres, services and establishments; assistance to veterinary care centres for emergency reasons; the fulfilment of labour, professional, business, institutional or legal obligations; return to the place of habitual residence after carrying out some of the planned activities; assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people; cause of force majeure or situation of need; any other activity of a similar nature, duly accredited, or refuelling at petrol stations, when it is necessary to carry out the activities set forth in the preceding paragraphs.

Specific measures for hotels and restaurants

The maximum table size for outdoor and indoor tables is of four people (six in cases of cohabitants). The maximum capacity is restricted to 50% at outdoor tables only. Bar service is not permitted.

The service of collecting food and beverages on the premises and home delivery is allowed, subject to the established time limits.

The performance of activities that encourage not maintaining interpersonal safety distance or not wearing masks, such as parties, dances, karaokes, etc. Smoking and equivalent activities are also not allowed.

Parties, festivals and other popular events that involve crowding of people or displacement of participants that cannot be controlled, such as parades in their classic format, parties and informal gatherings, may not be held.

Shops and shopping centres

In the case of shopping centers and parks, the capacity of the common areas will be limited to 33% of the authorized capacity, the use of recreational areas such as children’s areas and resting or seating areas, which must remain closed, is prohibited.

In the case of shopping centers distributed over several floors, the above limitation must be met in each of them.

Furthermore, in shopping centers and parks, customers will not be allowed to stay in common areas, except for transit or waiting to access the establishments.

The necessary measures must be established to allow the maintenance of the interpersonal safety distance and the control of capacity both in the premises and establishments as well as in the common areas of shopping centers, and if necessary, the spaces for vehicle parking may be limited. Spaces for vehicle parking are limited to 50%.

A preferential service will be provided to people over 75 years of age, such as priority access, parking reservations, payment boxes or rest seats, which ensure said preference in care.

Traditional religious celebrations

Traditional religious celebrations may be held at times within the limitation (from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.) of circulation at night, although online or televised services are recommended as an alternative, as is pre-recorded music rather than singing; choirs being prohibited.

Likewise, physical displays of devotion or tradition (kisses, contact on images, sculptures) should be avoided, replacing them with others that do not imply a health risk.

Returning students and other residents

Both students and other Canarian residents who return to the Islands are recommended to limit social interactions the 10 days before the trip and take precautionary measures upon arrival.

Sporting activities

In collective activities in which it is not possible to maintain the distance of 2 m permanently, groups of a maximum of 4 people including the monitor are allowed, with the use of a mandatory mask.

In addition, in outdoor spaces, team sports or those practices or exercises in which the maintenance of said distance cannot be guaranteed at all times may not be practiced. It will not exceed 50% of the sports capacity in each of the spaces. In collective activities in which it is not possible to maintain the distance of 2 m permanently, groups of a maximum of 4 people including the monitor are allowed, with mandatory use of a mask.

In the case of individual sport exercise outdoors, the use of the mask will be excepted exclusively during sports practice and provided that maintaining a distance of two meters with other people can be guaranteed.

Public transport

Public transport capacity is reduced to 50%. Surveillance of urban land transportation will be reinforced at peak times to avoid crowds. At peak times, avoid using public transport for non-essential or postponed trips. It is recommended to increase the frequency of public transport schedules, guaranteeing adequate ventilation and compliance with prevention measures, which include not eating or drinking and using the mask correctly.

The complete information issued by the Canary Islands Government can be checked here.