Tenerife raises Covid alert as new rule of six and passes implemented

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British travellers looking to soak up the sunshine in Tenerife will be subject to new Covid curbs after the Canary Island raised its Covid alert level.

The popular holiday destination upgraded its alert level to “very high risk” after a surge in coronavirus cases.

The new measures came into effect on Monday.

They will see tougher measures in pubs, hotels, restaurants and on public transport including buses. 

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The rule of six now applies to social gatherings indoors and outdoors, unless they are living in the same household.

Covid passes are now required for entry to establishments.

Owners will be responsible for checking these, either on paper or electronically. 

Officials raised the alert level on the Spanish island after health data showed rising rises which was increasing pressure on local hospitals.

The measures will last until at least January 24 when they will be reviewed. 

Capacity levels are expected to be cut to 75 per cent outdoors and 33 per cent inside in order to avoid people crowding together in one place.

Curfews are being placed on pubs and restaurants which will have to shut down at midnight.

Meanwhile, public transport capacity is 75 per cent compared with pre-pandemic levels. 

A further 2,891 positive infections were reported across the Canary Islands on Sunday, official figures now.

Nine further deaths were recorded, six of those in Tenerife.

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