.New Rules for the Valencia Community

New rules for the Valencian Community 

New Rules for the Valencia Community -  Alicante, Valencia and Castellón

7th October, New rules in effect from 00.00 9th October until further notice.

The Generalitat Valenciana lifts the capacity restrictions and time limitation in hospitality, catering and nightlife (according to the premises licence)

Consumption at the bar is again allowed, both standing and sitting, and you can dance with a mask in nightclubs, there is to be NO eating or drinking in the dance areas.

The limit of 10 people per table is maintained.

The use of a mask is maintained as mandatory inside public spaces and outdoors when the safety distance cannot be maintained

The ban on smoking on terraces is also maintained - you will not be able to smoke on public roads when social distance cannot be ensured.

Capacity limits in cinemas and theatres also decline, except when drinking or food is consumed, which will have to be left a seat away.

Capacity for swimming pools and gyms is also eliminated, although a mask will have to be worn.

Music festivals are allowed, although depending on their uniqueness, a specific protocol will be applied to them that will be established by the Ministry of Health.

The president announced the creation of a specific surveillance unit for covid in the face of the new post-pandemic situation.


New Rules for the Valencia Community

𝗣𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘 𝗡𝗢𝗧𝗘: Even though since  Saturday 26th June, across Spain, there has been no obligation to wear a mask in the open air unless social distancing of 1.5m cannot be maintained, the Generalitat Valenciana are 𝙍𝙀𝘾𝙊𝙈𝙈𝙀𝙉𝘿𝙄𝙉𝙂 that people continue to wear masks at all times outside other than in large open spaces or on the beach.

From June 26th masks will no longer be mandatory outdoors "As long as a safety distance of one and a half meters is respected".  

Carrying a face mask will remain mandatory in Spain even after June 26th in case these conditions are not met and you have to use it outdoors, although Health has not clarified whether not wearing it will mean a fine. 

For instance masks will continue to be mandatory in public enclosed spaces, such as a library, or enclosed spaces for public use, such as a pharmacy or a supermarket, and in public transport by plane, bus or train.

They will also be needed at mass events, such as a concert, but, if that event is seated and the meter and a half of distance is respected, it will not be mandatory.

According to the decree law, the mask will no longer be mandatory in residences and institutionalized spaces where 80% of the population is vaccinated, but they will be mandatory for the workers of these centres and visitors.

Nor will they be compulsory for ship and ship passengers in their cabin or when they are on deck and the safety distance can be maintained.

Mask rules explained in more detail 

Outdoors - It is not mandatory to wear a face mask outdoors as long as there is a social distance of at least 1.5 meters. It is mandatory to carry a mask and wear it if there are crowds.

At the Beach or Pool - It is not mandatory to wear a face mask at the beach, pool or other aquatic recreational areas except when in common areas such as changeing rooms or other enclosed spaces. Outdoors, its use is mandatory if there are crowds and a 1.5 distance between members of different bubbles cannot be respected.

Bars and restaurants - The use of face masks will not be mandatory in outdoor cafés when a safe distance of 1.5 meters can be respected. Inside bars and restaurants, coverings need to be worn except when eating.

Public TransportIt is mandatory to wear a face mask on buses, the underground Metro, planes, trains and ships (except in private cabins or in outdoor spaces where social distancing can be respected).

It is not mandatory to wear a mask in a private vehicle if traveling alone or with members of the same household.

Open air events - It is mandatory to wear a face mask at large, open-air events where there are crowds and attendees are not seated.

It is not mandatory for events when attendees are seated at least 1.5 meters apart.

Shops - It remains mandatory to wear a face mask in shops and public offices.

New Rules for the Valencia Community


Smoking remains prohibited on the terraces of the hotel and nightlife as long as it is not consumed. In addition, it is also prohibited on public roads, on beaches or other outdoor spaces, when the minimum interpersonal distance of a minimum of two meters cannot be respected.

Likewise, this regulation applies to other devices for inhaling tobacco, hookahs, hookahs or similar including electronic cigarettes or vaping in outdoor or enclosed spaces.

New Rules for the Valencia Community.  All previous details have been deleted to avoid confusion

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