Closure of municipal facilities
A large number of the city’s municipal facilities, including its Sports Centres (CEM) will be closed for an initial period of fifteen days, as from Saturday, 14 March. In addition, the city’s Community Centres, Neighbourhood Centres, Libraries, Music Schools and Conservatory, Youth Centres, Children’s Centres and Toy Libraries, Nursery Schools, Mother-and-Child Spaces and Fab Labs.
Additional local measures are being established in coordination with the Catalan and Spanish governments and during the activation of the alert stage of the Municipal Specific Plan for Health Risks, to protect vulnerable groups and contain the spread of the coronavirus in the city.
Other measures affecting the world of sport in Barcelona:
- Restrictions to public events in Barcelona from 12 to 27 March as a result of the preventive measures and protocols activated by the Catalan and Spanish governments.
- Events that involve more than a thousand people have been postponed whereas events with fewer than a thousand people involved may go ahead provided they fill no more than a third of their spectator capacity.
- Sports events with fewer than 1,000 people will be played behind closed doors.
- School leagues will continue, with family members only as spectators, behind closed doors.