Measures for Covid-19: gatherings of ten people, earlier closing times and mobility restricted at nightGiven the increase in cases of Covid-19, limits will be back in place as from 15 July, with social gatherings indoors or outdoors limited to a maximum of ten people, apart from people in the same bubble group. Closing times for restaurants and cultural activities remain at 0.30 am. The curfew was also re-introduced in Barcelona from 16 July, from 1 am to 6 am. These measures will now remain in place until 20 August. Information updated on 5 August.
- Gatherings should not exceed groups of 10 people, indoors or outdoors.
- Indoor gatherings should be avoided where possible, and visits to dependent people limited.
- No eating or drinking is allowed outdoors, except in cases of school outings or recreational leisure activities.
- Commercial, cultural and leisure activities must end or close at 0.30 am at the latest.
- In the case of cultural activities, music, performing arts, popular and traditional events, an additional 30 minutes is allowed for people to leave.
Mobility restricted at night
- Barcelona is one of the municipalities where a curfew will apply from 1 am to 6 am. During these times, non-essential travel and mobility is prohibited in public streets. Check the resolution by the Government of Catalonia here.
Parks, beaches and public squares
- Municipal councils are advised to limit access to parks, beaches and other outdoor public spaces between 0.30 am and 6 am, to avoid build-ups of people.
Use of face masks
Their use is still recommended outdoors and they are still obligatory in the following cases:
- On public transport in enclosed spaces. This includes stations and platforms.
- In public indoor spaces such as libraries and other facilities.
- In indoor spaces used by the public such as shopping centres.
- Workers and visitors to elderly people’s homes must wear a face mask, except at centres where 80% of residents have been fully vaccinated.
- As from 9 July, indoor-only nightlife venues will be shut.
- Dancing is not allowed.
- Establishments with outdoor spaces such as terraces can open with controlled access and a register of people accessing the premises, keeping indoor spaces open only for access to other outdoor spaces or the toilets.
- Groups of 10 people maximum and distancing of 1.5 metres between groups.
- Closing time 0.30 am at the latest.
- Events with over 500 people standing up outdoors must have an events plan which guarantees that attendees have produced a negative lateral flow or PCR test carried out a maximum of 12 hours before accessing the premises, with the exception of those who are fully vaccinated. In the latter case, these people must present the corresponding certificate.
- Capacity: 50% indoors and 100% for terraces.
- Maximum of six people per table indoors and ten outdoors.
- Distances of 2 metres between tables.
- Face mask obligatory when not eating or drinking.
- Opening times: 6 am to 10 pm. Convenience stores and other authorised establishments until 0.30 am.
- Capacity 70%.
- Non-sedentary markets and fairs limited to 70% capacity.
- At facilities with an authorised capacity of more than 15,000 people, 20% of that capacity is allowed as long as independent sections are created for a maximum of up to 3,000 people (eateries, toilets and access points must also be independent), and measures implemented on circulation and controlled access to avoid build-ups of people. A declaration of compliance must be presented to the Ministry for Culture and the corresponding municipal council.
- For all other activities, the maximum capacity continues to be 70% and 1,000 people in indoor spaces, and 3,000 people in outdoor spaces or places with extra ventilation.
- Eateries in establishments is allowed, complying with the established measures for restaurants, including at concert venues, café concerts theatre concerts and restaurants with music.
- All cultural activities outside the usual programme are permitted.
- In all cases, audiences must be seated.
- Cultural activities with people attending are allowed in archives, libraries, museums, exhibition venues, art galleries and visual creation centres, with capacity limited to 70%.
- Popular and traditional culture activities must be in one place, with a perimeter, or in an enclosed space with spectators seated.
- Local festivals, celebrations and other popular festivals are allowed, providing there is no crowding and limits on capacity are respected.
- Sports facilities and swimming pools: 70% capacity and controlled access.
- Indoor and outdoor group sports activities can operate with 70%, capacity.
- Federated sport competitions: public allowed to attend, with 70% capacity and a maximum number of spectators of 1,000 indoors and 3,000 outdoors. Sports facilities with a capacity greater than 15,000 people can operate, without exceeding 20% capacity.
- Professional LFP football league and SCB basketball league competitions: public allowed to attend.
- Bar and restaurants services at sports venues allowed to operate.
- Amusement arcades, casinos and bingo halls may open with capacity limited to 70%, up to a maximum of 500 people indoors and 1,000 outdoors.
- Groups of 10 people maximum and distancing of 2 metres between groups.
Education and leisure for children and young people
- On-site study is allowed for all regulated study programmes.
- Capacities at universities will be 50%.
- End-of-year parties and graduation of non-university students: maximum of 500 people seated in outdoor spaces, or 250 people seated indoors.
- University graduations: capacity of 70% and a maximum of 1,000 people indoors and 3,000 people outdoors.
- Extra-curricular and educational leisure activities are allowed in groups of infants, primary, secondary, baccalaureate and training cycles, as well as inclusive leisure cycles.
- Non-regulated on-site training: groups of 10 people.
- Leisure centres and indoor children’s parks: with 50% capacity. Bar and restaurant services on these premises are allowed to operate.
Religious and civil ceremonies
- Capacities will be 70% and a maximum of 1,000 people inside and 3,000 people outside, or in indoor spaces with extra ventilation.
Congresses, conventions, trade fairs and local festivals
- Conventions and trade fair activities allowed with a capacity of 70% and a maximum of 1,000 people indoors and 3,000 people outdoors or indoor spaces with extra ventilation.
Amusment parks and fairs
- Parks, amusement parks and leisure activities: 50% capacity and restaurant services allowed.
Full information in the DOGC.