New measures against Covid-19 in Barcelona decreed by PROCICAT

New measures have been established based on the resolution approved by Catalonia’s civil protection plan (PROCICAT) to avoid the spread of Covid-19 in the city. Social gatherings are limited to six people maximum and the recommendations are to work remotely and reduce travel wherever possible. Bars and restaurants are also to close for fifteen days and the capacity for commercial establishments, cultural activities and worship has also been reduced.

16/10/2020 10:50 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

The new measures in the city include:

Travel and social gatherings

  • Social gatherings are limited to six people maximum.
  • People are advised to reduce travel outside the home as much as possible.


  • Commuting should be reduced as much as possible, with priority given to teleworking and flexible working hours.


  • Capacity limited to 30%.
  • Services involving physical contact are prohibited, except for hairdressing and essential health and social services.


  • Bars and restaurants will not be serving tables, neither inside nor outside. Home deliveries and takeaways can be provided by appointment.

Performing arts, shows and sports events

  • Cinemas, exhibition venues, theatres, circus marquees etc. can open with 50% of their usual spectator capacity. This includes permanent buildings, outdoor spaces and sports centres. Venues must close at 11 pm at the latest.
  • All non-official sports competitions are suspended.

Religious and civil ceremonies

  • Venue capacities are limited to 50%.

Nightlife venues

  • Nightlife venues are closed.


  • Theory classes will be held virtually instead of on-site.

Amusment parks and fairgrounds

  • These are not open.

Parks and gardens

  • These are to close at 8 pm.

Congresses, conventions, trade fairs and local festivals

  • No on-site activities.

Gambling activities

  • Amusement arcades, casinos and bingo halls are closed.

Health and prevention measures

Suitable health and prevention measures must continue to be adopted in all spaces and for all activities, with safety distances between people guaranteed.

The measures have been published in the official state gazette (DOGC) and will initially be in place for fifteen days.


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