A raft of Covid restrictions are to be lifted this week as part of a series of proposals which were being approved by the Interdepartmental Commission. Proposals, announced by Regional President Ximo Puig, include positive news for the hospitality industry as indoor seating may be increased to 75% of the venue’s full capacity, tables inside can be increased to ten people and customers will be allowed to sit (but not stand) at the bar. Another huge change for the hostelry industry is that bars will be allowed to close according to the time on their licence, and will no longer be forced to stop serving at midnight in order to be able to close at 12.30am.
In terms of nightlife at late venues, capacity also increases to 75% with tables of ten, use of the bar (while seated) and dancing will finally be allowed, only within a pre-assigned dance-floor area. The cut off time for late venues is extended from 3am until 5am.