Changes to public health measures

Consell de Formentera premiere Alejandra Ferrer outlined changes in public health restrictions expected to take effect Sunday 23 May after backing from the cabinet is secured tomorrow. “I’ve had the chance over the last two days at Fitur to sit down with first minister Armengol and minister Negueruela  to discuss the measures that will be in place on our island for the next two weeks”, she said.

Ferrer started with a summary of the local epidemiological situation: “Formentera’s active case count holds steady today at two, which means we can continue on our path toward full de-escalation and reopening”, she said. “I want to applaud islanders and businesses for their efforts and sacrifice. Thanks to them, today we’re announcing a new loosening of measures”, she added.

Key changes
-Curfew from 12 midnight to 6.00am
-Gatherings of up to 8 people (outside) and 6 people (inside)
-Restaurants can open until 11.30pm. Groups are limited to 8 people outdoors and 4 indoors. Indoor service must stop by 6.00pm.

“Indoor spaces are still considered risky and open-air activities remain key”, said President Ferrer. “We’re on the right track and the vaccination effort is progressing at a good pace, but we need people to stay responsible and take things step by step”.

Finally, Ferrer said Formentera was “starting the summer with good prospects” and insisted it was “crucial we all work together to inform our visitors of restrictions and the need to follow them. For our part, we’ve begun printing posters in different languages and putting covid info on the Office of Tourism website so we can all enjoy the summer”.

20 May 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera