21st September 2021
A police checkpoint on La Ribera, Sitges, on the morning of 3 July. (L'Eco)
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Curfew to end in Sitges, but establishments must still close at 12.30am

Sitges will end its curfew this Thursday night, thanks to the improvement of Covid figures in the town. The Catalan government has announced that the town, along with 19 other municipalities across Catalonia, will have no restrictions on movement during the early hours of the morning, although nightlife establishments will still have to close at half-past midnight.

The criteria to mark the end of the 1am-6am curfew is that the accumulated incidence rate over seven days must be below 400 points. In Sitges today [Tuesday] it is at 241 points, while the Catalan average is 508. This is one of the indicators that has fallen the most in recent days in the town, although the accumulated 14 days is still at 784 points for the effects from the first weeks of July.

With the curfew ending, mobility is allowed in the early hours again, from the early hours of Friday morning, although all bars, restaurants and nightlife establishments must still close at half-past midnight. The local police and the Mossos d’Esquadra will work in the coming days on a control plan for the Punta and Ribera breakwaters, as well as the adjacent beaches. These areas saw crowds of young people and teenagers during the month of June and until the outbreak of the fifth wave.

Meanwhile, Sant Pere de Ribes and Vilanova will continue with the curfew, at least until 6 August. In Ribes, the accumulated incidence rate over 7 days is 455 points – but everything indicates that, for next week’s review by the Catalan government, it will be below the 400 threshold.

A police checkpoint on La Ribera, Sitges, on the morning of 3 July. (L'Eco)
A police checkpoint on La Ribera, Sitges, on the morning of 3 July. (L’Eco)

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