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The Mossos d'Esquadra patrolling the promenade on 15 August 2021.
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Sitges to end curfew from early hours of Friday 20 August

Coinciding with the arrival of the Festa Major, Sitges will come off the list of municipalities in which there will still be a curfew from 20 August (meaning from the early hours of Friday morning). It is due to the Covid incidence rate in Sitges having recently dropped to below 250 per 100,000 inhabitants, based on the criteria for populations of more than 5,000 inhabitants.

Summer has seen a constant fluctuation of restrictions, in which the municipality has been on and off the curfew list. Since the State of Alarm was imposed last October with various restrictions on nightlife, mobility and social gatherings, Sitges enjoyed its first relaxing of restrictions in late May. The town was then on the curfew list from 16 July, with 158 other municipalities, including Sant Pere de Ribes.

On 30 July, Sitges came out off the curfew list again, when the rules dictated by the Procicat and the Catalan government were that the incidence had to be less than 400 infections per 100,000 inhabitants. This only lasted a week, however, as the government decided to tighten the measures again from 6 August, putting the incidence level at 250 per 100,000 inhabitants in order to come off the curfew list. Sitges was under curfew again, as at that time the incidence was 263.

The current figures in Sitges and Sant Pere de Ribes are below 200 infections per 100,000 inhabitants. In the case of Sitges the decline is continuous and now stands at 164, while in Sant Pere de Ribes the trend is also downward and is now at 176 points.

From this Friday, just when Sitges will celebrate its big party, the town will be off the curfew list again and there will be no restrictions of movement between 1am to 6am. The list will be updated again on 27 August.

The Mossos d'Esquadra patrolling the promenade on 15 August 2021.
The Mossos d’Esquadra patrolling the promenade on 15 August 2021. (L’Eco)

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