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stivi

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stivi

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phew lots of news coming out this week and some confusing stuff too, let's see if we can clear up a few things...

epidemiological situation:
  • 14d incidence of the balearics as a whole is at 40 (as usual per 100k pop). we've not had a covid related death for two full weeks now.
  • vaccination is progressing, we're now at over 40% first shots and 18% both jabs.

ibiza season news
  • as things stand, the balearics won't be added to the UK's green travel list for now...
  • the central supreme court (the nationwide one) has today rejected the balearics' nightly curfew and limits to social gatherings from the moment on the nationwide state of alarm had finished. so it seems that as of today, the nightly curfew is gone (it would have been gone anyway from this coming sunday onwards). we'll still hear more on this in the next few days, especially as to what happens with social reunions etc.
  • also, yesterday the central government has put out new rules under which the nightlife could open (open until 3am max, tables only etc). the balearic government has already said they won't follow those rules and keep up their own, it's a pretty polemical situation where some of the more relaxed autonomías (madrid for example) say they won't follow the rules because they're too strict and on the other hand the stricter autonomías (balearics) say they won't follow those rules because they're too relaxed....doh! we'll update again once things are a little clearer.
 

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one more update for today

the outdoor clubbing test event will happen on 25 june at hard rock hotel and it will be a children of the 80s event.

more to come soon.

EDIT:

also, from *FRIDAY 4 JUNE* onwards, in restaurants and bars, these are the new limits (they just changed them again).
indoors: 6 people at one table max
outdoors: 10 people at one table max

and as you may have read earlier, no more nightly curfew already as from today.
 
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stivi

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one last update before the weekend.

I've edited the post above as the new max occupancy per tables in restaurants and bars is already valid starting from today and not only from sunday as I had falsely stated last night. so we have no more nightly curfew, bigger groups can dine together and we also don't have a limit on private social reunions anymore.

epidemiologic situation:
  • same old - stable & low. balearics are at a 14d incidende of 41 per 100k inhabitants and at 0.93% test positivity rate
  • vaccination: 41.6% first shots, 19% completely vaccinated. as you can see the numbers are going up steadily.
that's it for now - more news next week!
 

stivi

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let's start the week with another update.

  • vaccination stands now at 43.6% first shots, 20.7% fully vaccinated. this afternoon at 3pm yours truly will try to get an appointment for his first jab!
  • balearic's 14d incidence per 100k pop is at 41.1. test positivity rate is at 0.98%. over two weeks now without any covid related deaths on the balearics. hospital and ICU numbers are low and stable.
EDIT: a 66 year old patient has just died this weekend, after over 5 months in ICU and battling post covid problems. it's the first covid related here on ibiza in over two months.


more and more places are opening up, more planes arrive, it seems I'm seeing a little less masks outside on the streets (even though they are still mandatory), in some places I can see some first cheeky dance moves happening, summer is here...

as from today, fully vaccinated people that have had their second jab at least two weeks prior to arrival (pfizer, moderna, AZ and J&J, which is one shot, are the currently accepted ones) may entry into spain without presenting any negative covid test. unvaccinated people have to bring a negative test, either PCR or rapid antigen test. more info here https://www.spth.gob.es/ keep in mind you might still have to take a PCR test to get back into your country and in a few cases might still have to quarantine on return.

later this week we might get more details on the de-escalation plan for the island's nightlife. it seems even the balearic government sees things a little more positive now and believes in opening the venues this summer. as mentioned previously, outdoor things might start in the middle of july, all going well, indoor might start august - but that bit is still unsure. as usual, more as we have it.
 
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I think we just broke the record here on the island. I got a date for my wife and me at 3pm, right when they opened dates for our age bracket, and exactly 63 mins later we were pfizered up with our first dose.

we are now waiting our mandatory 15mins here and then we're off. second jab at the end of june. outdoor venues open mid july. seems perfect timing.

anything to get us back on our beloved dancefloors! ❤️🙌🏼💥
 

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here's another update

clubbing:
  • last week the central government had made a proposal under which the clubs would have been able to open almost immediately (indoor too), but without any dancefloor action until a higher percentage of population is vaccinated. this proposal got a lot of backlash from just about everywhere in the country as really running clubs without dancefloors is just not a viable option.
  • since then more meetings have happened, and here on the balearics it currently looks as though the indoor venues will be allowed to open until 3am (outdoor will still be midnight stop as was the case pre covid) and with a limited dancefloor. the date for when outdoor and then in a second step indoor clubbing can start and the fine details in regards to capacity limits etc are still to be worked out, but things are definitely moving now.
on face masks:
  • fernando simón, the spanish main covid guy, has yesterday again said that outdoors masks will be gone soon - probably by july (but he said maybe even before). so even though we don't know the date just yet, we know that pretty certainly by mid summer you won't have to wear a mask anymore when out and about here on the balearics
  • on the other hand, it is very likely that indoors (shops, supermarkets, when walking into restaurants and into hotels etc) and in crowded places outdoors, masks will stay mandatory for the time being. and that will almost certainly include clubbing - both indoors and outdoors. resuming, as mentioned on here a while ago, we will be dancing again this summer - probably in a good month or so - but if you wanna dance, at least for now, you'll have to bring a mask.
lastly, keep in mind this situation is dynamic. vaccination uptake and acceptance in spain is high and it's going pretty smoothly now. so it's well possible that more restrictions will be lifted later in the summer. maybe the last two months of the season will almost resemble complete normalcy?

as usual, more news as we have it.
 

stivi

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quick one only

here's another update

clubbing:
  • last week the central government had made a proposal under which the clubs would have been able to open almost immediately (indoor too), but without any dancefloor action until a higher percentage of population is vaccinated. this proposal got a lot of backlash from just about everywhere in the country as really running clubs without dancefloors is just not a viable option.
  • since then more meetings have happened, and here on the balearics it currently looks as though the indoor venues will be allowed to open until 3am (outdoor will still be midnight stop as was the case pre covid) and with a limited dancefloor. the date for when outdoor and then in a second step indoor clubbing can start and the fine details in regards to capacity limits etc are still to be worked out, but things are definitely moving now.

the latest news suggest that the autonomías can decide themselves about nightlife rules. this means within spain you could find quite different rules and restrictions this summer.

balearics state of things on pandemic evolution: 14d incidence per 100k is at 43. vaccination is now at 45.8% first shots and 23% completed job.

more soon - we are off to pikes!
 

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and one last update for this week...

  • epidemiological situation remains stable, 14d incidence per 100k pop is at 42 for the balearic archipelago, test positivity rate is at 1.08%, hospital and ICU occupation remains very low.
  • vaccination is progressing nicely, after this weekend we'll hit 50% first jabs and 25% complete vaccination levels! also, from this afternoon onwards, ages 35+ may request their appointments. the whole vaccination campaign is now really going well and pretty quick.
  • on nightlife: the full details should come out friday next week, but for now it looks like the venues may open from the end of june onwards. in june and july they will be allowed to open until 3am (outdoor only until midnight) and then from august onwards, 4am. this is similar to catalonia where from 21 june onwards nightlife will reopen until 3am (and with masks on the dancefloor). so next week when all info is out you'll read it here first as usual. it looks as we'll be dancing again in a few weeks!
 

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it's been a while, sorry for radio silence, here's another update.

epidemiological situation:
  • the situation is stable in the entire country of spain and even the areas that still had a higher incidence are all improving.
  • the balearics stay in their 'low and stable' situation they have been in the last three months now. the 14d incidence per 100k pop is currently at 42, test positivity rate is at 1.15%. hospital and ICU situation is also good.
  • yesterday we reached a milestone on the vaccination front, over half of the balearic population has now had its first jab. almost 30% have already had both (29.5%). a lot of friends around my age have all had their first (or single) jab.
ibiza season news:
  • the balearic government has made another small step in relaxation of rules which will be valid from this saturday 19 june onwards (and as usual for the next two weeks, so up to 3 july). so from this sat onwards, bars & restaurants may stay open until 2am and up to 12 people may sit together in restaurants and bars (indoor 6 only). also café conciertos and music bars may open now, but it's still a seated affair in this next step. still, having bars & restaurants open until 2am is another important step closer to normality.

furthermore, the entire 'clubbing apparatus' is slowly starting to move. I have a few friends who are working for some of the venues and that have now been called back to work from being furloughed. this week, the balearic government has indicated clubbing might come back as early as a week after the test event (25 june), so that would be 3 july which would be in tune with the above explained next two week step. ibiza's nightlife association has then replied they think it's not realistic having everything ready to go so quickly and indicated they foresee a mid july start. we should get the full set of rules for the nightlife this week still, so maybe tonight or tomorrow we'll receive the deciding update.

in any case, I believe next week we might suddenly start getting entries in our party calendar for dates from mid july onwards...as mentioned many times before, I believe mid july we will be dancing again.

lastly, the president of spain's central government has this week again said wearing masks outdoors will soon be gone. we don't have a date just yet, but my gut feeling tells me it could be start of july.
 

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a few infos just in about the test event on friday 25 june at hard rock hotel

  • 1500 capacity event. it's a free entry thing and to start with they invite essential workers. at this point, normal public won't be able to attend the event - the only remote possibility would be if not that many essential workers want to go. people have to sign up beforehand and indicate whether they've had vaccination, have had covid or have had a negative pcr test done in past 72hrs. if they don't have any of that they will have to do an antigen test a few hours before the event.
  • event hours 7pm to midnight, children of the 80s at hard rock hotel
  • mask mandatory at all times unless you are drinking. if you want to consume drinks you'll have to do it seated at tables.
  • there is a dancefloor with one entrance and one exit (so it's like a one way system)
more later!
 
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