The new wave of the pandemic complicates the resumption of the Castilian activity . Several troupes have slowed testing and have chosen to temporarily suspend the increase in infections in recent days in Catalonia. The Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls, which only did trials with children, has decided to suspend them. For ” responsibility and precaution, ” says La Colla, in a tweet.
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Nor will the adult rehearsals begin at the Colla Vella as they had initially planned and the children’s rehearsals, which they do in the open air, will continue. The Colla Jove de Tarragona for the moment suspends the rehearsals that the trunk castellers did. The Castellers de Vilafranca , Minyons de Terrassa and Capgrossos de Mataró have also chosen to stop.
There are various castle groups in the country that, for safety reasons, are opting to suspend tests due to the strong increase in positives , while waiting for the indicators to improve. It is a decision that many groups are taking in the last hours. Although there is a different setting in each colla , none of them rehearse with groups of more than 25 castellers , in accordance with the Procicat guidelines .
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This new wave of the pandemic erupts at a stage in which the colles had begun to take off. Apart from the rehearsals, there have also been symbolic returns in the square, coinciding with local festivals .
Now, the evolution of the pandemic makes the proposal of the Coordinadora de Colles Castelleres de Catalunya practically unviable , which provided for trials of up to 75 people if the cumulative incidence at 14 days was less than 100 -that is, 10 cases per 10,000 inhabitants-, and 125 castelleros in the assumption that it was less than 70 -7 cases per 10,000 inhabitants.
Prudence and responsibility
The Coordinator of Colles Castelleres de Catalunya has sent an email to all the colles this Wednesday . The content of the text does not include any specific instructions in the groupings. It is a message of prudence and responsibility . The coordinator also calls on the entire group to be vaccinated against covid-19 to achieve group immunity.