The Government of the Canary Islands has published this Monday in the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands (BOC) the decree law that unifies the regulations around covid-19 and that opens the door to not letting those who refuse to receive the vaccine or present a negative diagnostic test.
It will be the Government of the Canary Islands, “in its condition of health authority, in accordance with the requirements set forth in article 22 of Law 31/1995, of November 8, on the prevention of Occupational Risks” which will determine what has not yet been established. has done, which sectors will be affected by this extreme. Nor does the document define what employment situation the worker would be in in each of these alleged cases.
“The denial of consent to perform the diagnostic tests will be recorded in writing and will lead to the impossibility of performing the work or activity to which the performance of the diagnostic test was conditioned. This same precept will apply to the effects of the vaccination requirement “, explains the document published this Monday and which consists of 88 pages. In addition, the regional Executive asserts, rejecting both one thing and the other could lead to “the possibility of imposing restrictions or personalized obligations under the terms provided by this Decree-Law.”
Nightlife without dancing
Regarding the tests, they detail that they will be carried out “always by practicing medical personnel and will be subject to the indication criteria established at all times by the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands or by the Ministry of Health” and that the laboratories and materials “must be authorized. and validated “. Finally, “the entity, organization or company must have the necessary means to complete the diagnostic process of active infection by COVID-19 according to current protocols, and must commit to carry out the necessary complementary tests.”
Colau insists on the reopening of nightlife before the Mercè festivities
The decree law, which will now go to the Parliament of the Canary Islands for processing as a bill, also regulates the use of the mask, capacity, distance, hygiene measures or isolations and quarantines.
Also the mass events, the screening, the tracing, the processing of personal data, the inspection, control and sanctioning regime, the alert system by phases and the restrictions of each one of them, among other aspects. It should be noted that nightlife may open both in phase 1, as in 2, 3 and 4 (the most severe) but always limited to its hospitality activity and without dancing being allowed.
Smoking ban even on terraces
In addition, the decree maintains the prohibition of “tobacco consumption and the use of tobacco inhalation devices, water pipes, hookahs, shisha, or similar in all places of entertainment, leisure, hotels, restaurants and in any other type of establishment open to the public, even on the terraces “. Regarding the period of validity of these measures, the document explains, “it will be in force until the end of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19 at the national level is declared.”