A record will be made of customers who sit inside bars and restaurants

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The hotel and restaurant establishments in the Canary Islands have to carry a record of customers who sit in the interior areas of bars and restaurants in the lunch and dinner services.

This measure, which comes into force after its publication in the BOC, has been established to “facilitate the tracking of positive cases of COVID-19” and mainly affects the businesses of the islands that are in the alert levels 1 and 2, all except Tenerife and Gran Canaria, as they are the ones that can currently provide this service.

Customers sitting in the interiors of bars and restaurants should provide your name and surname, ID, telephone number and date and time of the service. These data will be kept for a period of one month and, likewise, the treatment of this information will be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the personal data protection regulations.

“It hinders the activity”

The deputy of the Canarian Nationalist group, Nereida Calero, considered yesterday Friday that the new measures approved to carry out an exhaustive control of the people who access a restaurant on the islands that are in phases 1 and 2, “make it even more difficult to develop the activity of these establishments in already exceptional circumstances ”. In a statement, the parliamentarian expressed her amazement at these new provisions “when in other communities such as Madrid, they put them into operation in July 2020 and had to withdraw them within 24 hours.”

The Governing Council decided on Thursday to modify the agreement of June 19, 2020 on preventive measures to face the health crisis caused by COVID-19 to include slight changes in some restrictions, such as delaying until 11 p.m. the closing of the hotels and restaurants on the islands are on alert level 3 and be able to provide the pick-up service at their own premises until that same time.

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