Legal chaos: Justice endorses the curfew in Catalonia and Cantabria but not in Extremadura

The high incidence of coronavirus in Spain has forced a new Community this Friday, Navarra, has again requested judicial authorization to establish a new curfew selective in its territory, a measure that, on the other hand, will affect a large part of Catalonia Y Cantabria, after their courts have endorsed this limitation to mobility nocturnal in certain municipalities.

On the opposite side is Estremadura after your court has rejected the application of the curfew requested by the Board in the towns of Plasencia, Jaraíz de la Vera Y Montehermoso. Justice also denied the request of the government Canary to establish a curfew on the islands with the highest level of contagion. However, the Executive of Angel Victor Torres has already announced that it will appeal this decision to the Tribunal Supreme.

In any case, more and more autonomous communities are once again resorting to the curfew due to the increase in contagions and so, Catalonia Y Cantabria they add to the Community Valencian as the three regions that have endorsement for this limitation to night mobility, while Navarra is waiting for what your high Court of Justice.

Thus, this is the position of the Autonomous Communities that have ruled on the adoption of new measures:


The vice president of the Board, Juan Marín, commented this Friday that Andalusia is not right now in the “situation” of needing to ask the courts to authorize it to establish a night curfew, and has added that “everything must be done the possible thing not to arrive at it “.


The hotel industry in Aragon is once again in modulated phase 2, so nightlife establishments can open until 0.30 am; the hotel business until 11 pm, except take away food; bar consumption is not allowed; in the interiors of the premises the capacity is 50%, with a maximum of six people per table and in terraces the capacity is 100%, with a maximum of ten people per table.


The Government of the Principality of Asturias does not rule out the possibility of implementing a curfew or other measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic if the evolution of the incidence is unfavorable.


The president of the Government, Francina Armengol, has asked this Friday “tranquility” and that “there is no speculation” about the possibility of the return of the curfew within the framework of the revision of restrictions scheduled for next week.

Canary Islands

The Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TSJC) has denied the request of the regional Executive to establish a curfew in the Community between 00:30 and 06:00 on the islands with alert level 3 or 4, thus trying to avoid crowds in that schedule. The Canary Islands Government will appeal it to the Supreme Court.


The Superior Court of Justice of Cantabria (TSJC) has authorized the limitation to the circulation and the meetings of a maximum of six people between 01.00 and 06.00 hours in 53 municipalities of the community.

Castile and Leon

The Junta de Castilla y León approved last week the closure of nightlife at 2 in the morning, eliminating bar consumption in these places, which will have a capacity of one third and will not be able to use their dance floors, in addition to limiting table occupancy at ten. However, the legal services of the Board advise against requesting a curfew.

Castilla la Mancha

The spokeswoman for the Government of Castilla-La Mancha, Blanca Fernández, has assured that the region “has no need” to implement restrictions due to COVID since the data of hospitalized both in bed and in ICU “are below half that of the national average “.


The Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) has endorsed the decree of the Catalan Government to apply a new night curfew in 161 municipalities in the region, among which is Barcelona. In this way, the limitation to night mobility will be from 1 to 6 hours in the morning and will be in force until July 23.


The Superior Court of Justice of Extremadura (TSJEx) has rejected the application of the curfew requested by the Board in the towns of Plasencia, Jaraíz de la Vera and Montehermoso. However, it has ratified the temporary closure measures adopted by the Governing Council this Friday of the municipalities of Trujillo, Jaraíz de la Vera and Montehermoso, all of them in the province of Cáceres.

Basque Country

The Advisory Committee of the Basque Civil Protection Plan (LABI), chaired by the Lehendakari himself, has decided to add to the measures currently in force, the prohibition of bottles and “no parties” and will close commercial, social and cultural activities sooner if the current trend is maintained or there is an increase in hospital pressure. In any case, Urkullu advises using the mask at all times.


Galicia takes “a step back” in the de-escalation and the groups on the hospitality terraces will once again be limited to ten people on the terraces. In addition, all the people who access the nightlife venues will have to present a negative PCR test or a vaccination certificate, but this measure, as the Minister of Health, Julio García Comesaña has specified, will not be mandatory until next Tuesday, Therefore, this weekend it will only be requested in municipalities with a medium level of incidence (and not medium low).

The Rioja

The Minister of Health, Sara Alba, has announced that La Rioja will continue for at least one more week, in Level 2 of the Plan of Measures According to Indicators, known as ‘Traffic light’. In addition, the self-appointment for the vaccination will be operational “next week” although, for now, Health has not advanced more details about the age group.


The president of the Community, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has ruled out putting in place new restrictions to stop the coronavirus in Madrid and is committed to continuing with the measures implemented so far: “No, not yet. For now we are doing well in Madrid.”


The Covid Monitoring Committee of the Region of Murcia decreed the suspension of nightlife in indoor spaces, that is, those with a cocktail bar license, karaoke, pubs and the like. In addition, the president of Murcia, Fernando López Miras, has warned that the curfew is a measure that “is on the table” if this “exponential increase in infections continues.”


The Government of Navarra has decided to apply the curfew between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. in municipalities whose incidence rate of Covid-19 is at the extreme risk level (incidence greater than 250 per 100,000 inhabitants at 14 days and higher 125 per 100,000 for 7 days).

In addition, the Government has decided to limit the meetings to a maximum of ten people outdoors and suspend the regulation that allowed popular meals, parades or bullfighting shows in the street.

The Regional Executive wants the measures to take effect on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday and remain in force until July 29. To do this, it will present the measures to the Superior Court of Justice of Navarra next Monday.

Valencian Community

The Justice has authorized the measures proposed by the Generalitat Valenciana, for which social and family gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people throughout the Community and a curfew has been decreed between 01.00 and 06.00 hours in 32 towns with more than 5,000 inhabitants that present a greater epidemiological risk from Covid-19.


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