ANDhe Ministry of Health and the Governments of the Autonomous Communities met this morning at the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System and have reached an agreement to increase the capacity at mass events, including the matches of the Professional Football League and the ACB.

So that the public will return to 100% at outdoor events in stadiums, always with a mask, controlled entry and without food. While, in indoor venues, such as basketball, attendance will be a maximum of 80%, always guaranteeing uA minimum interpersonal distance of 1.5 meters.

This measure will enter effective as of October 1, so that the Athletic-Barcelona This weekend you will already be able to count on the entire capacity of the Wanda Metropolitano, as well as in the rest of the matches that take place throughout the day.

Reviewable in a month

The validity will be from October 1 to 31 and, subsequently, in the last week of the month, a new assessment of the situation will be carried out.

Health and Communities agreed to return the public to major sports competitions in mid-August on the occasion of the start of LaLiga, as long as 40% of the capacity will not be exceeded in open-air venues and 30% if they were closed.

We must maintain all pharmacological measures, the mandatory nature of masks, do not smoke, do not eat and do not drink

Carolina Darias

The pandemic improves

However, in the face of good evolution of the epidemiological situation and just after 70% vaccination coverage, at the beginning of the month they agreed to increase the percentages at 60 to 40%, respectively; which is now increased to 100 and 80%.

In the halls of Congress the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, has underlined the unanimity of the agreement and insisted on the need to maintain “all pharmacological measures, the mandatory nature of masks, no smoking, no eating and no drinking.”

The decision of the Communities

The measure, however, must be endorsed by the Autonomous Communities. This is how he remembered Gotzone sagardui, Minister of Health of the Basque Government. Speaking to Radio Euskadi, he warned about this: “We will adopt the decision on limiting capacity in stadiums here. By setting that maximum, that ‘up to’ allows us to limit more”. These limitations could affect the sporting events held in the Basque Country, starting with the Athletic-Alaves which opens the LaLiga matchday on Friday.

The Government of Catalonia, for its part, has approved that the capacity of the stadiums go from 40 to 60% from this Thursday, a measure that will be maintained for the moment despite the fact that the Interterritorial Health Council has agreed that it can reach 100% as of Friday.