The Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) has decided to keep nightlife closed for the next few days, including New Year’s Eve. The room has rejected the very precautionary suspension of the Generalitat’s ban, as requested by the Fecasarm (Federació Catalana d’Associacions d’Activitats de Restauració i Musicals), and grants the Government until next Tuesday to respond to the request of the locals nocturnal.
Fecasarm and other associations of the hospitality and nightlife sector had filed an appeal with the TSJC last Monday in which they requested extremely precautionary measures against the restrictions approved on Friday 24 by the Catalan government, that is, without waiting for the response of the Generalitat. In the letter they alleged that New Year’s Eve is one of the most important for the sector. However, the magistrates have considered that this does not justify the urgency of suspending the prohibition of opening and allege that the general interest is based on public health and on trying not to collapse the health services.
Among the measures of the Government, which had been endorsed by the courts, were the closure of nightlife, the limitation of capacity in restaurants to 50% and a curfew from 1 to 6 in all those municipalities with more than 10,000 inhabitants and a cumulative incidence of more than 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.