The Government of Alberto Núñez Feijóo only negotiated the year-end restrictions against the coronavirus with one sector: the nightlife hospitality industry. And from those conversations the pub and nightclub businessmen managed to start one more hour of opening, until three in the morning, during the period of validity of the measures, which ends on January 18. Of course, those businesses that decide to operate during the New Year’s Eve weekend – between December 30 and January 2 – will not be able to receive financial aid from the Xunta.
The nightlife pact also implies that the limitations on the right of assembly in the streets – the Galician Executive calls them “no curfew” – will only be three hours, between three and six in the morning, and not from two, as the councilor for Health, Julio García Comesaña, announced at the outset on Tuesday. In any case, those premises that decide to lower the blind these days have the possibility of attending compensation of between 2,500 and 45,000 public euros depending on the size of the premises.
The announcement of the measures, made this Tuesday by the Minister of Health and modified that same afternoon after negotiating with the nightlife sector, caused some establishments to advertise that they were bringing celebrations forward to this Thursday, December 30, or even December 29 . The president of the Xunta, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, assured that, “to advance the party to make it earlier, everything seems to indicate that they will not have the right to compensation.”