Close contacts of Covid positives allowed to skip quarantine if vaccinated
Activity to be reduced to "essential" but no need to self-isolate
Spain's Public Health Committee agreed on Tuesday that all close contacts of Covid positives are allowed to skip quarantine if they have been fully vaccinated.
The decision has been voted by the majority of the territories in Spain that are part of the committee. Catalan authorities announced on December 17, however, that all close contacts of Covid positives would need to self-isolate from this Thursday.
The measure approved allows fully vaccinated residents to skip quarantine, but they have to limit themselves to "only essential activity." Social life has to also be reduced to a minimum during ten days.
On Wednesday, Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez and the regional presidents will meet to study the Covid-19 pandemic in Spain.
Vaccine rollout in Catalonia
As of December 20, 2021, 6,201,625 residents have been given the first dose of the vaccine, 78.2% of the total population. Out of those, 5,390,917 have also been administered a second dose (68.1% of the total population). 6,031,939 residents are considered to be fully immunized (75.8%).
As of December 20, 2021, Catalonia has administered 1,477,875 booster shots to these groups.
Filling the Sink podcast
Released on December 4, the Filling the Sink podcast episode below includes EU Covid certificate FAQs as well as information on travel rules, Omicron, and what to expect over the Christmas holiday season.