New semaphore in Mexico City: gyms open, but movie theaters and museums will have to wait

15/02/2021

Mexico City changed the color of the epidemiological traffic light on Friday, allowing restaurants to open later, as well as open-air theater performances, individual classes in gyms and swimming pools, and the opening of religious temples. Cinemas and museums will remain closed for the time being.

Non-essential businesses: stores and shopping centers will now have the same restrictions as supermarkets and pharmacies, considered essential businesses, and will be able to restart activities with a maximum capacity of 20% while the orange color continues.

Restaurants: they will be able to open until 22.00 hours, but restricted exclusively to premises with terrace and outdoor tables up to a maximum of five diners per table.

Gyms: gyms and swimming pools may open between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. by appointment and with some restrictions. In the case of gyms, they will have to operate with personalized training and a minimum distance of four meters between each group of users. Swimming pools will reopen their activities with individual classes and a distance of two lanes. Both sports facilities will be allowed a maximum training time of 40 minutes.

Churches: Religious centers will be able to have activities between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., although without ceremonies. For Ash Wednesday, only one person per family may attend, with attention in atriums and open areas.

Casinos, movie theaters, museums, sporting events or mass shows, bowling alleys, offices, educational centers, and massage centers and spas are still not allowed to open.