The infamous Yumbo Centre of gaycation favourite Gran Canaria is closing to prevent another wave of Coronavirus. 

Many LGBTQ venues were already struggling with the lack of tourism during the earlier months of COVID-19 and over summer.

The new rules order a “complete lockdown of nightlife”, with whispers that this originated due to venues ignoring social distancing guidelines and low-level music (this is advised to prevent people from talking louder and in turn spitting on each other’s faces… although if you’ve been to GC before you’ll know that’s usually how they say hello).

Chris Chisholm, a senior manager at Basement Studios, Kiki and Bunker, posted:

“I genuinely feel sorry for some of the bars and clubs that have had to close again. But there are some of them that absolutely deserved it and caused all of this in the first place.

“If everybody had followed the rules and the law, this wouldn’t have had to happen. But the majority of bars didn’t so now everyone is suffering.”

It was planned that the island’s LGBT+ Pride events would be rescheduled (from May) to October, although this looks unlikely due to the new government rules.