For the first time since September, controlled access to Puerto Naos for some residents was allowed. This was supervised and residents had a maximum of 45 minutes in the area, only when gas concentrations were low enough. Both Puerto Naos and La Bombilla remain evacuated due to persistently high CO2 concentrations, due to CO2 from cooling magma escaping through fractures in the soil caused by the earthquakes associated with the eruption, according to IGN Scientist Stavros Metetlidis.

After works that began the day after the eruption was declared over on the 25th December, the La Laguna crossing has been reopened to traffic, after the lava flow covering it was removed and the road was re-tarmacked to allow all vehicles to use it. This reopens a key connection to the north of the lava flow between the towns of La Laguna and Tazacorte.

Work started on the new road across the lava flows connecting La Laguna and Las Norias on Monday from both sides and has made much quicker progress than expected. The entire 3.3 km road has been slated to take around 5 months, although in just a few days almost half of the route has been completed, with 700-800m being completed in both of the current sections being worked on.

Since the 24th, earthquake activity has increased in La Palma, although according to IGN Spain and INVOLCAN these earthquakes are from a hydrothermal source, to do with the high-pressure circulation of water at shallow depths beneath the surface, rather than a magmatic source. As of the 25th, there have been approximately 70 earthquakes between 10-15 km depth peaking at a mbLg 3.1, and they can be differentiated from magmatic earthquakes due to their different frequencies.

Reconstruction and recovery continue on La Palma, with some of the latest news being the Island Council of La Palma announcing that €10 million from the donations they have received will be mobilised to families registered in the single registry who have lost their homes to the volcano. The aid will total €10,000 per family and will supplement other aid families may have already received for reconstruction.

After a couple weeks without forward progress, work on some of the new tracks across the lava flows, especially the one between along the coast La Laguna and Las Norias, could resume in the coming days. Work had stopped due to the need for studies of the safety and stability of the thicker parts of the lava flows where unstable lava tubes may exist: these studies have been undertaken by the Geological and Mining Institute (IGME) and are now being finalised.