A new week begins in Spain and with it new restrictions are now lifted, in a plan of phased deflation, at different speeds for the various territories of the country, depending on the evolution of the epidemic in the places.
All cities in the country are already at least in phase 1 of the process, with Madrid and the regions of Castile and León joining the list this Monday. However, others are already more advanced starting today also a new phase, the second of the deconfination plan stipulated by the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez.
With regard to phase 1, in addition to Madrid and the regions of Castile and León these are the other Spanish territories that are also in the same stage of deflation: Zamora, Salamanca, Ávila, Valladolid, Burgos, Palencia, Segovia, Toledo , Ciudad Real, Malaga, Granada, Alcante, Valencia, Albacete, Girona, Barcelona, Lérida and Soria. Find out now what changes in these cities starting today:
• Walks and non-professional sports;
• Meetings of up to 10 people with protective measures (separation, masks), in a private home or in public spaces. Groups of up to 10 people can carry out nature tourism activities;
• Travel to second homes, as long as they are in the same province, island or territorial unit of reference;
• Commercial installations of less than 400 square meters can reopen at 30% of their capacity. A timetable must be established for people over 65;
• Street markets with 25% of the stands and a third of their capacity;
• Theaters, cinemas and museums with a third of their capacity, with a maximum of 30 people in closed spaces. Outdoors shows the capacity is extended to 200 people. Libraries also reopen under the same conditions, but only for borrowing and returning books;
• Bars and restaurants with 50% capacity;
• Places of worship with a third of their capacity, without sharing objects;
• Car stands can reopen;
• Individual training for professional and federated athletes. Sports centers can reopen by appointment;
• Schools reopen for essential tasks;
• Hotels and other accommodation reopen without using common areas;
• Hunting and fishing can be resumed.
As for phase 2, the Spanish regions that enter this stage today are: La Coruña, Lugo, Pontevedra, Orense, Asturias, Cantabria, Vizcaya, Gupúcoa, Álava, Navarra, Huesca, Tarragona, Murcia, Alméria, Teruel, Zaragagoza, Guadalajara , Cuenca, La Rioja, Cáceres, Badajoz, Huelva, Seville, Cordoba, Cádiz, Jaén, Ceuta, Mellilla, La Graciosa, El Hierro and La Gomera (Canary Islands) and Formentera (Balearic Islands) islands.
In this second phase, everyone under the age of 70 can walk and do physical activities during the day. The periods between 10 am and 12 pm and between 7 pm and 8 pm are reserved for elderly people over 70 years old, advances the 'El País'.
Populations are expanded from 10 to 15 people. In tourist and natural activities the number increases to 20, as far as congresses, business meetings and conferences are concerned, the maximum is 50 people, always within the social distance of two meters.
Commercial spaces can reopen regardless of size, although capacity is reduced to 40%. There must be a priority schedule for serving people over 70 years of age. Street markets are allowed with a third of the stands.
Shopping centers and parks can reopen as long as they limit the total capacity of common areas to 30% and for each store to 40%. Customers cannot stay in the common areas. The restaurants will be open for consumption on site, except for discos and bars, as long as they do not exceed 40% of their capacity.
Hotels can reopen public areas and tourist accommodations to the public, as long as they do not exceed one third of their capacity. All cinemas, theaters, auditoriums and similar spaces can reopen as long as they have marked seats and do not exceed one third of the capacity. Also the exhibition halls and monuments can reopen, with a third of the capacity. Reading will be allowed inside the libraries, but with the same capacity limit.
In the case of open-air concerts, the public must remain seated, maintaining the necessary distance and cannot exceed one third of the authorized capacity or gather more than 400 people. Recreational pools can reopen, limiting capacity to 30%. The beaches will also reopen, maintaining a two-meter safety distance between people.
Professional competitions can resume behind closed doors and anyone can go to sports facilities always by appointment.
Participation in places of worship will be allowed as long as it does not exceed 50% of its capacity. In addition, weddings can be held again, as long as they do not exceed 50% of the capacity of the place where they occur, nor the limit of 100 people outdoors or 50 in closed spaces.
The maximum number of people at the funerals will be 25 in open spaces and 15 in closed spaces.