The new measures for the prevention of Covid-19 are published in Madrid. In the BOCM the Order 920/2020 of the Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid, which establishes preventive measures to address the health crisis caused by COVID-19. These measures will enter into effect tomorrow, 30th of July, and are summarized below:
New measures for the prevention of COVID-19 in Madrid
First of all, we are talking about the mandatory use of the mask.
- Mandatory use of masks for all people from six years onwards on the public highway. Also in outdoor spaces and in any closed space for public use or that is open to the public. Regardless of the maintenance of the physical interpersonal safety distance. Also in the means of air, bus, or rail transport. As well as in complementary public and private transport for passengers with up to nine seats, including the driver. If the occupants of the vehicles do not live together at the same address.
- As regards activities with the participation of private or unregulated persons on public roads or in public spaces. It is limited to a maximum number of 10 people, unless they are living together.
Only the following cases are excepted:
- Persons who present some kind of illness or respiratory difficulty that may be aggravated by the use of the mask.
- Those who, due to their situation of disability or dependence, do not have the autonomy to remove their mask
- or present behavioural alterations that make their use unfeasible.
- When carrying out sports activities in the open air, as long as the safety distance from people who are not living together can be guaranteed. Considering the number of people and the size of the place.
- During the consumption of drinks and food.
- In nature areas or in the open air outside population centres. As long as the safety distance can be maintained.
- In swimming pools during bathing and while staying in a certain space without moving and with respect to interpersonal distance. It will be compulsory to use it at accesses, displacements and walks in the facilities.
- In work centres exclusively when workers remain seated at their workstations. Provided that the interpersonal safety distance of at least 1.5m with other workers and/or users of the facilities can be guaranteed.
Measures affecting the Restaurants
- Hostelry and restaurant establishments may not exceed 75% of their capacity for consumption inside the premises.
- Consumption inside the premises may take place at a bar or sitting at a table, or grouping of tables. It must be ensured that the proper interpersonal safety distance of at least 1.5m between customers is maintained. Or, where appropriate, groups of customers at the bar or between tables or, where appropriate, groups of tables.
- The maximum occupancy per table or group of tables shall be 10 people.
- These establishments must cease their activity at 1.30 a.m. at the latest, both indoors and on the outdoor terraces. Under no circumstances may new customers be admitted after 1 am. The closing time authorised by the competent bodies prior to this time shall apply.
- Banquet halls (neither bars nor restaurants) must keep a record of the date and contact details of their customers. To facilitate their location by the health authorities in order to make it possible to track and trace possible contacts in the event of the subsequent discovery of positive cases of COVID-19.
- The percentage of capacity allowed on the open-air terraces of hotel and catering establishments will be 100% of the tables allowed in the immediately preceding year based on the corresponding municipal licence. The percentage of capacity allowed on the open-air terraces of hotel and catering establishments shall be 100% of the tables allowed in the immediately preceding year, on the basis of the corresponding municipal licence. And between tables or, where appropriate, groups of tables. The maximum occupation or grouping of tables shall be 10 people.
Measures affecting night-time leisure
Discotheques and nightclubs shall observe the hygiene measures generally required for hotel and restaurant establishments. As well as the conditions that follow.
- Consumption within the premises may take place at a bar and at a table or group of tables. The maintenance of a safe distance between customers or groups of customers must be ensured. And between tables, or groups of tables. The maximum occupation per table or group of tables will be 10 people.
- The space destined for the dance floor or similar may not be used for its usual use. However, it may be used to set up tables or groups of tables.
- The activities of these establishments may be carried out until 1:30 a.m., both indoors and on open-air terraces. Under no circumstances may new customers be admitted after 1 a.m.
- Discos and dance halls will limit their capacity to 40% of the established capacity. The percentage of capacity permitted on the outdoor terraces will be 100% of the tables permitted in the previous year on the basis of the corresponding municipal licence. In any case, on the terraces of this type of establishment, the maintenance of a proper interpersonal safety distance of 1.5m between clients or, where appropriate, groups of clients, must be guaranteed. And between tables or, where appropriate, groups of tables. The maximum occupation per table or group of tables shall be 10 persons
- Nightlife establishments must keep a record of the persons who enter them. This record must include the date and time, name and surname and a telephone number of each person who accesses the premises. To facilitate their location by the health authorities if necessary.
- They must limit the flow of customers to a maximum of 75% of the permitted capacity. Appropriate measures must be taken to avoid crowding and to ensure that interpersonal distance is maintained. Or the use of alternative physical protection measures
- The spaces must be delimited by means of a fence or other. And the distance between stalls must guarantee that agglomerations are avoided and that the safety distance between consumers and between sellers is respected. To this end, it may be marked on the ground or by means of beacons, signs and markings. The safety distance of 1.5m between the vendor and the consumer must be maintained throughout the entire customer service process.
- Hygiene measures involve cleaning and disinfecting the stalls before and after assembly. With special emphasis on the most frequent contact surfaces that can be handled and used by more than one worker.
- Dispensers for hydroalcoholic gels or authorised and registered disinfectants should be made available to the public. In accessible and visible places and in any case at the entrance of the market enclosure, as well as at each stall. It is recommended that the client does not handle the products on display. And in case of handling, the use of disposable gloves and hydroalcoholic gel is required.
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