We explain Phase 3 of de-escalation and modifications to the previous phases. Since the process of de-escalation by phases is still ongoing. In previous publications we have informed about the development of the activities that are recovered in Phase 1 and Phase 2, and the modifications that were introduced since last May 25.
On this occasion, we have analysed the new features introduced in the de-escalation process when Phase 3 was carried out, and new measures were introduced in the previous phases and which will be applicable from June 1st, in Order SND/458/2020, of May 30th.
Phase 3 of de-escalation and modifications to the previous phases
Remember that the use of “masks” is still obligatory on public roads, in open spaces and in any closed space for public use or that is open to the public, provided that it is not possible to maintain a distance of two metres.
Likewise, all establishments must expose themselves to the public and ensure the maximum capacity of each premises, as well as the interpersonal safety distance.
Updating of the territorial units in each of the phases, from 1 June 2020:
Modifications in Phase 1 and Phase 2
The modifications introduced in Phase 1 are mainly aimed at the development of sports activities, highlighting the opening of swimming pools for sports use.
The rules in this case are unified with those set in Phase 2. It will be necessary to have an appointment, the practice will be carried out in an individualized way, without physical contact and with the maximum capacity of 30%. It is also allowed to return to training in a total way in the professional leagues. I urge you to resume the competitions behind closed doors if the situation allows it.
In Phase 2, the use continues to be restricted to sporting purposes, but the limitation of one athlete per street is eliminated, maintaining the maximum permitted capacity and the other restrictions mentioned above.
It is also permitted to play sports of up to four people in pairs where necessary, such as paddle tennis or tennis.
Another novelty for both phases is that the cleaning of premises open to the public may be carried out before the activity resumes the following day (instead of having to do so at the end of the day).
General plan Phase 3
The hygiene and prevention rules common to all activities are maintained, without prejudice to having to comply with those specific to each activity (access to common hygiene and prevention rules). The promotion of teleworking should be given priority, although companies may draw up protocols for returning to work in person.
Travel within the province, island or territorial unit of reference is permitted. Group meetings with friends or relatives of up to 20 people and the time slot restriction reserved for certain groups is lifted.
The capacity for wakes is increased to 50 people in open spaces or 25 in closed spaces.
In places of worship, the capacity is increased to 75%. The same applies to the celebration of wedding ceremonies, whose capacity is increased to 75% of the capacity of the facilities where it takes place. Limited only to a maximum of 150 people in open spaces. Or 75 people in closed spaces.
Retail shops and similar services, without limitation of surface areas, including shopping centres and parks
The regulations established for this purpose for Phase 2 are maintained, although the capacity is increased to 50% of its capacity. In shopping centres, common and recreational areas may be opened, with capacity limited to 40% of their maximum capacity.
Opening of hostelry and restoration
The regulations established for this purpose for Phase 2 are maintained, although the capacity of the establishments is increased to 50% of their maximum capacity and 75% of the tables on the outdoor terraces. Consumption at the bar is permitted provided that a minimum separation of two metres is guaranteed between customers or, where appropriate, groups of customers.
Opening of common areas in hotels and tourist accommodation.
The regulations established for this purpose for Phase 2 are maintained, although the capacity of the hotel and restaurant activities is increased in accordance with the previous section.
The regulations set for phase 2 are maintained. Although the capacity inside the facilities/rooms is increased, both for visits and for the development of any activity. Up to a maximum of 50% occupancy in libraries, museums and exhibition halls. Visits to monuments and other cultural facilities are restricted to groups of 20 people.
Cinemas, theatres, auditoriums, tent circuses and similar spaces for shows may develop their activity. As long as they have pre-assigned seats and do not exceed half the authorized capacity of each room.
In the case of cultural shows, the capacity may not exceed 50% of the authorised capacity, nor may it gather more than eighty people. The public must remain seated in all cases.
In general, the restrictions established for phase 2 are maintained for all the activities that can be carried out in this phase. However, the capacity is made more flexible both inside and outside the establishments. In this phase, as a novelty, free time activities aimed at children and young people are allowed. Reopening of tourist recreation centres, zoos and aquariums, gambling establishments and betting shops. With restrictive measures in its capacity fixed for the development of activities.
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