PHASE 2: Todays BOE is out with updates effective from Monday

2020/05/23 11:29:00 Written by Canarian Weekly National

The Official State Gazette (BOE) published today (Saturday), has the royal decree that confirms the fifth extension of the state of alarm until June 7th, by the Congress of Deputies.

The text of this latest extension incorporates several new features. From the moment it comes into force on Monday, there will no longer be four delegated authorities for the management of the health crisis, but one, the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa.

The autonomous communities will have a more decisive role in the measures to be applied during "de-escalation" in their area, and the Government may agree with them individually on their modifications, and pass them to be implemented.


- General use of masks:
Obligation to use masks in all open and enclosed public spaces, and public streets, where distancing of 2 metres cannot be maintained.
Exceptions still apply: Eating, drinking, sports etc.

- Walks:
Only time slots remain for over 70s. Adults and children may now go out together at any time, trying to avoid the times for elderly of 10am - 12pm and 7pm - 8pm.
It is not limited to one parent with three children, they may go out as a family.

- Groups:
Groups of up to 15 people may meet in public or in private home always respecting hygiene measures.

- Cultural activities/buildings:
In closed spaces, 50% capacity:
museums, cultural centres, theatres, cinemas, etc.
(central government 30% for phase 2, Canaries has 50%).
In open spaces, a maximum capacity of 500 people, with the audience seated and always guaranteeing distances and other security measures.
Cultural activities will begin to be scheduled from June 1st.

- 50% capacity in bars and restaurants inside, and on terraces, with a guarantee of 2 metres between tables or group of tables. Only table service. Hygiene measures apply.
Includes hotels facilities.

- Shopping malls:
50% capacity in shops and shopping centres, with recommendation to use masks.

- Beaches can open to public with health measures.

- Building:
Works in inhabited buildings may resume, which are classed as, more than repairs. Social distancing and hygiene measures must continue to be respected.

- Hiking with friends and family:
No obligation to use an intermediary company. The Canarian government defends that you can go out into the mountains with friends and family.

- Limited opening of classrooms
Opening of educational centres as of May 25th, for face-to-face educational activity for students of 4th of ESO; first and second of Bachillerato and students of 1º and 2º of Professional Training for degrees.

- Nursing homes visits permitted:
Allow visits to people residing in socio-health centers. Recommendation to limit it to one visit per person per day, but assessing the situation, prioritizing the needs of each person and the safety of all residents in the centre.

- Opening of examination rooms:
For exams and entrance tests with social distancing.

- Academies and private centres:
Private education, language schools, other similar training. Possibility of returning to activity with limited capacity in classrooms, social distancing and hygiene measures in centres and classrooms.

- Other considerations:
Regarding mobility, the publication determines that, within the framework of the decisions taken on the progression of de-escalation measures, people may move through the province, island or territorial unit of reference in which they are located.