Government has relaxed some of the limitations detailed
in a previous order for Phase 1 de-escalation.
Order SND/414/2020 issued on Saturday 16th May (BOE
5088) details the restrictions that will be in force
during Phase 2, the next stage in the recovery of the
country into which several islands in the Canaries and
Formentera in the Balearics have moved into today Monday
and, it is hoped, our region will move into next week.
However, the order also modifies a number of limitations
imposed in a previous order (SND/399/2020 - BOE 4911)
which include an expansion in the territory in which
we are allowed to move unrestricted as well as permission
for recreational fishing, all subject to conditions.
modifications, set out in the Second Final Provision
of BOE 5088 and which become effective today, confirm
that the territorial units in the Comunidad Valenciana
outlined in the Annex of the previous order (which broke
the region down into health authorities) has been modified
so that unrestricted movement is now permitted within
the whole province of Alicante, rather than just the
Marina Alta (although movement to neighbouring provinces/territories
is still restricted to socio-economic purposes
only; work, caring for minors and /or elderly, etc.).
4911 Chapter 3 Article 10 in relation to the re-opening
of retail and commercial businesses has been modified
so that premises more than 400 square metres can open
but that the total capacity should be reduced to
30% and social distancing of at least two metres between
clients be guaranteed. Such premises in shopping centres
can open but only if they have direct and independent
access from the public highway. Lottery administrations
can re-open whilst car dealers, ITV stations and garden
centres/nurseries, regardless of size, can re-open,
by prior appointment.
new Chapter 15 has been added in which hunting and sport/recreational
fishing is now permitted provide that all safety and
hygiene measures are respected, include social distancing
and the cleaning and disinfection of all equipment.
time slots for non-professional physical activity outside
of the home remain unchanged.
is expected that the Spanish Government will be publishing
a new order this week which will require the mandatory
wearing of face masks in public areas in a bid to further
control the spread of the COVID-19 infection. Previously
a decree made face masks mandatory only on public transport.
Authorities had previously suggested that masks were
unnecessary or even counter-productive but as more has
been learnt about the disease it has been discovered
that the disease can be passed on to others by people
who don't show any symptoms of COVID-19 and criteria
set out by the European Centre for Disease Protection
and Control was changed.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is looking
to secure a final extension to the State of Alarm and
this time it will be a month extension rather than two
weeks, meaning that lockdown will last until the end
to read the full order SND/414/2010 BOE 5088.
Date: Monday 18th May 2020