When can we go to the beach? Go shopping? Go to a restaurant? When do the beach bars open? When can we go dancing and have a drink on a terrace? The phases of deconfinement of Covid-19 in Malaga, at one glance!
We finally have some approximate dates to stick to. Of course, as long as the population complies with the established rules of social distancing and other recommendations.
Therefore, the following phases are estimates, as they depend on each province and the evolution of the data.
It is important to know that Phase 0 begins this Monday, May 4 and between each phase and the next there will be 2 weeks to evaluate the development of the regulation.
The transition is estimated to take about eight weeks, i.e. the situation is expected to return to normal by the end of June.
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Phases of deconfinement of Covid-19 in Malaga
Phase 0 – 4 May to 17 May
From Monday, May 4th it is allowed, once a day and maximum one kilometre from home:
+ For sport and walks, between 6 am and 10 am and 8 pm and 11 pm
+ From 10 am to 12 pm, people over 70 years old and dependent persons can go out for walks during this time.
+ Children under 14 years of age may go out from 12 to 7 pm accompanied by an adult, parent or authorized responsible person.
• To do sport individually. Beaches: Sports (walking and Paddle surfing, swimming) are permitted but taking a dip and sunbathing are not allowed.
– Opening of small premises by appointment for individual attention of clients, to take food home.
Phase 1 – 18 May to 31 May
– Social activities, such as home meetings, are allowed, although the conditions are yet to be determined.
– Small businesses can open
– The terraces can be opened (occupancy up to 30%).
– Opening of hotels and tourist accommodation excluding common areas.
– Places of worship will have a 30% limitation.
– Average training in professional leagues.
– Non-professional sports: for activities that do not involve physical contact or use of changing rooms.
– Open-air markets, with conditions of distance between stands.
– Cultural shows for less than 30 people indoors (with a third of the capacity) and for less than 200 people outdoors.
– Visits to museums are limited to one third of the capacity.
– Wakes are only for a limited number of people.
Phase 2 – 1 June to 7 June
– Trips to second homes, only if they are in the same province.
– Cinemas and theatres can open with a third of the capacity. Monuments and exhibition halls may be visited.
– Cultural activities are allowed with less than 50 people seated. If they are in the open air, less than 400 people can be seated.
– Educational centres are open (tutoring, care for children under six and Selectivity).
– Re-opening of shopping centres, with a ban on staying in the common areas or recreational zones.
– Weddings are allowed for a limited number of attendees.
Here we include the changes in obligations for phase 2, which have been relaxed a little in the last few days.
– The meeting limit of ten people has been extended to a maximum of 15.
– There are no longer time restrictions for going out for walks and sports, except for the time slots between 10 am and 12 pm and 7 pm and 8 pm, which are reserved for the over-70s.
– Groups of up to 20 people can go sightseeing in the countryside by appointment (The Caminito del Rey reopens).
– Restaurants can serve at indoor tables or prepare takeaway meals, always with a guarantee of separation and limited capacity.
– The recreational pools are open to the public with a capacity limited to 30%, by appointment and with schedules in shifts.
– Each municipality will decide the measures on the beaches, referring to capacity.
Phase 3 – 8 June to 21 June
Travel between provinces within the same Autonomous Community is now permitted.
In restaurants will be reduced seating restrictions, but with strict separation between the public.
– General mobility will be made more flexible.
– The occupation of spaces, such as shops, will be increased to 50% of their capacity.
– Nightclubs and bars with a maximum capacity of one third of the usual.
– Opening of beaches in safe and distant conditions.
Start of the new normality by the end of June
Travel between provinces is permitted and safety and social distance standards are still maintained.
One of the questions that many of our foreign friends ask is:
When do the borders open, when can we catch a flight?
This is a fact we do not yet know, as it will depend on the data in the coming weeks. It is likely that air traffic will resume as soon as there is a Europe-wide agreement on the opening of internal borders.
The Spanish airport operator Aena plans to recover air traffic in three phases, starting with domestic flights, then routes with European Union (EU) countries and then connections to other countries.
To ensure the protection of passengers will be the management of queues, the disinfection of terminals, the provision of masks, gloves and disinfectant gels, control of the capacity of shops and restaurants and distances between passengers, have added the sources.
We’ll keep you posted!