On Monday, May 25th, the community of Cantabria managed to transition into Phase 2 of the de-escalation through the Orden JUS/430/2020. However, there may be some doubts about what is and is not allowed during this phase.
Measures will be less restrictive during this phase. But safe distancing and the use of masks will continue to be enforced.
As pointed out by the national newspaper La Vanguardia regarding the relaxation of social, commercial and sports measures as established by the Ministry of Health in its Guidelines for Phase 2, the following new features are highlighted:
- Bars and restaurants have a maximum capacity of 50% (compared to the initial 30%).
- Moving to second homes within the community with the possibility of staying overnight is now permitted. As well as lodging in tourist accommodations and hotels.
- The time slots for sports and walking are eliminated. Except for seniors over seventy years of age for whom a schedule is reserved between 10:00 to 12:00 hours and from 19:00 to 20:00 hours.
- It is possible to travel throughout the province via public transportation or your own vehicle for sports practice.
- Leisure walks can be done in groups of up to 15 people who may or may not live together without a limit to distance.
- Visits to residents of supervised housing and residential centers for dependent peoples are now permitted.
- Attending vigils is permitted with a limit of 25 people if performed in open spaces or 15 in closed spaces, whether or not they live together in the same home. In this sense, a maximum of 25 people may attend funerals.
- Attendance at places of worship will be permitted with a maximum capacity of 50% and safety and hygiene measures are to be respected. Weddings celebrations are permitted with a maximum of 100 people in open spaces or 50 people in closed spaces.
- Shopping centers and retail outlets may reopen with a 40% capacity limit.
- Beaches may be enjoyed within the same province, island, or territorial unit of reference as established in the de-escalation plan. Both sunbathing and swimming are permitted.
Despite these measures being less restrictive than in previous phases, we must not forget to continue taking the necessary precautions to avoid contagion and spreading the virus. You may visit the Spanish Government’s Ministry of Health’s web page for more information and the web page for the Health Council of the Government of Cantabria.