What can and cannot be done in each community starting this Sunday with the ‘new normal’

What can and cannot be done in each community starting this Sunday with the 'new normal'

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‘New normality’ in Catalonia

The autonomous governments have approved the measures that govern their territories as of this Sunday, the date on which the decree of the state of alarm across the country, and with which they seek to prevent the spread of the virus by capacity control and health prevention, among other provisions. The regulations also provide for action in the event of possible virus outbreaks, as well as flexibility of aspects if the health situation allows it.

Most of the Autonomous Communities have agreed on the limitation of capacity in the hospitality industry and in events in closed or open spaces. However, each region has different limitations in aspects such as discos, beaches or swimming pools, popular parties or outdoor activities.

This is a summary of measures that have been implemented by some Autonomous Communities in their territories now that the decree of the state of alarm has declined:

The Community of Madrid enters the ‘new normal’ in two stages, from June 21 to July 5 and a second from July 6, which contemplates the first days a reduction of the capacity in closed spaces to 60% and in open areas, such as terraces, of 80%. Other measures contemplated in the decree are to keep the discotheques closed in the first stage; 50% occupancy in the recreational pools and active tourism activities can be carried out.

Likewise, funeral facilities in all areas of public access may not exceed 75% of their capacity, the same percentage that is governed in attendance at places of worship and weddings and other worship services.

The new normality in Galicia entered last Monday, June 15 and since then there has been a capacity increase to 75% and in the wake 60 people are allowed in open spaces. You can also use the children’s parks outdoor.

Regarding the rallies that they take place in this territory —the elections are held on July 12—, the president of the Xunta, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, understands that the same capacity of 75% that occurs in other spaces prevails.

Catalonia has been in the ‘new normality’ since Friday and is governed from that date by the decree of the Generalitat that details, among other aspects, that there are capacity limitations 50% in closed premises and 75% in open spaces.

However, this rule explains that Catalonia will no longer have capacity percentages from June 25 and that closed spaces should establish sector spaces.

In Cantabria the maximum capacity in bars, hotel establishments, shops, shopping centers, libraries and cultural centers is 75%. However, in discotheques, pubs and nightclubs it was reduced to a third. The order states that popular festivals cannot be held until July 8.

Cultural visits are limited to a maximum of 25 people, in gyms maximum 30 people and sporting events maximum 300 people indoors and a thousand outdoors. A maximum of 30 people is authorized in sports pools, and a maximum capacity of 75% in community recreational pools.

In Navarra, among other measures, it increases to a 75% capacity in swimming pools; the capacity on the terraces of the bars goes up to 100%; swings and playgrounds are reopened with hygiene measures or the educational cycle of 0-3 years is recovered. In addition, the reopening with conditions of retired or low-income clubs and the reactivation of cultural and sports activities with maximum capacity limits (500 people indoors and 1,000 outdoors) are allowed.

Seats in establishments in Aragon can be occupied at 75%, the same percentage as in cultural activity. The work camps with up to 20 people, overnight stays in camps from eight onwards are authorized in groups of up to 50 people, the pools can occupy up to 75% and the patron saint festivities are suspended until September 30.

In the case of events with more than 1,000 participants, the organizers must have a special permission that will issue Public Health.

The Government of Castilla-La Mancha has provided a maximum capacity for events of 75% inside establishments and has recommended not celebrate patron saint festivities until July 15. The markets will increase their capacity to 75%, the same percentage that is governed in discotheques, although it will not be possible to dance, in museums, libraries and exhibition halls. In the case of shelters, their capacity is limited to 50%.

The decree approved by the Extremadura Regional Government states that the municipalities may enable venues with fairground attractions. Also in this regulation, aspects related to the use of forest lands are modified with the aim of “making fire fighting compatible with agricultural activity”, in such a way that these lands will be considered as General Interest.

Andalusia allows from this Sunday a maximum capacity of 75% inside bars and restaurants and 100% on terraces. This is published in the decree of the Board that includes 400 measures for the new normal and that they will evaluate its operation through two plans: the first one on July 8 and the other at the end of the same month.

On the other hand, companions of patients, both emergency and primary care centers and hospitalized, will only be authorized one person for each patient, while the suspension of volunteer activities in health centers and international cooperation will continue.

Balearic nightlife venues may have bar until 22.00, must close before 2.00, the terraces will have no capacity restriction. Starting July 1, celebrations such as popular festivals, open-air dances and dinners will be allowed.

In tourist recreation centers such as zoos and aquariums the maximum capacity is 50%; the municipalities may limit the time spent on the beaches; In funerals and funerals a limit of 70 people is established and outdoor sports activities are allowed.

The Canarian decree includes, among other aspects, sanitary controls, temperature measurement for travelers, sworn declaration, capacity limitations in some activities and the non-celebration of popular festivals.

However, it does not set restrictions on restaurants and tourist accommodation, neither in cinemas and theaters, and it does, at 75%, for churches and shops. On the beaches he advocates maintaining the capacity limitation, but leaves it in the hands of the municipalities.

The Murcian Government will not put capacity on the beaches and the decree collects in general the maximum capacity in 75% of the authorized, with a maximum number of 500 people seated for outdoor activities and 200 in closed spaces, and a maximum of 30 people for groups. The discotheques remain closed and the day centers begin to open.

In Castilla y León all patron saint festivities are suspended, running of the bulls is not allowed, it is possible to hold some bullfights, concerts, sports competitions and open pools, always with 75% of the capacity. The discotheques however with a third of occupation.


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