Temporary regulations because of the health emergency in Spain PDF Print E-mail

Temporary regulations because of the health emergency in Spain

Valencia, 22th March 2020 , 20th April 2020 ,10th ,16th and 21thMay 2020,

 by Marla Bojorge.

- Alarm situation approved for 15 days since 15th March 2020 due to coronavirus COVID-19. It is extended for another period ( 7th June 2020). It covers all National Territory.

-Keep a distance of 1 metre, at least.

"La importancia de la digitalización , de tener estrategia para autoabastecerse , el fortalecimiento de la Salud Pública. Somos parte del mismo cuerpo, unidad. Europa". Palabras del discurso de prórroga del Estado de Alarma, sábado 4 de Abril 2020. //

"The importance of digitization, of having a strategy for self-sufficiency, the strengthening of Public Health. We are part of the same body, unity. Europe". Words of the extension of the State of Alarm speech, Saturday 4th April 2020".//


Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, declaring the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19.


Article 7. Limitation of the freedom of movement of people.
1. During the validity of the state of alarm, people may only circulate along the roads or spaces for public use to carry out the following activities, which must be carried out individually, unless accompanied by persons with disabilities, minors, elders, or by other justified cause:
a) Acquisition of food, pharmaceuticals and basic necessities.
b) Assistance to health centers, services and establishments.
c) Travel to the workplace to carry out their work, professional or business provision.
d) Return to the place of habitual residence.
e) Assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people.
f) Displacement to financial and insurance entities.

g) Due to force majeure or need.

h) Any other activity of a similar nature.

3. In any case, in any displacement the recommendations and obligations dictated by the health authorities must be respected.

Article 9. Containment measures in the educational and training field.
1. Face-to-face educational activity is suspended in all centers and stages, cycles, degrees, courses and levels of education contemplated in article 3 of Organic Law 2/2006, of May 3, on Education, including university education, as well as any other educational or training activities taught in other public or private centers.
2. During the suspension period, educational activities will be maintained through distance and online modalities, whenever possible.

Article 10. Measures in the field of commercial activity, cultural facilities, recreational establishments and activities, hotel and restaurant activities, and other additional activities.
1. The opening to the public of retail establishments and establishments is suspended, with the exception of retail commercial establishments for food, beverages, products and basic necessities, pharmaceutical establishments, health centers, veterinary centers or clinics, optical and orthopedic products, products toilets, press and stationery, automotive fuel, tobacconists, technological and telecommunications equipment, pet food, internet commerce, telephone or correspondence, dry cleaners, laundries and the professional practice of hairdressing at home. In any case, the activity of any establishment that, in the opinion of the competent authority, may pose a risk of contagion due to the conditions in which it is developing, will be suspended.
2. The permanence in commercial establishments whose opening is permitted must be strictly necessary so that consumers can purchase food and basic necessities, the possibility of consuming products in the establishments themselves being suspended.
In any case, crowds will be avoided and consumers and employees will be controlled to maintain the safety distance of at least one meter in order to avoid possible contagion.
3. The opening to the public of museums, archives, libraries, monuments, as well as of the premises and establishments where public shows take place, the sports and leisure activities indicated in the annex to this royal decree are suspended.
4. Hotel and restaurant activities are suspended, and home delivery services can be exclusively provided.
5. The festivals, parades and popular festivals are also suspended.
6. The Minister of Health is empowered to modify, expand or restrict the measures, places, establishments and activities listed in the preceding sections, for justified reasons of public health.

Article 11. Measures in relation to places of worship and with civil and religious ceremonies.
Attendance at places of worship and civil and religious ceremonies, including funerals, are conditional on the adoption of organizational measures consisting of avoiding crowds of people, depending on the dimensions and characteristics of the places, in such a way as to guarantee attendees the possibility of respecting the distance between them of at least one meter.

Article 13. Measures to ensure the supply of goods and services necessary for the protection of public health.
The Minister of Health may:
a) Issue the necessary orders to ensure the supply of the market and the operation of the services of the production centers affected by the shortage of products necessary for the protection of public health.
b) Intervene and temporarily occupy industries, factories, workshops, farms or premises of any nature, including privately owned health centers, services and establishments, as well as those that carry out their activity in the pharmaceutical sector.
c) Practice temporary searches of all kinds of goods and impose mandatory personal benefits in those cases where it is necessary for the adequate protection of public health, in the context of this health crisis.

ANNEX: List of facilities and activities whose opening to the public is suspended in accordance with the provisions of article 10.

Public shows.
Leisure and fun:
Exhibition venues.
Party rooms.
Other premises or facilities similar to those mentioned.
Cultural and artistic:
Movie theaters.
Squares, venues and bullfighting facilities.
Other venues and facilities:
Congress Pavilions.
Concert halls.
Conference rooms.
Exposition halls.
Multipurpose rooms.


Premises or closed rooms.
Soccer, rugby, baseball and similar fields.
Basketball, handball, volleyball and similar fields.
Clay pigeon shooting ranges, and similar fields
Shooting galleries.
Tennis courts and similar fields.
Skating rinks, ice hockey, skates.
Swimming pools.
Boxing, wrestling, judo and similar venues.
Permanent circuits of motorcycles, automobiles and similars.
Racetracks, dog tracks and the like.
Pediments, ratchets, squash courts and similars.
Sports centers.
Bowling alleys and assimilable.
Billiards and assimilable rooms.
Running tracks.
Other premises, facilities or activities similar to those mentioned.

Open spaces and public roads:

Pedestrian race routes.
Cycling, motorcyclist, automobile and similar test routes.
Motocross, trial and similar routes.
Nautical tests and exhibitions.
Aeronautical tests and exhibitions.
Other premises, facilities or activities similar to those mentioned.
Recreational activities:
Of dance:
Discotheques and dance halls.
Youth rooms.
Premises or venues, without spectators, intended for sports-recreational practice for public use, in any of its modalities.
Games and bets:
Establishments of collective games of money and chance.

Game rooms.
Recreational rooms.
Raffles and tombolas.
Other premises and facilities that can be assimilated to those of recreational activity of Games and betting in accordance with the provisions of the sectorial regulations on gaming.
Specific betting locations.
Cultural and leisure:
Amusement parks, fairs and the like.
Fair booths.
Zoological parks.
Children's recreational parks.
Open spaces and public roads:

Verbenas, parades and popular parties or folkloric manifestations.

Leisure and fun:
Special bars:
Cocktail bars without live music performances.
Cocktail bars with live musical performances.

Hotels and restoration:
Taverns and cellars.
Cafeterias, bars, cafe-bars and similars.
Chocolatiers, ice cream parlors, tea rooms, croissants and assimilates.
Restaurants, self-service restaurants and similars.
Hotel bars and restaurants, except to serve their guests.
Banquet halls.

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