Phase 2 Spain continues the coronavirus de-escalation plan

Residents in certain areas of Spain welcome the relaxed lockdown conditions of phase 2 today Monday 25 May. With more than 28,000 deaths attributed to Covid-19 the country can now see the start of the new normality.


Phase 2 allows the opening of cinemas and theatres as well as larger business premises that were not allowed to open in phase 1. Also to open are shopping malls, places of worship and hotels can open their common areas. Bars and restaurants can now open inside provided capacity is limited to 40%. Dining inside can only take place sat at a table, or groups of tables, and preferably via prior appointment. Self-service at a bar is not permitted. Sidewalk cafés and restaurants will continue at 50% of capacity.

The regions of Madrid, Barcelona, Leon and Castilla entered Phase 1, which allows sidewalk cafés to reopen at 50% capacity and social gatherings of up to 10 people, while 14 of Spain’s 17 regions either partially or completely transitioned to Phase 2, which permits beaches and schools to reopen.

On the Balearic island of Mallorca, the southern city of Cádiz  both which moved to Phase 2, residents enjoyed a swim at the beach for the first time in months. Local authorities in the municipality of Calviá also opened its beaches but called for beach-goers to remain four meters apart.

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