The BOE has published the order that establishes new flexibility measures for the territorial areas in Phase 2 and moderations to Phase 1.

Changes to Phase 1 are at the end of this article

  • It contemplates the opening of all commercial establishments and cultural spaces with a capacity limit
  • The professional sports league is resumed without an audience, but with media braodcasting assistance.
  • The use of recreational pools and beaches is allowed while maintaining security measures
  • The new ministerial order also includes easing measures for phase 0 and phase 1

May 17th, 2020 .– The Official State Gazette (BOE) has published the flexible order for the territorial units that go to Phase 2 .These are measures related to the social sphere, retail and service provision, hospitality and restaurant activities, science and innovation, cultural venues and establishments, sports, recreational pools and active and nature tourism, among others. scopes. This Order of the Ministry of Health will enter into force tomorrow, Monday, May 18.

Social measures

It will be possible to move around the province, island or territorial unit of reference in groups of maximum 15 people , among whom the cohabiting people are not counted, always maintaining social distance or protection measures.

People up to 70 years of age will be able to carry out non-professional physical activity in any time slot except for the one between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm and between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm, which is reserved to those over 70 years old.

The autonomous communities and autonomous cities may agree that within their territorial scope these time slots start up to two hours before and end up to two hours later, as long as their total duration is not increased.

A funeral or wake may be held in all kinds of facilities, public or private, with a maximum limit of 25 people in open spaces or fifteen people in closed spaces, whether or not they live together. The burials and cremations are restricted to a maximum of 25 people, including relatives and friends .

The maximum capacity of places of worship goes from a third to 50% .

The wedding ceremonies and other religious celebrations may take place in all types of facilities with a capacity of 50% and without exceeding the hundred spaces to the outdoors or indoors fifty people.

Recreational pools and beaches

The recreational pools can be opened to the public by appointment, a maximum capacity of 30% or the one that allows compliance with the safety distance. Shift schedules will also be organized.

Cleaning should be carried out at least three times a day and showers in the changing rooms and water sources cannot be used.

On the beaches , bathers must use responsibly, complying with the recommendations and standards established by the health authorities. The practice of sports, professional or recreational activities is allowed, provided they can be carried out individually and without physical contact.


Establishments and premises of retail and professional activities may reopen to the public regardless of their usable area of exhibition and sale, provided it is reduced to 40% of the capacity and to ensure a minimum distance two metres between clients.

In premises where it is not possible to maintain this distance……..

Only one customer at a time and there should be a schedule of attention with priority service for over 65 years.

Collection systems may be established in the establishment, staggered to avoid crowds inside the premises or their access and a preferential home delivery system for certain groups.

In the case of street markets , the usual number of stalls will be limited to one third to guarantee the maintenance of the social distance of two meters.

The shopping centres and malls will open with a maximum capacity of 30% of its common areas and 40% in each of the commercial establishments.

Gathering of customers in common areas will not be allowed except for transit between establishments. Recreational areas such as playgrounds, toy libraries or rest areas should be closed.

Hospitality, restoration and hotels

Hotel and restaurant establishments for consumption on the premises may reopen to the public, except for nightclubs and nightlife bars, provided they do not exceed 40% of their capacity .

Consumption within the premises can only be done sitting at a table or groupings of tables and, preferably, by prior reservation. Self-service at the bar by the customer will not be accepted.

The service on the outdoor terraces is maintained according to the order of application of phase 1. In all cases, maintaining the minimum distance of two metres.

The order also includes the reopening to the public of the common areas of hotels and tourist accommodation, provided that it does not exceed a third of its capacity.

Activities or group classes will have a maximum capacity of twenty people, avoiding the exchange of objects, preferably outdoors and respecting the minimum safety distance between all the participants. Otherwise, masks must be used. In addition, the corresponding disinfection of objects and material used will be maintained.

Active tourism and nature activities can be carried out for groups of up to twenty people.

Visits to nursing homes

Autonomous communities and autonomous cities may allow visits to residents of sheltered housing, residential centers for people with disabilities and residential centres for the elderly in their territorial area.

In the case of nursing homes , these visits will preferably be made in exceptional cases, such as the end of life or the relief of dementure of a resident.

These visits may not be carried out in centres where there are confirmed cases of COVID-19, or in which a resident is in a quarantine period.


In the libraries, it will be possible to make consultations in the room as long as it does not exceed a third of the authorised capacity and use the computers intended for the users. However, children’s rooms and open access collections will remain closed.

The exhibition halls, monuments and cultural facilities may open as long as a third of the authorized capacity is not exceeded and measures are taken to control the control of the agglomerations.

All cinemas, theatres, auditoriums and similar spaces may resume their activity as long as they have pre-assigned seats and do not exceed a third of the authorised capacity.

The provision of complementary services, such as a store, cafeteria or the like, is allowed. No cloakroom or left luggage service will be provided.

Professional sport

The athletes integrated into clubs participating in non-professional leagues will be able to carry out basic training, individually and in compliance with the corresponding prevention and hygiene measures, developed in the training centres available to the clubs or in other types of facilities that are are open to the public.

The sports clubs or professional sports Corporations can develop training total character complying with the relevant preventive measures and hygiene with up to 14 people.

The training tasks will be carried out whenever possible in turns, avoiding exceeding 50% of the facility’s capacity for athletes. The media may not attend.

The Professional Leagues competition will resume without a public and behind closed doors, as long as the evolution of the health situation allows it. The media will be able to access and broadcast the competitions.

Covered sports facilities may be reopened. The sports activity will require a prior appointment, time shifts will be organized and the thirty percent capacity limit will be respected and the changing rooms may be used.

Business or scientific conferences, meetings and conferences

Conferences, meetings, business meetings and conferences will be allowed in congress halls, conference rooms, multipurpose rooms and other similar establishments and facilities without exceeding 50 attendees and maintaining a minimum distance of two metres or with security equipment.

The non-face-to-face participation of those who can provide their activity remotely will be encouraged.

The residences, buildings, centres and facilities , public or private, aimed at providing accommodation and catering services and catering to scientific, technical and research may resume. With guarantees of cleaning and disinfection included in the order.

Phase 0 and Phase 1

The Order also includes modifications to previous orders in order to relax certain restrictions on those territorial units that are in Phase 0 and Phase 1.

For those territorial units that are in Phase 0, the conditions are established for the opening to the public of certain shops and services, and the opening of files, as well as for the practice of professional and federated sport under the same conditions as Phase 1.

Thus, in Phase 1 (and phase 0), the opening of commercial premises and similar services is allowed with a useful exhibition and sales area of ​​less than or equal to 400 square meters. In establishments with a higher useful surface, it is established that the space that is reopened to the public can be limited by adjusting to this threshold.

The commercial or promotional activities should be accompanied by measures to ensure that no agglomerations hinder maintaining the safety distance or compliance with capacity limits are generated.

In addition, in Phase 1 hunting and sport and recreational fishing are allowed as long as the safety distance and hygiene and prevention measures are respected.


Documents of interest


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