Residential communities of owners in Spain call for government regulation on what children can do in complex communal areas under lockdown relaxation

RESIDENTIAL complex communities of owners in Spain have called on the government for a national regulation on what children are allowed to do in complex communal areas under the relaxation of the coronavirus lockdown.

On Thursday, Social Rights and Agenda 2030 Minster Pablo Iglesias confirmed that children aged up to 14 will be allowed outside for an hour a day under certain conditions. At the same briefing Iglesias said it would be up to each community of owners to set their own rules on communal area use for children, although he stressed that in no case would kids be allowed to share toys or use complex facilities used by other children.

The Administradores de Fincas association for community of owner administrators has now written a letter to the government and to Iglesias pointing out that meetings of owners have been suspended until such time as the health authorities allow them to go ahead due to the possible risks of Covid-19 infection, and that therefore “agreements cannot be reached on the use of communal facilities by children.”

The association said it believes it should not be down to each community to decide as the agreements would all be different and would be taken on the basis of owners’ subjective concerns “without any kind of scientific accuracy.”

These decisions “should be set out and established by the health authorities and compliance be obligatory”, the letter states.

The administrators offered to collaborate with the government on drawing up an “action protocol which offers the health guarantees so that our children can go out and use properties’ communal facilities with full scientific, health and legal rigour.”

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

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