By Laura Kemp • 01 May 2020 • 12:30
Plaza Mayor: Shopping centres must wait until Phase 3 to open but can only open under certain conditions. CREDIT: Plaza Mayor
Due to the upcoming implementation of Spain’s plan to de-escalate out of quarantine, economic activity will slowly being to restart. For this reason, the government has released guidelines for citizens to understand under what conditions they may venture outside, but equally as important, they have also outlined various specific measures that must now be respected by different businesses.
THE Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, has fashioned a guide of good practices which must be adapted to by the owners of these establishments or those in charge of markets and shopping centres in order to restart their activities again without risk to them and, of course, without endangering their clients as well.
New Measures for Shops
Although the government has indicated very specific recommendations for the different commercial sectors and phases, on a more general level it has set forth guidelines for all stores who may begin to open their doors from Phase 1, that is, from May 11. And among those are the following:
New Measures for Street Markets
In Phase 1, street markets will also be allowed to reopen provided that the city council of the locality in question considers it appropriate and if it can set up the stalls correctly, which usually are placed on public roads.
Of course, for this to be carried out, a series of conditions must be respected:
Measures for shopping centres
In the so-called Phase 2, the opening of these commercial parks and shopping centres will take place. However, it will be prohibited to use the recreational or common areas of the shopping centres. Likewise, other guidelines have been established in this regard:
When Phase 3 of the de-escalation plan arrives, individuals will be allowed to use these common and recreational areas and the capacity will be limited to 50 per cent.
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Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features.
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