Guide to Phase 2 In Madrid

Now that Madrid residents can enjoy the relative freedom afforded by phase 2 we explore what we can do actually do.

In a nutshell what is the main change?  Bigger social meetings, more freedom of movement & more time to exercise

One of the main changes brought by phase two of Spain Lockdown easing is that there will be freedom of movement throughout the entire territorial unit (province or health district).

People can meet in groups of up to 15 people with social distancing measures in place and with mask if min 2 metres not possible.

Exercise:  you will be able to exercise outdoors at any time of the day, except for the twice daily elderly and vulnerable time slots for  people over 70: from 10 to 12 hours and from 19 to 20 hours.

Business and services in Phase 2 of Spain Lockdown easing

As for services, stores and retail stores, during phase 2 they can open their doors regardless of their surface, as long as they maintain a maximum capacity of 40%. A distance between clients of two meters needs to be maintained (if it is not possible, only one client will be allowed inside) and those over 65 years will have a preferential schedule.

All open-air markets can reopen, although the number of stalls is limited to one third, as well as the number of customers. In these places, a safety distance of two meters between people must also be guaranteed and customer can’t touch any of the products.

Large stores such as shopping malls can also open their doors, with a capacity limitation of 30% in common areas and 40% inside each commercial establishment. The children ‘s areas, playgrounds and rest areas will be closed, while family and lactation rooms toilets are restricted to a single family. The staff in charge of these places must control their use for cleaning. Regarding parking, in addition to disinfecting areas, electronic payment will be prioritized. 

Hotels, bars and restaurants capacity in phase two

Hotels, bars and restaurants can reopen inside! The maximum capacity for restaurants and bars during phase 2 will be 40% and 30% for hotels. Eating and drinking in bars and restaurants can only be done at the tables and preferably with reservation. It’s also possible to pick up food to take away but not drinks.

As for the bar and restaurant terraces, the 50% capacity restrictions are maintained with a maximum of 10 clients per table. Cleaning between services must be guaranteed.

Residences, buildings, centers and facilities intended for accommodation and provision of hotel and restaurant services for scientific, technical and research personnel, may resume their activity .

Nightclubs and nightlife bars will still have to wait.

Cultural activities and libraries:  30% capacity – we  can go to libraries for consultation and the reading station is disinfected after each use. Computers and catalogues may also be used, but with the same measures. Children´s areas remain closed. 

Exhibition halls and monuments have the same capacity limitation and security measures as libraries and it will not be possible to hold openings or events that could lead to crowds.

In the case of cinemas, theatres and auditoriums, the same capacity will be respected and it will be necessary to have pre-assigned seats. In closed places, they cannot exceed 50 people and in public spaces 400.

Sport activities: Non-professional league training is allowed and training centres open . Professionals will be able to return to normal training in groups of up to 14 people, although they cannot exceed 50% capacity of  facilities.  Changing Rooms Open.

Pools and beaches  Public recreational pools and beaches will reopen, with a 30% capacity and by appointment in the first case and disinfection of the material used.

Active tourism, congresses and meetings

In phase 2, active tourism activities can take place in groups of up to 20 people, with previous appointment.

Congresses, meetings and conferences, whether public or private, are allowed with the 20 people limo, so conference halls or multipurpose rooms can reopen. 

Visiting nursing homes:  One person at a time may visit a relative or friend in a nursing home. 

Places of worship: Churches are at 50% capacity of their congregation.

Weddings : Nuptials are back on – 50% of the guest list is allowed to attend to a maximum of 100 people in outdoor and  50 indoors.  100% of the gifts!


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