The regional government has announced that Madrid will not be proposing moving to a Phase 3 stage but will continue in its present Phase 2 stage until the end of the state of emergency on June 21st
Speaking today the deputy leader of the Communidad de Madrid, Ignacio Aguado, said they were not considering moving to Phase 3 because “if everything goes as planned, the state of alarm will end and with it the phase system,” This means that Madrid will move directly from Phase 2 to the “new normality” when the state of alarm comes to an end.
The move comes as the Spanish central government approved its decree for the the post June 21 “new normality”.
The Health Minister Salvador Illa said the decree will be in force until the “crisis is over”.
The New Normality decree sets out measures for continuing controls and protocols as “we cannot let our guard down”.
The measures include the obligatory use of face masks in closed public spaces along with fines of up to €100 for infractions.
The central government will also have enhanced powers over old peoples centres to ensure compliance with the protocols and increased co-ordination between the central administration and regional health authorities.
The decree also outlines plans for further hygiene measures in the workplace, schools, hotels and shops.
There are also provisions for new “trace and tracking” measures for airlines and transport operators to keep passenger details for 30 days.