Coronavirus in Spain: Lockdown timetable scrapped for Phase 2

Coronavirus in Spain: Lockdown timetable scrapped for Phase 2
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Spain’s government has updated its guidelines for those residents whose provinces have advanced already to Phase 2 of the de-escalation plan and they will no longer be restricted on when to go outside.
The Official State Gazette (BOE) published an update on Tuesday evening explaining that children in zones that have advanced to Phase 2, can go outside as often as they like, without time limits and beyond 1km radius as long as they remain within the same province.
 
Until now those in Phase 1 and Phase 2 have been given time slots depending on their age for when they can go outside and take exercise.
 
Adults over 14 were allowed out between 6am and 10am and 8pm and 11pm while the over 70s were given the streets between 10am and 12pm and 7pm and 8pm.
 
Children (those under 14 years of age) were allowed out just once a day, for only for one hour between the hours of noon until 7pm, within a 1 km radius of their home.
 
 
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According to the new notice, adults (within Phase 2 zones) are also not restricted to exercising within the limits of their own municipality but can travel anywhere within their own province.
 
The restrictions have now been removed for those in Phase 2 although those in Phase 1 are still bound by the timetable.
 
However, the time periods remain in place for those over 70 years old when others are told to keep off the street and public places to allow space for the elderly to exercise or take a walk without fear of crowding and an increased risk of contamination.
 
Regional governments also have the authority to shift the time periods by 2 hours to avoid forcing people out in the heat of the day, so check local council and regional government notices.
 
Those who live in municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants are also not bound by the strict time table either in Phase 1 or Phase 2.
 
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