Today the Government announced that we are moving from Contingency State to the State of Calamity. It will start on the 15th of October, at midnight, for the entire continental territory (island exempt). For now, we don´t know how long will this new state will last, we can only affirm that the rules below will apply until the government says otherwise. The meetings about these matters are held by the government every 15 days, so in the next 15 days, if this changes, we will let you know. Some more rules are added to the State of Contingency, that we all MUST follow:
- Prohibition of gatherings of more than five people;
- Limitation of events of family nature (such as weddings and baptisms) to a maximum of 50 participants with an obligation to comply with DGS rules;
- Prohibition of all academic celebrations and freshman reception ceremonies and other types of celebrations with gatherings (in universities and polytechnics);
- Reinforcement of security in order to ensure compliance with the rules both on public roads and in malls and restaurants;
- Increase of up to 10 thousand euros as fines applicable to people - commercial and catering specifically- that do not ensure scrupulous compliance with the current rules on occupancy and social distance;
APPROVED BY PARLIAMENT:
MANDATORY USE OF MASKS OUTSIDE
It's now mandatory to use a mask in open spaces whenever it is not possible to comply with the physical distance (at least two meters, according to the recommendations). The measure goes into effect tomorrow, for the next 70 days. Everyone has to wear a mask from the age of ten.
Situations when you don't need to wear a mask:
- if you have a medical certificate;
- if you are with people who live with you, and are not in close contact with others outside the household;
- if it's “incompatible with the nature of the activities that people are carrying out” - for example, running.
TO BE APPROVED BY PARLIAMENT:
- Mandatory use of the app StayAway Covid at work, schools and universities, in the set of Public Administration and security forces.
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