Phase 1 of de-escalation measures roll out across much of Spain

Written by on May 10, 2020

Large parts of the country move into phase 1 of the de-escalation plan today after 57 days of lockdown, as part of the return to a new normality.

The Canary Islands and parts of the Costa Blanca join 12 other regions moving to the first phase of the easing of restrictions.

Whilst the region of Alicante remains at phase 0, Alcoy, Dénia, La Marina Baixa, Elda, Orihuela and Torrevieja have moved into phase 1.

Madrid, Catalonia, Valencia, Andalucía and Castilla-La Mancha are amongst those who remain either fully or partially in phase 0.

Phase 1 allows for some retail establishments to open, hotels will be able to partially open their doors and some bar terraces may reopen whilst adhering to strict social distancing rules.

However people are being advised to maintain social distancing at all times, and not to make unnecessary journeys.

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