Here at Ole Solutions we wish to uphold the confidence both our clients and guests staying at the properties we manage by keeping you up to date with both what the Spanish and regional governments plans, as well as our approach to current situations.
In truth, it would be very difficult to have the virus lurking about in any of our properties, since they have all been empty since March.
MAY 2020 – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has explained his government’s plans for the de-escalation of coronavirus confinement measures.
What does that mean? The plan is set in 4 phases with a potential of ending in late June.
What are the 4 phases?
PHASE 0. Begun on May 4th, reopening of small businesses such as restaurants that can offer food to take away, and places that can take bookings. Customers would have to call and make an appointment to be able to buy a particular product. Only one customer would be permitted in the premises at a time and would be served by a sales clerk behind a screen or a counter. Including the reopening of hairdressers, albeit with employees using the maximum level of individual protection.
PHASE 1. Each defined territory the partial reopening of small businesses under strict safety measures, but not large shopping malls, where big crowds could form. Opening of hotels and tourist apartments, not including common areas. Cafés and restaurants will also be able to open their outdoor sidewalk sections, at 30% of capacity, but entry inside will not be permitted.
Mobility within a province will also be permitted and Cadiz province jumped into phase 1 safely, meaning people could begin to visit friends and family within the same province from May 11. No timetable for the over-65s at this point.
PHASE 2. Hotel & hostelry establishments able to open their dining areas, at a third of their capacity but as there is no movement allowed from province to province, this of little help to the industry. Cultural events will be possible with fewer than 50 people in interior spaces, and for open-air events, there will have to be 400 people or fewer, and they will have to be seated. Cinemas and theaters will also reopen under Phase 2, with a third of their capacity allowed to enter and assigned seating.
asks are now compulsory in all public places where social distancing is not possible.
PHASE 3. Will be the advanced phase, once the required markers have been met, with cinemas and theatres allowing 50% of their capacity to enter. General mobility will be relaxed. This weekend individual physical activity [for adults] will be allowed, as will walks.
Under Phase 3, the capacity of stores and other public-facing businesses will be limited to 50%, with an inter-personal distance of two meters. Restrictions will be further relaxed for bars and restaurants. Each phase will last at least two weeks, and in the best-case scenario, the process will last eight weeks in all of Spain. By the end of June, as a country, we will be in the new normality if the evolution of the epidemic is under control in all territories.