Coronavirus Spain The BOE publishes all the measures that will be obligatory in the 'new normality'
Spain to enter the 'new normal' on June 21st is in the de-escalation phase that is At 00:00 on the 21st, the sixth and last extension of the state of alarm ends and with it the restrictions on movement between communities. This will be our life after the state of alarm: mandatory mask and physical distance of 1.5 meters interpersonal among other measures.
The Official State Gazette published this Wednesday the Royal Decree Law 163, 06/10/2020 with the measures to face the coronavirus pandemic that will be in force until there is a vaccine or a effective treatment against COVID-19 once the Executive declares the health emergency over.
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What does this decree consist of? These are some of the fundamental keys of the text that include urgent prevention measures, containment and coordination to face the health crisis caused by COVID-19 and that will last until the Government considers that the health emergency has ended, after consulting it with the communities and the Center for Health Emergencies.
Masks will continue to be mandatory once the alarm state has ended. There will be penalties of up to 100 euros for those who do not fulfill this obligation in closed spaces. They will be the autonomous communities and local entities to which the functions of surveillance, inspection and control will correspond.
It regulates the obligation of the use of masks for people from 6 years onwards in the public road, in open air spaces and in any closed space for public use or that is open to the public, as long as it is not possible to guarantee the maintenance of a physical safety distance of one and a half meters.
It shall also be compulsory in the means of transport by air, by sea, by bus, or by rail, as well as complementary public and private transport of passengers in vehicles of up to nine seats, including the driver, if the occupants of tourism vehicles do not live together in the same domicile.
The interpersonal distance is fixed in meter and a half to avoid contagion both in open and closed places. Until now there has been talk of a minimum of one meter and up to 2 meters, which is recommended.
Regarding mobility, the Executive does not propose measures to regulate or limit mobility between territories, although it does urge that the autonomous communities to prepare for a possible outbreak of coronavirus.
The prevention and hygiene measures already in force during the state of alarm are maintained in work centers, health centers, schools, hotels and shopping centers … It should be guarantee the distance between workers and organize entry and exit accesses to avoid concentrations as well as the promotion of telework.
Transport operators must have the obligation of to keep the record of passengers with the corresponding assigned seat for a minimum of four weeks to guarantee traceability in the event of any event. positive. In addition, the director general of the Merchant Navy is empowered to take measures to control the passage on ships and cruise ships.
The Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products is empowered to collect information from manufacturers on those production operations that are planned to guarantee the availability of the necessary medicines and health products. In addition, it is eventually allowed to organize the manufacturing priority that best suits the evolution of the pandemic. In addition, s grants him exceptional licenses for the manufacture of masks, surgical gowns and protective equipment.
The nursing homes of must be coordinated with the health centers of his Community Autonomous and have prepared contingency plans for possible outbreaks of COVID-19.
The health services of the autonomous communities will guarantee that every suspected case will be given a diagnostic test "as soon as possible from the knowledge of the symptoms".
The Autonomous Communities must provide the competent public health authority with all the data necessary for the epidemiological follow-up and surveillance of the Viruses that are required in the appropriate format and at the appropriate time, including, where appropriate, the data necessary to identify the person.
Measures for responsiveness to possible outbreaks are also established through the preparation of contingency plans. The Government obliges the autonomous communities to have, have access to, or the capacity to install, within a maximum period of five days, the necessary beds to respond to rapid increases in cases.
All decisions rests with the Higher Sports Council after consultation with the organizers, CCAA and the Ministry of Health.