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The conditions of individual sport have not yet been established

According to RTVE, the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, presented this Tuesday the de-escalation plan after the health crisis due to the coronavirus, which will consist of 4 phases.

From the government it is expected that it can end at the end of June, so that the country can enter the new normal.

Individual sports and walks will be allowed this weekend

The conditions for individual sport or family walks have not yet been established and they will be made public in the coming days, although the Prime Minister has specified that it will be allowed this weekend if all goes well,

Extract from Pedro Sanchez's statement allowing sports
Extract from Pedro Sanchez's statement allowing sports

Phase 0 on May 4

As he explained at a press conference at the end of the Council of Ministers that approved the plan, the first phase, the Phase 0 will begin generally on May 4.

Although the Canary Islands of La Graciosa, El Hierro and La Gomera and the Balearic Formentera will go ahead because that day they will enter directly into the next stage.

Apart from common relief measures such as the departure of children, individual sports and family walks that live in the same home (from the weekend), "small loopholes" of economic activity will be opened.

The conditions for individual sports or family walks have not yet been established and they will be made public in the coming days, although Pedro Sánchez confirmed the possibility of establishing time slots.

You can check the rthis of phases in the next article

You will not be able to visit a family member until phase 3

Until then, the president has also specified what will be the guideline for social behavior such as visiting family or friends at home.

This will not be possible until Phase 3 ends and the new normal begins. Before we will have to see each other, for example, in the hospitality establishments that are opening their premises.

"It will be possible to make intraprovincial movements, but not to the house of your friend or a relative", although it is contemplated "that you can go have a beer or a vermouth on a terrace" with them.

Health will evaluate every 15 days

The president insisted on Tuesday that the central government will direct the transition process, although it will do so in collaboration with the autonomous communities.

The president has indicated that each phase will have a "minimum duration of two weeks" and will be subject to "homogeneous criteria throughout the country."

Although in collaboration with the communities, Sánchez has stressed that it will be the Ministry of Health that every 15 days evaluates the evolution of the different territories to determine which "can go to the next phase or stay" in the previous one.

State of alarm

To carry out this whole process, the Government plans to maintain a state of alarm throughout the process, with a degree of movement and activity that will be modified by ministerial orders from Health as the different territories go through the phase.

To start, Sánchez has confirmed that he will ask Congress for a fourth extension, which will last until May 24, and he has announced that there will be other successive requests to continue expanding it from 15 to 15 days until we reach the new normal.

"We are going to go step by step, we have a minimum horizon of 6 weeks and a maximum of 8, we are going to go every fortnight to see the evolution of the epidemic and we will raise them", said Sánchez who, one more day, stressed that The state of alarm and confinement have made it possible to bend the coronavirus curve.


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