Business and Premises Spanning Less than 400 sqm Can Now Serve Customers with Appointments

4 May 2020 –

From Monday, the first phase of the end of lockdown begins. Shops and service premises spanning less than 400 square metres may open by appointment, but large stores are excluded.

The extraordinary BOE published at the weekend lifts some of the prohibitions established during the State of Emergency. It came into effect on Monday 4 May and it represents the first phase of de-escalation. The new measures allow people to go to the shops and to service premises by appointment, pick up take-out food from bars and restaurants, train professional athletes and consult archives. All of these activities can be performed, although with limitations.

These measures will be applied throughout the country, although on the islands of Formentera, El Hierro, La Graciosa and La Gomera, which entered phase 1 last Monday, other activities will now also be allowed.

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Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake