Shopping Centres Ask the Government to Open from 11 May

The AECC considers that this decision will have a serious impact on the recovery and employment in the sector, which creates 740,000 direct jobs.

The Spanish Association of Shopping Centres and Retail Parks (AECC) has asked the Government to include the opening of these commercial assets in the first phase of the de-escalation plan.

According to the plan announced on Monday by the Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, during Phase 2, shopping centres and retail parks will be able to reopen to the public those areas that have been closed during the State of Emergency. However, restrictions will remain in place in the common areas and recreational spaces. During Phase 3, those restrictions will also be lifted, however, restaurants, cafes and bars may operate only at a maximum capacity of 50%, to ensure physical separation between customers.