From Citizens Advice Bureau Spain:
To try and avoid further ‘brotes/spikes’ to occur and to contain existing ones, Health Minister Illa announced this afternoon that the health authorities in all the Autonomous Communities have unanimously decided on the implementation of the following measures, effective immediately.
* Night clubs, discos etc. will remain closed
* Bars, restaurants etc. will close at 01.00 AM, customers at the bar need to keep a social distance of at least 1,5 m. Same distance between tables and customers. Groups consisting of 10 people maximum.
* Every cultural event will be evaluated according to a set series of criteria, to decide whether it can take place or not.
* More PCR tests being carried out at socio-sanitary centres, like residencies for elderly. E.g. for employees returning to work.
* Alcohol consumption in the street is strictly forbidden and authorities are to uphold the rule and apply strict sanctions.
* Smoking in the open air, terraces etc. Not allowed if not keeping at least a distance of 2 meter to other people. The same goes for vaping and waterpipes.
* As few contacts with people outside direct family group as possible. Any social gatherings to limit to max. of 10 people.
This is a summary of the info provided in the press conference on TV
From The Guardian:
Salvador Illa, the health minister, announced 11 measures and three recommendations that have been agreed following a meeting with representatives from all of the country’s 17 autonomous regions.
In line with moves already taken in Galicia and the Canary Islands, smoking is prohibited in all public spaces where it is not possible to maintain a social distance of 1.5 metres. This effectively outlaws smoking on the outdoor terraces of bars and restaurants, all of which must now close by 1 am.
The botellón, the type of al fresco drinking party favoured by young people, is banned, as is all drinking in public places. No more than 10 people can sit together in a restaurant and with a minimum space of 1.5 metres between tables. The same distance must be maintained in bars.
The measures are another blow to the hospitality business as, until now, outdoor terraces were smokers’ last refuge. It is also high summer when life is lived outside and people of all ages traditionally stay out till the small hours eating and drinking.
Visits to care homes will also be restricted, with only one visitor per day allowed in for a maximum of one hour. Testing will also be targeted at specific groups or neighbourhoods, and to health workers and those employed in care homes.
Among the recommendations, Illa urged people to stay within their social bubble and cautioned against gatherings of more than 10 people at home.
The moves come after 2,935 new cases were recorded over the past 24 hours, 842 in Madrid and 1,075 in Catalonia, with a total of 8,000 new infections since Wednesday.
The measures were agreed unanimously, Illa said, adding that “these measures are the minimum, not the maximum. Autonomous regions may take more restrictive measures.”