Salvador Illa, Minister of Health, announced yesterday what will be the conditions under which Spaniards can go outside to walk or play sports. This is one more block of measures to alleviate the coronavirus crisis. The order, which will be published today in the Official State Gazette, establishes that walks and physical exercise may be carried out from 6:00 to 10:00 and from 20:00 to 23:00.
Dependent persons who need to be accompanied by a caregiver and those over 70 years of age may do so from 10:00 to 12:00 in the morning and from 19:00 to 20:00 in the afternoon. Rides with children under the age of 14, which until now were not subject to a certain time, will be restricted to the time slot that runs from 12:00 to 19:00. The requirements and conditions for leaving are the same as those established in the order from last weekend. These are some of the clarifications of the Health plan to avoid contagion:
How long can I walk?
For rides over 14 years of age, the order published in the Official State Gazette does not include a time limit beyond the limit of the time slot, since it states that "they can only be carried out between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and between 20:00 and 23:00 ». These walks do have a distance limit, since they cannot exceed one kilometer from the home.
What hours do I have to walk or play sports?
People between the ages of 14 and 70 will be able to take to the streets starting tomorrow at the following times: from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. or from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at night. Once a day. Except for people with symptoms or who remain in quarantine.
Can you play sports, go for a walk with a relative over 70 and then with the children?
If schedules and obligations are met. If you live with a person over 70 years or older, all activities on the same day would be compatible. The measures to remove the dogs also remain in force.
What sport can I do?
Running, cycling, surfing ... Individual physical activity, without contact, with a distance of at least two meters since exhalations are greater. Once a day and up to the limit of the municipality. The duration is not delimited within the band.
Can I stop and resume the activity afterwards?
Physical activity must be continued. The stops of the activity, such as drinking water, can be made, but avoiding crowded places and for the minimum time necessary.
Do I have to wear a mask to do sports?
The Minister of Health remarked that it is recommended especially when other safety measures cannot be complied with, but its use is not mandatory.
What are the hours in small municipalities?
In municipalities with less than 5,000 inhabitants, they will not have to follow the strict time bands and the population may go from 6 to 23.
How many times can I go out for a walk and do sports?
It will be possible to go out only once a day to carry out these activities, the safety distance must always be maintained and it is advisable to wash your hands at the entrance and exit of the home.
Can I go out to play sports with the children?
No. The strips for sports and those for children's outings are separate. Children under 14 years of age may leave from 12 to 19 hours.
If I'm 71 and my partner is 68, what time do we go out?
The BOE specifies, something that Salvador Illa did not appear in his appearance, that it is people over 70 and dependents with a caregiver who have their specific hours: from 10 to 12 in the morning or from 19 to 20 in the afternoon. Once a day and not more than a kilometer from the home. The order also states that, during this time slot, all persons over the age of 70 may leave accompanied by a person between 14 and up to 70 years of age, including the person they live with.
What if I work at the scheduled times for the children's rides?
The order establishes that minors under 14 years old can go for a walk for one hour a day between 12 and 19 hours. However, it includes as an exception that time slots can be breached in "those cases where for duly accredited medical reasons the practice of physical activity is recommended outside the established ranges, as well as for justified reasons of conciliation of the companions of the elderly, minors or people with disabilities ».
How many people can walk?
The order details that you can only leave accompanied by a person with whom you live. However, says the BOE, "those people who out of necessity have to be accompanied may also do so by a person in charge of the household or a regular caregiver."
Can I go to the parks?
This measure depends on each municipality. In Madrid, for example, the mayor has indicated that he will not open the parks. In addition, Illa has indicated that "the municipalities, if they consider it appropriate, can enable spaces to carry out activities and thus avoid accumulations." As stated in the order, you can circulate on "any road or space for public use, including natural spaces and authorized green areas, provided that the limits established in this order are respected", although it does not affect access to facilities closed sports.
Can I go by subway or bus to the park to run?
The answer is no. The order includes the prohibition of using both motorized vehicles and public transport to travel to places where physical activity is permitted.
Will I be able to take care of the garden?
If it is the same address or the adjacent municipal area, yes. In the minimum and individual routes, except with dependents or children.
How far can I go with the bike?
Riding a bicycle is considered a sport, so you can circulate throughout the municipality in which you reside.
How far can I go walking?
If the reason for leaving the home is to walk and not exercise, you cannot go more than 1 kilometer around beyond your home.
Can I go see family and friends?
You will not be able to visit friends or family in their homes, even though movements are allowed in the same province, at least initially.
Can I go to my second residence?
For all those who have a second residence in a different province than the usual one, they will not be allowed to go to it until the end of the de-escalation plan. Only those who own a second property within the province in which they usually reside may do so from phase 2.
Can I go have a beer?
Not right now. The terraces may open, with a capacity limit of 30%, from phase 1, that is, from May 11, provided that the province meets the criteria. From phase 2 onwards, it will be possible to consume in a local area with table service. In the 3, consumption in bars would already be included and the opening of discos and night bars with a capacity of 30% would be allowed.
Can i go to the beach
Not at the beginning. This possibility is foreseen from phase 3, which would be reached from the beginning of June provided that the sanitary criteria are met. However, Valencia has already encouraged sports on the beaches, disregarding the Government's plan regarding the sandy areas of our country.
Can I do tourism within my province?
Not at the beginning. From phase 1 (the one that theoretically starts from May 11) active and nature tourism will be allowed for limited groups of people. The celebration of reduced cultural shows and visits to museums will also begin in this phase.