Updated: Mon 01 Jun 11:23

As you may have seen the government has published it’s lock-down de-escalation road map for Spain. This gives an overview of the process of transiting from the current lock-down restrictions to a revised situation of the “new normal” targeted for early July.

This road map consists of 4 main phases (0, 1, 2 and 3) each of approximately two weeks duration. Transition to each phase is subject to certain checks and balances and will, understandably, be subject to modification (a translation of the high level road map is below for reference).

Almunecar, in Granada province, moved to Phase 2 on Mon 01 June and is scheduled to move to Phase 3 on Mon 15 June.

Active tourism in groups not exceeding 15px is now permitted, rising to 30px for Phase 3.

Regarding individual activities where close contact is usual, we are working with our suppliers and liaising with the Ministry of Health and other governing bodies such as the Association of Spanish Mountain guides, PADI etc and are very busy devising and testing new working procedures for the future. As and when we get clarity on the procedures required these will be published on the Covid19 activity updates page and appended to the activity descriptions on the web site as they are finalised.

Hotel accommodation started re-opening in phase I with limited access to public areas. Changes to accommodation as well as airport and transfer impacts can be found here. Further lifting of controls, as well as a phased re opening of restaurants follows from phase 2 onwards, as long as the qualifying criteria continue to be met. Please remember that this is a rapidly evolving situation and is subject to change, but rest assured that we are working very hard “behind the scenes” to provide a safe, professional, service for the summer.

A more detailed version of the extract below can be found on the El Pais website in Spanish, which can be viewed though Google translate .

Original courtesy of El Pais newspaper