Lifting Lockdown - Half of Spain advances to phase 1
13 May 2020
As of Monday 11th of May, more than half the population of Spain has been able to enjoy new freedom as Spain's government announced the provinces which would advance to Phase 1 of the 'plan to transition to the new normal'.
We are pleased to report that the Orihuela Costa is one of the first areas within the Alicante province which has been given the green light, and move into 'Phase 1' which is allowing many people to return to work as businesses reopen.
In accordance with the new restrictions people can now meet with friends and family (in groups no larger than 10), cafes and bars can open their terraces to the public at 50% capacity, hotels can reopen for overnight stays, and outdoor markets can resume. All aspects of the phase 1 release.
Public receiving businesses are now allowed up to a third of the usual number of clients to enter at any one time as long as they can guarantee social distancing and hygiene measures with the premises being disinfected twice a day.
With continued low figures following the lock down restrictions, Orihuela Costa and surrounding areas anticipate being open for business again by the Summer, with the last phase of release currently scheduled for June the 22nd.
With this in mind, teams of Town hall workmen have been seen busy cleaning and preparing local beaches so as to reopen in the coming days / weeks (Playa de Rubio, Dehesa de Campoamor pictured) as we progress further into the deescalation phases.
Lets stay positive, we are moving in the right direction.