On May 9 the state of alarm ends. This is how the Government has decided for all of Spain seen the vaccination take off, and that mainly means two things: end most curfews and most perimeter closures. Most, surely not all. The Organic Law of Special Measures in Public Health Matters of 1986 allows communities to take the “appropriate measures” they consider in order to control communicable diseases, in this case COVID-19. This is, in practice, that they can take these actions, but they have to be endorsed by a judge and the criteria of the regional superior courts can be uneven. That is why this Tuesday the Government has approved a decree so that the communities can appeal in the Supreme Court the orders of the superior courts of justice. The Supreme Court, in turn, may issue jurisprudence and thus unify opinions and criteria. It was a mechanism that until now was not available. The court will have a period of five days to resolve these issues.
And after the state of alarm, what? Spain returns to the legislative point of last summer