October 29, 2020

This is the definitive list of the essential activities that may continue in progress after the entry into force of the stoppage decree

President Pedro Sánchez announced this Saturday the stoppage of all non-essential economic activity for the next two weeks (from this Monday, March 30 to April 9). After the approval of this measure in today’s extraordinary Council of Ministers, we already know which are the workers of the essential activities that must continue with their activity:

1. Those that carry out the activities that must continue to be carried out under articles 10.1, 10.4, 14.4, 16, 17 and 18 of Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, declaring the state of alarm for management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19 and the regulations approved by the Competent Authority and the Delegated Competent Authorities.

two. Those that work in the activities that participate in the market supply chain and in the operation of the services of the production centers of basic goods and services, including food, beverages, animal feed, hygienic products, medicines, sanitary products or any necessary product for the protection of health, allowing the distribution of the same from the origin to the final destination.

3. Those that provide services in the hotel and restaurant activities that provide home delivery services.

Four. Those that provide services in the chain of production and distribution of goods, services, sanitary technology, medical material, protective equipment, sanitary and hospital equipment and any other materials necessary for the provision of sanitary services.

5. Those essential for the maintenance of the productive activities of the manufacturing industry that offer the supplies, equipment and materials necessary for the correct development of the essential activities included in this annex.

6. Those that carry out transport services, both for people and goods, that continue to be developed since the declaration of the state of alarm, as well as those that must ensure the maintenance of the means used to do so, under the regulations approved by the competent authority and the competent authorities delegated since the declaration of the state of alarm.

7. Those that provide services in Penitentiary Institutions, civil protection, maritime rescue, rescue and fire prevention and extinction, mine safety, and traffic and road safety. Likewise, those that work in private security companies that provide security transport services, response to alarms, round-trip or discontinuous surveillance, and those that are necessary to use for the performance of security services in guarantee of essential services and supplying the population.

8. The indispensable ones that support the maintenance of the material and equipment of the armed forces.

9. Those of health centers, services and establishments, as well as people who (i) attend to the elderly, minors, dependent people or people with disabilities, and people who work in companies, R&D and biotechnology centers linked to the COVID-19, (ii) the animal facilities associated with them, (iii) the maintenance of the minimum services of the facilities associated with them and the companies supplying the products necessary for said investigation, and (iv) the people who work in funeral services and other related activities.

10. Those of animal health centers, services and establishments.

eleven. Those that provide services in points of sale of the press and in the media or news agencies of public and private ownership, as well as in their printing or distribution.

12. Those of financial services companies, including banking, insurance and investment companies, for the provision of essential services, and the activities of payment infrastructures and financial markets.

13. Those of telecommunications and audiovisual companies and essential computer services, as well as those networks and facilities that support them and the sectors or subsectors necessary for their proper functioning, especially those that are essential for the adequate provision of public services, as well as the operation of the non-contact work of public employees.

14. Those that provide services related to the protection and care of victims of gender violence.

fifteen. Those who work as lawyers, attorneys, social graduates, translators, interpreters and psychologists and who attend procedural proceedings not suspended by Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, declaring the state of alarm for management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19 and, in this way, comply with the essential services agreed upon by the Ministry of Justice, the General Council of the Judiciary, the State Attorney General and the Autonomous Communities with jurisdiction in the matter and reflected in the Resolution of the Secretary of State for Justice dated March 14, 2020, and the adaptations that in their chaos may be agreed.

16. Those that provide services in law firms and legal advisory services, administrative agencies and social graduates, and third-party and own occupational risk prevention services, in urgent matters.

17. Those that provide services in the notaries and registries for the fulfillment of the essential services set by the General Directorate of Legal Security and Public Faith.

18. Those that provide cleaning, maintenance, urgent breakdown repair and surveillance services, as well as provide services in the collection, management and treatment of hazardous waste, as well as urban solid, hazardous and non-hazardous waste, water collection and treatment waste, decontamination activities and other waste management services and transport and removal of by-products or in any of the entities belonging to the Public Sector, in accordance with the provisions of article 3 of Law 9/2017, of November 8, of Public Sector Contracts.

19. Those who work in the Refugee Reception Centers and in the Temporary Stay Centers for Immigrants and public entities of private management subsidized by the Secretary of State for Migrations and that operate within the framework of International Protection and Humanitarian Attention.

twenty. Those who work in water supply, purification, conduction, purification and sanitation activities.

twenty-one. Those that are essential for the provision of meteorological forecasting and observation services and the associated processes of maintenance, surveillance and control of operational processes.

22. Those of the operator designated by the State to provide the universal postal service, in order to provide the collection, admission, transport, classification, distribution and delivery services for the sole purpose of guaranteeing said universal postal service.

2. 3. Those that provide services in those sectors or subsectors that participate in the import and supply of sanitary material, such as logistics, transportation, warehousing, customs transit (freight forwarders) companies and, in general, all those that participate in sanitary corridors.

24. Those who work in the distribution and delivery of products purchased in commerce by internet, telephone or correspondence.

25. Any others that provide services that have been considered essential.


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