Who can work from Monday?



¿Who can work from today? That is the question that many Spaniards ask themselves every weekend since the crisis of the coronavirus, the alarm status and the containment measures. Also today, the "recoverable paid leave" ends, so this Monday will be different from the previous one because it will be the first since the end of this measure, which was intended to hibernate the economy taking advantage of Easter.

Well, according to what was announced by the Government, from today we return to the situation prior to that paid leave. That is, we return to the original conditions of the alarm status applied on March 14, 2020, according to which the opening is suspended any retail, "With the exception of commercial retail establishments for food, beverages, products and basic necessities, pharmaceutical, medical, optical and orthopedic establishments, hygienic products, hairdressing salons, press and stationery, automotive fuel, tobacconists, technological equipment and telecommunications, pet food, internet commerce, telephone or correspondence, dry cleaners and laundries ».

The "new" scenario also keeps the containment measures that have been applied for four weeks now active. These are those included in article 7 of the Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, by which the alarm state was declared:

Article 7. Limitation of the freedom of movement of people.

1. During the validity of the state of alarm, people may only circulate along the roads for public use to carry out the following activities:

a) Acquisition of food, pharmaceuticals and basic necessities.

b) Assistance to health centers, services and establishments.

c) Travel to the workplace to carry out their work, professional or business provision.

d) Return to the place of habitual residence.

e) Assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people.

f) Displacement to financial and insurance entities.

g) Due to force majeure or need.

h) Any other activity of a similar nature that must be done individually, unless accompanied by people with disabilities or for other justified cause.


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