Malaga province moves into Phase Three of lockdown easing on Monday

Greater freedom of movement will be allowed in Phase 3
Greater freedom of movement will be allowed in Phase 3 / SUR
  • The government has heeded the regional authority's request to move all eight provinces of Andalucía into the new phase at the same time

Malaga province moves into Phase Three of coronavirus lockdown easing along with the rest of Andalucía on Monday.

The Health Minister announced on Friday that all of the regions that had requested a move would be proceeding to the next phase in the staged plan towards Spain's "new normal".

While the provinces of Malaga and Granada were only promoted to Phase Two of lockdown easing this week, the regional government had called for Madrid to allow all eight Andalusian provinces to progress to Phase Three this coming Monday 8 June.

It was important to avoid a two-speed Andalucía, it argued.

Phase Three relaxes the Covid-19 state of alarm restrictions even further.

Personal movement. All time slots for outdoor exercise will be removed. Gatherings permitted up to 20 people. Movement allowed within region of Andalucía .

Bars, cafeterias and restaurants. Interiors to 50% capacity. Bar service at two-metre intervals. Terraces to 75%.

Shops and services. To 50% capacity including in shopping centres. Probably gyms as well. Communal and recreational areas in shopping centres to 40% capacity

Culture. Museums, libraries, theatre, cinemas, etc to 50%

Home working. Still encouraged where possible