What you can do in Phase Three

Having a drink at the bar is new in Phase Three.
Having a drink at the bar is new in Phase Three. / SUR
  • Larger gatherings and tourism activities are among the details of the next phase of the Spanish government's lockdown easing

Malaga province and the rest of Andalucía move into Phase 3 on Monday 8 June - one step further towards the "new normal".

Now customers can sit at the bar in a pub, cinemas and theatres will open and, we can meet up with 20 people.

Hygiene and prevention in the workplace

Home working. Encouraged wherever possible.

Prevention in the workplace. Businesses, shops and centres authorised to open must adopt the necessary hygiene and prevention measures to protect staff. Protocols drawn up for the return to work must include recommendations on the use of protective equipment, a description of safety measures to apply and the introduction of staggered timetables. Hand sanitisers or soap and water must be available to workers. Where impossible to guarantee a social distance of two metres, protection must be worn.

Social measures

Groups. Gatherings and outings permitted in groups of a maximum of 20 people, respecting a distance of two metres where possible and taking health and safety precautions. Masks must be worn in enclosed areas and outdoors where the two-metre rule cannot be observed. Except with people of the same household.


Movement between provinces in the region of Andalucía has been authorised in Phase 3 by the regional authority, Junta de Andalucía. This includes provinces of Almeria, Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Malaga and Seville.

Movement around the country between regions is only permitted for reasons of health, work, care for the elderly or dependents, return to place of residence, force majeure or situation of necessity.

Timetables. There are no more time slots for exercise for different age groups.

Contact. During social contact with people not from the same household, especially people considered to be vulnerable. health and safety measures must be respected: social distance of two metres or alternative protection if not possible, hand hygiene and face masks.

Wakes and funerals. Limit of 50 people in the open air or 25 people indoors, independently of whether they are from the same household.

Religious worship. Attendance at places of worship permitted up to 75% capacity. Safety distance observed. A maximum of 150 people in the open air or 75 in enclosed spaces. Maximum capacity must be clearly visible.

Weddings. Ceremonies can be held in the open air or indoors up to 75% capacity, or a maximum of 150 people outdoors and 75 people indoors.

Businesses and services

Numbers. Shops and businesses can open to 50% of total capacity, guaranteeing a minimum distance of two metres between customers.

Opening hours. Times must be set aside when priority is given to the over-65s.

Delivery. A preferential system for certain collectives may be established.

Street markets. Half the usual authorised number of stalls, limiting customers to ensure a two-metre distance. Products must not be handled by customers. Local councils can increase the area occupied or establish extra market days.

Shopping centres and large stores. Shopping centres and commercial parks can only open if access to common and recreational areas is reduced to 40% and access to each establishment limited to 50% capacity.

Cosmetics. Testers must not be made available for cosmetics, perfume products or similar items that are handled by successive customers.

Telephones. Telecommunications products must not be made available for customers to test without the supervision of a member of staff so that the products can be disinfected after being handled by a client.

Clothes and accessories. Fitting rooms must be used by one customer at a time and cleaned and disinfected after each use. Garments must be sanitised before being offered to another customer. This measure must also be applied to items returned.


Capacity. Bars, cafeterias and restaurants can open their interiors to 50% capacity, except for discotheques and nightclubs which can open up to 30%, but not their dance floors.

Table service. Inside the premises customers can sit at tables or groups of tables, preferably with a prior reservation. A distance of two metres must be maintained between tables or groups of tables. Tables must be adequate for the number of people to allow distance between customers.

At the bar. Customers can eat or drink at the bar, as long as there is a minimum distance of two metres.

On the terrace. Open air terraces can open to 75% capacity.

Utensils. Self-service products are not permitted, such as paper serviette dispensers, tooth picks, olive oil and vinegar bottles and similar. Single-use formats are preferable.

Hotels and tourist accommodation

Capacity. The communal areas of hotels can reopen and be used to 50% of capacity.

Events. Indoor spaces to be used for events, entertainment or gyms must be ventilated for two hours before use.

Activities. Entertainment or group classes must be planned for a maximum of 20 people and preferably outdoors.

Cultural activities

Libraries. Cultural activities up to 50% capacity. Study up to 50% of authorised capacity and dependent on management approval.

Museums. Museums and exhibition galleries up to 50% capacity.

Public functions. Educational activities, lectures, workshops, concerts and general public programmes, attendance limited to the number of people that guarantees a distance of two metres.

Guided tours. Activities in museums or galleries that involve groups of people gathered together, for example to listen to explanations, can be suspended until all the phases of lockdown easing have been reached.

Group visits. Visits can be made in groups of up to 20 people, maintaining a distance of 2 metres between visitors..

Monuments. Monuments and other cultural attractions open to half normal authorised capacity. Groups of up to 20 people.

Cinema, music, theatre. All cinemas, theatres, auditoriums, circus tents and similar spaces for shows, can open with pre-assigned seating and up to 50% capacity.

Premises. Other indoor premises not included above that are used for functions and shows, up to 50% capacity and no more than 80 people.

Open air. Outdoor shows, audience must be seated, with necessary distance and no more than 50% capacity, and no more than 80 people.


Training for club members in non-professional leagues

Individual and tactical training in groups of no more than 20, maintaining safe distance and avoiding physical contact. Installations must comply with measures imposed by health authorities and Consejo Superior de Deportes.

Tourism activity

Active and nature tourism. Activities for groups of up to 30 people.

Guides. Tourist guide activity permitted preferably by prior appointment, with groups of maximum 20 people. Areas likely to be crowded should by avoided.

Materials. During the activity, no audioguides, leaflets or similar can be used.

Tourist leisure or recreational centres, zoos and aquariums

Capacity. Limited to 50% and to a third of capacity for attractions and indoor areas.

Cleaning. Cleaning and disinfecting at least twice a day paying special attention to areas of contact, entertainment machines, door handles, hand rails, vending machines, floors, telephones, taps and other elements.

Congresses, lectures and events

Capacity. No more than 80 people.

Betting and gambling premises

Capacity. No more than 50% authorised capacity and never omre than 50 people in total, including staff.

Machines. Cleaning and disinfecting between customers of machines and devices, seats, tables or other contact surface.

Material. Sanitising measures for casino chips, cards or other elements exchanged among players every two hours.

Ventilation. Regular ventilation of premises, at least twice a day.

Electronic devices. Common use among clients should be avoided, opting for use of customers' own devices.

Activities for children and young people

Open air. usual capacity, with a maximum of 200, including supervisors/instructors.

Indoor. Limited to a third of maximum capacity; maximum 80 people including supervisors/instructors..

Activities. Organised in groups of maximum 10 people, including supervisors/instructors.