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Spain the new normal

Spain The New Normal

The 'new normal' measures will be in effect in Spain until there is a vaccine or treatment.

30th July

Ximo Puig announces a plan to mobilize the security forces to guarantee 'effective compliance' with the rules on nightlife, the use of the mask and the limits of capacity

- The president conveys to consuls from 26 countries that the Community is a "safe and trustworthy" tourist destination

- Remember that the Community currently has an incidence below the average for Spain and in areas such as the Costa Blanca "the incidence is still lower"

- The meeting was also attended by the Autonomous Secretary of Tourism, Francesc Colomer, and the Autonomous Secretary for the European Union and External Relations, Joan Calabuig

Valencia. The President of the Generalitat Ximo Puig has announced that this weekend "a specific program will be launched to mobilize all the security and police forces to ensure effective compliance with the rules," both in the field nightlife as in the set of actions decreed regarding the use of the mask or the establishment of limits on gauging.

Announcement 18th July 

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE VALENCIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HEALTH
Consellera Ana Barceló: "The mask will be MANDATORY in the Valencian Community EXCEPT in beaches, swimming pools and spaces of nature".

- The capacity in terraces of bars and restaurants will be 100% if the distance measures are met and in leisure venues it will not be able to exceed 30% of the capacity

The Minister of Universal Health and Public Health, Ana Barceló, appeared this Saturday at a press conference to report on the new prevention measures.

This use will not be compulsory in beaches and swimming pools, as well as in nature or outdoors spaces outside population centers, as long as the influx of people allows maintaining the interpersonal distance of 1.5 meters; neither during the practice of physical activity or any other activity with which its use is incompatible; and in children's and youth leisure activities while staying with the stable coexistence group.

The use of the mask is also recommended in private open or closed spaces when there is a confluence with people who are not living together or when the interpersonal distance of one and a half meters cannot be guaranteed.

Barceló recalled that masks are not required for people who present illnesses or respiratory difficulties that may be aggravated by their use and that "it must always be used appropriately, that is, it must cover from the part of the nasal septum to chin included. "

The same resolution includes other measures aimed at the hotel and nightlife sector. In the outdoor terraces of the hotel and restaurant establishments, the capacity will be up to 100% of the tables allowed, provided that the proper physical distance of 1.5 meters between the tables can be ensured or, where appropriate , groupings of tables, allowing the minimum interpersonal security distance to be respected. The maximum occupation will be 20 people per table or group of tables.

The nightclub and nightclub bars, however, will keep 30% of their capacity for consumption inside the premises. In addition, in those premises that have outdoor terraces, the capacity will be up to 75% of the tables allowed, provided that the established distance can be ensured.
1In any case, the mask should be used when it is not being consumed.

Appeal to the responsibility of citizens

Ana Barceló has wanted to appeal to the co-responsibility of citizens in general and, specifically, to the age bracket of between 20 and 40 years, where cases have quadrupled since the beginning of the 'new normal', as well as to the sector of hospitality and nightlife. "We have made an enormous effort among all of us to overcome the acute phase of the pandemic. That sacrifice and joint work should never be forgotten and should lead us to understand that we are still obliged to travel a complicated path, not yet exempt from maintaining ourselves united in the responsibility we have, above all, to care for others. "

In this sense, he recalled that "private parties with friends or not taking the proper precautions in entertainment venues are generating different outbreaks that Public Health is following and monitoring to keep them controlled."

Extraordinary measures in NIGHT LEISURE premises

The minister has announced that in the city of Gandia an outbreak of family origin has been spread to various different social contacts. So far, 49 positive cases have been detected

Announced 10th June 

The decree-law with the measures for the 'new normality' approved today by the Council of Ministers will not have an expiration date. It will only cease to be in force when "the virus is definitely defeated" in the words of the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa. Regulation to prevent further outbreaks will be a legal norm until there is a vaccine or an “effective therapy” against coronavirus is found.

The central executive, as announced by Illa, will be in charge of repealing the decree when, through a "motivated decision", officially declares the health crisis ended, after having "heard" the opinion of the autonomous communities and, above all, after the approval of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES) directed by Fernando Simón.

The regulations are to be applied throughout the national territory from 00:00 on June 21, 2020

Failure to not wear the mask, will be punished with fines of up to 100 euros and it will be the autonomous communities and local entities that will be responsible for surveillance, inspection and control.

The mask will be mandatory also in the means of air, sea, bus, or rail transport. In complementary public and private transport of passengers in vehicles of up to nine seats, including the driver, the mask will be mandatory if the occupants of the tourist vehicles do not live together at the same address."

The use of masks also applies to outdoor use, although the interpretation is more difficult here and handling is likely to be somewhat more relaxed.

Note that the obligation to wear a face mask does not apply to activities in private or when visiting establishments such as bars and restaurants while sitting at a table but DOES apply for movement within the premises.

The most striking in the day-to-day life of citizens is that the safety distance between people, initially planned at 2 meters, will be only 1.5 meters during the new normal.  Those 150 centimeters will be the key to forcing the mask to be worn by those over 6 years of age, provided that this separation distance cannot be kept in a public space, on public roads, in open air spaces and in any closed space for public use.

The document also includes organizational measures of prevention and hygiene for work establishments, educational centers, health centers, shops, public transport or sports facilities, among others, "to avoid massive coincidence of people.

Urgent mandatory declaration

All suspected cases will be screened and any new Covid-19 positives will be followed up on all their contacts. The means of transport will be obliged to keep passenger information for four months and controls will be established at airports.

The royal decree includes the express declaration of Covid as an urgent mandatory declaration disease . In addition, the duty of the autonomous communities to provide information is introduced "when emergency situations arise for public health, to guarantee adequate coordination between health authorities and strengthen the functioning of the National Health System." In addition, they must continue to provide the data necessary for the follow-up and epidemiological surveillance of COVID-19, as well as the situation of the assistance capacity and the needs of human and material resources.

PCR tests

Health services will guarantee that, at all levels of care, and especially in primary care, a suspected diagnostic test will be performed by PCR or other molecular diagnostic technique, as soon as possible from the knowledge of the symptoms, and that all information is transmitted in a timely manner.

Thus, the autonomous communities must ensure that a sufficient number of professionals are involved in the prevention and control of the disease, its early diagnosis, attention to cases and epidemiological surveillance, as well as creating contingency plans to ensure a rapid response and coordinated.

Coordination with residences

As for residential centers for the elderly or with special needs, the competent administrations must guarantee the coordination of these centers and have contingency plans for COVID-19 aimed at the early identification of possible cases between residents and workers, and their contacts

Tracking affected people

The establishments, means of transport or any other place, center or public or private entity in which the health authorities identify the need to make traceability of contacts , will have the obligation to provide the health authorities with the information they have regarding the identification and contact details of potentially affected people.

Preventive measures

Prevention and hygiene measures, such as the mandatory use of masks provided that the interpersonal distance is not guaranteed , will continue in force in the period of new normality.

The obligation to wear a mask in the means of air, sea, bus or rail transport, as well as complementary public and private transport of passengers in vehicles of up to nine seats, including the driver, is maintained tourism do not coexist at the same address. In maritime transport, the obligation is adapted to the particularities of this mode of transport.

The adoption of measures of prevention and hygiene in the work environment is also contemplated , such as the organization of jobs or the organization of shifts to avoid crowds, as well as in commercial establishments, in social residential centers or in hotel and restaurant activities.

The royal decree will incorporate the necessary measures to guarantee the availability of surgical masks, hydroalcoholic gels and other sanitary products necessary for the protection of health.

Sanitary controls in air and land transport

The royal decree also includes a series of provisions on health and operational controls in airports managed by Aena, and in ports of general interest.

Travelers will have to pass a triple health check to enter Spain Find out more HERE

At the airports managed by Aena, they must have the necessary resources to " guarantee sanitary control of the entry of passengers on international flights". In addition, operators will be able to adapt the transport offer according to the evolution of the recovery in demand, as long as they ensure the agreed sanitary measures.

In this way, it also establishes the obligation that both ground and air transport operators, who travel through more than one province with pre-assigned seats , keep the information of each passenger "for a minimum of four weeks", so that they can be accessed by health authorities should they need to be tracked

Will there be more lockdowns? If there are localized outbreaks of the coronavirus, as was the case at the start of the crisis in the Catalan municipality of Igualada and a hotel in the Canary Islands, specific lockdowns will be possible. These quarantines will be implemented under a 1986 public health law, which can restrict rights for health reasons, but always on an individual basis and always in very specific and limited outbreaks, such as in a municipality. Lockdowns cannot be implemented on a regional or state level using this law – to do so would require a new state of alarm. “If we have to use it again, of course, we will use it again,” said Health Minister Salvador Illa.

What are the restrictions that can be set out by the regions? Before the arrival of the new normality, a number of regions announced the creation of legislation to regulate this stage. These measures are mostly aimed at regulating capacity in establishments, as well as events of all kinds, whether they are inside or outside. Madrid, for example, has already announced that nightclubs will remain closed until July 5. Local fiestas can also be suspended – Aragón has taken the decision to do so until September 30.

The Official Gazette of the Generalitat Valenciana published the resolutions that set the standards that must be followed from now on.

Limitations decreed by the Consell

These are the prevention measures of COVID-19 that will govern the New Normality in the Valencian Communitat, published in the DOGV:

Entrada Entry into force on the 21/6/20th and VIGENCE until the end of the pandemic.

Social distance is set at 1,5 meters.

Maximum Lift Occupation: 1 Person.

Occupation max. locker room and testers: 1 pers.

Wear a mask in open and closed places with public where social distance can't be respected.

Places of worship: 75 % of capacity with obligation to wear mask on entry and exit; banning holy water; banning choirs during celebrations; banning the use of public and exterior roads of buildings for celebrations. Social distance.

Wakes: maximum 50 people outdoors and 25 in closed places with social distancing.

Burials or Cremation Goodbyes: maximum 50 people. Social distance.

Weddings: 75 % of capacity with social distance.

Children's and free time activities: maximum 75 % of capacity up to 250 people if outdoor and 100 in closed locations, and by groups of 15 people maximum.

Retail locations: 75 % of capacity with preferential service to older than 65 years old with social distancing.

Markets: 75 % of social distance capacity.

 Shopping malls: 60 % of common areas capacity and 75 % capacity establishments.

Restaurant services: 75 % of the local capacity with distance of 2 meters between tables; on terraces you can take care of 100 % of the capacity with distance of 2 meters between tables and groups maximum of 20 people by tables.

Night Leisure: 1/3 maximum capacity with banning the use of dance floor.

Hoteles Hotels: 75 % of capacity in common areas and animation activities for groups of 30 people maximum.

Bibliotecas Libraries and museums: 75 % of the capacity with social distance.

Monuments: 75 % of the capacity with guided tours of groups of 20 people.

Cinemas and theatres: 75 % of the capacity with social distance of 1,5 except cohabiting.

Taurine Places: 75 % of capacity with up to 800 people.

Sports facilities: maximum capacity of 1 person / 4 m2 with maximum group of 30 people if they are open and 20 if they are closed.

Sports pools: maximum capacity of 1 person / 4 m2 with maximum group of 10 people.

Outdoor nature activities: maximum groups of 30 people.

Tourist recreational centers: 75 % of capacity with social distancing.

Fair Attractions: 50 % of capacity with social distance.

Congresos Congresses and meetings: 75 % of social distance capacity.

Game Locals: 75 % of social distance capacity.

Recreational pools: 75 % of capacity by appointment if capacity cannot be controlled.

Recreational Navigation: 75 % of the boat capacity and 100 % of the capacity in case of cohabitants, with a maximum of 15 people. Nautical bikes can only be used by 1 person except coexisting.

Incorporation of 100 % Staff.

Eye Care Service: 75 % of capacity by appointment.

Workplaces Meetings via Video Conference.

Replacement of work trips by videoconference

The official BOE

Article 1. Purpose.

The purpose of this royal decree-law is to establish the urgent measures of prevention, containment and coordination necessary to face the health crisis caused by COVID-19, as well as to prevent possible outbreaks, with a view to overcoming phase III of the Plan for the Transition to a New Normality by some provinces, islands and territorial units and, eventually, the expiration of the validity of the state of alarm declared by Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, which declares the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19, and its extensions.

Article 2. Scope of application.

1. What is established in this royal decree-law will be applicable throughout the national territory.

2. Notwithstanding the provisions of the previous section, the measures contemplated in chapters II, III, IV, V, VI and VII and in the sixth additional provision will only be applied in those provinces, islands or territorial units that have exceeded the phase III of the Plan for the Transition towards a New Normality, and in which all the measures of the state of alarm have been null and void, in accordance with the provisions of article 5 of Royal Decree, 555/2020, of June 5, by which extends the state of alarm declared by Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, except for the provisions of article 15.2, which will be applicable from the moment of entry into force of the royal decree-law in all the national territory.

3. Once the extension of the state of alarm established by Royal Decree 555/2020 of June 5 has ended, the measures contained in chapters II, III, IV, V, VI and VII and in the sixth additional provision will be of application throughout the national territory until the Government declares in a motivated way and in accordance with the available scientific evidence, after a report from the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, the end of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19.

The Government will consult the autonomous communities within the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System prior to the end of the health crisis situation referred to in the preceding paragraph.

Article 3. Competent bodies.

1. Exceptionally and when required by reasons of extraordinary gravity or urgency, the General State Administration shall promote, coordinate or adopt, in accordance with its competences, as many measures as necessary to ensure compliance with the provisions of this royal decree-law, with the collaboration of the autonomous communities.

2. It will correspond to the competent organs of the General Administration of the State, of the autonomous communities and of the local entities, within the scope of their respective competences, the functions of surveillance, inspection and control of the correct fulfillment of the measures established in this law. decree-law.

Article 4. Duty of caution and protection.

All citizens must adopt the necessary measures to avoid the generation of risks of the spread of the COVID-19 disease, as well as their own exposure to such risks, in accordance with what is established in this royal decree-law. Said duty of caution and protection will also be required of the holders of any activity regulated in this royal decree-law.

Article 5. Action plans and strategies to face health emergencies.

In accordance with the provisions of article 65 of Law 16/2003, of May 28, on cohesion and quality of the National Health System, plans and strategies will be adopted to deal with health emergencies, through coordinated actions in public health, taking into account the different levels of exposure risk and community transmission of the COVID-19 disease for the development of the different activities contemplated in this royal decree-law

Article 6. Mandatory use of masks.

1. Persons six years of age and older are required to wear masks in the following cases:

a) On public roads, in open air spaces and in any closed space for public use or that is open to the public, provided that it is not possible to guarantee the maintenance of an interpersonal safety distance of at least 1.5 meters.

b) In the means of air, sea, bus, or rail transport, as well as complementary public and private transport of passengers in vehicles of up to nine seats, including the driver, if the occupants of tourism vehicles do not live together at the same address. In the case of passengers of ships and boats, the use of masks will not be necessary when they are inside their cabin or on their decks or outside spaces when it is possible to guarantee the maintenance of an interpersonal safety distance of at least 1 ,5 meters.

2. The obligation contained in the previous section will not be enforceable for people who present some type of respiratory illness or difficulty that may be aggravated by the use of the mask or who, due to their situation of disability or dependency, do not have autonomy to remove the mask, or have behavioral changes that make its use unfeasible.

Neither will it be required in the case of individual outdoor sport exercise, or in cases of force majeure or situation of need or when, due to the very nature of the activities, the use of the mask is incompatible, according to the indications from the health authorities.

3. The unit sale of surgical masks that are not individually packaged can only be carried out in the pharmacy offices, guaranteeing adequate hygiene conditions that safeguard the quality of the product.

Article 7. Work centers.

1. Without prejudice to compliance with the occupational risk prevention regulations and the rest of the applicable labor regulations, the owner of the economic activity or, where appropriate, the director of the centers and entities, must:

a) Adopt ventilation, cleaning and disinfection measures appropriate to the characteristics and intensity of use of the work centers, in accordance with the protocols established in each case.

b) Make soap and water available, or hydroalcoholic gels or disinfectants with virucidal activity, authorized and registered by the Ministry of Health for hand cleaning.

c) Adapt the working conditions, including the organization of the jobs and the organization of shifts, as well as the use of common places so as to guarantee the maintenance of a minimum interpersonal safety distance of 1.5 meters among workers. When this is not possible, workers should be provided with protective equipment appropriate to the level of risk.

d) Adopt measures to avoid the massive coincidence of people, both workers and clients or users, in workplaces during the times of predicted greatest influx.

e) Adopt measures for the progressive reinstatement of face-to-face jobs and the promotion of the use of teleworking when possible due to the nature of the work activity.

2. People who present symptoms compatible with COVID-19 or are in home isolation due to a diagnosis by COVID-19 or who are in a period of home quarantine due to having had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should not go to your workplace.

3. If a worker begins to have symptoms compatible with the disease, the telephone number enabled by the autonomous community or corresponding health center will be immediately contacted, and, where appropriate, with the corresponding occupational risk prevention services. Immediately, the worker will put on a mask and will follow the recommendations indicated, until her medical situation is evaluated by a health professional.

Article 8. Health centers, services and establishments.

The competent health administration will ensure that organizational, preventive and hygiene measures are taken to ensure the well-being of workers and patients. Likewise, it will guarantee the availability of the necessary protection materials in the relevant locations, the cleaning and disinfection of the areas used and the elimination of waste, as well as the adequate maintenance of the equipment and facilities.

Article 9. Educational centers.

The educational administrations must ensure compliance by the heads of the educational centers, public or private, that impart the teachings contemplated in article 3 of the Organic Law 2/2006, of May 3, on Education, of the disinfection standards, prevention and conditioning of the aforementioned centers that they establish.

In any case, the adoption of the necessary organizational measures must be ensured to avoid crowds and ensure that a safety distance of at least 1.5 meters is maintained. When it is not possible to maintain said safety distance, adequate hygiene measures will be observed to prevent the risks of contagion.

Article 10. Social services.

1. The competent administrations must ensure compliance by the owners of residential social service centers and day centers with the rules for disinfection, prevention and conditioning of the facilities, which they establish.

In particular, they will ensure that their normal activity is carried out under conditions that allow them to prevent the risks of contagion at all times.

2. The competent authorities must guarantee the coordination of residential centers for people with disabilities, the elderly and emergency centers, shelters and supervised flats for victims of gender violence and other forms of violence against women, with resources facilities of the health system of the autonomous community in which they are located.

3. The owners of the centers must have contingency plans for COVID-19 aimed at the early identification of possible cases between residents and workers and their contacts, activating, where appropriate, coordination procedures with the structure of the health service that it corresponds.

The owners of the centers will adopt the organizational, prevention and hygiene measures in relation to the workers, users and visitors, adequate to prevent the risks of contagion. Likewise, they will guarantee the provision of adequate protection materials to the risk.

The information referred to in this section will be available when required by the public health authority.

4. The provision of the rest of the services included in the Reference Catalog of Social Services, approved by the Agreement of the Territorial Council of Social Services and the System for Autonomy and Care for Dependency on January 16, 2013, and in article 3.1 of Royal Decree-Law 12/2020, of March 31, on urgent measures in the area of ​​protection and assistance to victims of gender violence, must be carried out ensuring that adequate hygiene measures are adopted to prevent the risks of contagion.

Article 11. Commercial establishments.

The competent administrations must ensure compliance by the owners of the commercial establishments of retail or wholesale sale of any kind of articles of the gauging, disinfection, prevention and conditioning regulations that they determine.

In any case, the adoption of the necessary organizational measures must be ensured to avoid crowds and ensure that customers and workers maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5 meters. When it is not possible to maintain said safety distance, adequate hygiene measures will be observed to prevent the risks of contagion.

The competent administrations will pay special attention to the particularities of the commercial centers and parks and of the markets that carry out their activity on the open public road or for non-sedentary sales, commonly called street markets.

Article 12. Hotels and tourist accommodation.

The competent administrations must ensure compliance by the owners of hotels and similar accommodation, tourist accommodation, university residences and the like, and other short-stay accommodation, camping sites, caravan parks and other similar establishments, of the capacity, disinfection, prevention regulations. and conditioning that those determine.

In particular, it will ensure that appropriate organizational measures are taken in the common areas of these establishments to avoid crowds and ensure that clients and workers maintain a minimum interpersonal safety distance of 1.5 meters. When it is not possible to maintain said safety distance, adequate hygiene measures will be observed to prevent the risks of contagion.

Article 13. Hospitality and restaurant activities.

The competent administrations must ensure compliance by the owners of bars, restaurants and other hotel and restaurant establishments with the gauging, disinfection, prevention and conditioning regulations that are determined.

In any case, the adoption of the necessary organizational measures must be ensured to avoid crowds both inside the establishment and in the authorized terrace spaces and guarantee that clients and workers maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5 meters. When it is not possible to maintain said safety distance, adequate hygiene measures will be observed to prevent the risks of contagion.

Article 14. Cultural facilities, public shows and other recreational activities.

The competent administrations must ensure compliance by the holders of cultural facilities, such as museums, libraries, archives or monuments, as well as by the holders of establishments for public shows and other recreational activities, or by their organizers, of the capacity regulations , disinfection, prevention and conditioning that those determine.

In any case, it must be ensured that the necessary measures are taken to guarantee a minimum interpersonal distance of 1.5 meters, as well as due control to avoid crowds. When it is not possible to maintain said safety distance, adequate hygiene measures will be observed to prevent the risks of contagion.

Article 15. Facilities for sports activities and competitions.

1. The competent administrations must ensure compliance by the owners of the facilities in which sports activities and competitions are carried out, for individual or collective practice, of the gauging, disinfection, prevention and conditioning regulations that they establish.

In any case, it must be ensured that the necessary measures are taken to guarantee a minimum interpersonal distance of 1.5 meters, as well as due control to avoid crowds. When it is not possible to maintain said safety distance, adequate hygiene measures will be observed to prevent the risks of contagion.

2. In the case of the Professional Football League and the ACB Basketball League, the competent administration for the application of the provisions of the previous section will be the Higher Sports Council, after consulting the organizer of the competition, the Ministry of Health and to the Autonomous Communities. The decisions adopted by said body will give priority to health circumstances as well as the need to protect both athletes and citizens attending sports activities and competitions.

Article 16. Other sectors of activity.

The competent administrations must ensure compliance by the owners of any other center, place, establishment, local or entity that carries out its activity in a sector other than those mentioned in the previous articles, or by the managers or organizers of the same, when they can. appreciation of the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 in accordance with the provisions of article 5, of the gauging, disinfection, prevention and conditioning regulations that they establish.

In any case, it must be ensured that the necessary measures are taken to guarantee a minimum interpersonal distance of at least 1.5 meters, as well as due control to avoid crowds. When it is not possible to maintain said safety distance, adequate hygiene measures will be observed to prevent the risks of contagion.

CHAPTER III
Transport measures
Article 17. Public passenger transport.

1. In the public transport services of passengers of state rail and road competition that are subject to a public contract or public service obligations, operators must adjust the levels of supply to the evolution of the recovery in demand, in order to to guarantee the adequate provision of the service, facilitating citizens access to their jobs and basic services, and attending to the sanitary measures that may be agreed to avoid the risk of contagion of COVID-19.

In any case, crowds should be avoided, as well as the measures adopted by the competent bodies on the volume of vehicle and train occupancy must be respected.

2. Without prejudice to the provisions of the preceding section, the head of the General Directorate of Land Transport may adapt the offer of such services to ensure their proper operation, when there are reasons of general interest that advise this.

3. Interprovincial air and land transport operators with a preassigned seat number must collect contact information from all passengers and keep the listings for a minimum of four weeks after the trip. Likewise, they must provide these lists to the public health authorities when they are required in order to trace contacts.

Article 18. Maritime transport.

1. In the services of the regular lines of maritime transport of passage and passage and rolled cargo, regardless of whether or not they are subject to a public contract or public service obligations, the holder of the General Directorate of the Merchant Marine may modulate the levels of provision of the aforementioned services, in such a way that an adequate provision of them is guaranteed, taking into account the sanitary measures that may be agreed to avoid the risk of contagion of COVID-19.

Maritime operators will comply with the preventive and control measures established by the competent authorities.

2. Maritime transport operators whose ships and vessels have a preassigned seat number must collect contact information for all passengers and keep the lists a minimum of four weeks after the trip. Likewise, they must provide these lists to the public health authorities when they are required in order to trace contacts.

3. The head of the General Directorate of the Merchant Marine is empowered to order, at the proposal of the Ministry of Health, the adoption of sanitary measures that are appropriate for the control of ro-ro passenger ships and passenger ships, including those cruise ships, that make international trips and navigate the waters of the territorial sea in order to enter Spanish ports open to international navigation.

Measures relating to medicines, health products and products necessary for the protection of health
Article 19. Medicines measures.

1. Manufacturers and holders of marketing authorizations, regardless of whether they are acting by themselves or through contract distribution entities, of those medicines considered essential in the management of the health crisis caused by COVID-19 and that Thus determined by the head of the Directorate of the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products, they must communicate to the aforementioned Agency, in the terms established by it, the available stock, the quantity supplied in the last week and the forecast of release and receipt of lots, including dates and estimated quantities.

2. The subjects referred to in the previous section must establish the necessary measures and enable the protocols that guarantee the supply of medicines determined by the head of the Directorate of the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products to the centers and services toilets according to your needs. Furthermore, these measures must ensure sufficient supply during vacation periods and weekends.

3. The Minister of Health may order the prioritization of the manufacture of the medicines referred to in section 1. Likewise, the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products may collect information on the planned manufacturing operations from the manufacturers of medicines

Article 20. Granting of prior operating licenses for facilities and commissioning of certain medical devices without CE marking.

1. The Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products may grant, upon request of the interested party, before July 31, 2020, an exceptional prior license to operate facilities or a temporary modification of the previous license to operate existing facilities, for the manufacture of surgical masks and surgical gowns in the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19 after evaluating in each case the general conditions of the facilities, its quality system and documentation of the manufactured product.

2. When in application of the provisions of article 15 of Royal Decree 1591/2009, of October 16, which regulates medical devices, the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices issues an express authorization for the use of masks and surgical gowns in the situation of health crisis caused by COVID-19 that have not satisfied the conformity assessment procedures in accordance with article 13 of said royal decree, exceptionally, depending on the product and prior assessment in Each case of the guarantees offered by the manufacturer, may establish which health guarantees of those provided for in article 4 of Royal Decree 1591/2009, of October 16, are required.

without obtaining any kind of business benefit from the natural or legal person authorized for its manufacture and commissioning or from any other involved in said process. The authorizations issued in application of this royal decree-law shall expressly invoke this article and shall record the circumstances to which it refers.

Article 21. Measures regarding biocides.

1. The use of bioethanol that complies with the specifications contained in the annex is authorized for the production of gels and hydroalcoholic solutions for hand disinfection.

2. The Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products may authorize the manufacture of antiseptics for healthy skin that contain chlorhexidine digluconate purchased from suppliers other than those included in the list published by the European Agency for Chemical Substances and Mixtures, provided that this substance Active complies with the specifications established in the European Pharmacopoeia.

Early detection, control of infection sources and epidemiological surveillance
Article 22. Mandatory declaration of COVID-19.

COVID-19, a disease caused by infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, is a disease of urgent mandatory declaration, for the purposes of the provisions of Royal Decree 2210/1995, of December 28, which creates the national epidemiological surveillance network.

Article 23. Information obligation.

1. The obligation is established to provide the competent public health authority with all the data necessary for the follow-up and epidemiological surveillance of COVID-19 that is required by it, in the appropriate format and diligently, including in its case, the data necessary for personal identification.

2. The obligation established in the previous section is applicable to all public administrations, as well as to any center, body or agency dependent on them and to any other public or private entity whose activity has implications for the identification, diagnosis, monitoring or COVID-19 case management.

In particular, it will be applicable to all health and social centers, services and establishments, both in the public and private sectors, as well as the health professionals who work in them.

Article 24. Detection and notification.

1. The health services of the autonomous communities and of the cities of Ceuta and Melilla will guarantee that, at all levels of care, and especially in primary health care, any suspected case of COVID-19 will be perform a diagnostic test by PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) or other molecular diagnostic technique, as soon as possible from the knowledge of the symptoms, and that all the derived information is transmitted in a timely manner as established by the competent health authority.

2. The health authorities of the autonomous communities and of the cities of Ceuta and Melilla will communicate to the Ministry of Health the information of cases and outbreaks as established in the protocols approved within the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System.

3. The surveillance protocols approved within the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System will be mandatory throughout the national territory, without prejudice to the fact that the autonomous communities and cities of Ceuta and Melilla can adapt them to their respective situations, maintaining always the agreed minimum objectives.

The protocols will include the definitions necessary to guarantee the homogeneity of surveillance, the sources of information, the epidemiological variables of interest, the information circuit, the form and frequency of data collection, the consolidation and analysis of the information.

Article 25. Communication of data by laboratories.

Laboratories, public and private, authorized in Spain to carry out diagnostic tests for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 by means of PCR or other molecular tests, must send daily to the Ministry of Health and the health authority of the autonomous community in which it is find the data of all the tests carried out through the Information System established by the respective administration.

Article 26. Provision of essential information for the traceability of contacts.

The establishments, means of transport or any other place, center or public or private entity in which the health authorities identify the need to make traceability of contacts, will have the obligation to provide the health authorities with the information they have or that they requested regarding the identification and contact details of potentially affected people.

Article 27. Protection of personal data.

1. The treatment of personal information that is carried out as a result of the development and application of this royal decree-law will be done in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, relating to the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of these data and repealing Directive 95/46 / EC, in Organic Law 3/2018 , of December 5, Protection of Personal Data and guarantee of digital rights, and in the provisions of articles eight.1 and twenty-three of Law 14/1986, of April 25, General Health. In particular,

2. The purpose of the treatment will be the epidemiological monitoring and surveillance of the COVID-19 to prevent and avoid exceptional situations of special gravity, attending to reasons of essential public interest in the specific field of public health, and for the protection of vital interests of those affected and other natural persons under the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27, 2016. The data collected will be used exclusively for this purpose.

3. Those responsible for the treatment will be the autonomous communities, the cities of Ceuta and Melilla and the Ministry of Health, within the scope of their respective powers, which will guarantee the application of the mandatory security measures resulting from the corresponding risk analysis, taking Keep in mind that the treatments affect special categories of data and that said treatments will be carried out by public administrations obliged to comply with the National Security Scheme.

4. The exchange of data with other countries will be governed by Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27, 2016, taking into account Decision No. 1082/2013 / EU of the European Parliament and from the Council of 22 October 2013 on serious cross-border threats to health and the revised International Health Regulations (2005), adopted by the 58th World Health Assembly held in Geneva on May 23, 2005.

Measures to guarantee the capacities of the health system
Article 28. Human resources.

The competent administrations will ensure the sufficient availability of health professionals with the ability to reorganize them in accordance with the priorities at all times. In particular, they will guarantee a sufficient number of professionals involved in the prevention and control of the disease, its early diagnosis, case care and epidemiological surveillance.

Article 29. Contingency plans before COVID-19.

The health authorities of the autonomous communities must have contingency plans that guarantee response capacity and coordination between the Public Health, primary care and hospital care services.

Likewise, primary and hospital care centers, whether public or private, must have internal plans to deal with the management of emergency situations related to COVID-19. Such plans must guarantee the capacity to respond to significant and rapid increases in transmission and the consequent increase in the number of cases. To do this, you must have, or have access to, or the ability to install the necessary resources in a timely manner to respond to rapid increases in cases based on the needs observed during the epidemic phase of the disease.

These plans must also include specific actions to return to normality.

Article 30. Information obligations.

The autonomous communities must submit to the Ministry of Health the information on the situation of the assistance capacity and needs of human and material resources, in the terms established by the head of the General Directorate of Public Health, Quality and Innovation of the Ministry of Health. Health, after consulting the autonomous communities.

Sanctions regime
Article 31. Offenses and penalties.

1. Failure to comply with the preventive measures and with the obligations established in this royal decree-law, when they constitute administrative infractions in public health, will be punished in the terms provided in title VI of Law 33/2011, of October 4 , General of Public Health.

The supervision, inspection and control of compliance with said measures, as well as the instruction and resolution of the appropriate sanctioning procedures, will correspond to the competent organs of the State, of the autonomous communities and of local entities within the scope of their respective powers.

2. Failure to comply with the obligation to wear masks established in article 6 will be considered a minor violation for the purposes of the provisions of article 57 of Law 33/2011, of October 4, and sanctioned with a fine of up to one hundred euros.

3. Failure to comply with the measures provided for in articles 17.2 and 18.1, when they constitute administrative infractions in the field of transport, will be punished in accordance with the provisions of the corresponding sectoral laws.

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