We’re beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. After weeks of confinement due to a global pandemic that’s cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world, the numbers are starting to come down, both in deaths as well as the amount of new cases per day. In other words, we’re flattening the infamous curve.
But we’d be wise not to celebrate too early because we’ve still got a lot of work ahead of us. We now find ourselves in the midst of what the government has called the road to the ‘new normal’; new because for now – and possibly until there’s a vaccine – our social, work and family lives will continue, but with some noticeably big differences.
For this de-escalation period and relaxation of the isolation measures, four phases have been established, which are to be applied gradually and asymmetrically in the different provinces across Spain. Each phase will last a minimum of two weeks, and once that time has passed, if all conditions are met favourably, the area will pass to the next phase. It’s estimated that all the phases could be complete by the end of June, although any dates given are approximations. We will update these measures as we get information from officials and as it is published in the Official State Bulletin (BOE).