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Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.

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The provinces of Málaga and Granada, which include Costa del Sol and Costa Tropical, will move into Phase One on Monday 18 May. People will regain some of their freedom and will be allowed to move around within their province, see friends and families, go to bars and restaurants, visit the local shops without an appointment, etc.

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Activities allowed in Phase 1


People can move around within their province. All members of a family who live together can travel in a vehicle.

Social gatherings

Up to 10 people can get together in a private home or on an outdoor area or in another public space, but people should not visit elderly people or others who belong to a high-risk group.

When people get together they will have to keep a social distance of two metres between each other, wear face masks and comply with hygiene rules, like washing hands frequently.

People in vulnerable groups, such as seniors or those with health conditions, are not excluded, provided they take adequate protection measures.

Bars, restaurants and cafeterias

They will only be able to serve half as many tables as before in their usual terrace area and tables must be disinfected between customers.

Tourist accommodation

Hotels and other self-catering tourist accommodation can reopen all of their rooms, but common areas cannot be used.

Shops and Businesses

Shops and small businesses covering less than 400 square metres may now open to the public without appointment, but only up to 30 per cent of total capacity. Shops will have to be disinfected twice a day and a two-metre distance should be kept between customers.

Establishments that are over 400 square meters can limit an area within their premises to attend to customers. Shopping malls will remain closed. A timetable for the over-65s must be established.

Cultural events

Theatres, cinemas and museums and other indoor events will be able to open, limiting capacity to a third, with a maximum of 30 people at shows where the audience is seated.

Open air events can be held with up to 200 people, providing sufficient spaces can be left between seats. Cultural events indoors are limited to 30 people, and no more than 30 per cent of the premises' normal capacity.

Libraries will open with the same conditions, but just for the lending and return of books.

Museums will be able to open, selling tickets in advance and keeping visitors down to a third of normal capacity.


Open-air markets are allowed with 25% of usual stands and a third of normal capacity.

Fishing and hunting

Both hunting and sports fishing can restart.

Churches and other places of worship

Churches and other places of worship can reopen at a third of their capacity. Objects must not be shared, and if praying takes place on the floor, each person must bring their own mat.

Sport activities

Individual training sessions are permitted. Sports centres can open with prior appointment, with limited capacity to ensure social distancing. The use of locker rooms and showers are not allowed.

Social-health centers

Remote assistance is given priority, but these centres can reopen if they need to offer attention in person.

Walks and other exercise

The timetables remain in place, but as before, these are not applicable in areas with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants.



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