[infants] [adults] SPAIN’S Government is not expecting tourism to “get back to normal” until at least the end of [infants]
Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz says the so-called de-escalation period will almost certainly be done in two phases and the holiday industry won’t be taking precedence.
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An empty beach in Sant Pol de Mar, Spain. A new government plan does not see tourism, culture and leisure businesses opening until the end of the year Credit: Getty Images – Getty
She said the government was already working on the next phase of the State of Emergency which runs until at least April (th and is likely to be extended until May) th .
Although no date has been set for even a partial lifting of restrictions, Yolanda Diaz said: “We are working on two phases for de-escalation, one for the summer and another for the end of the year. “
The Minister confirmed that the process of reincorporation to the work of the different sectors will be “gradual” and that in her department they envisage two timescales.
The first will be in June and will cover the productive sectors. Large companies and banks have already confirmed that the return to work will be “gradual”.
The second will last until the end of the year and will affect, above all, tourism, culture and leisure, as well as air and maritime navigation Currently severely restricted or even paralysed in many cases.
Yolanda Díaz acknowledged that these sectors will have “enormous difficulties” to resume their activity so various measures are already being looked at.
They say it would be ridiculous to put so many limitations on tourist establishments given the money they would have lost during the coronavirus crisis.
Nightclubs and discos in the holiday hotspots want government officials to look at how they could operate if punters have to be 6ft apart.
One businessman told
Vice president of the Andalusian Federation of Clubs and Party Rooms, Juan Rambla said the State of Emergency rules had hit them very badly just before the start of the high season.
“I prefer not to think about the losses that we are going to suffer,” he said.
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