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Professional events are back in Catalonia

Events, Congresses and conventions will be resumed without the need for authorization from PROCICAT (Catalonia’s civil protection plan), as established so far. It is still necessary though to have “a contingency plan and prevention of COVID19 in accordance with the planned measures in the sector plan”. This and other improvements have been announced by Alba Vergé, Minister of Health at a press conference.

Curfew and mobility restrictions are not gone in all regions. Despite considering that the curfew would be automatically eliminated throughout the country with the end of the state of alarm, some regions have asked the Supreme Court for their support to maintain this measure, and it has been approved in the Balearic Islands (11:00 p.m.) and the Valencian Community (00: 00h). No region maintains the closure of its entire territory, but there are mobility restrictions in small towns.

Each region has its own rules for events and the situation is very different. Given that in Spain there is no state plan for the return to events after the end of the state of alarm, as if it happens in countries like France where a special de-escalation plan for events divided into 4 phases has already begun on May 6, in Spain each region establishes the rules it considers.

The breaking news is that the events situation in Catalonia will get much better from May 24th and it is expected that this unblocking will spread throughout the rest of the country.