Rubén Castro and Patricia Gómez at a press conference on Saturday.

09-05-2020Patricia Gómez Picard @Patgompic

When the state of alarm was declared in March, travelling to and staying in second homes was not permitted. The rules were clear on remaining at a place of habitual residence. The de-escalation plan had envisaged that going to second homes would be possible in Phase 2. There has been a rethink. As from Monday, there is permission to travel to and stay overnight in a second home so long as this second home is within one's province. For Majorca, this means Majorca and only Majorca.

On Saturday, the regional government's head of the Institute of Labour Health, Rubén Castro, clarified that staying overnight will be permitted. He and the minister of health, Patricia Gómez, gave a press conference at which they addressed some grey areas that surround the de-escalation. Another had to do with the time slots for going out for exercise. The regional government does now have the powers to adjust these, if it so wishes. For now, however, there will be no change where children under 14 are concerned. For children from the age of 14 and for adults, the government is considering requests from island councils regarding adjustments.

With bar terraces able to open from Monday, Castro stated that going to a terrace can be at any time and anywhere on the island. This is not subject to the time slots for adults going out to exercise.

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Andy / Hace about 1 year

What about 3rd homes 🤷‍♂️

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Felix / Hace about 1 year

Mallorca has truly surpassed itself. Read the last paragraph of this article. I live in Son Vida. I am not allowed to walk or run to my nearest supermarket (2km Son Rapinya). But I can drive to a bar in Pollensa and get drunk?? 🤷‍♂️. Thats why this country can never be taken seriously.

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Phil / Hace about 1 year

You know, I was impressed with Spain locking down fairly early (compared to the UK) and how it imposed that lockdown (much more brutal than the UK re fines and policing). However, that was the easy bit. Coming out if lockdown, Spain has reverted back to its banana republic self. Mixed messages and a lot of confused people. Until clarification tonight, bars were opening tomorrow (allowing you to get drunk all day) but you would get a €600 fine if you walked to one🤷‍♂️. Only in Spain 🙈

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Yogi / Hace about 1 year

So, if I only want to go for a bike ride, I have to stay within the time zones and my municipality. If I decide I want to stop off and have a coffee, or visit a mate elsewhere, I can ride whenever and where ever I like on the island? These rules come from the people in charge! God help us.

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