Phase 1 de-escalation of Lockdown restrictions: UNOFFICIAL translation of SND/399/2020

https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/05/09/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-4911.pdf CHAPTER I General disposition Section 1 Purpose and scope Article 1. Purpose. The purpose of this order is to establish the conditions for the relaxation of certain national restrictions established by the state of Emergency in application of phase 1 of the Plan for the transition to a new normality. Article 2. Scope of application. 1. This order will be applied to the specified activities that are undertaken in the territorial units that appear …

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Financial aid from Canarian Government to meet rental payments on home rentals: Unofficial translation

Documentation required The following documents shall be attached to the application for aid: – In case of acting through a representative (representation is only allowed in the electronic filing mode of the request), official document proving the representation. – Complete copy of the current lease agreement, expressly including the means and method of payment to the lessor. – Accreditation of the payment of the last three monthly payments, unless the contract has a shorter term, …

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Canarian Government Extra Benefit for Certain Autonomos: UNOFFICIAL translation

Help for the self-employed to complete the application for extraordinary benefit for cessation of activity The Government of the Canary Islands has approved, through DECREE law 4/2020, of April 2, extraordinary measures of an economic, financial, fiscal and administrative nature to confront the crisis caused by COVID-19, among other measures to maintain employment and social support, the MEASURE OF SUPPORT FOR THE SELF-EMPLOYED, set out in article 3 of the aforementioned Decree.The aid will be granted in …

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UNOFFICIAL translation of Order SND / 388/2020, of May 3, which establishes the conditions for the opening of certain shops and services to the public, and the opening of archives, as well as for the practice of professional and federated sport.

CHAPTER I Conditions for the opening of retail establishments and commercial premises and similar services to the public Article 1. Reopening of retail establishments and commercial premises and of similar services. 1. All retail establishments and commercial premises and activities of professional services whose activity had been suspended after the declaration of the state of alarm under the provisions of article 10.1 of Royal Decree 463/2020 , of March 14, declaring the state of alarm …

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The New Normal

Today 2 May 2020, the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, has given a press conference appearance with a ” message of hope ” after seeing how the curve of Covid 19 cases is decreasing. The Prime Minister has indicated that next Wednesday (6 May) the Council of Ministers will propose another two week extension to the state of emergency due to Coronavirus and seek approval for the measure in the Congress of Deputies. The further de-escalation of confinement which …

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Guide for tenants: how to apply for micro loan rental aid during the Coronavirus crisis?

How to apply? To request a Micro Loan, the tenant will have to fulfill the requirements and present to his own financial institution the documentation required by the Government. This loan will go directly to paying the rent, that is, the beneficiary will not be able to physically dispose of the money. Interest Free Micro Loans for the purpose of paying the rent are granted through your own bank IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE. All queries …

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What to do if you are Unemployed now or laid off due to Covid19 closures in the Canary Islands

Workers are in DIFFERENT situations please read until the end of this page and watch for updates. The situation is changing daily. Latest 27 /3/2020:The Spanish Government has prohibited dismissals as a result of Covid19 and has approved a simplification process for the ERTE process (temporary suspension of contracts) “Maintaining jobs is the priority. If it is possible to join an ERTE scheme, dismissals are now illegal”  Translation of full Press release here *  Link to …

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Autonomos: Cese de actividad extraordinaria -Translation of An Explanatory note received from a Mutua

After the publication in the Official State Bulletin of the Royal Decree law-8/2020, o the 17 de march, urgent extraordinary measures to combat the economic and social impact of COVID-19, an extraordinary benefit for curtailment of of activity has been established. The duration of this is limited to one month from the 14 of March 2020, or until the last day of the month in which the State of Emergency is terminated, should this be …

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Dismissals and Temporary Suspension of contracts New measures announced 27/3/2020

March 27, 2020 – The Council of Ministers has approved a Royal Decree-Law on Complementary Measures relating to the Labour sector to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 health crisis. The new measures outline specify and reinforce the application and control the mechanisms of the measures put in place through Royal Decree-Law 8/2020 of March 17. The objective is to provide better coverage and establish specific measures for some sectors. It is also intended to …

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Sickness Benefits: How will periods of preventive isolation for COVID-19 be considered

Official source in Spanish http://www.seg-social.es/wps/portal/wss/internet/FAQ/897e30db-3172-4528-987f-ab1ffde1b8e7/dc3893c2-c35a-4b44-9319-9b6aab435c9f/218510af-cd9b-4177-89a8-c846f68223ef Unofficial translation in English Temporary disability: information for workers 1)How will periods of preventive isolation be considered in COVID-19 processes? These periods will be considered as temporary incapacity due to a common illness for financial benefits purposes, regardless of treatment , to be treated as an exceptional addition to the contingency of work accidents. 2)Who will issue the withdrawal, confirmation and registration documents (Sick Notes) in the COVID-19 processes? What …

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Important Reassurance From EU for ExPat Workers and Retirees

Protecting citizens’ social security rights (Part of) Press release 30/1/2019 The Commission has consistently made clear that the rights of EU citizens in the United Kingdom and UK nationals in the EU are our priority. They should not pay the price for Brexit. Today’s proposal aims to ensure that in a “no-deal” scenario, the entitlements of those people who exercised their right to free movement before the UK’s withdrawal are safeguarded. These entitlements include periods of …

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Changes to Social Security and Autonomos (Self Employed)

If  you struggle with Spanish and you are an “autonomo”  – a self-employed person, you may not understand a text you have received  from the Social Security recently – something like this one  The text directs you to a website here  Individual letters are also being sent out which detail the same information as on the website. In a nutshull from the 1st of October all self-employed workers must carry out all their procedures involving …

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IGIC Exemption for small traders -Régimen Especial del Pequeño Empresario o Profesional en el IGIC

2018 has begun with good news for the self-employed and small entrepreneurs,  the modification of certain aspects of the IGIC, LAW 7/2017, of December 27, of General Budgets of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands means an exemption for most self-employed who bill less than 30,000 euros per year. The amendment to the law establishes a special regime for small business owners or professionals, which will include individual taxpayers whose total volume of operations* …

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New Automated Check In System At South Hospital (El Mojon)

The Canarian health Service have now implemented a new automated outpatients check-in service at the Hospital del Sur (formerly known as El Mojon).  As you can see from the photo (left)  there are several machines which are located to your right as you enter by the main outpatients entrance hall of the hospital and EVERONE must now check in to confirm they have arrived for their specialist’s appointment. If you have one of the new …

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Touristic Letting Modelo179

From July of this year(2018) all intermediaries involved in supplying vacation accommodation to tourists will have to submit an informative tax declaration (modelo 179) to the National Spanish tax authorities as part of IVA (VAT) tax requirements. This will particulary affect  vacation rental housing platforms like Airbnb and HomeAway who have not previously had an obligation to divulge information to the authorities. The return to be presented in July will cover quarters 1 and 2 of …

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