State of Emergency Royal Decree 537/2020, of May 22 to extend to 7 June Unofficial translation

Article 1. Extension of the Emergency status.

The state of Emergency declared by Royal Decree 463/2020 of March 14 is extended, declaring the state of Emergency for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19.

Article 2. Duration of the extension.

The extension established in this royal decree will extend from 00:00 on May 24, 2020 to 00:00 on June 7, 2020, and will be subject to the same conditions established in Royal Decree 463 / 2020, of March 14, and in the provisions that modify, apply and develop it, without prejudice to what is established in the following articles.

Article 3. Procedure for de-escalation.

1. In application of the Plan for the de-escalation of the extraordinary measures adopted to face the COVID-19 pandemic, approved by the Council of Ministers at its meeting on April 28, 2020, the Minister of Health, as delegated competent authority , at the proposal, where appropriate, of the autonomous communities and cities of Ceuta and Melilla, and in view of the evolution of health, epidemiological, social, economic and mobility indicators, may agree on the progression of phases and measures applicable in a certain territorial area. The regression of the phases and measures up to those provided for in Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, will be done, where appropriate, following the same procedure.

2. In the framework of the decisions adopted on the progression of de-escalation measures, people may move through the territory of the province, island or territorial unit determined for the purposes of the de-escalation process, without prejudice to the exceptions that justify the displacement to another part of the national territory for health, labor, professional or business reasons, return to the place of family residence, assistance and care of the elderly, dependents or people with disabilities, cause of force majeure or situation of need or any other of a similar nature. In any case, in any displacement the instructions issued by the health authorities must be respected.

Article 4. Agreements with the autonomous communities and treatment of the enclaves.

1. In the process of de-escalation of the measures adopted as a consequence of the health emergency caused by COVID-19, the Government may agree jointly with each autonomous community on the modification, expansion or restriction of the action units and the limitations regarding the freedom of movement for people, containment measures and insurance measures for goods, services, transport and supplies, in order to better adapt them to the evolution of the health emergency in each autonomous community. In case of agreement, these measures will be applied by whoever holds the Presidency of the autonomous community, as ordinary representative of the State in the territory.

2. During the health emergency caused by COVID-19, and for its purposes, those municipalities that constitute enclaves will receive the proper treatment from the province that surrounds them, without it being an obstacle that they belong to a different autonomous community than those around them.

Article 5. Loss of effect of measures derived from the declaration of the state of Emergency.

The end of all the phases foreseen in the Plan for the de-escalation of the extraordinary measures adopted to face the COVID-19 pandemic, approved by the Council of Ministers at its meeting of April 28, 2020, will determine that the measures derived from the declaration of the state of Emergency in the corresponding provinces, islands or territorial units in the corresponding provinces, islands or territorial units are without effect.

Article 6. Delegated competent authority.

During the period of validity of this extension, the competent authority delegated for the exercise of the functions referred to in Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, will be the Minister of Health, under the highest direction of the President of the Government, and in accordance with the principle of cooperation with the autonomous communities. During that period, the competent public administrations will be responsible for the exercise of the functions contemplated in article 5 of Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14.

Article 7. Relaxation of measures in the non-university educational field and training. During the period of validity of this extension, and in the event that the progression to phase II or later in a certain territorial area is agreed in accordance with the provisions of article 3.1, educational administrations may provide for the relaxation of the measures of containment and resumption of face-to-face activities in the non-university educational field and training, also corresponding to the execution of said measures. During this period, educational activities may be maintained through the distance and “online” modalities, whenever possible and even if this is not the educational provision modality established as a specific form of teaching in the centers.

Article 8. Procedural time limits suspended by virtue of Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14.

With effect from June 4, 2020, the suspension of procedural deadlines will be lifted.

Article 9. Administrative terms suspended by virtue of Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14.

With effect from June 1, 2020, the computation of the administrative deadlines that have been suspended will be resumed, or restarted, if this had been enacted in a rule with the rank of law approved during the validity of the state of alarm and its extensions.

Article 10. Limitation periods and expiration of rights and actions suspended by virtue of Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14.

With effect from June 4, 2020, the suspension of the statute of limitations and expiration of rights and actions will be lifted.

Article 11. Maintenance of the validity of orders, resolutions, provisions and instructions issued by the delegated competent authorities. The validity of the orders, resolutions, provisions and instructions issued by the delegated competent authorities provided for in article 4.2 of Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, as long as they do not oppose the provisions of subsequent ones, nor to what is established in this royal decree.

Single derogatory provision. Regulatory repeal. 1. With effect from June 4, 2020, the second and fourth additional provisions of Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, which declare the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation, are repealed. caused by COVID-19. 2. With effect from June 1, 2020, the third additional provision of Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, is repealed. Unique final provision. Entry into force. This royal decree shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the “Official State Gazette”. Given in Madrid, on May 22, 2020. https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2020/05/23/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-5243.pdf