14 March 2020 – Declared a state of alarm

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Physical distancing
Sectors Involved: Emergency government
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: Spain’s Government declared a state of alarm to combat coronavirus, placing the country in lockdown and ordering people to stay at home for two weeks unless they had to buy food, or medicine, or go to work or to the hospital.

Private vehicles are only allowed on public roads to carry out the aforementioned activities, or to refuel at petrol stations. These activities must be carried out by one person at a time, except in the case of dependent or disabled people who are allowed to be accompanied.
Full details here: https://boe.es/buscar/doc.php?id=BOE-A-2020-3692