Coronavirus - Children Under 14 Allowed Out As Of 26.4.2020

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As of tomorrow, Sunday the 26th of April, and for as long as the State of Alarm lasts, minors under 14 are allowed:

Accompanied by a responsible adult, to circulate on the roads or spaces for public use, as long as the requirements established in this order are respected to avoid contagion.

Said circulation is limited to the realization of a daily walk, of maximum one hour duration and at a distance not exceeding one kilometer from the home of the minor, between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Children who have symptoms or are in home isolation due to a diagnosis by COVID-19, or who are in a home quarantine period for having had contact with someone with symptoms or diagnosed with COVID-19, may not use the authorization contained in the previous section.

The trips referred to in this article are understood without prejudice of those allowed for people under 14 years of age in article 7.2 of the Real Decree 463/2020, of March 14 (referring to trips by car to carry out essential activities).

Requirements to avoid contagion.

The daily walk should be carried out at most in groups formed by a responsible adult and up to three children. During the daily walk, an interpersonal distance must be maintained with third parties of at least two meters.
Likewise, prevention and hygiene measures must be complied with to COVID-19 indicated by the health authorities.

Allowed places.
They may circulate on any road or space for public use, including those natural spaces and authorized green areas, provided that the maximum limit of one kilometer from the child’s home is respected.
Access to children’s outdoor recreational spaces or sports facilities will not be allowed.

Responsible adult.
For the purposes of the provisions of this order, a responsible adult is understood that person of legal age who currently lives at the same address with the child or is a household employee in charge of the minor.
When the responsible adult is a different person from the parents, guardians, legal or de facto curators, foster carers or guardians he or she must carry a prior authorization from them.
It is the responsibility of the accompanying adult to ensure that the requirements to avoid contagion are met during the daily walk.

The autonomous communities, respecting in any case what is regulated in this order, may, in the exercise of their powers in the field of protection and protection of minors, adopt the necessary measures to adapt the application
of the provisions of the same, in relation to the children residing in centres of protection of minors, social support centres for people with disability or other similar residential services.


Note from CAB, this order, as published in the State Gazette this morning, is not very exhaustive. It doesn’t cover several of the issues that have been mentioned in press conferences on this subject (no mention of minors 14-18, obligatory use of masks over a certain age, allowed to bring toys from home, etc.), The politicians referred to a guide to be published with further clarification of what is and is not allowed. We will add info from the guide when it is published.


From the Health Ministry.

Please note: The information provided is based upon our understanding of current legislation. It is not legal advice but is provided freely to enable you to be properly informed. We recommend that if you are considering taking action, you should seek professional advice.

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