He government has clarified what are the activities that you consider essential, and therefore will not be affected by the hardening of the confinement that the Royal Decree Law 10/2020, of March 29, which forces all non-essential activities to be closed for two weeks (from March 30 to April 9, both inclusive) and which lays the foundations for the recoverable paid leave that workers in these affected sectors will enjoy. The decree, published shortly before midnight, does give a 24 hour moratorium to companies that cannot stop “immediately”.

As explained in the decree, in an annex, the regulated paid leave will not be applied to the following employed persons (not self-employed), who will be able to continue carrying out their activity as until now during this period:

1. Those who carry out the activities that should continue to develop under articles 10.1, 10.4, 14.4, 16, 17 and 18 of the Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, declaring the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19 and the regulations approved by the Competent Authority and the Delegated Competent Authorities.

2. Those who work in the activities that participate in the supply chain of the market and in the operation of the services of the production centers of basic goods and services, including food, beverages, animal feed, hygiene products, medicines, sanitary products or any product necessary for the protection of health, allowing the distribution of the same from the origin to the final destination.

3. Those that provide services in hotel and restaurant activities that provide services home delivery.

4. Those that provide services in the production and distribution chain of goods, services, sanitary technology, medical material, protective equipment, sanitary and hospital equipment and any other materials necessary for the provision of health services.

5. Those essential for the maintenance of the productive activities of the manufacturing industry that offer the supplies, equipment and materials necessary for the correct development of the essential activities included in this Annex.

6. Those carried out by transport services, both for people and goods, that they continue to develop from the declaration of the state of alarm, as well as those that must ensure the maintenance of the means used for it, under the regulations approved by the competent authority and the competent authorities delegated since the declaration of the state of alarm.

7. Those who lend services in Penitentiary Institutions, civil protection, sea rescue, rescue and fire prevention and extinction, and traffic and road safety. Likewise, those who work in private security companies that provide security transport services, response to alarms, round-trip or discontinuous surveillance, and those that it is necessary to use for the performance of security services to guarantee essential services and supply to the population.

8. The indispensable ones that support the maintenance of the material and equipment of the armed forces.

9. Those of the health centers, services and establishments, as well as people who (i) serve the elderly, minors, dependents or people with disabilities, and people who work in companies, R&D and biotechnology centers linked to Covid-19, (ii) animal facilities to them associates, (iii) the maintenance of the minimum services of the facilities to them associates and the companies supplying products necessary for said investigation, and (iv) the people who work in funeral services, in the construction of niches and other activities related.

10. Those of the centers, services and establishments of animal health care.

11. Those that provide services in press outlets and in media or news agencies of public and private ownership, as well as in their printing or distribution.

12. Those of financial services companies, including banking, insurance and investment, for the provision of the services that are essential, and the activities of payment infrastructures and financial markets.

13. Those of telecommunications and audiovisual companies and essential computer services, as well as those networks and facilities that support them and the sectors or subsectors necessary for their proper functioning, especially those that are essential for the adequate provision of public services, as well as the non-attendance work of public employees

14. Those that provide services related to protection and care of victims of gender violence.

15. Those who work as lawyers, attorneys, social graduates, translators, interpreters and psychologists and who attend procedural proceedings not suspended by Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, declaring the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by Covid-19 and, in this way, comply with essential services established by consensus by the Ministry of Justice, the General Council of the Judiciary, the State Attorney General and the Autonomous Communities with competences in the matter and reflected in the Resolution of the Secretary of State for Justice dated March 14, 2020, and adaptations that in your case they can be agreed.

16. Those that provide services in law offices and consultancies, administrative agencies and social graduates, and third-party and own occupational risk prevention services, in urgent matters.

17. Those that provide services in notaries and registries for the fulfillment of the essential services set by the General Directorate of Legal Security and Public Faith.

18. Those who lend cleaning, maintenance, urgent fault repair and surveillance servicesas well as providing services in collection, management and treatment of hazardous wasteas well as urban solid waste, hazardous and non-hazardous, wastewater collection and treatment, decontamination activities and other waste management services and transport and removal of by-products or in any of the entities belonging to the Public Sector, in accordance with the provisions of article 3 of Law 9/2017, of November 8, on Public Sector Contracts.

19. Those who work in the Refugee Reception Centers and in the Temporary Stay Centers for Immigrants and to public entities of private management subsidized by the Secretary of State for Migration and which operate within the framework of International Protection and Humanitarian Attention.

20. Those who work in water supply, purification, conduction, purification and sanitation.

21. Those that are indispensable for the provision of meteorological forecasting services and observation and the associated processes of maintenance, surveillance and control of operational processes.

22. Those of the operator designated by the State to provide the universal postal service, in order to provide the services of collection, admission, transport, classification, distribution and delivery for the exclusive purposes of guaranteeing said universal postal service.

23. Those that provide services in those sectors or subsectors that participate in the import and supply of medical supplies, such as logistics, transport, warehousing, customs transit companies (freight forwarders) and, in general, all those that participate in sanitary corridors.

24. Those who work in the distribution and delivery of products purchased in commerce by Internet, telephone or correspondence.

25. Any others that provide services that have been considered essential.

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