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Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Spain

Update: October 26, 2020

Spain’s government approved a new state of alarm, which went into effect on Sunday, October 25. It includes a nationwide nighttime curfew (for Madrid, midnight to 6:00 a.m.). The national decree empowers regional governments to take other measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Information about the restrictions that Madrid’s regional government announced was sent to all students on Friday, October 23. These restrictions include:

  • A curfew between midnight and 6:00 a.m.
  • No gatherings of more than six people indoors and outdoors.
  • No entry into restaurants or bars after 11:00 p.m.; closure at midnight.
  • Student residences and dorms must close their main entrance doors at midnight.

In addition, based on health statistics, the province has placed further restrictions on certain districts within the city of Madrid and nearby towns. These restrictions limit mobility, permitting residents to leave these districts only for essential activities, such as going to school or work, visiting a pharmacy, etc. Similarly, non-residents may only enter these districts for essential activities.

Students are reminded to carry with them their SLU-Madrid ID, a legal ID (photocopy of passport, NIE or DNI), and a printed copy of their class schedule. If they are residents of one of the restricted districts or need to enter a restricted district for an essential reason (such as visiting a doctor), they should carry with them a printed copy of proof of why they need to leave or enter the restricted area. Sample certifications are available on the Comunidad de Madrid’s website. If students need assistance or have questions, contact the Office of Student Life: studentlife-madrid@slu.edu.

Please continue to follow SLU-Madrid's campus guidelines:

  • Wear your mask.
  • Maintain at least 1.5 meters of distance between yourself and others.
  • Practice hand hygiene.
  • Monitor your health.
  • Call Student Life or seek help if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

    Student Life: (+34) 638 763 758
    Human Resources: (+34) 915 54 58 58
    Madrid COVID-19 Information Number: (+34) 900 102 112

SLU-Madrid will continue to monitor the situation in the Madrid region and among our community.

Previous campus updates are available for reference