Royal Decree 463/2020 and its amendment published today, 19 March 2020, in the Official State Gazette (BOE), which declares the state of alert for the management of the situation caused by COVID-19, has established that the competent delegated authorities take the necessary measures to guarantee food supply.

Agricultural, livestock and aquaculture production, as well as fishing activity, processing of agricultural and fishery products, veterinary centres or clinics, transport and distribution of food and its marketing through retail sale to consumers, form the food supply chain whose activity must be guaranteed in the state of alert.

This therefore implies that not only must the activity of agri-food businesses as a whole, including farms, livestock, aquaculture and fisheries, be maintained, but also that of the businesses which in turn supply them with the inputs necessary for their operation.

On the other hand, in the case of farmers, stockbreeders, aquaculturists and fishermen, they must be able to continue to carry out the work necessary to ensure that activity is maintained.