Tim wrote:Code 6 seemed to be a catch-all category legitimised by the authorities' advice to use it to visit friends and family over Xmas. I think I will ask the police which number to use before I set out. It would be somewhat ironic to incur a fine whilst on the way to a police station.
Code 6 may have been used at Christmas but it is not a catch-all. The codes are quite specific. From the official web site I linked in the previous post, my emphasis in red:
3 Go to a public service, if the electronic or telephone service is not possible only for urgent needs, after setting an appointment for which the citizen is informed in writing or electronically and under the additional condition of demonstrating the above information. As well as going to the bank, to the extent that electronic transaction is not possible.
To go to a public service or bank, the code 3 is used in the SMS.
6 Physical exercise outdoors or movement with a pet, individually or in pairs of two (2) persons, provided that in the latter case the necessary distance of one and a half (1.5) meters is observed. As well as a transition for feeding stray animals, provided that the transition takes place within the municipality of residence of the citizen. In these cases, the code 6 is used in the SMS.
Good luck getting written/electronic confirmation of the appointment.
PS If you do get a fine at least you could pay it while you are there?