Covid-19 Latest updates

This Sunday, 8th November, Juan Manuel Moreno, the President of the Junta de Andalucia, made the following announcements, which will be implemented from 10 to 23 November 2020:

  • The borders of Andalucia will be closed.
  • All municipalities will be closed.
  • A curfew will be in place from 10pm through to 7am.
  • Closing time for non essential activities will be 6pm.

What does this mean, well, for the period in question, it will not be possible to enter or leave Andalucia except for justified reasons, eg journeys to health or educational centres, returning to your home, travel to work or for legal reasons, justifiable administrative procedures or force majeure.

The same as for Andalucia, stated above, applies for travel to other municipalities, ie unless you have an acceptable reason for travelling, you are not allowed to cross municipal borders.

Public or private gatherings are still limited to a maximum of 6 people, unless your actual residence comprises a number of people greater than 6.

Again, unless you have a justifiable reason to leave your home, you are under curfew from 10pm (previously 11pm) until 7am (previously 6am).

Restaurants and bars, being considered non essential, will have to close by 6pm.

The activities quoted below have been announced as essential:

  • Supermarkets.
  • Medical and veterinary clinics.
  • Opticians and related services.
  • Petrol stations.
  • Bookshops and stationary shops.
  • Car ITV (MOT) centres.
  • Home delivery services.
  • Open air sports centres and outdoor sporting activities.
  • Funeral centres.
  • Home delivery services.
  • Food distribution services.
  • Driving schools.
  • Hair dressers.
  • Dry cleaners.

It was also announced that the National Police and Guardia Civil will be out in force to ensure the above rules are not broken. To date we have seen little evidence of this but they will no doubt get their act together in the next few days and we will probably see a much greater police presence than we are used to.

Further updates will be given as and when received.

Thank you for reading and hoping you stay safe and healthy.

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