Covid-19 in Spain and in FV
State of Alarm - Day 70 - 23rd May
The situation remains the same on the island with the one active case.
On Monday when we move into Phase 2 of the de-escalation plan, the Atlantico Shopping Center will open with strict measures in place regarding cleaning and circulation of people. Other shopping centres on the island will also re-open.
Fuerteventura moves into Phase 2 of the Spanish Government’s De-escalation Plan on Monday 25th May. If all goes well in the following 2 weeks then it will move into Phase 3.
The official Government document, the BOE, has been released and in Phase 2 the previous restrictions from Phase 1 have been lessened. Since 21 May the use of face masks has been made compulsory in public places where a 2 metre social distance cannot be maintained.
A basic summary of what is allowed in Phase 2:
Bars and Restaurants can serve food inside their premises to a maximum of 40% capacity and maintaining a 2 metre distance between tables, and people can only eat at tables. Strict hygiene measures have to be maintained by the premises, and the law requires a lot of measures to be in place.
All shops and businesses can now open if they meet the hygiene requirements and do not go above 40% capacity. Shopping Centres can open to a maximum capacity of 30% of their common areas and 40% of the commercial premises.
Funerals, cremations, weddings and religious services can take place with restrictions on the number of people allowed to attend, depending on whether it is inside or outside.
Cinemas, theatres and auditoriums can open up to a 3rd capacity in pre-assigned seats.
People who can work from home should continue to do so, but if they are in work then there are hygiene requirements.
People’s freedom of movement allows them to go anywhere within the province with a mask and up to a maximum of 15 people using the 2 meter social distancing. Going to the beach is allowed. Over 70’s have their own time slots for going to the beach – between 10-12 and 7-8pm, while under 70’s can go at any time except for the over 70’s times.
State of Alarm - Day 72 - 25th MayNo new cases have been recorded on Fuerteventura in the last 24 hours. The one person who is in hospital has now come off a ventilator.We have moved into Phase 2 of the de-escalation plan today so we have more freedom and more shops are allowed to open.I hope to go for a long walk out later to enjoy the freedom and the hot weather.
The next milestone for Fuerte. is to achieve Phase 3 (the advance stage), and from what has been said before this could possibly be as early as 2 weeks time subject to continued improvement in the situation. Do you know what Phase 3 is?
@villan Rumba bolero & salsa night & day maybe 😉
👍 Where is my passport? 🍹
Last one in the pool buys the drinks 😎 🍻 🍹
State of Alarm - Day 74 - 27th MayExcellent news today in that Fuerteventura is now clear of active coronavirus cases, as the one person who still had it has now recovered. Let's hope that it stays that way.The local council (the Ayuntamiento de Antigua) have organised courses next week to provide advice to businesses on how to meet their obligations to protect customers and themselves.
Well done that person and all the medical staff. There are not many places in Europe the size of Fuerteventura boasts such a good virus record. 👍 Fingers crossed it stays that way as things are relaxed.