Corona virus Andalusia
Dear clients and contacts,
With this post C&D Solicitors would like to inform you about recent information from the Spanish government about the Corona virus. As the changes happen fast now and information often isn´t put in English, we hope our translation can help you to understand the current situation.
Due to the Corona Virus in Spain, the central government declared a state of emergency on Saturday, March the 14th for the whole country. This is due to the -then- almost 6,000 cases of infection at that moment, half of which in the region of Madrid. The country is largely locked down and all powers now lie within the central government to guarantee the safety of the country and all food supplies.
All schools, restaurants, parks, playgrounds, beaches and public leisure facilities are closed and everyone must STAY INSIDE as much as possible. The police can give out large fines to those who don´t respect these rules and make it possible for this virus to spread any further. People can only go outside for:
- work (if working from home is not possible)
- purchases in the nearest supermarket
- visit to pharmacy or medical centre (in case of emergency)
- walking the dog (close to home)
- to get gas
- use the cash machine
- buy at kiosks (newspapers)
- to help the needy / children / elderly
- return to the first residency
So one should NOT go for a walk, jogging, to the gym, meet up with friends, have a chat with neighbours or other people on the street, etc. Public transport will be limited. The rules are in force for at least 15 days from now.
The government calls for solidarity and to respect each others health. Do you have a cold or flu complaints? Only people with increased risk from chronic or respiratory illness should go to the emergency room. In all other cases, you should stay indoors and take paracetamol. This because the hospitals are overcrowded at this moment with people in real need. It is of course very important to take maximum care of your personal hygiene and not to infect other people if you think you might be infected.
From Monday on many supermarkets will take extra measures to guarantee the safety of their workers and to avoid unnecessary hoarding of food.
Please pass this digital information on to people (like friends, family, holiday makers, renters, etc.) in Spain that might not follow the Spanish news.
Of course C&D Solicitors wishes you all good health. We hope that we all can stay positive and cooperative despite of the inconvenience as there are many Spanish professionals doing there very best to keep us all safe.
The team of C&D Solicitors