By Damon Mitchell • 16 March 2020 • 9:44
Closures and restrictions: Stay indoors unless absolutely necessary
MIJAS TOWN HALL KEEP RESIDENTS UP TO DATE WITH THEIR CLOSURES AND RESTRICTIONS ON THE COSTA DEL SOL
Mijas Town Hall has announced their closures and restrictions for those in the area.
Mijas Pueblo 952 06 20 02 Mon to Fri 09:00 to 14;00h
Las Lagunas 952 06 20 03 Mon to Fri 09:00 to 14;00h
La Cala 952 06 20 04 Mon to Fri 09:00 to 14;00h
Local Police 952 46 08 08 or 952 46 09 09 Emergency 24 hours
Local Police 952 19 70 97 Monday to Fri from 08.00 to 14:30h
Fire Brigade 952 58 63 82 (Emergency 24 hours)
A service will be set up to attend to the needs of the elderly population and people with special needs to help with the supply of medication or other items of primary need. This can be organised by telephone on 952 06 20 05 from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a 24-hour contact number via the Local Police 952 46 08 08 or 952 46 09 09
JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA
Closure of hotel, restaurants and leisure establishments, public parks and beaches. Citizens should remain in their homes.
Closure of all schools and Universities
As of March 14, residents were asked to stay at home for 15 days unless they need to go to – buy food, buy other essentials, chemist, doctors, work (where they must maintain a distance of one metre from other colleagues), care for elderly, young and vulnerable, bank, insurance companies, get petrol or walk the dog.
The Spanish residents return here from abroad and British visitors can come here to their second home too but once here they must obey the same rules. In a few days, there will be a 50 per cent reduction in air travel/availability.
No schools and educational establishments will open but online and distance learning can continue.
Workers can go to another town/city if that’s where they work but must go straight there and straight back, no visiting friends there after work.
All Retailers will be closed except for – food, drinks, essentials, opticians, newsagents, gas suppliers, tobacconists, hairdressers, dry cleaners, IT equipment, telecoms, pet animal food, Internet businesses – ALL OTHERS WILL BE SUSPENDED.
No drinking, eating where food/drink bought in house, no museums, no libraries, no sports and hobby centres, no hotels and restaurants though they can do home delivery.
Religious and civil ceremonies can continue if they comply with a recommended distance of two metres between attendees.
All health workers, police, army, public and private bodies are at disposal of Sanidad Pública.
Spain is looking to mitigate and compensate those losses, albeit temporary, to companies, employees and self-employed which will be advised at a later date.
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