By Cathy Elelman • 14 May 2020 • 17:43
REMINDER: No hugging, the Andalucia regional Health minister reminded people visiting family
CREDIT: Junta de Andalucía Twitter @AndaluciaJunta
CHANGES to authorised exercise times could be on the cards for expats on the Costa del Sol, the Costa Almeria and throughout Andalucia.
The regional government has asked the Spanish Health Ministry to give the go-ahead to modifications to the allotted time slots according to age for an hour a day’s walk or exercise.
The Junta de Andalucia wants to make mornings for the elderly and from 2pm until midnight for families and children aged up to 14, and for everyone else to be allowed out when they want, but with the recommendation of wearing face masks at all times.
The Junta regional Health and Families minister Jesus Aguirre justified the proposed change on the basis of separating the most vulnerable group in terms of coronavirus infection, the over-70s, from kids, who could spread the virus.
Aguirre also put out a message about family visits.
Gatherings of up to 10 people in private homes or on terraces are permitted under phase one of the lockdown.
He called on people to be less “affectionate”, especially when children are taken to see grandparents, and to stick to social distancing.
“We must not hug parents, even though we haven’t seen them for a long time, nor grandparents or grandchildren. We have to protect them and all protect ourselves”, he said.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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