Social distancing, Keep Calm, and Wash your hands. It is recommended everyone participate in the steps to avoid getting and/or transferring the virus. If you are planning to arrive in Spain from another country, you will need two entry requirements: a health certificate and fill out a specific Spanish health form. More details below. Current covid numbers per municipality in Andalucía.
Table of Contents
- Travel & Covid Tests
- Vaccination Plan and FAQ’s
- Announcements 2021
- Coronavirus cases confirmed in Almuñécar Spain
- Cold & Flu Season vs Covid
- Contact Info, Questions & Answers
- Coronavirus Tests
- Test to know if you have the coronavirus
- Almuñécar Coronavirus Phone Numbers & Information
- Emotional Support
- Pharmacy (home delivery & after hours)
- Home Delivery List (updated May 3)
- Stay Home
- Cases and Numbers
- Info about COVID-19
- Additional Actions by the Ayuntamiento
- Almuñécar Centro de Salud
- Original Spain Lockdown Announcement 14/03/2020
- Historical Announcements
- Update September 15, 2021 Measures in Almuñecar
- Update September 02, 2021 Measures in Almuñecar
- Update August 26, 2021 Measures in Almuñecar
- Update August 19, 2021 Measures in Andalucía
- Update August 12, 2021 Measures in Andalucía
- Update August 05, 2021 Measures in Andalucía
- Update July 27 Almuñécar and La Herradura
- Update July 23, 2021 Measures in Andalucía
- Update July 08, 2021 Measures in Andalucía
- Announced June 24
- Update June 17, 2021 Measures in Andalucía
- Update June 10, 2021 Measures in Andalucía
- Update June 03 2021 Measures in Andalucía
- Update May 27, 2021 Measures in Andalucía
- Update May 06, 2021 Measures in Andalucía from May 09.
- Update April 27, 2021 Measures in Andalucía from April 29 – May 09.
- Update April 23, 2021 Measures in Andalucía (Granada Sur)
- Update April 16, 2021 Measures in Andalucía (Granada Sur)
- Update April 09, 2021 Measures in Andalucía (Granada Sur)
- Update April 01, 2021 Measures in Andalucía (Granada Sur)
- Update March 26, 2021 Measures in Andalucía (Granada Sur)
- Update March 18, 2021 Measures in Andalucía March 19 – April 9
- Update March 11, 2021 Granada Sur Moving to level 2 on March 12!
- Update March 5, 2021
- Update as of Feb 26, 2021
- Update as of Feb 19, 2021
- As of Feb 13, 2021
- As of Feb 10, 2021
- Almuñécar & Salobreña municipality perimeter restrictions removed as of Feb 10 (Wednesday)
- As of 00:00 Wednesday 10/02/2021 Almuñécar & Salobreña perimeters open
- Almuñécar perimeter restrictions 27 January – 10 February
- Preventative measures as of January 21, 2021
- Update for Granada province – January 2021
- Rules for January 11 – 16, 2021
- October 28 – Andalucia and Granada Province Closed
- October 25 – New State of Alarm
- October 22, 2020 – Mask Mandatory
- Early October
- Update from Ayuntamiento September 14, 2020
- Update August 14, 2020 – Bars & Nightclubs Closed
- Masks are Mandatory (Andalucia)
- We’re Open as of June!
- Summer 2020 Beach Rules
- Coronavirus in Almuñécar & La Herradura Spain Phases
Travel & Covid Tests
Here is an interactive tool to enter your country of origin and see the current rules/restrictions for entering Spain and returning to your country.
Travel forms prior to arrival – Vaccination Certificate or PCR Test results shown on arrival?
Note: All passengers arriving in Spain as their final destination must undergo a health check on arrival at the first entry point. This control will include, at least, the temperature measurement, a documentary control and a visual control on the state of the passenger. Passengers in international transit are exempt from health control, however, they must also obtain a QR code.
Two entry requirements are needed: a health certificate and fill out a specific Spanish health form. 1. Health certificate (applicable from June 7, 00.00 hours). Children under 6 year old exempt.
All passengers arriving in Spain from a country / zone of risk by air, sea or land, must have a valid health certificate to enter Spain. Current list of countries / zones at risk according to the Spanish Government. Health certificate options allowed:
1.1. Vaccination Certificate: (at least 14 days from the last dose of vaccination) Travelers who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus may enter Spain. Passengers must be vaccinated with one of the formulas recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or by the World Health Organization (WHO); Pfizer-Biontech, Moderna, Astra-Zeneca, Jansen/Johnson&Johnson, Sinovac y Sinopharm. Minors who accompany them may also enter. However, in this effort to boost worldwide tourism, passengers from India, Brazil and South Africa are currently excluded from the new easing of entry requirements.
The certificate must be written in Spanish, English, French or German. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish carried out by an official body.
The vaccination certificate must include at least the following information: Name and surname of titular Date of vaccination, indicating the date of the last dose administered Type of vaccine administered Number of doses administered / complete regimen Issuing country Identification of the issuing body of the vaccination certificate
1.2. Diagnostic certificate. Accepted tests: NAAT (it includes the PCR test) and rapid antigen test (RAT).
1.3. Recovery certificate (up to 180 days from the date on which the sample was taken, no less than 11 days).
1.4 EU Digital certificate (as of July 1, if available by issuing country of citizenship) The EU Digital COVID Certificate will facilitate safe free movement of citizens in the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic. The certificate will be introduced in EU Member States. Countries can start issuing and using it already and it will become available in all EU Member States as of 1 July 2021. Read the details on the official EU site.
2. Spanish Health Control Form (information here). All passengers arriving in Spain by air or sea must complete a health control form before starting their trip. Once completed, they will obtain a QR code that must be presented at the time of boarding and upon arrival in Spain. In all cases, it is mandatory to fill out the Spain Health Control form (FCS). You may access the form and sign it through the Spain Travel Health portal or through the apps for Android or iOS devices. Important: In the case of international cruises, a specific form is required to replace the SpTH (see form).
Free Covid Insurance for non resident tourists visiting Andalucía in 2021.
Free Covid Insurance for non resident tourists visiting Andalucía in 2021. Read details in English
When will Non-EU citizens or Americans be allowed to travel to Europe?
As of June 7th, Spain will open to all countries for tourism (with either EU approved vaccine certificate or negative PCR test within 72 hour of arrival) Read more here. As of April 25, 2021, the EU is considering opening up this summer to vaccinated Americans. Here is what we know so far and we will keep a close eye out and make updates to this post as we learn of new information. Here is an interactive tool to enter your country of origin and see what the restrictions are coming and going.
Vaccination Plan and FAQ’s
Follow this site for up to date information. Original in Spanish, Translation into English The Civil Protection of Almuñécar collaborates with the vaccination program against Covid-19 of our elders. They will be facilitating the transfer to the Health Center for those in need. For those interested in this program, please call 607 604620 or 958 635822 to arrange the corresponding transfer.
The COVID vaccine for expats in Spain is a hot topic right now. We all see the vaccination rollout going on and want to know how we will fit into the picture? How will Spain know about me when I am not listed with the public healthcare system? I have private health insurance, how do I get the vaccine? Read more about covid vaccinations for expats in Spain and the current ages being vaccinated.
This is an interactive map for all municipalities in Andalucia. You can see the covid measures for “today”.
Update October 14, 2021 Measures in Almuñecar
As of October 14, 2021 the Granada Sur district remains at Level 0 and almost all of Andalucia is at level 0 excluding a couple of health districts!
Please see the photos below for the level 0 measures (light Green Card).
Update September 29, 2021 Measures in Almuñecar
As of October 1, 2021 about half of Andalucia is at level 0, including Almuñecar!
Here is the full article in English and the BOJA will be released on September 30.
- The basic safety and hygiene regulations must continue to be respected (use of masks, hand gel, social distance) Crowds should also be avoided and the entrances and exits of crowded areas should be carried out in an orderly manner.
- Those areas at level 0 will have NO restrictions with hospitality. That means bars and restaurants can be at full capacity with normal business hours!
- Theaters, concerts, auditoriums, museums, bullrings and venues with local, provincial or regional sports competitions will be able to complete one hundred percent of its capacity in the areas with Level 0 and Level 1
Here is a visual map of each Autonomous Community showing current status.
The Almuñécar Municipality has reported some cases of coronavirus. Interactive map and numbers here.
Read more about covid in Andalucia
As of October 14, 2021 (4 in last 14 days)
In the past 14 days there have been 4 cases and in the past 7 days 0 cases.
As of September 16, 2021 (14in last 14 days)
In the past 14 days there have been 14 cases and in the past 7 days 7cases.
As of September 02, 2021 (33 in last 14 days)
In the past 14 days there have been 33 cases and in the past 7 days 12 cases.
As of August 20, 2021 (78 in last 14 days)
In the past 14 days there have been 78 cases and in the past 7 days 35 cases.
As of August 06, 2021 (112 in last 14 days)
In the past 14 days there have been 112 cases and in the past 7 days 48 cases.
As of July 23, 2021 (64 in last 14 days)
In the past 14 days there have been 64 cases and in the past 7 days 29 cases.
As of July 09, 2021 (65 in last 14 days)
In the past 14 days there have been 65 cases and in the past 7 days 34 cases.
As of June 25, 2021 (22 in last 14 days)
In the past 14 days there have been 22 cases and in the past 7 days 9 cases.
As of June 11, 2021 (25 in last 14 days)
In the past 14 days there have been 25 cases and in the past 7 days 14 cases.
As of May 28, 2021 (41 cases in last 14 days)
In the past 14 days there have been 41 cases and in the past 7 days 14 cases.
As of May 14, 2021 (21 cases in last 14 days)
In the past 14 days there have been 21 cases and in the past 7 days 15 cases.
As of April 30, 2021 (60 cases in last 14 days)
As of April 15, 2021 (66 cases in last 14 days)
In the past 14 days there have been 66 cases and in the past 7 days 42 cases.
As of April 01, 2021 (40 cases in last 14 days)
In the past 14 days there have been 40 cases and in the past 7 days 11 cases.
As of March 18, 2021 (8cases in last 14 days)
As of February 19, 2021 (44 cases in last 14 days)
As of February 5, 2021 (122 cases in last 14 days)
In the past 14 days there have been 122 cases.
As of January 5, 2021 (3 cases in last 14 days)
As of November 16, 2020 (105 cases in last 14 days)
From March to present, there have been a total of 425 confirmed cases and 1 fatality in the Almuñécar Municipality. In the past 14 days there have been 105 cases (51 cases in the last 7 days).
As of October 28, 2020 (94 cases in last 14 days)
There have been a total of 245 confirmed cases and 1 fatality, in the Almuñécar Municipality from the start. In the past 14 days there have been 94 cases (47cases in the last 7 days).
As of October 15, 2020 (50 cases in last 14 days)
There have been a total of 145 confirmed cases and 1 fatality, in the Almuñécar Municipality from the start. In the past 14 days there have been 50 cases (25 cases in the last 7 days).
As of October 1, 2020 (17 cases in last 14 days)
There have been a total of 97 confirmed cases and 1 fatality, in the Almuñécar Municipality from the start. In the past 14 days there have been 17 cases reported.
Cold & Flu Season vs Covid
As we enter cold and flu season, make note of your symptoms before jumping to conclusions. Know the symptoms for Covid versus the standard cold and flu. If you would like to get a flu shot, we have more information for you.
Contact Info, Questions & Answers
Click here to see where to get a Coronavirus test Almuñécar – La Herradura.
The Andalusian Ministry of Health and Families has enabled a special section in its mobile application Salud Responde . It is a very simple test that is sent by the same phone and that will allow health services to contact the user if necessary.
Registration screen and access to the app.
Likewise, the Board is carrying out a daily monitoring of the inquiries that people make about the coronavirus both in the 900 400 061 and the 955 540 060 of Salud Responde as well as those received in the 8 emergency and emergency coordination centers of the 061 available In Andalucia.
This set of FAQ’s has been published by the Ayuntamiento. Read more.
- Phone Numbers
- New Phone numbers in Granada, 958 897 621 and 958 897 622, so that citizens can request medical leave, prescribe their treatments and other issues without exposing themselves to coronavirus in outpatient clinics.In case of symptoms call the phone contact: 900 400 061 / 955 54 50 60Line specifically for coronavirus dial 061
- The Almuñécar City Council asks residents to use non-contact routes for any procedure: – Attention to the Citizen 958838600 – Electronic Office: www.almunecar.sedelectronica.es – Electronic Mail email@example.com – WahtsApp: 680242275 (no calls) – Download App: www.lineaverdealmunecar.com – Social Networks
- New Phone numbers in Granada, 958 897 621 and 958 897 622, so that citizens can request medical leave, prescribe their treatments and other issues without exposing themselves to coronavirus in outpatient clinics.
Pharmacy (home delivery & after hours)
- La Herradura pharmacy schedule for after hours and delivery
Home Delivery List (updated May 3)
Almuñécar City Council Social Services draws up a list of establishments with home delivery for people in vulnerable situations
The Almuñécar City Council reminds all the neighbors to stay home. At the same time remember the Social Services telephone numbers for any need 958639083 and 958 616118 The Almuñécar City Council, through Social Services, has been launching several initiatives for all vulnerable people and neighbors in general with a list of businesses that perform home service, reminding women who suffer gender violence and who are n these moments of confinement you feel more vulnerable, remembering the telephones and services that are made available … and reminding everyone, once again: “Stay home” with a campaign through social media signage.
Cases and Numbers
Here is a site with the current reported number of cases for all of Spain. Please keep in mind this may not include those who were not able to have a test. Read more. Confirmed cases in Andalucia – Read more.
Info about COVID-19
Hopkins University has sent this detailed note on avoiding the contagion: * The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells. * Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies. * The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam). By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own. * HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful. * Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus. * Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside. * Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin. * NO Antibacterial will help. The is a virus not a living organism like bacteria; they cannot kill what is not alive with antibiotics. Read labels, use antivirals. * NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only between 3 hours (fabric and porous), 4 hours (copper, because it is naturally antiseptic; and wood, because it removes all the moisture and does not let it peel off and disintegrates). ), 24 hours (cardboard), 42 hours (metal) and 72 hours (plastic). But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.* Because it is airborne and can live on surfaces for varying times, the most likely transmission of the virus is from your hands to your face- from your hands to your face and inside your eyes, into your nose or into your mouth. Avoid touching you face. * The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars. They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments might degrade it faster. * UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin, eventually causing wrinkles and skin cancer. * The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin. It is spread by respiratory droplets, mostly from coughs and sneezes. Try and stay 6 feet away from others and cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing. * Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat. * NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, work. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%. * LISTERINE May be good alternative! It is 65% alcohol. Not enough info yet. * The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less. Get outside with social distancing. * This is a everyday activity but you have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.* You have to HUMIDIFY HANDS DRY from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there. Shaving beards is also recommended, they are likely harboring many germs.* Once again, wash your hands, frequently.
Additional Actions by the Ayuntamiento
The Almuñécar City Council increases the cleaning and disinfection of high-traffic places, such as bus and taxi stops, hotels, police, supermarkets.
Almuñécar Centro de Salud
The Almuñécar health center, has been disinfected after several doctors tested positive for coronavirus. It is now open to attend to emergencies only. All consultations and other medical tests have been referred to the Motril hospital at the moment. Doctors from Motril and La Alpujarra have been in charge of assuming the emergency service until the results of the tests that are being carried out on the rest of the staff working in this healthcare space are known. Health sources have assured IDEAL that the rest of the doctors are isolated while waiting to know if they are infected. The other toilets that tested positive last night are already isolated, although apparently only one of them would be admitted to the hospital. The doctors would be quarantined in their respective houses. Read article
Original Spain Lockdown Announcement 14/03/2020
The Spanish government is poised to declare a 15-day national lockdown on Monday to battle coronavirus. Sánchez encourages dialogue and territorial cohesion. The Ministry of Health takes control of all decisions. Under the decree being finalised, people would be allowed out only for emergencies, to buy food, or for work.
Update September 15, 2021 Measures in Almuñecar
As of September 15, 2021 the Granada Sur district remains at Level 1 and all of Andalucia is at level 1 !
Please see the photos below for the level 1 measures (Green Card).
- Hotel facilities in municipalities with alert level 1 may not exceed 75 % of the maximum capacity for consumption inside, while they may occupy the entirety of the tables allowed in outdoor terraces.
- As far as the tables are concerned, up to 8 people indoors and 10 people are allowed outside.
- Communal pools are allowed to fill up to 100 % of their capacity in both outdoor and indoor.
- Civil ceremonies, maximum permitted are 75 % in closed spaces and outdoors.
- Theaters or auditoriums may not exceed a maximum of 85 % of the permitted capacity.
- Religious gatherings and encounters may be developed in all types of facilities, public or private, whether in outdoor spaces or indoor spaces, provided that you do not exceed 75 % of your capacity and allow maintain interpersonal distance at alert level 1
- Sports facilities, including gyms, for level 1, a capacity limit is set for physical-sport practice of 85 % outdoor, and 75 % for sports spaces and facilities conventional or unconventional interiors as well as permitted ′′ the holding of competition, leisure or exhibition sporting events with the presence of spectators, with up to 85 % of the authorized audience capacity in conventional or nonconventional sporting facilities Outdoor, with a maximum of 2.500 viewers, and a maximum of up to 75 % audience capacity, with up to 1.500 viewers in indoor spaces “.
Update September 02, 2021 Measures in Almuñecar
As of September 02, 2021 the Granada Sur district remains at Level 1!
Please see the photos below for the level 1 measures (Green Card).
Update August 19, 2021 Measures in Andalucía
As of August 19, 2021 the Granada Sur district remains at Level 2! If you are planning a visit to the Málaga province, they have moved to level 2 as well. Please see the photos below for the level 2 measures.
Update August 12, 2021 Measures in Andalucía
Update August 05, 2021 Measures in Andalucía
As of August 05, 2021 the Granada Sur district remains at Level 2! If you are planning a visit to the Málaga province, please be aware they have moved to level 3 measures, with more restrictions than us.
Please see the photos below for the level 2 measures.
Update July 27 Almuñécar and La Herradura
Update July 23, 2021 Measures in Andalucía
As of July 23, 2021 the Granada Sur district remains at Level 2! If you are planning a visit to the Málaga province, please be aware they have moved to level 3 measures, with more restrictions than us.
Please see the photos below for the level 2 measures.
Update July 08, 2021 Measures in Andalucía
Announced June 24
In Spain, the obligatory use of masks outdoors will end on June 26! Read full article here.
Update June 17, 2021 Measures in Andalucía
This de-escalation, linked to the level of vaccination in Andalucía, will be divided into three phases published on May 06:
Update June 10, 2021 Measures in Andalucía
Update June 03 2021 Measures in Andalucía
Update May 27, 2021 Measures in Andalucía
Update May 06, 2021 Measures in Andalucía from May 09.
This de-escalation, linked to the level of vaccination in Andalucía, will be divided into three phases:
- Stabilization Phase, May 09 – May 31, 2021
- Continue with face masks and social distancing
- No Curfew
- You may continue with open travel within the autonomous community of Andalucía (excluding municipalities with high rates)
- Hospitality sector open until midnight.
- Restaurants: maximum table capacity of 8 people inside and 10 outside, depending on the alert level of each municipality.
- Events / Celebrations, maximum capacity of 300 people inside and 500 outside.
- Bars with music and discos may open until 02:00, with the same seating and table conditions as restaurants.
- Dance floors will only be allowed in municipalities with alert level 1, always outdoors and the mask is mandatory.
- In shows, cinemas, theaters, sporting events and bullrings, at alert levels 1 and 2, a free seat must be left between groups of spectators. In the rest of the levels it will be necessary to respect the meter and a half of separation.
- In beaches and swimming pools there is no time limit. Yes, a specific protection plan against Covid-19 will be necessary, as in 2020, and the maintenance of a distance of one and a half meters between groups.
- Advance Phase, as of June 01 – 20
- Normalization Phase, as of June 21. This is the planned date, “if the forecasts in the shipment of vaccines are fulfilled”, the Andalusian Government expects that 70% of the population will have at least one dose administered and around 40% will be fully immunized.
In each phase , the opening hours of shops and hotels will be gradually extended . In addition, the capacity of shops, bars, restaurants, transport and public shows will depend on the alert level – from 1 to 4 – declared in each municipality. A decision that has been agreed at the meeting of the Advisory Council of High Impact Public Health Alerts (Committee of Experts) of Andalucía. Read more here.
Update April 27, 2021 Measures in Andalucía from April 29 – May 09.
The current state of Alarm will end on May 9. As of that date the rules and restrictions will fall into the hands of each autonomous community. We do not know what that will mean at this time. Read more The measures regarding perimeter restrictions will allow free travel within Andalucía, April 29 – May 09, 2021. 🚗 Province perimeter border closures are removed and you may travel within the autonomous community of Andalucía (excluding municipalities with high rates) 🕚 Curfew remains from 23:00 – 06:00 🛍️ Hotels, hospitality, and services close at 23:00, Shops close at 22:30 ❌The municipalities that exceed the TASA 500 will establish the perimeter closure, without altering the hours of commerce and hospitality ❌The municipalities that exceed the RATE 1000 closed perimeter and closed of non-essential activity 👥 The same capacity for gatherings – of 6 people max outdoors and 4 people max indoors
Update April 23, 2021 Measures in Andalucía (Granada Sur)
The entire province of Granada remains at Level 4 / grade 1. The measures announced regarding (perimeter restrictions, curfew) will remain the same through April 29. 🔒 Province perimeter border closures remain in place and reviewed again for April 29 🕚 Curfew remains from 23:00 – 06:00 🛍️ Shops, hotels, hospitality, and services until 20:00 👥 The same capacity for gatherings – of 6 people max outdoors and 4 people max indoors
Update April 16, 2021 Measures in Andalucía (Granada Sur)
The entire province of Granada moves down to Level 4 / grade 1, which means tighter measures and restrictions, as of April 16. A translated version of the news bulletin as of April 15, 2021 The measures announced regarding (perimeter restrictions, curfew) will remain the same through April 22. 🔒 Province perimeter border closures remain in place and reviewed again for April 22 🕚 Curfew remains from 23:00 – 06:00 🛍️ Shops, hotels, hospitality, and services until 20:00 (As of 00:00 April 18 or night of the 17th) 👥 The same capacity for gatherings – of 6 people max outdoors and 4 people max indoors
- Civil ceremonies, Religious celebrations, Banquets: capacity of 30% with a maximum of 30 people inside and 50 outside. Service at tables of maximum 4 people
- Commercial Establishments: 50% capacity with social disance
- Public transit: 50% capacity with empty seats between
- Environmental activities: max of 4 people inside and 10 in the open air.
- Hospitality and Restaurants: 30% of capacity inside and 75% outside on the terrace
- Gyms: 40% capacity
- Competitions, events, sports: no spectators
- Movies, theaters, auditoriums: 50% capacity with 200 inside and 300 outside
- Private transport: 2 people per row of seats with the front passenger seat vacant
- Parks: general child playgrounds closed, organized activities with a maximum of 4 people
This interactive MAP always shows the current rules and restrictions for each of the municipalities in Andalucia. You can see the level for “today” for each one and the preventative measures which apply to that level.
Municipality closures in the Granada Province
Update April 09, 2021 Measures in Andalucía (Granada Sur)
We also have the new announcements for our health district: The Granada Sur health district remains at level 3, as of April 09. This is mainly Costa Tropical and Las Alpujarras. A translated version of the news bulletin as of April 22, 2021 The measures announced regarding (perimeter restrictions, curfew, hospitality, shops) will remain the same through April 22. 🔒 Province perimeter border closures remain in place and reviewed again for April 22 🕚 Curfew remains from 23:00 – 06:00 🛍️ Shops, hotels and services until 22:30 👥 The same capacity for gatherings – of 6 people max outdoors and 4 people max indoors
Update April 01, 2021 Measures in Andalucía (Granada Sur)
The Granada Sur health district remains at level 3, as of April 01. This is mainly Costa Tropical and Las Alpujarras. A translated version of the official news bulletin as of April 1, 2021
Update March 26, 2021 Measures in Andalucía (Granada Sur)
The Granada Sur health district has moved back to level 3, as of March 26. This is mainly Costa Tropical and Las Alpujarras. The measures announced last week regarding (perimeter restrictions, curfew, hospitality, shops) will remain the same through April 9. 🔒 Province perimeter border closures remain in place until after Easter 🕚 Altered Curfew from 23:00 – 06:00 🛍️ Shops, hotels and services until 22:30 👥 New capacity for gatherings – of 6 people max outdoors and 4 people max indoors
Update March 18, 2021 Measures in Andalucía March 19 – April 9
🔒 Province perimeter border closures remain in place until after Easter 🕚 Altered Curfew from 23:00 – 06:00 🛍️ Shops, hotels and services until 22:30 👥 New capacity for gatherings – of 6 people max outdoors and 4 people max indoors
Update March 11, 2021 Granada Sur Moving to level 2 on March 12!
We still have province level perimeter restrictions at least until March 26th. Read article. The Granada Coast (Costa Tropical) and La Alpujarra enter alert level 2 this Friday 12/03/2021 at 00:00, with ‘starred’ measures such as the extending the closing time of bars (21:30) and shops . These are things in the hospitality sector that all in the Granada province, without municipality perimeter restrictions, will be able to enjoy. The vast majority will go down to the coast this weekend, since mobility is allowed within in the province. Other Activity capacity changes in level 2 begin on March 18th Alert level 2 is associated with the variation of the capacity allowed in the different activities from the 18th are under the following parameters:
- Wakes and funerals : 10 people indoors and 25 outdoors.
- Civil and religious ceremonies : 50% of the capacity
- Hotels and restaurants : 75% of indoor capacity and 100% on terraces
- Banquets : 50 people indoors, 75 outdoors and a maximum capacity of 50%
- Sports facilities : 50% of the capacity: 200 people indoors and 400 outdoors
- Commercial establishments : 60% of capacity with safety distance
- Cinemas, theaters and auditoriums : 60% of the capacity. 300 people indoors, 500 outdoors
- Congresses and fairs : 60% of its capacity. 300 people indoors and 500 outdoors maximum
- Public transport : 100% of seats, 75% of standing places
- Environmental activities : 10 people indoors and 15 outdoors
- Parks and gardens : Generally open with activities for a maximum of 10 people
Semana Santa / Easter Movement between all the mainland Spanish regions is banned apart from for justified reasons which can include work, health and care of dependent people. Therefore, you will not be able to leave or enter Andalucía during the Easter holidays. The regional government is considering allowing mobility between provinces, within the region, but it has not yet been approved.
Update March 5, 2021
The Granada province will remain at level 3 and covid restrictions will remain the same. The province perimeter is closed for travel, except for essential travel. For all of Andalucía, we can now meet with up to 6 people rather than 4. The entire province of Huelva, the Aljarafe, Seville South, Seville East and Seville capital health districts in the province of Seville; Guadalquivir, Córdoba, Córdoba North , Córdoba South in Córdoba; La Vega, Valle del Guadalhorce, Malaga and Axarquía in Malaga; and Jaén Norte, Jaén and Jaén Nordeste in the province of Jaén as well as part of the Campo de Gibraltar in Cádiz, will be in phase 2 of health alert from this Friday, according to the Junta de Andalucía. Next review March 19. Read full article here. Semana Santa The Public Health Commission, in which all the autonomous regions and cities and the Ministry of Health are represented has proposed to close the perimeters of all regions and limit night mobility from 26 March to 9 April Read more
Update as of Feb 26, 2021
We still have perimeter restrictions between provinces, but are free to travel within our own province. The curfew remains in place from 22:00 to 07:00 each day. Establishments have limited hours. You may read complete rules and restrictions here (the municipality of Almuñécar has been preselected in the drop menu, but you can change it). Slowly the numbers are going down in Andalucia and municipalities are beginning to have their perimeter restrictions lifted. Next review March 4. Read full article here
Update as of Feb 19, 2021
The health district of Granada Sur is now Level 3 (mainly the coast of Granada). We still have perimeter restrictions between provinces, but are free to travel within our own province. The curfew remains in place from 22:00 to 07:00 each day. Establishments have limited hours. You may read complete rules and restrictions here (the municipality of Almuñécar has been preselected in the drop menu, but you can change it). Slowly the numbers are going down in Andalucia and municipalities are beginning to have their perimeter restrictions lifted.
As of Feb 13, 2021
The perimeter restrictions have now been lifted from Motril, so we are free to travel there at this time. Here are the municipalities within the Granada province with open perimeters as of the 13th. Read full article translated to English. Circulation would be allowed from this Saturday if the Board does not indicate any particular situation. They are, specifically, Chimeneas, Deifontes, Maracena, Molvízar, Montefrío, Peligros, Huétor Tájar, Las Gabias, Albondón, Beas de Granada, Algarinejo, Armilla, Ogíjares, Marchal. Nívar, Valle del Zalabí, Cogollos de Guadix, Padul, Motril, Cúllar, Cúllar Vega, Turón, Freila, Lecrín, Güevéjar, Santa Fe, Gor, Jun, Agrón, Vélez de Benaudalla, Monachil, Albuñol, Lanteira, Íllora, Salar, Zagra, Torrenueva Costa, Dollar, Villa de Otura, Salobreña, Deifontes, Almuñécar, Beas de Guadix, Moclín, La Taha, Lanjarón, Píñar, Cortes de Baza, Cenes de la Vega, Rubite, Gualchos, Albuñuelas, Darro, Campotéjar, Montejícar , Gójar, Cádiar, Cortes y Graena, Pinos Genil, Valderrubio, Dílar, Benalúa de las Villas, Zafarraya, Villanueva de las Torres, Alquife, Dúrcal, Moraleda de Zafayona, Válor, Güéjar Sierra, Alhama de Granada, Diezma, Villamena, Jérez of the Marquis. Those with perimeter restrictions are listed in the photo:
As of Feb 10, 2021
Almuñécar & Salobreña municipality perimeter restrictions removed as of Feb 10 (Wednesday)
As of 00:00 Wednesday 10/02/2021 Almuñécar & Salobreña perimeters open The Granada municipalities that, have spent 14 days with closed perimeters and have managed to lower rates below 500 infections per 100,000 inhabitants can regain mobility by lifting the perimeter closure . The municipalities that meet these conditions are Almuñécar, Alicún Ortega, Cájar, Caniles, Jayena, Lecrín, Trevélez, Villanueva de las Torres and Zafarraya . In addition, we must add three municipalities already mentioned -Alquife, La Tahá and Soportújar- that open both non-essential businesses and perimeter limits. Read announcement in Ideal.
Almuñécar perimeter restrictions 27 January – 10 February
Mobility restriction: you will not be able to enter or leave the municipality without just cause Bars and shops will continue their activity with the same schedule The perimeter closure will last a minimum of 14 days and it will be reviewed mid Feb.
Preventative measures as of January 21, 2021
The expansion of the third wave of the coronavirus has forced the Board to act again, just a week after it announced the new measures for Andalucia. Press Conference President Junta de Andalucia has announced the following restrictions as of Sunday January 17th: Andalucia borders will be closed. (You may only enter or leave with just cause or essential travel: work, education, medical appointments, etc.) Perimeter closure of the eight provinces, No travel from one province to another . (You may only enter or leave with just cause or essential travel: work, education, medical appointments, etc.) Municipality borders closure for Almuñécar, Motril, Salobreña and more. (You may only enter or leave with just cause or essential travel: work, education, medical appointments, etc.) Curfew is maintained from 22:00 to 06:00, but the Government of Spain may authorize it will be from 20:00 to 06:00 hours. (you should not be out during that window of time or you will be subject to a find) Social gatherings limited to 4 people. (Privately or publicly, including tables at bars and restaurants) Shops can stay open till 18:00 Restaurants & Cafeterías can remain open till 18:00 Take away orders in the hospitality industry until 21:30; Orders by phone until 22:30 with home delivery until 23:30 p.m. If the Government authorizes to change the curfew, these hours will be adapted. Authorized mobility for federated athletes, judges and referees, for competitions and training. Without companions. Perimeter closure of the 219 municipalities with a contagion rate greater than 500 per 100,000 inhabitants. Closure of the hospitality industry and non-essential commerce in the 91 municipalities (a subset of the 219) that have a contagion rate of more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. And, if the Government of Spain authorizes it, home confinement in those 91 municipalities . Sources: Read article translated into English here. Read ABC Seville article translated into English here. Read El Mundo article translated into English here. View the numbers for Andalucia here. Almuñécar has had 58 cases in the last 7 days (as of January 15) Twitter posts by Junta de Andalucía Post with rules detailed into a photo link Post with list of municipalities with greater restrictions, link
Update for Granada province – January 2021
The list of municipalities in the province of Granada is growing day by day that exceeds the limits established by the Junta de Andalucía in the incidence rates of 500 and 1,000 recent cases per 100,000 inhabitants and therefore will be added to the new restrictions that limit the mobility , with perimeter confinement in the first case, and with the closure of the hotel and retail businesses, in the second level of severity. The Board announced that it will confine the perimeter from 00:00 on Saturday January 22 new municipalities had exceeded the rate of 500 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants. List of municipalities that have exceeded the 500 or 1000 per 100,000 people
Rules for January 11 – 16, 2021
Press Conference President Junta de Andalucia has announced the following restrictions as of Monday January 11th, through to 23:59 on the 24th of January. Andalucia will be closed again, unless you have a justified reason to travel in/out of Andalucia. Travel within Andalucia from one province to the other will remain possible, (Currently under review). Curfew is from 22:00 to 06:00 (you should not be out during that window of time or you will be subject to a find) Social gatherings limited to 6 people. Shops can stay open till 20:00 Restaurants can remain open till 18:00, Cafeterías can remain open until 20:00, but no alcohol served after 18:00 Take-away will be allowed until 21:30. Home delivery orders will be accepted until 22:30 and allowed to be delivered until 23:30 Primary, Secondary, and Bachillerato Schools will remain open,with the same safety measures as before Universities in Granada, Jaen, Almería, Jerez (all in fase 4, grado 1) will only offer online classes, unless absolutely necessary 8 towns in Campo de Gibraltar will remain in lockdown. La Linea de la Concepción and in Añora, both in fase 4, grado 2 so complete lockdown, no commercial activity and restaurants closed. Read article translated into English here. In addition, Costa Tropical is at Level 3 (more info) Commercial establishments may house 60% of their capacity. Public transport may offer 100% of the seats and 75% of the standing places. At wakes and funerals there will be a maximum of 20 people in outdoor spaces and 10 in closed spaces – unless they are living together. In religious and civil ceremonies, the capacity both in the event itself and in the hotel establishments where the subsequent celebration takes place will be 50% (maximum 50 people inside and 75 outside the premises)
Holiday Phases – December 12, 2020 to January 10, 2021
Andalucia Moves to 2 phases of restriction over the holidays (announced Dec 10th) New COVID Restrictions Announced! The board has decided to divide the plan into two phases:
- Phase I: December 12-17
- Phase II: December 18 – January 10.
This de-escalation in two phases allows stores to regain their normal opening hours and gives bars an extra shift for dinners. Mobility between provinces does not recover until December 18. Phase I: December 12 to 17 (inclusive)
- The trade extends its opening hours until 21:00 hours.
- The bars and restaurants, however, will have to continue closing at 6 pm.
- Mobility between municipalities within the same province will be allowed.
- Curfew will continue to be from 22:00 to 07:00 hours.
Phase II: From 00:00 on December 18 to January 10
- The trade will regain their normal schedules
- The cafeterias will see their restrictions somewhat eased. They will be allowed to open 10:00 to 22.30 without closure in the middle. That said, from 18:00 – 20:00 they may not serve alcohol and must have coffee available during that time. The Andalusian Government considers this time slot as the most dangerous for the spread of covid and does not want alcohol involved with the gatherings. As far as we know the bars and restaurants will still have the 2 hour closure from 18:00 to 20:00. Read official BOJA of this change to the original announcement.
- Mobility between provinces will be allowed!
- Curfew will continue to be from 23:00 to 06:00 hours.
* Between December 23 and 6 of January
- The entry and exit of Andalusia will be allowed in an extraordinary cases and only for family reunification (this has been updated per ministry of health’s recommendation to include more than just immediate family. It will also include “people who have a relationship as close as the family but who do not have that legal consideration”).
- The Board will allow family reunions of up to ten people on December 24, 25, 31 and January 1. It is recommended not to exceed the two groups of coexistence in family gatherings.
- Delays the curfew on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve to 01:30.
Read full Spanish article from El Mundo via google translate to English.
November 24 – December 11 Costa Tropical and Las Alpujarras Andalucia has extended the covid restrictions through 11 December. Movement will be limited within your municipality. Only essential journeys will be allowed between municipalities (for work, education, appointments, etc.). In addition there will be a curfew for all non-essential activity from 22:00 to 07:00 each day. Mobility in all of Andalucia is limited to your municipality. read full article
- Municipal boundaries remain closed in Andalucia. Movement between municipalities will remain restricted to essential journey (for work, education, appointments, etc.) throughout the region.
- The night curfew stays at 10pm to 7am (22:00 – 07:00)
- Commercial hours will remain with non essential businesses closing at 6pm (18:00), although bars and restaurants can serve food to take away until 9.30pm (21:30). Another change is that shops will be able to sell toys until 8pm (20:00).
- The remainder of the province of Granada will have closure of all non essential activities for the entire day and night. Restaurants and bars are considered non essential and will be closed during this time. Recommendation to all Granadans that they only leave home for what is strictly necessary.
Schools will remain in session at all educational levels, except in the university student whose classes will be remote. What are essential activities? (essential travel, work, school, medical)
- Acquisition of medicines, health products and other essential goods.
- Assistance to health centers, services and establishments.
- Assistance to veterinary care centers for urgent reasons.
- Compliance with labor, professional, business, institutional or legal obligations.
- Return to the place of habitual residence after carrying out some of the activities foreseen in this section.
- Assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people.
- Due to force majeure or situation of need.
- Any other activity of a similar nature, duly accredited.
- Refueling at gas stations or service stations, when necessary to carry out the activities foreseen in the preceding paragraphs.
- Restaurants and bars are not open during the curfew hours.
The restrictions for the remainder of the Granada province will be all day/night. (excluding Costa Tropical) “The data forces us to continue acting.” the Andalusian president has said, adding that “the Board does not have the power to order home confinement, only the Government of Spain can do that.” Juanma Moreno has recommended that the people of Granada “only leave home for what is strictly necessary.” “It is a tough and difficult decision,” he said , who has highlighted that the numbers of infections in Granada in the last 14 days, about 1,200 daily positives, are worse than those of highly affected communities such as Navarra.
The Board closes all non-essential activity in the province of Granada and will be reviewed again December 12. Essential shops and businesses that will remain open:
- Supermarkets / retail commercial establishments of food, beverages, products and essential goods
- Health centers, Pharmacy, services and establishments
- The restaurants of tourist accommodation establishments, which may remain open as long as it is for the exclusive use of their clients.
- Social and socio-sanitary services
- Veterinary centers or clinics, pet food
- Optics and orthopedic products
- Hygienic products
- Bookstore and stationery
- Home delivery services
- Sports centers for physical activity that are outdoors
- Soup kitchens and other establishments for the delivery and distribution of food
- Driving schools
- Professional and financial services
- Mechanic workshops
- Repair services and construction material
- Hardware stores
- Technological equipment and telecommunications
- Dry cleaners, laundries
- ABC de Sevilla news article, translated in English.
- Full article in google translate to English.
- Here is the announcement in SUR English
- Read more in Granada Digital.
- Here is the link to the Andalucia BOJA(dated 08/11/2020 and translated in English). BOJA summary
- Read more about the full details of the Almuñécar municipality here.
November 24 -Almuñécar Mayor’s decree on COVID rules in our municipality
From Mayor on Facebook: LINK
- Authorize the installation of the markets, while the measures of the Order of October 29, 2020, which establish the levels health alert and temporary and exceptional measures are adopted for reasons of public health in Andalusia, for the containment of COVID-19 and alert level 4, with the following requirements:
- Mandatory distance between positions in order to guarantee safety and distance between workers, customers and pedestrians.
- The occupancy of the establishment may not exceed 50% of the authorized capacity.
- The established order of installation of the positions will be followed on alternate days, between the even positions and the odd positions, corresponding to install those that were not installed on the last day that was allowed.
- Suspend the following municipal facilities from being open to the public:
- Aquarium and Parque Loro Sexi
- Parks for Children, Calisthenics and Biosaludables.
- The opening of the following municipal facilities with limitations, capacity and / or hours:
- Municipal museums: 65% of the allowed capacity. Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 14:00. Group visits will be of a maximum of 10 people, including the monitor or guide.
- Castillo San Miguel and Castillo de La Herradura: 65% of the allowed capacity. Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Group visits will be of a maximum of 10 people, including the monitor or guide.
- Tourism Offices Monday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 13:30
- Theaters and Auditoriums 50% of the allowed capacity.
- Municipal swimming pools. 40% of the allowed capacity and until18:00.
- Sports facilities for outdoor physical activity 40% of the allowed capacity. No age limit until 21:00. At sporting events, training sessions and competitions, there will be no spectators.
- Sports facilities for physical activity other than outdoors 40% of the allowed capacity. No age limit until 18:00. At sporting events, training sessions and competitions, there will be no spectators.
- Municipal libraries 65% of allowed capacity. From 9:30 a.m. to 13:30 and from 16:30 to 20:30.
- Remind the public that while the current situation of health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic continues, all citizens must carry out their activities in accordance with the precautionary principle, recommending that they go out as strictly necessary.
- Give the maximum diffusion to the telephone and electronic communication channels of the citizens with the Almuñécar City Council, requesting the citizens to go only in case of not being able to process it by any of these means:
- Municipal Office of Citizen Services Almuñécar: 958 838 600 -Municipal
- Office for Citizenship La Herradura: 958 640 425 -Municipal
- Center for Social Services: 958 639 086 -Municipal
- Sports Area: 958883142
October 28 – Andalucia and Granada Province Closed
The predictions have come true. The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has confirmed that the autonomous community will be closed from this Friday at 00:00 hours until next November 9. The president has also announced that the entire province of Granada is completely closed. The popular has assured that the curve of the second wave of Covid-19 has not reached the ceiling in Andalusia, so he has asked for responsibility and prudence to face a “long road”.
- All hospitality in Andalucia (restaurants, bars, etc) will close by 22:30.
- Limit to 6 people meeting in public or private, unless you live in the same household.
All of Granada province is closed 00:00 October 30 – November 9 The board will review this date range every two weeks, so it is possible it can be extended beyond November 9. Juanma Moreno has also announced that the entire province of Granada will be closed, as well as Seville and Jaén, the other two affected provinces after the intervention of the president. 448 Andalusian municipalities will be prohibited from leaving their term, unless justified by a solid reason. “I ask the population of open localities to leave their municipalities as little as possible,” Moreno said. Read the full article in Spanish. In the Granada province you may not leave your municipality, except for essential reasons (essential needs, medical reasons or work). The rules are pretty much the same as the first lockdown. If you have school or work in another municipality, please bring proof when you travel. This will begin at 00:00 Friday (so in the middle of the night of Thursday to Friday) and at the moment will last until November 9th.
- Only essential travel will be permitted outside of your municipality (essential travel, work, school, medical)
October 25 – New State of Alarm
Spanish prime minister approves new state of alarm with plans to remain in place until May 9, 2021. The new decree gives regional governments the option to prohibit travel in and out of their territories unless it is justified, as well as imposing an obligatory nationwide curfew between 11pm and 6am (23:00 to 06:00), as of October 25, 2020. Regions will also have the possibility of restricting the entrance to and exit from their territories unless this is for essential reasons such as going to work or to get to the doctor. More than 30% of transmissions are taking place during social meetings in homes. All of the regional governments are seeing that early closing for bars is not enough, as many people – in particular youngsters – are resorting to late-night socialising in private residences. The decree will not see the closure of Spain’s borders, as was the case during the first wave of the pandemic. Read announcement in El Pais in English Read BOE (bulletin in English)
Curfew 23:00 to 06:00 (updated as of Nov 9 to 22:00 – 07:00)
October 22, 2020 – Mask Mandatory
Update from Junta de Andalucia
Masks required in cafes and restaurants now. Read the full article here. The Junta de Andalucía has decided to give more force to the measure that requires wearing a mask . The Governing Council has determined that the mask will always have to be worn in two new circumstances:
- When sitting at the table in bars and restaurants , except when expressly going to eat.
- When running in the street .
Update from Ayuntamiento September 14, 2020
Schools are back in session with various precautions in place for the safety of the children. Social distancing, maskes, cleaning supplies, staggered entry or days attending class. These rules will evolve as school continues.
Update August 14, 2020 – Bars & Nightclubs Closed
Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa announced on Friday that the government is closing nightclubs and nighttime bars across Spain in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus. He also explained that all establishments, such as restaurants, would have to close at 1am, with no new patrons allowed to enter from midnight onward. Read full article.
Masks are Mandatory (Andalucia)
As of Wednesday, July 15 at 00:00 (or midnight of the night of July 14) Make a note of this date: next Wednesday, July 15 at 00.00. 100€ fine if non compliant Masks must be worn indoors and outdoors (excluding your own home), regardless of social distances. A mask is mandatory in air, sea, bus or rail transportation. Also, in public and private transport of passengers in vehicles of up to nine seats, including the driver, if the occupants of tourism vehicles do not live together at the same address. Transport Private car: If traveling in a car with members of same house, it is not required to wear a mask. If anyone in the car is from a different household, you should all wear a mask. You should wear a mask at all times, there are random security checks around town. They may ask for your ID to show you live in the same household. Public transit: wear a mask Walking anywhere, even with the dog: wear a mask Home In your own home with those who live there, you don’t need a mask. If you invite friends or family over from another household, you should wear masks. Of course, they will not be policing your private home, but it isn’t about the rules, it is about keeping things COVID free.
Some exceptions: * Beaches & Pools : It is not necessary to wear the mask on beaches and pools while sitting in a certain space with family of same household sunning, as long as the interpersonal safety distance between users can be respected. On the other hand, for trips and walks on the beach or around swimming pools, the use of a mask will be mandatory.
* While consuming food/drink (put the mask back on after eating and just socializing or for that trip to the toilet) * Those doing active exercise (running, biking, etc) * Those with severe respiratory problems * Children under 6 years of age The rules are still unfolding and being announced. As we have new information we will update this page. Social distancing still needs to be maintained.
“From midnight, masks will be compulsory throughout Andalusia “permanently” in closed and open spaces, regardless of whether the safety distance of one and a half meters can be maintained and “with the exception of the family unit”. Whoever does not carry this protection element will be sanctioned. The Andalusian Government tightens the restrictions after detecting twenty active outbreaks , which accumulate 362 infections. The president of the Andalusian Government, Juanma Moreno , announced this Monday during his speech at the closing of the meeting of the Public University Forum held at the Palacio de San Telmo. “We have to reduce the number of infections and if we have to wear masks to reduce this contagion, we will all wear a mask ” the president proclaimed, a decision that had already been approved this morning by the committee of experts that advises the Andalusian government during the crisis sanitary. Moreno has called the Andalusians to set an example by taking preventive measures. ” We cannot go back to stage zero, we cannot stop the economy , we cannot see the deaths of thousands, we cannot go back steps, to the stage of suffering, and unfortunately we do not have effective treatment or vaccination, we only have one instrument: individual responsibility to protect ourselves and others. ” In this way, ” the virus will have the least possible impact in Andalusia , and we will ensure that the economy and life are as little damaged as possible.” “It depends on each and every Andalusian,” stressed the President of the Board.” “Despite the heat, difficulties and limitations, we have to get used to wearing the mask permanently. With the use of the mask, the risk of contagion is reduced to 1%,” Official bulletin from the Junta de Andalucia regarding the use of masks from 15 July onward. (original in Spanish here)
We’re Open as of June!
The state of alarm ended on June 21. Many foreign tourists will be allowed from July 1 and summer is here! Keep in mind that fiestas and celebrations were cancelled for 2020. There are still people out and about enforcing the social distancing rules. The stretch of road from the Paseo del Altillo to San Cristobal beach will be blocked to road traffic for a few hours each night, to allow for more pedestrians. We are now back to having pretty much everything open and operating. Stores, Restaurants and public establishments have made the required social distancing measures to be open. It is recommended to call ahead for a restaurant reservation, if possible. Of course, you can always walk by and see if tables are open as well. Sometimes this is preferred, just to verify they are practicing the social distancing and disinfecting rules. We have several lists of restaurants in Almuñécar and La Herradura for you to try. The Markets are back in July! Both the Almuñécar Friday Market and the Sunday Rastro will reopen with 50% of the stalls and with the corresponding security measures and signage for access to the premises and visitor routes. Some of the local hotels opted to wait until July to open. There are new rules for the beach and we will just carry on, knowing the COVID is still out there. Masks should be with you at all times and worn when a distance of 2 meters can’t be met. Most establishments will have hand gel available for you or possibly gloves or masks. Here are some tours and activities to choose from, all with safety measures in mind.
Summer 2020 Beach Rules
Rules for the Use of Beaches of Almuñécar – La Herradura (Facilitate the work of law enforcement and surveillance). – Rescue and Surveillance Service from 11:00 to 20:00 p.m. June 19 to September 11 – Respect the safety distance. – Respect the distance of 2 meters apart and a maximum of 2 umbrellas. – Banned: Camping, domestic animals and barbecues. – Banned: Toldos, tents, tents or similar.
Masks Beaches & Pools : Mask should be worn at all times, excluding while sitting in a certain space with family of same household sunning, as long as the interpersonal safety distance between users can be respected. On the other hand, for trips and walks on the beach or around swimming pools, the use of a mask will be mandatory.
The do not need to be used when:
* While consuming food/drink (put the mask back on after eating and just socializing or for that trip to the toilet) * Those doing active exercise (running, biking, etc) * Those with severe respiratory problems * Children under 6 years of age The rules are still unfolding and being announced. As we have new information we will update this page. Social distancing still needs to be maintained.
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We are keeping the below information as a record of what we have experienced the past several months. We know this virus is now under control in Spain, but that doesn’t mean we can let our guards down. It is still out there and we need to do all we can to prevent the spread and allow us all to enjoy everything Almuñécar & La Herradura have to offer. Spain state of alarm ended June 21, 2020 The state of alarm lockdown has been extended to June 21st. Spain’s prime minister is speeding up both the deescalation of coronavirus confinement measures, and the country’s political tensions. As of June 21, when the final extension to the state of alarm is over, Spaniards will begin to recover their freedom of movement across the country, provided that there are no unexpected obstacles. We will have freedom of movement. As of July 1 we can travel anywhere in the country and international travelers will be allowed to enter. Read moreAs of June 8, all provinces in Andalusia, including Málaga and Granada, will be in Phase 3. Read more Spain plans to open to international tourists as of July 1st. Read more Spain’s deescalation measures As of May 4, there will be four phases over May and June, which should allow us all to get to the “New Normal” by the end of June or later. This may vary by region and does depend on the numbers remaining in control. The dates are NOT set in stone and can vary based on location. Each area must have approval to move to a new phase. Read full press release by the ministry of health. See what phase your province is in and what activities are allowed. Read more here. Although no specific dates have been set for each phase, below is an approximate calendar. At best, the four phases of the transition to the new normal plan will run until the end of June. A minimum period of two weeks will pass between each phase, which will be extended if the markers indicate so. There has been a bit of a merge of activities allowed in Phase 2 & 3. The photo below is just a general guide. Almuñécar – La Herradura Phases There are various phases we will move through in order to safely and cautiously move out of the pandemic state. Starting at Phase 0 moving to Phase 3 and then we carry on.
Phase 3 as of Monday, June 8, 2020
Granada will go to phase 3 this Monday despite not having completed the 14 days of quarantine raised by the Government . The Ministry of Health today gave the go-ahead for the province to stop lagging behind the rest of Andalusia and for the whole community, as a whole, to go to phase 3 next Monday. This decision is made due to the good evolution of the territory . From this point regional authorities assume control of the deescalation process during this stage, and can decide how long this last phase should last. Read announcement. Continue with wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands Travel – There is greater flexibility in general mobility. However, movement between Andalusian provinces is not yet confirmed. stay tuned! Andalusia and the Basque Country announced on Saturday that they will permit their residents to move freely between provinces. The Andalusian premier, Juan Manuel Moreno, warned, however, that he would “respond forcefully” should there be any new outbreaks of the ciris. “If the restriction of movement is needed in the future, we will do it,” he said this weekend, read more Bars, Restaurants and Cafes – The capacity of a maximum of 50% of its capacity will be extended, providing the separation of clients is guaranteed. Standing near people with a minimum separation of 2 meters are allowed between customers of the bar. The open-air terraces of the hotel and restaurant establishments may be opened to the public, limiting the capacity to 75% of the tables allowed, based on the corresponding municipal license from the prior year.
- Shopping Centers – The ban on the use of common areas and recreational areas of shopping centers is lifted. Of course, the capacity of the shopping center and commercial establishtments will be limited to 50%, with a safety distance of 2 meters.
- Markets with stalls – Open-air markets may have 50% of the stalls or they may increase the surface area that allows a similar distance between stalls. This will be done at the discretion of the municipalities that must guarantee the safety distance of two meters between people. We do not have a date for the return of the Friday Market or the Sunday Rastro at this time.
- Social, Weddings and the like – Social contact is allowed for non-vulnerable people or those with previous pathologies. Weddings can be held with a maximum number of 150 attendees outdoors and 75 indoors. without exceeding 75% of the facilities capacity.
- Public Transport – 100% of city and interurban public transport services are expected to operate.
- Hotels and Tourist Accommodation – Common spaces capacity increases to 50%.
- Outdoor shows may be held before a maximum of 800 spectators. As a condition, attendees must remain seated and respect the social distance of two meters.
- Leisure Activities – The reopening of performing and musical arts rooms is planned with a capacity limit of 1/3. Likewise, those cultural acts and shows of less than 80 people in closed places may also open with 30% of their capacity.
- Active and nature tourism and bathing on the beach are allowed, in safety and distance conditions.
- Shows and sports activities are authorized in closed spaces (only for practicing sports in which there is no contact or the risk of contagion is moderate, for example a skating rink). The public will be limited to one person for every 20 m2.
- Games may be held with a maximum of one third of the capacity, always guaranteeing safety separation between spectators as well as outdoor sports activities. You can go to the gym with a maximum capacity of one third and without using the changing rooms.
Official BOE – boletín oficial del estado fase 3
Phase 2 as of June 1, 2020
Under Phase 2, regions will be able to decide whether or not classes should restart in schools, social gatherings of up to 15 people are allowed, and there are no restrictions on outdoor activity. Masks, social distancing and washing hands all remain. The municipality has the right to alter some of the restrictions and we will do our best to keep this up to date with the latest information.
- Continue with wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands
- No restrictions for outdoor activity
- Beaches open (with limited capacity)
- 15 people meetings at home and social gatherings
- Active tourism in groups of 20 or fewer – tours and activities
- You will be able to travel to the second residence, if you are within the same province
- Shopping malls open – Here is info about Nevada Shopping Center in Granada and shopping in Motril (with limited capacity and stay in your province)
- Travel within the same province are allowed
- Outdoor markets (with limited capacity – we aren’t sure yet when the Friday Market or Sunday Rastro will resume)
- Hotels and tourist establishments open (under restrictions and limited capacity)
- Restaurants, Bars, Terraces (with limited capacity)
- Pools can be opened to carry out sports activities, the use of changing rooms is allowed, but no showers (with limited capacity)
- Visits to monuments, museums and libraries (with limited capacity)
- Educational & training centers open to make administrative efforts (with limited capacity) preference of online training.
- Movies & Cinema (with limited capacity)
- Weddings – Wedding ceremonies may take place in all kinds of facilities, public or private, as long as it is not exceeded 50% of its capacity. A maximum of 100 may attend people in outdoor spaces or 50 people in closed spaces, maintaining social distance, hygiene hands, and a mask.
- Attendance to places of worship (with 50% capacity)
- You can go to wake and burials with a maximum of attendees (with restrictions)
- NO Nightclubs
- Full detailed guide to Phase 2 in Spanish – Click Here or Google translation to English – Click Here
- Official BOE – boletín oficial del estado fase 2
Beaches Summer 2020 Covid 19 update
Starting Monday, 1 June the beaches of Almuñécar and La Herradura will be open daily 09:00 – 23:00
Business May 4 – Businesses with appointments may open and home delivery or pick up food Schools will continue virtually and classes will resume on campus in September. Walks & Exercise April 26 – under 14 years (up to 3) with 1 adult May 2 – Walks and exercise 14 years + with time slots and rules Quoted from N332 Facebook :The following information has been taken and translated from a live press conference given by Salvador Illa, Health Minister, today 30th April 2020 at 6pm.The population (from 14 year olds upwards) will be allowed to take walks and do exercise from Saturday 2nd May.The ‘de-escalation’ Committee has established “time slots” to organize the outings of the population and protect the most vulnerable groups. The decision was made “according to the data that shows the good evolution of the pandemic in Spain,” they explain. ⭐️ Adults from the age 14 years old upwards may go out for walks or to do exercise within the time slot of 6am to 10am, and from 8pm to 11pm. Once a day, one hour only. Walks radius 1km (click here to see what 1km is from your home). Exercise can be more but only inside municipality. ⭐️ Dependent adults (elderly, those with a carer, etc) may go out between 10am and 12 midday, and between 7pm and 8pm. Walk is Once a day, one hour. Radius 1km (click here to see what 1km is from your home). Inside municipality. ⭐️ Children (under 14 years old) may now only go out between 12 midday and 7pm. Under the same conditions as before, with only 1 adult, maximum 3 children. No meetings with other children nor adults, nor playing with others. Once a day, one hour. Radius 1km. Inside municipality. ✅ You may use bicycles, scooters, roller-skates, surf boards even! As long as the sport that you are practicing, you do it ALONE. Once a day inside your municipality. ✅ You may take a walk with one other person, with whom you live. 1 hour, 1km, once a day. (click here to see what 1km is from your home) ✅ And always clean/disinfect all equipment used while outside, when back home. And of course, wash your hands well, etc. These are government recommendations. ✅ When going out for the walk with persons from your same home, it is highly recommended to wear a mask. It is understood that when practicing exercise or sport, it is not so easy to wear a mask, due to heavy breathing etc. ✅ You must at ALL TIMES keep at least a 2 metre distance from all other persons. Remember, the walk (which can be done with ONE PERSON ONLY, who lives with you), is different to the exercise, that must be done alone. For example, to go out to cycle or a run, you must go alone. If you are just going for a normal short walk, you can do it with someone you live with. 🚫You must NOT use communal sport areas for example; tennis courts, football pitches, etc. The use of these areas is NOT PERMITTED. 🚫No comment was given on golf courses. We would assume it counts as a communal sport area. 🚫You cannot take your car to go somewhere else, further away, for your walk or exercise. You must stay in your own municipality, without taking your car. Each town hall may also give further regulations for their town. This news is for Spain in general. In municipalities with a population of less than 5.000, these time slots do not apply. Those who live in such towns may do exercise/walks from 6am – 11pm, as there will be no risk of overcrowding. Definition of dependent person: “A dependent person is one who has limitations to carry out one or more basic life activities, such as dressing, washing, cooking or shopping.” Source: Google. Translated by Phoebe Liddiard. Here is an article in English and it will continue to evolve.
Phase 1 as of May 18
- The following has been added in addition to Phase O – exercise and outing time schedule
- Social gatherings of up to 10 people in open air or in homes, ** all ages providing you are healthy and not ill or symptomatic (maintain social distance and wash hands)
- Traveling in Cars –
- members of the same household may travel by car together (max 9 people)
- members of different households may travel together, with one person per row of seats.
- Terraces – open air terraces 50% occupancy (restaurants, bars, cafes)
- Stores under 400 sqm – may open with appointments
- Hotels – Hotels and tourist accommodation can also reopen for guests living in the same province, but common areas will be shut.
- Places of worship – Places of worship will reopen with 30% capacity
- Open air markets – reopen with 25% capacity (we don’t have confirmation about local markets yet)
- ITV stations – they will open in Phase I. Read about the Spain ITV renewal process and online appointments
- FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions – Read here.
- Official detailed bulletin in Spanish – click here
- Visiting family and friends, attending funerals, shopping without an appointment, or sitting on a bar terrace are some of the things that will be allowed
- Sources from the Spanish Health Ministry on Saturday provided more details about the deescalation of coronavirus confinement measures, explaining that during Phase 1, which will begin on May 11 in provinces that meet the set requirements, up to 10 people will be able to meet either in the open air or in their homes, provided that they maintain an interpersonal distance of two meters. They will also be required to respect hygiene measures such as handwashing.
- The use of cars during Phase 1 will also be subject to regulations. Vehicles will be permitted to be occupied by up to nine people, provided that they all live in the same home. If the occupants of a vehicle do not live together, a limit of one person in each row of seats will apply, and they will have to wear masks.
- Sidewalk cafés can also reopen, albeit at 50% of their usual capacity. Hotels and tourist accommodation can also reopen for guests living in the same province, but common areas will be shut. Places of worship will reopen, while activity will also restart in the food and fishing sectors. Open-air markets will be limited to 25% of their usual capacity, while religious celebrations will be limited to 30%. Read full article.
- Restrictions for walking are maintained
- You will be able to travel to the second residence if you are within the same province
- Hotels and tourist establishments open (under restrictions)
- Travel within the same province are allowed
- You can go to wake and burials with a maximum of attendees (with restrictions)
- Attendance to places of worship (with capacity)
- Outdoor markets are back
- Reopen some shops (with restrictions)
- Terraces at 50 percent
- Ten people meetings at home
- Educational centers open to make administrative efforts (enabling a safe stay for this)
- Visits to museums and libraries (with restrictions)
Almuñécar suspends fiestas in 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis Almuñécar suspends its Patron Saint Festivities in August 2020 (feria & fireworks), as well as all neighborhood fiestas due to the coronavirus crisis. Read full article here