Protocols in place to avoid contagion

In view of the situation created by the declaration of a state of emergency in Spain, it is advisable to reiterate the protocols in place to avoid contagion between neighbours and workers within the urbanization. 

In a time of a health emergency like the one we are experiencing, which has no recent and similar precedent in our country, we are all asking what we can do and what measures we can take individually and collectively to contribute towards the contention of the virus.

Within the Entidad and other communities and individual houses, it is imperative that we take extreme precautions and that we apply the recommendations of the health authorities, in addition to being cautious in the use of services and common areas.

Mandatory Actions:

The decree of the Government and the rules imposed by the regional authorities determine that, people are ordered to remain inside their homes. They may only leave for the following reasons:

  • Purchase of food, pharmaceutical products and purchase of basic necessity.
  • Displacement to health centres such as hospitals.
  • Displacement to the workplace to do their jobs, professional or business.
  • Displacement in order to return to one’s habitual residence.
  • Provide assistance and care to the elderly, minors, dependents, or people with disabilities or to assist particularly vulnerable people.
  • Displacement to Banks.
  • Due to force majeure or dire need.
  • Any other activity of a similar nature duly justified.
  • Private vehicles will be allowed on the public roads in order to carry out the activities mentioned above or to refuel at gas stations or service stations.

A few usual questions: Algunas dudas que se han planteado son las siguientes: 

Can I go outside? ¿Puedo salir a la calle?

Only if it is absolutely necessary.

To go to work if there is no alternative by telematic means or if you are rendering essential services.  You can also go out to buy food or go to the pharmacy, banks and hospitals.

Should I go to work? ¿Voy a trabajar?

Yes, unless you can work remotely.

Can I jog, go for a walk or take the dog out?  

You are not allowed to go jogging or bike riding.  You can only go out for reasons of force majeure.  You can take the dog for a walk but following the recommendations and maintaining the security distance.

Can I go out to buy a newspaper or cigarettes? ¿Y salir a comprar el periódico o tabaco?

Yes. Press kiosks, tobacconists or drugstores, opticians and orthopaedic product stores can open to the public.

Is public transportation working? 

Only at 50% and all are being correctly disinfected.  However its use is not recommended.  

Is travel allowed to another town?  

Yes, you can travel if it is to return to your habitual residence. All movement is restricted to travel for very important reasons.  The Police can cut roads and can ask for justification of travel.  Displacement is limited to services such as security, emergencies and supplies of items considered essential, telecommunications and waste.  

Can I visit the family?  

It depends.  The Royal Decree restricts visits to friends and family, but it is allowed to visit dependant elderly if they require assistance.

Are the shops or supermarkets running out of supplies?  

No, these are considered essential services and supplies are guaranteed along with pharmaceutical and other basic items.  

Can I go to the laundromat or the hairdresser?  

Hairdressers are closed except for home service.  As to the laundromat, these are still open in order to service hospitals and those who have no washing machine at home.  

Is the park a good place to be?  

No and also the municipalities have rushed to close them so as not to allow entry.  

Will dependants be well cared for?

Yes.  Day centres are closed but carers and workers are able to render service.

Am I allowed to go to bars, restaurants, cinemas, theatres or libraries? 

No.  These were closed on 14th March for 15 days.  Restaurants can provide home delivery.

Can I go to the beach? ¿Puedo ir a la playa?

No.  Going to the beach is not an authorised outing and municipalities have closed them.  

Failure to comply with the restrictions will be sanctioned by police forces.  

Therefore, our recommendations are: 

The primary and basic one is to maintain a distance of 1.5 meters away from others.

Doormen, janitors, cleaning staff, or security guards must be notified to take this action with neighbours, as they are the cornerstone of daily operations, control and cleaning of our community.

Increase hygiene measures, washing your hands before leaving the house or when you arrive back home, avoiding reflex actions such as physically touching and greeting your neighbour or employee. It is also very important to limit the length of conversations.

The use of elevators should be avoided as much as possible, using the stairs to go up or down. If necessary, avoid using it with other people in it.  In any case, the first thing you should do as soon as you get home is wash and disinfect your hands.-

It is very important to avoid meeting or agglomeration in green zones, swimming pool … etc, because although it may seem to us that we are in a protected area, we are interacting with other people, and if we do it as little as possible we will be helping to avoid the spread of the virus.-

Should you have a fever, cough and shortness of breath, ask for medical attention (Tel. 900 400 061), and from that point onwards avoid walking around.  Isolating yourself at home following the guidelines that the health services prescribe.

Lastly, ask you all to look after yourselves, show solidarity with the elderly in their community, helping them in whatever they may need.-

Please note that while this situation persists, meetings or owners’ meetings should be avoided.

Any incident or matter relating to the community, please communicate it electronically.

We appreciate your collaboration.