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Unfortunately, Ted has tested positive for Covid and although he thinks he caught it from a bar in Duquessa on Friday, I am taking the precaution of closing the Club for 14 days. If you had any dealings with Ted on Thursday and have any symptoms, please go for a test and let me know.
Covid Symptoms
The Club will re-open on Thursday 21st January, unless advised otherwise.
Keep safe.
Sue.

 

Changes to published events.

 

Due to the closure of the Club,

Quiz, Welcome Back Lunch and Ladies Lunch

 have been postponed until February.

 

 

Sad news

Sad to announce that Anne Lomander has died . Anne was a member of the Friday art group. Our thoughts are with her friends and family at this very sad time.

More Sad News

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Michael Shelton has died. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.

 

 

 

Latest News

 

Travel to UK

From next week, before departure to England, a proven negative COVID-19 test result will be required for all international arrivals. MORE INFO.

 

Travel to Spain

Entry to Spain restrictions have been extended until 2nd February,

i.e only Spanish Nationals and residents allowed to enter Spain.

 

Press Conference by Junta de Andalucia.

PRESIDENT MORENO ANNOUNCED NEW COVID MEASURES FOR ANDALUCIA IN PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY. (JAN 15th.)

VALID AS OF  00.01 HRS THIS SUNDAY THE 17th.

1. Andalucia borders remain closed.

2. Restaurants, bars and shops closed at 18.00 hrs.

3. Social gatherings, at home or in hostelería max. 4 people

4. Movement restricted to your own province, except for justified reasons.

5. Movement restricted to your own municipality if the COVID count for the last 14 days exceeds 500 cases/100.000 inhabitants.

6. Closure of hostelería and non-essential shops in municipalities if the COVID count for the last 14 days exceeds 1000 cases/100.000 inhabitants.

7. Curfew to 20.00 hrs if the central government gives authorisation. If not, it remains at 22.00 - 06.00 hrs.

 

Check data for your municipality on https://www.mapacovid.es/

 

As you can see Municipals might have different  regulations. We will have to wait and see what regulations apply to ours.

 

*** As of Sunday, Manilva municipality is closed but Estepona and Casares remain open. (More Details)

 

-8 towns in Campo de Gibraltar will remain in lockdown. Same for one village in Cordoba province.

- in La Linea, in fase 4, grado 2, much stricter measures.

 

GIBRALTAR

Gibraltar in complete Lockdown from tonight. (2nd. January 2021)

You are allowed to cross border for flight or work only.

More info to come.

 

Due to this, Sue has asked:

Unfortunately the numbers are rising still in Gibraltar, (see below)

As we have many people vulnerable in the Club, I would ask that anybody who has been to Gibraltar recently stays away from the Club for 10 days.

 

CAMPO DE GIBRALTAR

 

Just in from Junta de Andalucia  (JAN. 2ND.)

 

You are not allowed to enter or leave the 8 municipalities of Campo de Gibraltar

 

The mobility blockade affects the towns of La Línea de la Concepción, Algeciras, Los Barrios, Castellar de la Frontera, Jimena de la Frontera, San Martín del Tesorillo, San Roque and Tarifa. All these municipalities are integrated into the Campo de Gibraltar East and West health areas in all of them, higher incidence rates per 100,000 inhabitants have been registered in the last 14 days, standing at 316 cases compared to the 140 presented by the average throughout Andalusia.

 

To this measure is added the proposal of a vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in all residences in both areas as well as in the health professionals who carry out their work in the area. Similarly, and as decided by the High Impact Territorial Committee of Cádiz last Thursday, the population screening has begun today in the municipality of La Línea de la Concepción and will continue tomorrow in Algeciras.

 

These measures have been announced this Saturday by the Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, at the end of the meeting of the aforementioned committee where the proliferation of cases associated with the British strain of the virus detected in Gibraltar was also analyzed.

 

The counselor has justified the measure of the perimeter closure by considering it "necessary as a containment in the area and as a precautionary principle to avoid an exponential growth in the coming days that could directly affect the pressure of care."

 

The department headed by Jeús Aguirre maintains intensification of the epidemiological surveillance of those confirmed cases of coronavirus with a history of travel to the United Kingdom or Gibraltar in recent dates, applying genomic sequencing techniques to the isolation of these cases.

 

On the other hand, the committee has taken into account the information provided by the National Health Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom, according to which the data of infections in Gibraltar have suffered a progressive rise in the last 14 days, with incidence rates by 100,000 inhabitants that exceed 2,000 cases and more than 800 cases declared in the last two weeks.

 

The confirmed cases linked to the British strain rise to a total of seven in Andalusia during the last hours; Of these cases, three are registered in the province of Malaga, two in Granada, one in Seville and another in the Campo de Gibraltar area, although all of them have a good clinical evolution.

 

Aguirre has insisted on his claim to the Government of Spain "to act forcefully and establish greater control in transit with Gibraltar", as stated in the letter sent to the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, this week. Likewise, he has launched a message of prudence to the entire population of Campo del Gibraltar "so that the established measures continue to be strictly complied with."

 

Important information for S1 registered members re EHIC

 

NEW CLUB RULES

 

These are the new rules that the Committee have put into place to keep you all safe. It is everybody's responsibility to adhere to them, anybody refusing to keep to the rules will unfortunately be asked to leave.

 

If you have returned to Spain from another country,

please refrain from coming to the Club for 14 days.

Thank you.

Sue.

 

Capacity allowed is 75% using 25% of the tables indoors, 100% in toldos area but a distance of 1.5 metres to be kept between tables.

 

Anti bacterial gel to be used when you enter the Club which is provided at every entrance.

 

People must wear masks at all times apart from when sitting at a table.

 

Tables and chairs to be cleaned after every occupancy by the people vacating chair or table, cleaning materials provided at cleaning stations.

 

Only 1 person at a time in all of the toilets, locks have been fitted on the outer doors.

 

Toilets, door handles and light switches to be cleaned by anyone using the toilets, cleaning materials provided or if you feel safer clean them before use as well.

 

No cushions to be used and when required, single use tablecloths only.

 

Lunches will now be served at your table.

 

Bar to be used for ordering & collecting of drinks only,

no standing or sitting at the bar.

 

If you use the Computer, wipe everything down with wipes provided.

 

Books & puzzles may be taken but on return or touched must be put into the box provided to quarantine for 14 days.

 

Lift to be used by 1 person at a time unless of the same household.

 

I cannot emphasise enough the importance of  keeping to the rules for all our safety.

 

Sue.

 


Betty is already hard work on our next Club Magazine.

She would like some more material to put into the next edition, jokes, recipes, articles, puzzles, past photos of members, anything of interest!
If you haven't got a contact number for her, please contact one of the Committee members or email her on editor@theiceclub.es

 

Message from Vic.

 

Welcome to our new, responsive website.

You should now be able to view it more easily from your tablets and phones.

 

Any probs. or queries just drop me a line.

webmaster@theiceclub.es