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by Free at Last
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1663
Views: 39296

Re: Coronavirus

That figure of 83 was announced by the Junta de Andalucia this morning, and by this afternoon it had already increased to 89, said Fernando Simón (due to continual tracking and testing).

https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/Fernand ... 52696.html
by Free at Last
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1663
Views: 39296

Re: Coronavirus

https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/23/coronavirus-cluster-detected-in-costa-del-sols-malaga-as-almost-a-dozen-new-cases-appear-in-the-red-cross-centre/amp/ Nine cases detected in malaga red cross centre It's actually much worse than that now - reported today that the number of infected people a...
by Free at Last
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Public Transport under Threat
Replies: 15
Views: 974

Re: Public Transport under Threat

From checking the Alsa website today, it appears that a few more services have been added back on the Vélez-Málaga to Málaga route - there is now a service at 11.30 and at 13.00 from Vélez to Málaga, which is better than the previous gap between 9.30 and 14.30, and there are now 12 scheduled service...
by Free at Last
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Internet banking
Replies: 27
Views: 1218

Re: Internet banking

I agree, they did change the terms - in fact I started a new thread about the introduction of these charges. https://www.andalucia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=39722 I too transfer funds monthly from my UK account to my Sabadell Expansion account, and call it a pension transfer - but it doesn't c...
by Free at Last
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Internet banking
Replies: 27
Views: 1218

Re: Internet banking

On the Banco Sabadell website the details of the Cuenta Expansion clearly state, under Terms and Conditions (in the very first paragraph):-

Comisión de mantenimiento €30 trimestre.

https://www.bancsabadell.com/cs/Satelli ... 505022/es/
by Free at Last
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Internet banking
Replies: 27
Views: 1218

Re: Internet banking

Gerry we're with Sabadell but they've just started charging 15€ a quarter now on our previously free account. I shall keep a lookout for any charges. :think: Cheers Gerry The Sabadell Expansion account did introduce a €15 per quarter charge from 24 December 2019 (first payment taken from accounts i...
by Free at Last
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1663
Views: 39296

Re: Coronavirus

I agree with you. I'd love to go somewhere, but even leaving aside the question of flying (which I'm not keen to do at the moment) it just doesn't sound enjoyable or relaxing with all the restrictions.
by Free at Last
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Telephone Filtering before being able to see your doctor
Replies: 27
Views: 1436

Re: Telephone Filtering before being able to see your doctor

Neither of us have needed many appointments with our GP here, but when we did we could always get an appointment the same day. When my OH had spent a weekend in pain, he went online on the Monday morning, got a GP appointment less than 2 hours later, attended and was examined and sent off to Urgenci...
by Free at Last
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Telephone Filtering before being able to see your doctor
Replies: 27
Views: 1436

Re: Telephone Filtering before being able to see your doctor

I found the same as Gerry said. I was told to phone and in fact couldn't get into the clinic as on the door there were signs saying not to enter. I said the phone lines were busy all the time and I was told I'd have to keep trying. She gave me a note with the phone number and hours to phone, 8:30 - ...
by Free at Last
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Public Transport under Threat
Replies: 15
Views: 974

Re: Public Transport under Threat

Have just done a new search of the Alsa website for Vélez to Málaga buses on Friday 26 June, and a couple more services have been added including an 11.45 am service which at least plugs some of the long gap which was previously there between 9.30 and 14.30. There are now 8 services on weekdays from...
by Free at Last
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Telephone Filtering before being able to see your doctor
Replies: 27
Views: 1436

Re: Telephone Filtering before being able to see your doctor

It's no longer about the levels of the virus, though. Opportunities are being seized to push through changes to "rationalise" services (which means cut them) and as well as what we've already seen with our access to GP appointments being made more difficult and transport services reduced, I am sure ...
by Free at Last
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Public Transport under Threat
Replies: 15
Views: 974

Re: Public Transport under Threat

That's why I don't agree with what the bus company said in their email to me about the previous levels of service having been well in excess of actual demand. Had they said that the reduced service was in place for a temporary period due to reduced demand because of the absence of tourists (although...
by Free at Last
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Telephone Filtering before being able to see your doctor
Replies: 27
Views: 1436

Re: Telephone Filtering before being able to see your doctor

Please let us know how you get on. I only live around the corner from the health centre so it could well be easier for me to call in an request an appointment if they allow that.
by Free at Last
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Public Transport under Threat
Replies: 15
Views: 974

Re: Public Transport under Threat

I couldn't say whether they are only thinking of the situation whilst there are no tourists - all I have to go on is the email I received which I quoted in full in the OP, and that doesn't mention the tourism situation at all. I suppose if one bus company did give notice of intention to withdraw fro...
by Free at Last
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Telephone Filtering before being able to see your doctor
Replies: 27
Views: 1436

Re: Telephone Filtering before being able to see your doctor

There's a piece in Diario Sur today about this, with the doctors' spokesman saying it has been a problem during the pandemic for doctors doing the callbacks when the patient does not answer the phone. Well, if you have no indication of the approximate time when you can expect a call, what are you me...
by Free at Last
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Telephone Filtering before being able to see your doctor
Replies: 27
Views: 1436

Re: Telephone Filtering before being able to see your doctor

Our Drs has always been very good and I've not waited more than a day or so to get an appointment. Last time I went there was no-one else waiting and I went straight in to see her. As it is I was told to go to the Dr's after the phone appointment if I'm still having problems. Although I plucked up ...
by Free at Last
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Public Transport under Threat
Replies: 15
Views: 974

Re: Public Transport under Threat

Yes I agree, Pamela. At the moment there are only 5 services a day running from Málaga to Nerja (nothing between 8.15 am and 12.15pm, for example) and the other 25 services which normally run are suspended. From Vélez we now have 6 services running on weekdays to Málaga (nothing between 9.30 am and ...
by Free at Last
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Public Transport under Threat
Replies: 15
Views: 974

Re: Public Transport under Threat

What social distancing was there on the limited services? I have some sympathy with a company operating under such circumstances. It may all be a ploy to get some form of government assistance especially if the profitability of the service was marginal before CV19. From the beginning of Phase 3, al...
by Free at Last
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Public Transport under Threat
Replies: 15
Views: 974

Re: Public Transport under Threat

costakid wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:09 am
Thats a disaster for anyone relying on the bus who has a home east of Malaga. Seems that we always get the sh++ end of the stick and Malaga to Estepona get the cream.
I agree with you, Costakid.
by Free at Last
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Public Transport under Threat
Replies: 15
Views: 974

Re: Public Transport under Threat

What social distancing was there on the limited services? I have some sympathy with a company operating under such circumstances. It may all be a ploy to get some form of government assistance especially if the profitability of the service was marginal before CV19. From the beginning of Phase 3, al...