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by Free at Last
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Covid Restrictions Andalucia
Replies: 261
Views: 20029

Re: Covid Restrictions Andalucia

Although the new restrictions don't come into force until immediately after midnight tonight, checks already seem to be taking place. We have come back from Nerja to Vélez this afternoon by bus, and at the roundabout just coming into the Algarrobo municipality there was a Guardia Civil checkpoint. T...
by Free at Last
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Travel Covid requirements
Replies: 226
Views: 15938

Re: Travel Covid requirements

At least the Junta de Andalucia amended their vaccination programme this week to provide for vaccinations to take place 24/7, and on public holidays. I just know I'm going to be offered a 3am appointment when my turn comes around!
by Free at Last
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Covid Restrictions Andalucia
Replies: 261
Views: 20029

Re: Covid Restrictions Andalucia

I had noticed that Las Yucas was closed, but assumed they'd perhaps closed down for the winter months because with the absence of tourists trade is likely to be slack. They stayed closed for a few weeks when bars and cafes were allowed to open after the lockdown, but did open up again eventually.
by Free at Last
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 191
Views: 18285

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

I rather think she was referring to my post, not yours. I said that during the referendum campaign I had pointed out that bank transfer payments were likely to become more expensive and slower as a result of Brexit. I did say that - so that wasn't a lie. I said that people who supported the Leave Ca...
by Free at Last
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 191
Views: 18285

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

I well remember during the referendum campaign raising the possibility of payments becoming more expensive and slower as a result of Brexit, and being told it was nonsense and scaremongering by people who supported the Leave campaign.
by Free at Last
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Municipal confinement?
Replies: 68
Views: 5613

Re: Municipal confinement?

Have just checked and now I can't see it on the SaludResponde app either, it was certainly there last week and my husband made his appointment via that route (he went before I did as he's over 65). There was never an option to choose for the pneumonia jab, only for the flu one. Can they have finish...
by Free at Last
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Municipal confinement?
Replies: 68
Views: 5613

Re: Municipal confinement?

Have just checked and now I can't see it on the SaludResponde app either, it was certainly there last week and my husband made his appointment via that route (he went before I did as he's over 65). There was never an option to choose for the pneumonia jab, only for the flu one. Can they have finishe...
by Free at Last
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Municipal confinement?
Replies: 68
Views: 5613

Re: Municipal confinement?

Appointments can also be made via the SaludResponde app, of course - there's a separate category for Vacuña de Gripe.
by Free at Last
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Municipal confinement?
Replies: 68
Views: 5613

Re: Municipal confinement?

Intresting info. Do you have to ask for the two jabs or do they contact you? Hadnt heard interms of older relatives were never offered it in either countries. I have read comments sometimes from people living in other areas who say their Health Centre contacts them and invites them to come in for t...
by Free at Last
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Municipal confinement?
Replies: 68
Views: 5613

Re: Municipal confinement?

My husband had the pneumonia jab here when he went for his first vaccination in the Spanish system, aged about 68, so I think they had lowered the age to 65. This year I got my flu jab free in the public system for the first time, as they had extended the criteria to include people who live with som...
by Free at Last
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 191
Views: 18285

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

That's good to know, thank you.
by Free at Last
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 191
Views: 18285

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

Incidentally (it may have been noted in this thread way back) but there would be an alternative bank account one could open: Transferwise, with a sort code (to receive payments e.g. pension payments) and with a plastic card for use if one went to the UK. Someone told me Revolut do the same. Not cov...
by Free at Last
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Covid Restrictions Andalucia
Replies: 261
Views: 20029

Re: Covid Restrictions Andalucia

I went to Velez hospital today for an appointment (well outside of my municipality) and didn't see a single police car anywhere on my journey. Nice and quiet on the motorway and no waiting at the hospital. I'm surprised as I thought the police would relish setting up a few road blocks. I've been to...
by Free at Last
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Capital Gain Tax for over 65s
Replies: 9
Views: 1339

Re: Capital Gain Tax for over 65s

Won't they also have to obtain certificates of fiscal residence from Agencia Tributaria, so that they won't have the 3% of the sale proceeds retained against a potential CGT liability, as non residents do?
by Free at Last
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2462
Views: 111150

Re: Coronavirus

I hope everyone's aware that KN95 face masks will not be permitted to be sold to the public in Spain from 1 October 2020 onwards.

https://www.eleconomista.es/status/noti ... rias-.html
by Free at Last
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Any help for elderly person on their own?
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

Re: Any help for elderly person on their own?

For people who qualify and manage to navigate the system, the assistance at home service which is provided under the Ley de Dependencia does seem to be very good. In the street I used to live in, a number of elderly people had carers visiting and they provide a very comprehensive service, which incl...
by Free at Last
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Any help for elderly person on their own?
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

Re: Any help for elderly person on their own?

In theory, if he has been registered as a Spanish resident for at least five years, then he may be entitled to help under the Ley de Dependencia. They would have to complete an application form asking for an assessment of his needs and present that to their local Social Services Department (form ava...
by Free at Last
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 191
Views: 18285

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

I looked at the link you posted Free at Last but leaving your pension pot in the U.K. presupposes that you can do that. I wonder how often some of these sites are updated? 5 years ago (and I had already been living in Spain for years before then) I consolidated two small private pension pots into a...
by Free at Last
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 191
Views: 18285

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

That's a complication I did not know about. My OH is full of doom and gloom at the moment and says that if the fiasco in the UK with a second lockdown continues the country will be bankrupt and none of us will be getting any pensions anyway. That's a worry too far. See this UK Government website re...
by Free at Last
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 191
Views: 18285

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

Why can't you just have your pensions paid directly to a Spanish account. Because some pension providers will only make payments to a UK account. One of my former employers' final salary scheme (not public sector) is one of them. My SIPP provider is another. Fortunately my UK bank is not one of tho...