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Closing of Torrox

Postby jonbar.1 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:38 pm

I understand that from 00.01 on Wednesday 27th Jan,for14 days,Torrox will join the list of Municipalities to close.
My wife & I have appointments, on 8th Feb, with Specsavers Fuengirola to pick up our new glasses.( already paid for).Is such a visit to an Opticians allowed?

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Re: Closing of Torrox

Postby gerryh » Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:48 pm

My understanding is yes it is.
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Re: Closing of Torrox

Postby Paddy Pumpkin » Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:49 pm

Yes

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Re: Closing of Torrox

Postby jonbar.1 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:55 pm

Thanks Gerryh & Paddy.
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Re: Closing of Torrox

Postby Beachcomber » Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:49 pm

This may be so but ensure you have some kind of document or a message on your phone from Specsavers in order to justify your journey. If you don't have anything like this ask them to send you something, either email or text message.

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Re: Closing of Torrox

Postby elusive » Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:06 pm

Yeah you need to ask whereever you are going to send you a form (cant remember the name) for justifiable travel showing you have an appointment. We have a dentist appointment in torrox so will be ringing them

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Re: Closing of Torrox

Postby El Cid » Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:12 pm

All the Nerja Lidl customers will be upset as now that the Nerja Lidl is being rebuilt, and they were going to the Torrox store. I’m not aware of any other Lidl that isn’t in a lockdown zone.

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Re: Closing of Torrox

Postby costakid » Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:02 pm

opticians are classed as medical so I cant see a problem. I guess you have an appointment card.

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Re: Closing of Torrox

Postby gerryh » Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:21 pm

But, if you are stopped by the police don't say you have to pick up your new glasses as you can't see to drive with your existing ones. :shh: :mrgreen: :crazy: :lol: :twisted:
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Re: Closing of Torrox

Postby costakid » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:08 am

Ha Ha !

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Re: Closing of Torrox

Postby spanish_lad » Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:54 pm

elusive wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:06 pm...(cant remember the name)...

Justificante o salvaconducto.
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Re: Closing of Torrox

Postby spanish_lad » Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:58 pm

jonbar.1 wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:38 pm I understand that from 00.01 on Wednesday 27th Jan,for14 days,Torrox will join the list of Municipalities to close.
My wife & I have appointments, on 8th Feb, with Specsavers Fuengirola to pick up our new glasses.( already paid for).Is such a visit to an Opticians allowed?
Nobody has said it.. But i cant be the only one thinking it...

Wasnt there an opticians in torrox? Im not asking to sound rude, im genuinely interested why someone would travel an hour on the motorway to get something that you can get.. On the church square at torrox costa?
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Re: Closing of Torrox

Postby elusive » Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:18 pm

spanish_lad wrote: Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:54 pm
elusive wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:06 pm...(cant remember the name)...

Justificante o salvaconducto.
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Re: Closing of Torrox

Postby gerryh » Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:03 pm

spanish_lad wrote: Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:58 pm Im not asking to sound rude, im genuinely interested why someone would travel an hour on the motorway to get something that you can get.. On the church square at torrox costa?
I would prefer to and do, travel to Specsavers in Fuengirola.
Originally I went to local opticians and got my eyes tested, the three I
went to said I didn't need new glasses but if I just wanted new ones for a change of style/ colour they would cost upwards of €xx.
Went to Specsavers had a more comprehensive eye test and they said they could improve on my existing prescription.
Had a far lower quote for new glasses so I ordered them and yes, they were an improvement.
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Re: Closing of Torrox

Postby Beachcomber » Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:10 pm

Some time ago my wife bought a pair of prescription spectacles in a local opticians. After about three months the lenses started to fall out on a regular basis. She now goes to Optica 2000 in Málaga.

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Re: Closing of Torrox

Postby jonbar.1 » Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:38 pm

We travel to Specsavers because;
a) Highly comprehensive eye-test
b) Huge range of frames
c) Highly professional ( English- speaking) staff
d) Prices to beat anything local ( even taking into account: petrol & parking.

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Re: Closing of Torrox

Postby fincalospinos » Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:23 am

costakid wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:02 pm opticians are classed as medical so I cant see a problem.
Costa, you should see an optician if you cant see a problem :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Closing of Torrox

Postby jonbar.1 » Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:22 am

Thanks to all for the input on "Visiting Opticians in Fuengirola".
I'd like extend my request with a similar question:
I usually arrange my "Amazon.es" orders to be delivered to the "Hub-Locker" at the Repsol Garage, on the way into Nerja.The reason being: I can pick-up whenever I like; 24/7. ( I know there is a pick-up point in Torrox)
Do you reckon this trip will be permissable during Torrox closure? Obviously I will have the appropriate Amazon "collection"email to show.

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Re: Closing of Torrox

Postby costakid » Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:02 pm

Unless it was something urgent like medical I doubt it. If you show the GC at a road block you are collecting something thats non essential you have a good chance of getting a fine.

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Re: Closing of Torrox

Postby elusive » Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:09 pm

jonbar.1 wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:22 am Thanks to all for the input on "Visiting Opticians in Fuengirola".
I'd like extend my request with a similar question:
I usually arrange my "Amazon.es" orders to be delivered to the "Hub-Locker" at the Repsol Garage, on the way into Nerja.The reason being: I can pick-up whenever I like; 24/7. ( I know there is a pick-up point in Torrox)
Do you reckon this trip will be permissable during Torrox closure? Obviously I will have the appropriate Amazon "collection"email to show.
Agree with Costa. Not unless its something essential like medicine etc.


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