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Masks on the beach

Postby Pamela1 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:27 am

Spain must have a suicide pact, they have gone totally bonkers! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Masks on the beach

Postby Wicksey » Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:33 am

But it's been like that since last summer. You have to wear a mask if you're walking along the beach but can take it off when you are sitting or swimming. It's been the rules here to wear it everywhere once you leave the house, regardless of the 1.5m rule since about June I think. I can't remember exactly but it seems like we've been wearing masks forever here. In the campo we don't when walking but my OH carries one just in case.

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Re: Masks on the beach

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Re: Masks on the beach

Postby katy » Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:50 am

Those on holiday will go back looking like Homer Simpson.

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Re: Masks on the beach

Postby olive » Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:01 am

They won’t care, they will have been on that most holiest - foreign holiday!

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Re: Masks on the beach

Postby Pamela1 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:54 pm

Wicksey wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:33 am But it's been like that since last summer. You have to wear a mask if you're walking along the beach but can take it off when you are sitting or swimming. It's been the rules here to wear it everywhere once you leave the house, regardless of the 1.5m rule since about June I think. I can't remember exactly but it seems like we've been wearing masks forever here. In the campo we don't when walking but my OH carries one just in case.
Yes Wicksey i know it was like that last summer but when sitting or going into the sea they could be removed..That doesn't look like the case anymore..

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Re: Masks on the beach

Postby Wicksey » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:15 pm

Don't think you can swim in a mask :crazy: :lol: We need some masked emojis :lolno:

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Re: Masks on the beach

Postby Devils Advocate » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:21 pm

katy wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:50 am Those on holiday will go back looking like Homer Simpson.
It's not a holiday for me, flying out from a country where you don't have to wear one outdoors to one where you do. I'd not go on holiday again where the ambiance of it all is shattered by mask wearing.........plenty of other things to do. What a hell hole the situation is, just got used to loving our trans European jaunts and exploring France and Spain.
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Re: Masks on the beach

Postby gerryh » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:21 pm

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Re: Masks on the beach

Postby katy » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:34 pm

A few things put me off in addition to the mask, the curfews, hotels making excuses that save them time and money. No coffee machines and other bits in rooms, sheets only changed every 3 days. Have even read of some saying you have to clean your own bathroom!

The there is the testing even if we have the 2 vaccine shots. We have Nice booked in May (3rd change) and Malaga June but will probably change again soon. May have to ditch Europe this year and go West according to the Telegraph.

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Re: Masks on the beach

Postby Manchesteral » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:40 pm

Canaries and Balaerics are exempt from this rule !

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Re: Masks on the beach

Postby Wicksey » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:52 pm

When we were in Fuerteventura last October the notice board of rules on the beach said to wear masks, although it was so empty people weren't.

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Re: Masks on the beach

Postby El Cid » Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:10 pm

Manchesteral wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:40 pm Canaries and Balaerics are exempt from this rule !
They are not exempt. They are very annoyed about it and are trying to find legal reasons to overturn it.

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Re: Masks on the beach

Postby katy » Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:10 pm

Also talk of a 3 day quarantine on arrival, not even chance to buy your cheap booze. :mrgreen: From the Telegraph.

Holidays to some of the UK’s most popular destinations, including Spain, Greece and Turkey, will require pre-travel testing and at least three days of quarantine, according to new data.

The plans of tens of thousands of British travellers could be disrupted by the news as the prospect of unfettered overseas travel by the summer recedes, with only a dozen countries set to be added to the “green” list in May.

Spain, which alone welcomes 18 million Britons in a normal year, is to be added to a putative “amber” list when the Government introduces its new four-tier traffic light system for the resumption of holidays abroad.

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Re: Masks on the beach

Postby Pamela1 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:04 pm

Even if 2nd home owners could enter Spain it comes at a cost..A test to enter before you go..A test to return to the Uk, 10 days self isolation and 2 further tests.It adds around £840 to the initiL travel for a couple, those employed couldnt do it, i doubt their employees would put up with their staff self isolating after being away...How it pans out further down the line as summer arrives i have no idea but i bet it's not just a case of buy your airline ticket and off you go, the tourist industry,what's left of it still have a fair way to go & with so many hurdles in place they will be very worried.

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Re: Masks on the beach

Postby Pamela1 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:29 pm

Wicksey wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:52 pm When we were in Fuerteventura last October the notice board of rules on the beach said to wear masks, although it was so empty people weren't.
Wicksey, apparently it has now been put into law.

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Re: Masks on the beach

Postby katy » Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:12 pm

There may be light at the end of the tunnel. Some on here are reporting that vaccinations are picking up. In a month or so cases could drop like in the UK which is under 50 per hundred thousand. All could change when immunity increases.

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Re: Masks on the beach

Postby Pamela1 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:03 pm

That would be positive news Katy. :thumbup:

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Re: Masks on the beach

Postby anyroads » Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:01 pm

Masks on the beach...

Terrific name for a cocktail.

Lets hope by Autumn, that is what it is.

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Re: Masks on the beach

Postby ashtondav » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:21 am

katy wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:12 pm There may be light at the end of the tunnel. Some on here are reporting that vaccinations are picking up. In a month or so cases could drop like in the UK which is under 50 per hundred thousand. All could change when immunity increases.
We’ve only got low cases because we have effectively been locked up. Even outside meals don’t happen for two weeks, and eating inside in May. It’ll be interesting to see how spain goes now it’s open for business. And of course you also have the threat of a German “4th wave” hitting the beaches!


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