Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you during this time we all are going through,- together 🧡
It’s different “rules” and restrictions in different countries, and more and less every country in the world is handling the corona- situation differently. Some close down all the border, some have more and less a kind of totally quarantine and curfew with just a very few exceptions, other countries have a just different restrictions to follow, but not with to many consequences if someone “break” the restrictions, and so on.
In Spain we got an more and less total quarantine and curfew for the whole country from the 14. March 2020, with just a very few execeptions to leave our homes. And two months later, 14. May things got a bit better, little by little, step by step. The reopening of Spain will happen in 4 stages, and we are now started on phase 1. Something that mean the “re-opening” of our society as well as the country has slowly started, step by step.
To be in phase 1 in Spain means that means that small shops can open, (small customs stores like perfumery ect.) but with strict security measures. Restaurants and bars can open outside dining, for serve food and drinks outside, but only use 30% of the original capacity (and there is no serving inside).
Hotels and accommodations can open, but they cannot open the public areas they have and dispose of to their guests. They must also have a benefit plan for the elderly over 65 years.
Churches and other religious gatherings can open, but only 1/3 of the public capacity can be used.
Being in Phase 1 here in Spain also means that undue restrictions on professional athletes have been reduced. And that there is the possibility of contact between people who do not belong to vulnerable or at risk groups. At the same time, restrictions are being set and established for the elderly and people in risk groups.
It is also mandatory to use mouthcovers in public places for anyone over 5 years of age and where it is not possible to keep 2 meters distance. Failure to comply with this injunction will result in fines, andfines are provided by the police and authorities. Well, – a 5 year old doesn’t get a fine, but the adults and those in charge. All public transport such as taxis, buses, trains, (and planes) are also mandated by mouthcovers, but not many planes are currently flying at the moment.
The public figures in Spain are about 28,000 deaths due to coronavirus and Covid19. I write the public figures! What I have learned is that there is not a single government that is 100% honest about anything! It is simply nothing new that a government, regardless of country, does not tell the whole truth, hides parts of the truth, adorns the truth a little and delivers some nice lies, and forties as well. And it applies to all governments in all the countries in the world,- it is only done in different ways and at different levels. It’s not any different here in Spain, or Norway what that matters. So,- yes the public figures are about 28.000 deaths due to coronavirus and Covid19 here in Spain. That’s why we have been living with quarantine and curfew, and why the country and society slowly open up again during 4 phases.
For me phase 1 means that I can go to the food store without being afraid for the police, and actually shop more and less what I want, and not just the necessary food for the living, but also go to the stor for just shopping some snacks now 😊. And I’m using my mouth cover too 😷.
It also means that I can invite my children and my friends to my home, or meet them on a bar or restaurant if I want. I don’t think I’m going to have any guests from Norway as my family or friends for a while, probably not this year at all. Maybe I’m lucky and get a visit from one or two friends that’s lives in Norway during the Autumn, but I’m not sure. If we haven’t had this corona- situation I had probably already had holiday guests over from Norway now ☀️.
My oldest son and his friend has visited me, and my daughter and her boyfriend too. Except from that I have been living very quiet, also in phase 1. I go to the food store and do my shopping once a week, not very much more then that at the moment 😷.
I can meet my friends now,- but to be honest this week I need to save the money I have left to food, before I get my salary next week. I can’t use any money on a cup of coffee or a glass of coca cola or a glass of wine on a bar or restaurant now. But next week I can,- and then I see what I do. At the moment I’m actually fine with just knowing I have the possibility,- and I use my “freedom” to nice walks in my area instead 😊.
About this “money- issue” I’m not the only one that needs to wait a bit before visiting a restaurant or a bar for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. That’s just the way it is. There are after-effects and “ripples” of quarantine and curfew, cuts in wages, and many who have lost their jobs. And to buy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine you actually need to have some money to buy it for.
I’m fine with phase 1 here in South of Spain,- even I haven’t use this “new” possibility of “freedom” very much yet, I like to just know they are there, that the possibilities are there now,- and that’s a kind of “freedom” too 😊.
I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog today too 🧡.
See you soon 😊
We are in phase 1 in South of Spain now, something that means a bit more “freedom” 😷. But we are required to use mouth cover in different situations, especially in different public areas. I am good at using my mouth cover, even though I haven’t used much of my new “freedom” yet 😊☀️.
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