INFORMATION FOR TOURISTS. The Spanish Government has a list of hotels that will stay open for stranded tourists. In Alicante province these are: Alicante Hills, Apartamentos El Plantío Golf Resort. Hotel Goya Alicante.
The BRITISH EMBASSY HAS PRODUCED A SAFE CONDUCT LETTER IN SPANISH FRENCH AND ENGLISH FOR UK RESIDENTS RETURNING TO THE UK THAT CAN BE PRINTED OFF FROM THE HELP BENIDORM FACEBOOK PAGE MENU SECTION
New advice for Covid-19 Coronavirus. Call 112 for advice in English. Sore throat is added to list of symptoms along with unusual cough, breathlessness and fever of more than 37 C.
For Spanish speakers with a SIP number they can fill in the form in this link to receive a callback.
There will be an extra 1,000 beds in the Valencia region to treat Covid-19
Sanitat is constructing 3 military field hospitals, 1 in each Province. The one in Alicante will be beside the University Hospital in San Juan de Alicante and will have 400 beds.
Sanitat Valencia recommends that all people over 60 and vulnerable people with chronic illness or pregnant women stay at home. If they need a carer, ideally it should be the same person each time.
A FOOD BANK HAS BEEN SET UP IN BENIDORM TO HELP FAMILIES AND PEOPLE AFFECTED BY BEING LAID OFF WORK DUE TO THE STATE OF ALARM CAUSED BY COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS
Sanitat announced yesterday that there are 304 cases of Covid-19 Coronavirsus in Alicante province. 48 are in hospital with 18 being in ITU (intensive care unit). There are 12 public hospitals in Alicante. This would mean on average each hospital would have 4 cases of Covid-19 with on average 1.5 patients in the ITU. This means the service at present is far from being overrun.
Yesterday the British government also suggested social distancing, advising people to work from home if possible and not to go out to pubs ,restaurants and theatres etc, and for the over 70’s to stay at home. However there will be no legal requirement to do so.