Are you planning a trip to Spain this year for a holiday to visit us at Isla Canela or getting ready for your new life here in the sun. We here at Isla Canela have got used to what is known as the new normal but here are a few helpful tips to get you started.
When you arrive at your departure airport masks should be worn at all times on the plane. On arrival masks need to be worn outside if a distance of 1.5 metres is not possible. Some people will be excused for medical reasons but you will need proof.
You will also need your mask on all public transport which includes taxis.
When going to the supermarket you need to go alone to control overcrowding, again you will need your mask and at the entrance hand sanitiser and gloves are provided. Social distance has to be observed and when reaching the checkout there are separation lines 2 metres apart. The shopping trolleys are disinfected regularly. Credit card payment is requested but cash is accepted.
Some hotel reception areas will have machines or staff to check your temperature and as always once inside masks must be worn. Small shops tend to allow 2 customers in the shop at one time so queues are formed outside, yes keeping a 2 meter distance.
Restaurants and bars are open with less capacity and lots of space between tables. Tables are disinfected and you must stay seated at your table for waiter service you can then remove your mask but use it when going to the bathroom or leaving the restaurant.
You need to wear a mask in any outside public space where you can’t respect a distance of 1.5m. most of the time it’s possible to keep that distance. You do not need to wear a mask when exercising try and exercise in non crowded areas at quieter times.
All public spaces are being cleaned much more regularly, including public bathrooms. The beaches are patrolled to control over crowding. Again social distance must be observed.
Some beaches but not all of them have marked out spaces in the sand. Some beaches require you to reserve a space, and some have apps this is usually in the really busy resorts.