Registration matters

Make sure your documents are correct now that the UK has left the EU

Staying safe in Tenerife’s heat

Think it can never be too hot? Stay cool! and be safe in the hottest months

Staying safe in Tenerife waters

A dip to cool off when it’s hot is great but be safe and read here first

Forest fires

How to help prevent forest fires, and what the “three 30s” are all about

Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento. NB: Spain, including the Canaries, is in the New Normal: please see HERE for details. If you feel at risk or infected first use the online test HERE then for further help if needed ring the free multi-lingual helpline 900 112 061. For general info use the Canarian authorities’ websites/official social media. Use 112 only for emergencies.  Updated 2pm, 6/7: And we have the results already. Sanidad says that the national seroprevalence study carried out throughout Spain in three phases has shown that 5% of the population has antibodies: the regional figure for the Canaries in particular is 2.3%. These are, of course,READ MORE

6 July: HERE – a plea to returning tourists, the current heatwave, and the new TIE with details from the Consul for southern Spain and the Canaries herself. If you find the link problematic (I have, myself), it should work here: He publicado un episodio en #ivoox “English Time CovidCast July 6th: A bit of common sense” #podcast — Cliodna O’Flynn (@Cliodnaoflynn) July 6, 2020 2 July: HERE –  Clio’s and my latest podcast … tourism safety measures in a time of covid, the new TIE, and the new Eurovision film … well you have to live a bit, though some might think it’sREAD MORE

Updated 6 July: It’s been a bit on the warm side, let’s say, but it’s going to ramp up quite a bit today and through until Thursday, it seems, with temperatures increasing to 44º, especially at altitude. And now the Canarian Government has issued a Forest Fire Alert for Santa Cruz de Tenerife province and the island of Gran Canaria active from 10am this morning and presently in place until further notice. The Government says that we have two of the three fire alert conditions in place, namely temperatures over 30º and humidity under 30%. Let’s hope the wind stays low because when sustained winds areREAD MORE

Photo: José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga Updated 4pm, 5/7: Adeje Ayuntamiento has confirmed that the dolphin has now been led back to open sea. The creature had suffered no injuries and was apparently in good health despite its unusual behaviour in coming so close to land. Since it is a protected species, the beach was closed for the entire operation but the council has now reopened the beach. Original post 5 July: The La Pinta beach in Puerto Colón has been closed because a dolphin has been swimming in the bay since yesterday, apparently trapped. Marine experts have been called in to evaluate the situation, and MayorREAD MORE

A 49-year-old man died and a man and woman were injured in a head-on collision on the TF1 last night. Emergency services say that they were called out around half past midnight to the incident in the Granadilla area which was caused by one car travelling in the wrong direction. Its driver had died while the 54-year-old man driving the car into which it had crashed received leg injuries in the incident: both men had to be cut out of their vehicles. Also in the second vehicle a 52-year-old woman sustained moderate chest and leg injuries; both she and the driver were transferred to CandelariaREAD MORE

A man died this lunchtime in the sea at Playa Samarines just south of Candelaria. Emergency services say that they were called out shortly before 1pm with reports that someone was in difficulties in the water, and that a GES helicopter was dispatched. This, with help from Bomberos, localized and rescued the swimmer and brought him to land but sadly ambulance crew awaiting his arrival were not able to save him and he was declared dead at the scene. Please do be aware that currently there is a yellow alert from Aemet for costeros – very rough seas – and swimmers should take the greatestREAD MORE