Restrictions in a nutshell

Covid restrictions and entry requirements currently in force

Staying safe in Tenerife’s heat

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

Registration matters

Coming to live or stay in Tenerife for more than 90 days? Be legal!

Domestic Violence

Incidents are soaring in these stressful times. Here’s how to get help

State system patients: you will be contacted in due course by your local surgery for an appointment to receive the vaccine. You can expect to be contacted by phone or text message 24-48 hours before your appointment which you are asked to attend unless absolutely impossible. You will probably be vaccinated in a hospital or mass vaccination centre (generally with AZ for younger patients) or in your local surgery (generally Pfizer/Moderna, older patients) Private medical insurance patients: the vaccine is only available through the state system and Sanidad has instructed residents with only private insurance to go to their local health centre with an identificationREAD MORE

The Canaries are under regional restrictions defined by “levels”: Tenerife is in level 2, and the principal rules in place are:  face masks must be worn by everyone of 6 years of age and above at all times and places outside the home regardless of distancing, though exemptions exist for medical conditions (medical proof required – in Spanish because it will be Policía Local who’ll stop and fine you), working or exercising which makes wearing a mask impossible but mask must be carried to put on as soon as exempt activity stops. They can be removed at the moment of eating or drinking, and for exercise orREAD MORE

Updated 14 May 2021: I first started this post a decade ago, in 2011, and it was last updated in 2018, so we have been a little while on the subject … and now we learn that Adeje and Leroy Merlin have signed an agreement on employment opportunities, with the council’s job centre (in the CDTCA) managing employment opportunities for Adejeros in the new commercial centre currently under construction. Obviously Leroy Merlin will be hiring more widely but this is good news for an area where many tourism jobs have been afflicted over the past year: for Adeje itself this means a chance of direct employmentREAD MORE

Updated 13 May: The list of documents accepted as proof of residence has changed again, leaving off escritura, empadronamiento, rental and work contracts etc. Spain has issued a statement that UK nationals who were legally residing in Spain before 1 January 2021, and as such are beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement, can use one of the following to prove their residence status when entering Spain while entry restrictions remain in place  Residence card issued under Article 18.4 of the Withdrawal Agreement (the TIE) – ‘la tarjeta de identidad de extranjero (TIE) Temporary or permanent EU residence certificate (green certificate) – ‘el certificado de registro de ciudadanoREAD MORE

So often weather alerts for wind come to little but one spell approaching is being talked up a bit. It’s due to arrive on Friday and Aemet has issued a yellow alert for gusts to 80km/h or so. That doesn’t sound too much but apparently the combination of prevailing conditions in Africa and a depression to our west means that the alisios, returning now, will do so in greater force. It’ll be windy, at least in some parts, is the bottom line, so batten down the hatches! And since it’s coming from the north it will mean reduced temperatures for us all,READ MORE