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Staying safe in Tenerife waters

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

Staying safe in bad weather

Be aware – winter in Tenerife can sometimes be quite a wild ride

Crime, Police, & the public

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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. The official Canarian Government website for the outbreak with detailed breakdowns of areas at all levels in all islands is HERE. The post below is a daily breakdown of data from that site and other information released by the various Government departments dealing with the outbreak. The original post from the start of the outbreak in the H10 Costa Adeje Hotel is HERE. READ MORE

The UK has banned foreign travel from England between 5 Nov and 2 Dec. Outside those dates, there is an air corridor with the Canaries though the British Government continues to advise against all but essential travel to the rest of Spain. Everyone entering Spain must comply with rules as follows: all visitors must have previously completed a passenger location form (digital or paper, English or Spanish – see HERE) with their personal details including where they will be staying in Spain from 14 November, visitors checking into any regulated tourist accommodation in the Canaries – hotels, apartment complexes with receptions, VV registered residential property,READ MORE

Updated 27 November: Sanidad (Spain) has announced some technical details of their covid vaccine strategy. Spanish health minister Salvador Illa said that in order to be able to prioritize, his department had assessed fifteen population groups, identifying four for the first stage of innoculations nationally, with other groups to be prioritized in due course by the Inter-Territorial Council. To start, though, the first four groups prioritized for vaccination, anticipated to be in January to March next year, are residential care sector workers and residents, frontline health staff, other health workers, and other medically dependent individuals not in residential care. The other groups include the elderly,READ MORE

Updated 26 November: Tenerife’s Further Restrictions, which are running in addition to the Special Measures that also only apply to this island, have been extended. Originally they were in place until Friday 27 November but will now last until at least 10 December. The Canarian Government says that although Tenerife’s figures haven’t worsened significantly, they haven’t improved either despite the Special Measures and the Further Restrictions that have been in place so far. A reminder that the main restrictions are: restaurants, cafés, etc to close by 11pm groups and meetings limited to six sporting events without spectators greater capacity restrictions for cinemas, theatres, etc, capacity forREAD MORE

Photo: Arona Ayuntamiento. Santa Cruz Updated 26 November: In the end, the weather won. Santa Cruz has had high winds and especially rain today and so the switching on of the Christmas lights was postponed until 7pm Saturday, weather conditions permitting.    Updated 25 November: Santa Cruz will be turning on its Christmas ilghts tomorrow 26 November with some 140 streets and plazas illuminated by around three million LED bulbs, the council has said. They will be turned on in stages between tomorrow and 5 December. The council has also announced that the central feature of the fiestas at Christmas in the Canaries, the arrival of SusREAD MORE

Graphic: Aemet. Updated 5pm, 26/11: That forecast of a second borrasca this weekend is looking a little more secure today. Aemet has issued an information note advising of an adverse situation starting on Sunday with a front bringing us rain and lasting until at least Tuesday 1 December. Like the current one, it will bring high winds but also a significant drop in temperatures … winter is coming, it seems, but of course the forecast can still firm up or change considerably between now and the weekend. Updated 26 November: Well the wind arrived! It’s still howling, indeed, but we’ve had no rain in the westernREAD MORE