Registration matters

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Restrictions in a nutshell

Covid restrictions currently in force in Tenerife

Staying safe in Tenerife waters

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

Glossary of common terms

Think you know what a tourist or a passport is? Or “freedom of speech”?

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. For the restrictions in place due to the pandmic, please see HERE. 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 startREAD MORE

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 we await confirmation of the system for you to access it in the Canaries. It cannot be boughtREAD MORE

Updated 7 May: It seems what people do when they feel the need to do something and can’t think of what else to do, and so there is a coordinated clapping throughout the Canaries at 8pm this Sunday evening in support of Beatriz Zimmerman, the mother of Olivia and Ana who disappeared with their father, Beatriz’ former partner Tomás Giméno, on 27 April. As with the care workers, people are asked to clap from their windows or balconies to allow their support to be publicly expressed for maximum effect, and anyone driving at the time is asked to blow their horn, as are those aboard boats,READ MORE

The Canaries are under regional restrictions defined by “levels”: Tenerife is in level 2, and the principal rules in place are:  Curfew of 11pm to 6am, and although travel around the island is not banned, the public is asked to restrict movement as much as possible  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 mustREAD MORE

Age in Spain is holding Residency Pop-up events in Tenerife on 12 and 18 May in Iceland Las Chafiras and Adeje. You’ll remember Deepika Harjani who used to be a Consular Officer, she was at many of the pre-Brexit info events, and now she is Age in Spain’s coordinator in the Canaries. And you don’t need to be “of an age” … they help all people so even if you’re in your 50s do ask them if you have any questions. The details of the pop-up events this month are on the poster above and below.READ MORE