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Corona virus

Due to the cancellation of major events involving big crowds by the Ministry of Health, the club has now cancelled the following two events:

CANCELLED Wednesday 18th March – Coach to Fallas Valencia.  Please can you see JACKY with your receipt for a refund.

CANCELLEDFriday 24th April for 4 days – Feria de Sevilla.  Gandia Tours will be sending an agent to our meeting on the last Tuesday of this month when you can bring your receipt and they will be able to reimburse you.  If you have any queries about it you can call their office on 966 744 326 (grupos@gandiatours.com).  Do not try contacting Rada as she is away for the next week.

Regarding the 7 day cruise booked for 30th April on the ‘Costa Diadema’ we are daily speaking to the agents but as yet the cruise has not been cancelled.

All other events are as listed but obviously we will keep you informed if there should be any further changes.

I am sure you understand the strategy behind the cancellations by the Ministry of Health, who have also supplied us with the following important information including protection measures:-

The emergency telephone number for Coronavirus in the Comunidad Valenciana region is 900 300 555.  Please save this number in your phone.  Call this number if you have symptoms and think that you may be infected.  Self isolate immediately at home.  Avoid close contact with anyone whilst there, including family members.  DO NOT attend any Emergency Department, hospital centre, health centre or doctors surgery, as by doing so you could transmit the virus to other people with other existing health problems.  When you call this number they will conduct a survey and if it is positive they will tell you how to act and will send someone out to take tests.  Please copy this to all your contacts in the region.

Protection measures for everyone

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Many countries around the world have seen cases of COVID-19 and several have seen outbreaks. Authorities in China and some other countries have succeeded in slowing or stopping their outbreaks. However, the situation is unpredictable so check regularly for the latest news.

You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:

  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
  • Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing..
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth..
  • Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
  • Keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 hotspots (cities or local areas where COVID-19 is spreading widely). If possible, avoid traveling to places  – especially if you are an older person or have diabetes, heart or lung disease.

Protection measures for persons who are in or have recently visited (past 14 days) areas where COVID-19 is spreading

  • Follow the guidance outlined above (Protection measures for everyone)
  • Self-isolate by staying at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache, low grade fever (37.3 C or above) and slight runny nose, until you recover. If it is essential for you to have someone bring you supplies or to go out, e.g. to buy food, then wear a mask to avoid infecting other people.
  • If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travellers.

Please can you pass this information on to any of your friends who may not have internet.

 

Best wishes

 

Barbara

Founder President