The Covid19 virus is spreading rapidly and Europe is now the epicentre. These are unprecedented times not just for Ibiza and Spain but for the world. Whatever we are going through many other millions have been, will be or are about to go through the same situation.
Following China and Italy, Spain has now gone into total lockdown with a ‘State of Alarm’ for a minimum of 15 days which means that we are all confined to our homes except for absolute necessities such as food, work and health. It’s also very important to stay away from mass gatherings.
We all need to follow these guidelines wherever possible as the experts believe this is the best way to stop the virus from spreading. Other countries are doing things differently but we live in Spain and must abide by their rules and regulations.
The measures have been put in place until at least 31 March so hopefully there will be a speedy resolution to the crisis and we should all hope for the best but also prepare for the worst. An early intervention hopefully means an early resolution.
Everybody now has a role to play whether it be self isolating at home, shopping for neighbours, helping others or sharing relevant information that could potentially help.
At this difficult time please keep an eye on the elderly or those who need more help than others. These members of our community should be the priority during these difficult times.
The situation is evolving on an hourly basis so I will try and share all credible information I receive from local government sources via Facebook and WhatsApp. Follow other credible pages on Facebook that give information especially from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and local authorities here in Ibiza. Please pass on relevant information to those that don’t use computers or social media.
This crisis won’t last forever, there will be an end and the end will come sooner if we all stay calm, keep a clear head and follow the guidelines. Let’s pull together as a community, get rid of this problem and get on with our lives.
San Antonio British Association