Fri 20 March – Ibiza Covid19 Update

New information is inevitably slowing down as Ibiza residents come to terms with the new measures put in place, here’s an overview of the latest regarding the Covid19 situation on the island.

There are now 19 confirmed cases in Ibiza, 16 are recovering at home and 3 are in hospital including 1 in intensive care.

Balearic health authorities are studying whether non-essential operations can be delayed, priority will be given to oncology patients.

The Guardia Civil has carried out a deep clean on the new Can Misses hospital disinfecting vulnerable areas.

The old Can Misses hospital is being prepared (if required) for those that need control but are at the convalescence stage.

Civil protection officers are delivering food to the most vulnerable.

The Caritas homeless charity in Ibiza Town are helping the vulnerable with basic groceries on Mon, Wed, Fri from 9am-1pm.

Anybody experiencing severe financial hardship should contact their local town Hall or Social Services.

Specific guidelines have been published for anyone who has been infected by Covid19

Spanish airspace remains open but flight connections to the island have been greatly reduced as follows:

1 flight per day between Ibiza and Mallorca (Air Nostrum/Iberia)
3 flights per week between Madrid on Wed, Fri, Sun (Iberia)
1 flight per week between Barcelona (Vueling)

Some international flights will still be operating in the short term as they are required to repatriate tourists. If you are booked to come over to Ibiza on these flights then please be aware that you have to prove residency before boarding and on arrival. Check airline websites for full details as some are being cancelled at the last minute.

Ports are closed except for goods and cargo vehicles

Guardia Civil and the authorities are stepping up road blocks with heavier fines in place for those outside without justification.

Bus routes – only a third of capacity can be used and if the driver doesn’t have a glass screen then the front row must be kept empty  – check Ibiza Bus website for details of routes still operating.

For at least the next month energy providers (water, gas, electric) are not allowed to suspend services for non-payment.

Emergency measures have been put in place if you are self-employed or run your own business – see your financial or legal adviser (gestoria) for more details.

Banks can suspend mortgage repayments for those most affected – speak to your bank manager regarding this.

The 8pm salutation to the first responders and healthcare staff carries on every night putting a much needed smile on faces.

Local government websites and credible social media pages are the best places to gather important information and please pass on wherever possible.

The situation is evolving every day however the message is very clear – please stay at home wherever possible and keep a cool and calm head. By following these guidelines, together, we will beat this disease and get on with the rest of
our lives

Stay safe & best regards

With special thanks to Lesley Donald and Tricia Templeton

VERY IMPORTANT: INFORMATION TAKEN FROM CREDIBLE PRESS AND GOVERNMENT SOURCES HOWEVER THE SITUATION IS CHANGING VERY QUICKLY. THIS BLOG IS WRITTEN FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES AND I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS GIVEN IN GOOD FAITH

Author: Martin Makepeace

Englishman living and working in Ibiza since 1991. Entrepreneur with a passion for villas, boats, sunsets and San Antonio. Read my blogs, listen to my podcasts and catch me on Radio One Mallorca every Tuesday morning.

2 thoughts on “Fri 20 March – Ibiza Covid19 Update”

  1. And thank you to you too Martin – I was wondering about a due
    bill which is trapped in my postbox in Bar Anita. From Patricia Rodgers

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