This is the rolling coronavirus story for Monday 9 November 2020
An English language article about the restrictions that come into play in Andalucía at midnight tonight
The article above includes a link to where you can find out which level (Fase) you are in - at present this shows that El Ejido is at level 2 (out of 4) - you can zoom in/out and scroll over the map to find out information about anywhere in Andalucía
14:17 UPDATED: LOOKS LIKE THE MAP IS GOING TO BE OUT OF DATE QUICKLY (according to the article a little further below) - it has been suggested that Almería (as a whole?) will move to level 4 at midnight tonight. With the Poniente medical region (including us) as an exception, moving to level 3.
Stats for the last 24 hours - 248 more cases
The weekend does not give Almería a break: 248 new positives
Hospital pressure continues to grow in the province
It is Monday but the coronavirus data does not give a truce to the province. Despite the weekend (where the number of confirmed cases is usually lower), Almería adds about 250 new infections this day. The positive, there is no regretting deaths.
The daily report prepared by the Ministry of Health of the Junta de Andalucía places the province as the second in Andalusia in contagions, even so Almería adds 248 cases this Monday, only 25 less than this Sunday.
In total, 13,590 positives of coronavirus have already been confirmed by PCR and antigen tests, to which must be added the data referring to the rapid tests.
Andalusia registers 3,329 infections this Monday, November 9. Seville is the province with the most daily cases with 1,043, followed by Cádiz with 485, Granada with 451 -the previous day was the highest-, Jaén with 390, Malaga with 293, Córdoba with 288, Almería with 248 and Huelva with 111 .
The Andalusian community adds 29 new deaths this Monday, none of them in Almería. The province maintains the number of 166 deaths of people infected with Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Granada remains the province that registers the most deaths with nine, followed by Huelva with seven, Córdoba and Jaén with five each, Malaga with three and Almería, Córdoba and Seville with none.
Situation of hospitals
Health notifies this Monday four admissions in the last hours in the Almeria hospitals and two in the Intensive Care Unit. At present, there are 121 admissions, of which 27 are in the ICU.
The Board's Health delegate, Juan de la Cruz Belmonte, stated this Monday that the situation in hospitals is worrying, although not critical as in other provinces of Andalusia. For this reason, he has defended the new measures adopted by the Junta de Andalucía and has insisted on the need to reduce mobility in order to reduce infections and hospital admissions.
The province has 9,069 people who have already overcome the coronavirus, 48 more in recent hours.
Increase in preventative action levels in the province (including our area!) - according to la Voz de Almería
The district of Almería, at level 4: affects capacity
The districts of Levante-Alto Almanzora and Poniente are now at level 3 of the alert
The new measures announced by the Junta de Andalucía this Sunday aimed at trying to stop the advance of the coronavirus in the autonomous community imply a rise in the alert level.
As of this Tuesday, November 10, all Andalusia will be at level 4, which applies the maximum restrictions in terms of capacity, in addition to the prohibition of entering and leaving the municipalities.
Six districts of all Andalusia are saved that will remain at level 3: among them, Poniente and Levante-Alto Almanzora. Of course: the municipalities of these districts will continue to be closed on the perimeter and non-essential activity has to stop at six in the afternoon.
Level 4: Almería
In environmental activities, 6 people are allowed indoors and 10 outdoors. The parks can be open but with closed playgrounds and no more than 6 people can participate in activities.
The stores are limited to 50% of the capacity with a safety distance. For cinemas, theaters and auditoriums, 40% of the capacity.
In public transport, one seat between passengers and 50% standing. And in the private one, two people per row of seats, without occupying the passenger seat.
At wakes and funerals, 6 people indoors and 15 outdoors. In civil and religious ceremonies, 30% of the capacity. At banquets, 30 people indoors and 50 outdoors, without exceeding 30% of the capacity.
In hotels and restaurants, 75% of the capacity can be occupied on the terraces and 30% indoors. And in gyms, 40% of the capacity.
Level 3: Poniente and Levante-Alto Almanzora
In environmental activities, 10 people indoors and 15 outdoors. The parks and gardens may be open and no more than 10 people can participate in activities.
The stores are limited to 60% of the capacity with a safety distance. For cinemas, theaters and auditoriums, museums, congresses and fairs, 60% of the capacity.
In public transport, 100% of the seats and 75% of the standing places can be completed.
At wakes and funerals, 10 people indoors and 20 outdoors. In civil and religious ceremonies, 50% of the capacity. At banquets, 50 people indoors and 75 outdoors, without exceeding 50% of the capacity.
In hotels and restaurants, 100% of the capacity on the terraces and 50% indoors. And in sports facilities, 50% of the capacity.
From midnight - reasons you can leave the municipality - according to la Voz de Almería
The reasons why you can leave your municipality
From this Tuesday the entry and exit of the Almeria municipalities is limited
The Junta de Andalucía has decided to limit the mobility of citizens with the adoption of several measures: the perimeter closure of the community, the implementation of the curfew (and now its extension), the closure of non-essential activity from the six in the afternoon and the ban on entering and leaving all the municipalities of Andalusia.
This last measure has some exceptions. "The entry and exit of all the municipalities included in the provinces of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, except for justified trips ", specifies the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA). These are:
- Assistance to health centers, services and establishments.
- Compliance with labor, professional, business, institutional or legal obligations.
- Attendance at university, teaching and educational centers, including nursery schools.
- Return to the place of habitual or family residence.
- Assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people.
- Travel to financial and insurance entities or refueling stations in neighboring territories.
- Required or urgent actions before public, judicial or notarial bodies.
- Renewals of permits and official documentation, as well as other administrative procedures that cannot be postponed.
- Performing exams or official tests that cannot be postponed.
- Displacement to carry out collection acts in orchards by their owners or tenants, as well as the care and feeding of domestic animals.
-Displacement for the acquisition of food products by those who have their habitual residence in localities that, being from another municipal term, lack establishments that allow the acquisition of such products and are neighboring towns with the municipalities with limited mobility.
-Assistance to veterinary care centers for urgent reasons.
- Displacements of athletes of absolute category, high level or high performance, coaches, judges or federated referees, for the sports activities of official competitions that are authorized at any time by the health authorities, which will be accredited by sports license or federative certificate.
- Due to force majeure or situation of need.
- Any other activity of a similar nature, duly accredited.
They are the same reasons for which entry and exit from the Autonomous Community of Andalusia is allowed.
But among municipalities, one more must be added: the development of hunting activities linked to the control of the overabundance of game species that can cause damage to ecosystems, in the productive cycles of agriculture and livestock, and road safety.
Cumulative 7 and 14 day stats from Almería 360
Impact of the changes at midnight tonight on golfers in Andalucía - from the Andalucía Federation
I have just been sent a copy of a document in Spanish that I have got Google to translate
Summary of the inquiries received in this Royal Andalusian Golf Federation, by federated players and clubs, regarding the limitations to mobility established in the President's Decree 9/2020, of November 8, 2020.
Can you open the golf courses?
Yes. In any area of Andalusia.
However, in areas that are at level 4 grade 2 - currently, the province of Granada - the sports facility may be opened, but not its restaurant and pro-shop.
How does the hourly limitation affect the golf courses?
The time limit at 6:00 p.m. does not affect the golf courses for outdoor physical activity. This limitation would affect catering and pro-shop services.
What competitions can a golf course organize?
All kinds of competitions can be organized throughout Andalusia, except in those areas that are at level 4 grade 2 (currently, the province of Granada) where competitions for ages under 16 and non-federated competitions cannot be organized.
In golf, any competition that takes place on a federated field will be a federated competition.
Can I travel from one municipality to another to go to a golf course?
Movement between municipalities is allowed, provided that it is intended to carry out any activity related to an authorized official competition, including training.
However, players under 18 years of age who are not High Performance or High Level athletes will not be able to leave their municipality to practice golf.
What does it mean to carry out federated sports activities of official competition?
Be federated and participate in an official federated competition, as an athlete, coach, judge or referee, also including training, according to the explanatory infographic published by the Junta de Andalucía.
What is an official federated competition?
According to the Andalusian Sports Law, they are those competitions declared as such by the corresponding sports federation, and incorporated into the calendar approved by the General Assembly of the Federation.
Examples of official competitions include both the Estrella Damm Andalucía Valderrama Masters, as well as the Junior, Senior, Female, 5th category, Pequecircuito, etc. circuits.
What is meant by training?
Any activity carried out by a federated player in a federated sports facility and aimed at preparing for the official competition.
Do I have to carry a physical license?
In accordance with Presidency Decree 9/2020 of November 8, the federated player will accredit such condition by displaying her federative license, either the physical license, or through the app of the Royal Spanish Golf Federation.
What players make up the absolute category?
All those federated players aged 18 or over are considered absolute category players.
I am a federated player under 18 years of age. Can I travel to train or compete?
No. You can only train or compete on golf courses that are within your same municipality.