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Mass vaccination centres reopening for COVID-19 booster shots in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

SIX mass vaccination points will reopen in the Valencian Community on Monday(January 31) to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccine booster programme. The so-called 'vacunodromos' were used...

TRAVEL UPDATE: Day 2 COVID tests scrapped in England and Scotland for fully vaccinated travellers

TRAVELLERS arriving in England and Scotland from Spain will no longer need to buy day-two COVID tests, if they are fully vaccinated. The rules will...

WATCH: Youths clash with police as they hold street parties to celebrate end of COVID curfew in Spain’s Catalunya

POLICE clashed with dozens of young people who gathered in the streets to celebrate the end of a restrictive curfew in Spain’s northeastern region...

Young children in the cold as teachers catch COVID-19 in Costa Blanca area of Spain

PARENTS have slammed Valencia's Education Ministry for not providing replacement teachers after a Costa Blanca infant school was forced to stop lessons. All six teachers...

Spain’s Health Minister urges ‘caution’ as latest COVID-19 wave appears to have peaked

SPAIN'S Health Minister, Carolina Darias, has urged 'caution' as the sixth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is showing signs of subsiding. COVID cases currently...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels want Spain to end COVID restrictions like England

THE Benidorm-based Hosbec hotel association wants Spain to follow England's lead in scrapping COVID-19 regulations to boost tourism. England ends its 'Plan B' restrictions on...

Yachting in Majorca and COVID-19

The Balearic Island of Mallorca is a popular destination for tourists, who come to enjoy the warm weather they may not be able to...

COVID-19 passport measures to continue in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

COVID passports will continue to be used in the Valencian Community past the current January 31 expiry date. The EU COVID certificate is needed for...

Sewage water tests for COVID-19 suggest ‘sixth wave’ infection peak has passed in Valencia area of Spain

SEWAGE water analysis in Valencia City is suggesting that COVID-19 cases have peaked in the sixth wave of the pandemic. Testing doesn’t detect the coronavirusf,...

Suspension of terrace tax extended again to protect hospitality industry on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TERRACE TAX will not be charged for outdoor seating areas of bars and restaurants throughout Orihuela and Orihuela Costa. The extension of the suspension will...

Service industry boosts employment back to pre-pandemic levels in major expat area of Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA and Orihuela Costa have seen unemployment drop to levels not seen since before the Covid-19  pandemic and lockdown. The city’s Department of Employment has...

COVID UPDATE: Has Spain reached its peak in omicron wave of infections?

SPAIN has been in the grip of the sixth wave of coronavirus infections with the number of cases soaring in the run up to...

Parents shocked as young son gets unauthorised COVID-19 vaccine jab at Valencia school in Spain

PARENTS of a Valencia area child have gone to court after he got an unauthorised COVID-19 vaccination on Monday. The boy attends school in Paterna...

SAD GOODBYE: British expat dies from COVID in Spain’s Costa del Sol

A LONG-term British expat has died of COVID at the young age of 52. Father-of-one Andrew Levene passed away over Christmas at Marbella’s Costa del...

Customers refuse to wear masks and throw bottles at bar staff in Spain’s Valencia area

BAR workers dodged bottles and windows were smashed during a brawl in Alzira over mask wearing. Masks have to be worn and COVID-19 passports produced...

Part-time Marbella resident, Novak Djokovic, gets health warning from Spain’s PM, Pedro Sanchez

PRIME Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has fired off a warning to Novak Djokovic that he has to follow COVID-19 health safety rules if he wants...

Chewing gum that kills COVID to go on sale in Spain from February

SURELY there must be something good to come out the COVID-19 pandemic. A worldwide realisation that all of us – governments, anti-vaxxers and Bill Gates...

EXPLAINER: Why high COVID-19 infections don’t reflect the full pandemic situation in the Costa Blanca area of Spain

OVER 22,000 coronavirus cases were reported this Friday in the Valencian Community but hospital admissions are over 50% lower than 12 months ago. The regional...

COVID-19 passports and early bar closures extended in Spain’s Murcia region

MURCIA'S current COVID-19 restrictions will be maintained until February 4. The region's Superior Court has approved the extension of the measures which were due to...

Police stop anti-vaxxers pestering parents over COVID-19 jabs at Valencia area school in Spain

POLICE were summonsed to a Valencia Province school after anti-vaxxers harangued parents over their children getting COVID-19 vaccines. Eight anti-vaxxers appeared on Thursday lunchtime outside...

COVID-19 antigen test price in Spain capped to new maximum of under €3 per unit

ANTIGEN test kit prices in Spain will be fixed to a maximum of €2.94 from Saturday. The measure announced by the government will take effect...

COVID-infected teenager assaults mother in home isolation dispute in Spain’s Valencia area

POLICE in Valencia have arrested a 19-year-old woman who attacked her mother after being told to stay at home because she had a COVID-19...

Appeal will try to overturn compensation win for unprotected COVID-19 health staff in Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE Valencian government will appeal against a landmark court ruling that awarded up to €49,180 each to 154 Alicante health workers who were short...

Medieval market cancelled at short notice due to ‘avalanche’ of Covid cases on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE POPULAR annual Medieval Market of Orihuela, planned for a February return after two years, has been cancelled. Due to the recent increase in Covid-19...

Health workers win compensation bid over poor COVID-19 protection in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A court has ordered the Valencian Ministry of Health to compensate 150 Alicante health workers who did not have any the correct PPE equipment...

Peak of sixth COVID-19 wave may be reached next week in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

VALENCIAN president, Ximo Puig, says that he expects COVID-19 infection rates to fall soon and has again ruled out introducing new restrictions. Despite soaring coronavirus...

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