NEWSLETTER

Update on 17th of July 

This local newsletter is written, on behalf of the President & Committee, to keep you informed of the latest local situation at Costa Natura and in the Region of Andalucia in general.

We are pleased to report that all the Costa Natura facilities are open again, although the indoor facilities may only be used by one person at a time (or 2 persons from the same household) – but, of course, these restrictions do not apply to the bar and restaurant! It is really good to see more and more people returning to stay at Costa Natura, with both the Brasserie and the Kiosk becoming busier and busier each day.

The local situation and in general:

On 21st June the final legislation for the ‘state of alarm’ expired and the whole of Spain entered the ‘New Normal’ Situation.

In early July, European Governments allowed Travel Corridors to start up between countries where the Covid-19 situation is under control. Most EU countries and the UK are included in this system, but countries which still have serious Covid-19 infections are not included (e.g. U.S.A., Brazil, India, Russia…). The objective of the Travel Corridors is to get people travelling again and to promote tourism.

We can now travel to and from Spain and travel across Spain, so what does ‘New Normal’ mean?

Control of the pandemic has now been moved from central government to regional governments (in our case the Region of Andalucia. The requirements for increased sanitization will also remain (this includes the additional cleaning measures we have introduced in Costa Natura.).

There have been several, local outbreaks of the virus in Spain and local areas have been forced back into lockdown. But, Malaga Province is not affected.

IMPORTANT – latest information about use of face masks: On Wednesday 15th July the Region of Andalucia have made the wearing of face masks obligatory – you must not go out without wearing a face mask! Please see the appendix, which gives brief details, at the end of this newsletter. Also, attached to the email you receive, are official documents in Spanish and English.

In summary, social distancing of 1.5m, face masks are obligatory and increased sanitary measures, remain as part of the ‘New Normal’ in Spain.

In Costa Natura:

Reception is now open 7 days a week: Monday to Friday from 09.00 – 16.00 and Saturday and Sunday 11.00 – 15.00 hours.. 

In Costa Natura:

It is great to see Wanda back running the Kiosk again! On Friday 26th June the Kiosk re-opened and for the time being, will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Once visitor numbers have increased further, the Kiosk will return to opening for 7 days each week. The Kiosk offers different tapas each day and also a range of pizzas and cakes are on offer.

Anita is happy to see more people visiting Costa Natura and the Brasserie.  She would like to inform you that the Brasserie is now open from 10 am to 10 pm (kitchen), there is a new menu including various tapas.  BBQ and DJ Music every Wednesday and live music on Saturdays.  New for Sundays is an “All You Can Eat” lunch. Here is a picture of one of the Brasserie menu boards.

The President, Committee and all the staff are very keen start welcoming owners and clients to Costa Natura at the earliest possible moment.

It is vital that all owners and clients strictly observe the need to maintain the 2m social distancing and to handwash at regular intervals.

LET US ALL HELP TO KEEP COSTA NATURA SAFE!

In one month s time, it is planned to send you another local newsletter.

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Key Information

If you have an existing booking with Costa Natura and are due to arrive before 1st of July, 2020, contact reception by email at info@costanatura.com or telephone on +34 952 80 80 65 fro Monday-Friday 9am to 4 pm

We strongly advise you check with your the Spanish Health Authority, your airline and your travel insurance provider if you intend to travel to Costa Natura.

We are waiving cancellation and change fees, in addition to offering additional rebooking options.

 

This law came into force on Wednesday 15th July and it applies to all persons living or staying in the Region of Andalucia. A brief summary follows:

Walking around Costa Natura, to reception, to the basura, to the beach, to the pool, to the sunbathing lawns, to the Brasserie or the Kiosk you must wear a face mask
In the apartment and on the apartment terrace
Consuming food or drinks at the Brasserie or the Kiosk
While lying on the beach
While you walk on or to the beach, you must wear a face mask
In the sea
By the pool, if not swimming or sunbathing, you must wear a face mask
While sunbathing and swimming

We have established several sanitary guidelines for Costa Natura and for The Brasserie and we ask everybody to kindly follow and respect the rules implemented:

Latest Guidelines to prevent spreading of Coronavirus (updated on 17th July   2020)

General rules

  • Always maintain social distancing: Minimum 2 meter of distance. Avoid groups of more than 15. Not applicable to persons from same household.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Use disinfectants where available. Always wash or disinfect hands before you go to public places and upon returning to your apartment. Do not touch things unnecessarily in public areas.
  • Avoid touching your face unless you have just cleaned hands.
  • If you must sneeze, do it in a paper tissue or in the corner of your elbow. Dispose of the paper tissue in a proper and safe way. Wash hands afterwards.
  • Most important: If you feel sick, have a fever, runny nose etc; stay home!

IMPORTANT – latest information about use of face masks: On Wednesday 15th July the Region of Andalucia have made the wearing of face masks obligatory – you must not go out without wearing a face mask! Please see the appendix, which gives brief details, at the end of this newsletter. Also, attached to the email you receive, are official documents in Spanish and English.

In summary, social distancing of 1.5m, face masks are obligatory and increased sanitary measures, remain as part of the ‘New Normal’ in Spain.