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The Emergency telephone number for coronavirus in the Comunidad Valenciana is 900 300 555. Please save the number in your phone and call if you have symptoms and think that you may be infected. Self isolate immediately at home. DO NOT attend any Emergency Department, hospital center, health centre or Doctors surgery, as by doing so you could transmit the virus to other people with other existing health problems. When you call this number, they will conduct a survey and if it is positive, they will tell you how to act and will send someone out to take tests. General information on Covid-19 is available from Denia Hospital on 966 429 000 or 966 429 002.
Home Covid 19 Tests now available in Orba
BD Clinic in Orba Avenida de Denia 37, 03790, Orba. Tel: 682 811 018 Open Monday - Friday 10am - 1pm and 5pm - 8pm
Dr Rafael Diaz can visit your home to carry out Covid 19 tests. More information, prices, etc on their Facebook page.
Other Places nearby offering Covid Tests
Levante Clinic, Ondara: Av. Marina Alta, 27, Ondara. Tel: 966 47 76 35 Open Monday – Friday 9am – 2pm and 4pm – 9pm
Get more information at https://www.levanteclinicgroup.com/
Hospital IMED, Teulada: Ctra. Nacional 332. Kilómetro 181,5. Partida el Pla 03725 Teulada. Tel. 966 44 04 44
More information at https://testcoronavirus.imedhospitales.com/?lg=3
San Carlos Clinica Denia, Madrigueres SUD A14 03700 Denia Tel: 96 578 15 58 / 54 / 50 “Very helpful and quick 30€ for antigen test results 15mins” More information at https://www.sancarlos-denia.net/indexeng.htm
Covid Digital EU Certificate
You can now apply for the Covid Digital EU certificate, which allows you to move freely and securely within the European Union. The certificate is free of charge and accessible to everyone. To obtain it, you must have received at least one dose of the vaccine, have had a diagnostic test or have been clear of Covid 19 for 180 days before travelling.
You can also apply for a vaccination certificate if you have received any doses of vaccines. This certificate allows you to prove that you have received one or two doses of one of the EU-approved vaccines. It is valid for 365 days from the date of vaccination. You can request either of the two documents by clicking on this link http://coronavirus.san.gva.es/es/certificado-digital-ue
LATEST UPDATE - BARS & RESTAURANTS
As of September 7th, the interiors of bars and restaurants can operate at 50 percent capacity, but there is no limit on the terraces.
Up to 8 can sit per table indoors and 10 outdoors. Eating at the bar and smoking are not allowed. They must close by half-past midnight.
LATEST UPDATE ON WEARING OF MASKS FROM SATURDAY 26th JUNE
Masks not required:
Outdoors, provided that a distance of 1.5m between persons is ensured.
At outdoor seated events with a distance of 1.5m.
In residences with 80% of patients and workers vaccinated. Visitors and workers must wear masks.
An update to this on 30/6/21 is that the Valencian Government recommend continuing to wear masks outdoors until next review on 15th July
Masks still required:
In enclosed spaces: shops, libraries, public transport, hotels and in bars and restaurants when not consuming food or drink
At outdoor events when standing or sitting without being able to keep a distance of 1.5m.
The relaxation of measures does not mean that masks should no longer be used, so when in doubt act responsibly
Vitamin D is very important for our immune system and tests have shown that patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who had insufficient levels of vitamin D had increased risk of adverse outcomes. Even though we get more Vitamin D from natural sources (the sun!) here in Spain, most people's levels are still low, particularly older people.
From 1st February face masks have been mandatory when walking on public roads (on the street or in a park for example) and on the beach
and if you are practising sports in an urban centre between 10am and 7pm
They are NOT required if you are practising physical activity in the mountains or countryside (ie outside urban area) or before 10am and after 7pm. .
Doctors Appointment during Covid-19
The Denia Health Department has provided a telephone number if you wish to make an appointment at any health centre in the Marina Alta area - 965 648 604. This number will be answered on Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm and the user can request a medical or nursing consultation.
For urgent appointments at Orba Health Centre do not go to there, but call them on 966 409 990. They will ask for your SIP card number and telephone number. You will be told in Spanish that a doctor will call you back to speak about your requirements if one is not available immediately. More information here
Orba Pharmacy (Tel: 965 583 386)
Orba Farmacia has a Facebook page with some useful info about the corona virus and pharmacy opening hours in the area.
As the pharmacy is not always fully stocked, it is recommended to call in advance to advise of any items you wish to collect, to save wasted journeys.