If you have any useful information (confirmed as factual!) affecting activities in Orba which is not on this page, please send an email to us
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.
* URGENT UPDATE
The following updates will take effect from 12th April and will next be reviewed on 25th April
Tables of 6 people now allowed in bars and restaurants (previously just 4), and up to 6 people can now meet in the street or outside. Sport can also be practised in groups of up to 6.
Meetings in houses can now take place of up to 4 people from 2 different families
There is now more flexibility for visiting patients in care homes, if the entire home has been immunised.
Previous updates from 15th March
Hospitality and catering: Terraces at 100% capacity and interiors at 30% capacity until 6pm, and still with a maximum of 4 people per table.
Indoor sports facilities, gyms and swimming pools now reopening at 30% capacity
Public space and domiciles: maximum of 4 people in public spaces. Meetings in homes limited to those living together
Educational leisure activities are resumed with a capacity of 30% and in groups of up to 10 people
Weddings and Funerals: Capacity of 30% and a maximum of 20 people outdoors and 15 people in enclosed spaces.
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.