RAFA Costa del Sol
RAFA Costa del Sol

RAFA Costa del Sol
Branch 1342
Serving South West Spain


Committee Meeting Cancelation

Posted Friday, August 28th, 2020

Due to the Covid 19 situation the meeting for 7th September has been cancelled. We will hold a meeting once the situation improves.

Branch Mership Rebate

Posted Friday, August 28th, 2020

An online vote by the Committee has accepted our Branch Treasurer's recommendation that we do not claim our membership rebate from HQ this year. This decision will be forwarded to HQ by our Membership Secretary.

Spain plans to return to a “new normal” by the end of June

Posted Thursday, May 2nd, 2020

There will be a 4 phase de-escalation plan. This is indicative and not binding. The decision and specific dates on the effective lifting of the limitations established during the state of alarm shall be determined through the corresponding legal instruments. The rules applicable to all measures may also be adapted, depending on the evolution of the pandemic or other justified circumstances.

On May 11, all the provinces that meet the requirements will move to Phase 1.

Stage 0 of de-escalation – Now to 10 May

27 April – Children can go out with an adult for one hour.

2 May – You can go out for an hour to walk or do sports – non-contact sports activity (cycling, running, skating, surfing etc.) provided it is done individually and with adequate protection (social distancing, wearing a mask in non-water sports etc.) Its worth pointing out that times are limited for the over 70’s to between 10am and 12 noon and between 7pm and 8pm.

4 May – Opening of individual training sessions for professional and federated sportsmen and women and professional leagues.

4 May – Opening of premises and establishments by appointment for individual clients (hairdressers, take-away food)

Stage 1 – 11-24 May

11 May – Reopening of retail businesses under strict security measures and with special times for over 65’s

11 May – Opening of restaurant and bar outdoor areas at 30% occupancy.

11 May – Opening of hotels, excluding common areas.

11 May – Restart of the rest of the agro-food and fishing industry.

11 May – Opening of places of worship at 30% occupancy.

11 May – Opening of high performance sports centres at lower occupancy rates and on a shift basis.

Stage 2 – 25 May to 7 June

25 May – Opening of interior areas of restaurants and bars with restrictions.

25 May – Opening of cinemas, theatres, auditoria and similar spaces with pre-assigned seats and a capacity limitation of one third.

25 May - Opening of monuments and museums with 30% occupancy.

25 May – Opening of places of worship at 50% occupancy.

25 May – Events of less than 50 people are allowed indoors at one third of capacity and outdoors when they gather less than 400 people and are seated.

Stage 3 – 8 June to 21 June

June 8 – General mobility will be relaxed, although the recommendation to use a mask will be retained.

June 8 – Commercial capacity limited to 50% and a minimum distance of 2 metres.

June 8 – Measures for bars will be relaxed although distance will be maintained.

Mobility between the provinces will not be possible until normality is reached.

Branch News

Posted Thursday, April 9th, 2020

It is with regret that I have to advise you that Graham Would, our Branch Chairman, has had to resign due to health reasons. I have been asked by the Committee to revert back to branch chairman on an acting/temporary role, pending the next time we can meet following the lifting of lockdown measures. I have accepted this request. As you are all well aware the lockdown is limiting our ability to meet in any capacity. We will advise when the next meeting, both social and committee can be held, but it is beginning to look as if this will be in June. In the meantime please keep in touch with us, especially if you are in need of help or assistance, or know of any other branch or ex-raf member who does. We are here to help. Keep in touch - keep safe.

Jack Griggs,
Acting Branch Chairman

Coronavirus Lockdown

Posted Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

We feel sure that you will be aware, despite no advice from the Branch, that all social events and meetings are cancelled until at least when the lockdown has eased.

We wish you all the very best during this difficult period and we will try to keep you informed of any changes.

In the meantime should you require any help - in addition to our normal branch assistance - this can be obtained from Age Care, including shopping, medical and general assistance.
In the first instance, should you require help, please ring Constance on 663 989 698 who will put you in touch with the correct people.

Jack Griggs,

Branch Contacts

Posted Sunday, January 1, 2017

Following the Branch name change, here are the contact e-mail addresses for Key Members.

secretary@rafacostadelsol.co.uk - For all general enquiries and contact.
welfare@rafacostadelsol.co.uk - For all welfare matters and enquiries.
newsletter@rafacostadelsol.co.uk - For newsletter items etc.
pro@rafacostadelsol.co.uk - For Public Relations and advertising matters.
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