Hello and welcome to the July edition of Soltalk.

Are you double jabbed yet? More and more people are and let’s hope this is the key to a return to normal life after over a year of pandemic, lockdown and gloomy news.

The Spanish Health Ministry announced last month that those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 won’t have to quarantine if they come into contact with a positive case.

“People who are fully vaccinated and considered a close contact (of a positive case) will generally be exempt from the quarantine rule,” the Health Ministry explained in a press release.

A close contact is defined by the Health Ministry as anyone who has been in the same place as a positive case, at a distance of fewer than two metres, for more than 15 minutes. Under the previous rules, anyone in this situation needed to self-isolate for 10 days.

And by the time you read this, the wearing of masks outdoors in Spain will no longer be mandatory. Exceptions would be in crowded streets or when queueing outside or where social distance cannot be maintained. But for months to come, face coverings will still be required indoors.

Meanwhile it’s summer and there are plenty of gorgeous beaches so have a wonderful July!



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