A group of motorhomers violates the State of Alarm in Spain

Some motorcaravanners ignore the lockdown decreed by the State of Alarm
Image provided by the Andalusian Government on the eviction carried out in Tarifa - ABC
Occupants of 33 motorhomes ignore the State of Alarm during their stay in a protected space. They spent the night in Valdevaqueros de Tarifa (Cádiz), which is why the Civil Guard and the Andalusian Government proceeded to evict them.

The vehicles were in the car parks of the "La Peña and Lances del Norte recreational areas". As reported this Saturday by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Sustainable Development of the Andalusian Government.

In short, the users of these motorhomes violated the Royal Decree 463/2020, which declared the State of Alarm in Spain. Therefore, the free movement of people is restricted due to the coronavirus. On the other hand, they did not respect the protected space that does not admit camping or overnight staying in areas where the prohibition is explicitly announced.

Motorhomers and Coronavirus

Given the serious situation that Europe is going through with regard to the coronavirus, I would like to make some suggestions that, although they are known, should be emphasized.

Unfortunately, there are also a small number of motorhomers who do not feel concerned or believe that the issue does not go with them. This is a gross mistake made by a minority of motorcaravanners.
Please stay home, it is the only way to protect us all!

Please, it is essential to comply with the following guidelines that health services are advising us:

  • Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent the disease is to avoid exposure to this virus.
  • The virus is believed to spread mainly from person to person.
  • Among people who have close contact with each other.
  • Through respiratory droplets that are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can reach the mouth or nose of people who are nearby or possibly enter the lungs when breathing.

Clean your hands frequently
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you've been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub until you feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with your unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Keep a distance between yourself and others if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at increased risk of becoming seriously ill.

Stay home if you are sick
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • If necessary, keep in touch with your doctor.
  • Call before receiving medical attention. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or if you think it is an emergency.
  • Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, shared transportation, or taxis.
Cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw the used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a face mask if you are sick
  • If you are sick: You should wear a mask when you are around other people (eg, sharing a room or vehicle) and before entering the health care office. If you are unable to wear a mask (for example, because it makes it difficult for you to breathe), you should do everything possible to cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing, and caregivers should put on a mask if they enter your room.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a mask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and cannot wear one). Masks may become scarce and should be reserved for caregivers.
Clean and disinfect
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces every day. This includes tables, door handles, light switches, tables, railings, desks, telephones, keyboards, toilets, taps, sinks, and dishwashers.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: use soap and water or detergent before disinfecting.
  • For general disinfection, it is also possible (it is the simplest format) a mixture of approximately ⅓ cup of bleach for every 5 liters of water.
Please stay home, it is the only way to protect us all!

Cancellation of the 90th FICC International Rally, Ostia Antica (Rome) 2020

Regarding the 90th FICC International Rally scheduled for July 24 to August 2, 2020 at Camping "Capitolio" in Rome - Ostia.

Yesterday afternoon, the Organizing Committee informed the International Federation of Camping, Caravaning and Autocaravaning (FICC) of the 90th FICC International Rally, in Ostia, Rome, Italy, that they had taken the decision to cancel the Rally to comply with the emergency directives of the country's health and institutional authorities.

In the organizer's words, "for us, who have reached an advanced level of executive organization, it is a painful decision, but the health and institutional authorities of our country consider that it is very necessary to follow the emergency directives."

In short, the 90th FICC International Rally, Ostia Antica (Rome) 2020, has been definitely cancelled.

There will be more news about future rallies once the present crisis has ended.