Quality sticker for Altea businesses

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NEW NORMALITY: Stringent health and safety standardsPhoto credit: Altea town hall

LAST May, Altea’s Commerce and Tourism departments organised a series of webinars (online seminars) on reactivating the local economy.

These were organised by Siggo, an Altea firm that has now produced questionnaires to help business-owners self-diagnose whether they are sufficiently prepared to meet the requisites of Spain’s new normality.

Amongst other things this will cover compliance with health and safety regulations, different sectors’ health manuals, regional and national recommendations and the standards required by Spanish Institute of Tourism Quality (ICTE).

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“There are different types of surveys that give businesses the option of ascertaining whether they possess all the necessary or recommended safeguards and are equipped to adapt rapidly to the changes that each scenario requires,” Commerce councillor Miguel de la Hoz said.

Tourism councillor Xelo Gonzalez also revealed that completing the questionnaires is linked to obtaining a sticker to be displayed by all local businesses from all sectors.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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