Taking a cautious approach

Taking a cautious approach
GATHERINGS POSTPONED: Nijar town hall will hold events with senior citizens at a later date Photo credit: Nijar town hall

NIJAR town hall has postponed planned Christmas events with the municipality’s senior citizens.

Esperanza Perez Felices, Nijar’s mayor advised residents’ organisations and social groups that the traditional meetings and Christmas meals for the municipality’s older residents would be delayed until the health situation produced by the new Covid variant was clearer.

“There is no reason to be alarmed, because vaccination levels are exceptional,” Perez Felices insisted.


“But right now, we must be scrupulous with personal protection measures and this does not sit well with the kind of Christmas meals we are used to.”

The mayor stressed that the town hall was not cancelling the social gatherings but was postponing them until they could be held without any health risks.

The lunch for Nijar’s senior citizens, scheduled for December 10, and other gatherings would return to the town hall’s official agenda once the health authorities confirmed that the new Omicron variant was under control, Perez Felices said.

The mayor announced that sports events and other open-air activities would continue as programmed unless the health authorities were to advise otherwise.

Events in enclosed environments would be closely watched although these could, in any case, only go ahead in installations where social distancing and all health and safety measures could be strictly complied with.

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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