We all know the effort citizens are making to go back to have a normal life.
We all appreciate the effort that healthcare professionals, senior care providers, state security forces, civil servants, farmers, carriers, drivers, supermarket and grocery store employees, cleaners at health centres, pharmacists, employees from companies which are providing us with basic supply like water, light, gas…and many others are making for us to stay safe at home, away from the danger of being infected by Covid-19.
WHAT TO DO THE DAY WE WILL GO BACK TO THE WAY
It is important to act carefully. We need to make sure that we can go back toThe Way safely, always thinking about all the people we are going to spend the time with or bump into:
Villagers from villages you will pass byOther pilgrimsLodging places, hoteliers…
We do not know the conditions in which we will be able to go back to The Way yet.
We hope to be travelling to other provinces from a specific date, if some conditions are met.
It is just a forecasting. It is not a rat race
We do not know anything about the opening of international borders yet.To this day, the vast majority of people, both national and foreigners, do not know if they are carriers of the virus and can transmit it to other person and vice versa.
We are living a very complicated situation and it is not easy to deal with it.
We all must be prudent and wait for the safest conditions to walk again, obeying the corresponding laws
We must bear in mind others, so they can help us as well if we need so, as it has always happened on The Way
We must do it in such a way that our carelessness can’t be the reason to blame if we feel some symptoms. If we get infected, it would be detrimental to other pilgrims and would give a bad opinion to the whole Way.
Authorities are giving some recommendations to help us go back to our “normal” life. We must follow their advice.
If at some point you can stay at hostels, either state or private ones, hotels, inns, camping sites, etc. we must know in advance the conditions of the place
If you do not meet the conditions, you may not be allowed to stay.
If you cannot stay at an enabled and regulated establishment, do not look for other alternatives; you may jeopardize other people’s health and yours.
If the number of infected people increases due to people’s carelessness, the authorities will stop any further step to “normality” and, as a consequence, we will not be allowed to go back to The Way
The Spanish authorities have established a number of measures and steps based on “phases” to allow the free movement of the citizens
In order to move to the next phase a number of requirements must be met. First the Spanish Government will assess them and then they will authorize the next step or phase.
ON THIS WEBSITE WE WILL CONTINUE PROVIDING YOU WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THE MEASURES ADOPTED BY THE AUTHORITIES RELATED TO THE WAY, AND ESPECIALLY THE PRIMITIVE WAY.
WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED
Between the 25th May and the 7th June, 2020 we are in Phase 2 except for some specific places in Spain; this means that:
- You cannot travel to other provinces
- You can stay at hotels and tourist accommodation.
The category of “tourist accommodation” is not the same in all the Autonomous Communities along The Way.
State-run shelters for pilgrims. In The Way there are no shelters with autonomous ownership. They are not tourist accommodation
Therefore, it is not allowed to stay at any of them in this phase
State-run shelters are not tourist accommodation (municipal ones or from the Regional Government of Galicia). Therefore, it is not allowed to stay at any of them in this phase.
To sum up:
* You cannot travel to other provinces
* Tourists are not allowed to enter the country; therefore pilgrims cannot do it either
You must bear in mind that although some establishments can open again that does not mean that they will do so.
Whether the establishment will be opened or not will be up to the owner