DigameXtra No. 1941 Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

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COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

For the official Andalucia Covid rules for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a category, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es

Another good, reliable source for updated Covid news, announcements and statistics are both your local
Ayuntamiento & the Junta de Andalucia’s FB and Twitter pages. @AndaluciaJunta  https://twitter.com/AndaluciaJunta  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 2nd


New Covid Restriction Info Announced:
All these measures come into force this Thursday, April 29. New measures:
-Internal mobility is opened in Andalusia
-Andalusia remains closed for entrances and exits -Hospitality open until 10.30 pm but can have clients until 11.00 pm, as long as the clients can be home by 11 pm. Workers at businesses allowed to remain open until 11 pm, when going home after work, should carry proof of their legit need to travel after curfew.
-Meetings. Where there are no changes is in the meetings. They will continue to be of a maximum of six people in open spaces and homes, and of four in the interior of the hotel industry.
-Andalusia allows trips between provinces from this Thursday and the bars will open until 11:00 pm , shops until 10:30pm
-The curfew in Andalusia is maintained from 11 at night to 6 in the morning.
Sources, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-nuevas-medidas-covid-andalucia-directo-juanma-moreno-anuncia-restricciones-coronavirus-tras-reunion-comite-expertos-202104271833_directo.html#DD


Suncoast Outdoor Activity Club: This Saturdays hike (May 1st) is from Sayalonga to El Morche. This beautiful hike is 10 kms long with some ups and downs.
Meet will be at 9.30 am on the parking lot on the corner of the N-340 and the Rio Güi (Playa del tito Juanjo) FB page


Restaurant/Bar My Daughter Kitty: Mother’s day May 2nd.
2 music acts, Afternoon tea (booking req.) 10am-6pm
Calle primula, Urbanisation Almijara II 29780, Nerja
Overlooking Nerja market FB page


Weekly Crochet/Knitting Group:
Calling All Members and anybody who would like to join us..
We meet every Thursday from 10/10.30 am until 1ish.
in Caleta de Velez at La Fuente.
Do you Crochet? Would you like to learn? Do you fancy having coffee and chatting one morning whilst working?
We are a multilingual group of ladies that are meeting every week in Caleta de Velez on Thursdays.
The group is well over 8 years old and would love new members to come along and join us…Working at your own speed and chatting making friends. And – if you really don’t fancy Crochet but like to Knit, well come along with that instead.
And Don’t Forget – We will teach you either craft if you wish.
Hope to see you there.
Need more information?
Email Polly – madpip at hotmail dot co dot uk


Services Wanted/Offered

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Nik of all Trades: Services available for home, garden and office
Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 100€ per day per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost.
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a DigameXtra sponsor and so my contact info is available everyday in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free!


Coast Fm Gold: Want to be able to talk directly to your customers and clients?
Guess what they have been listening to and will continue to listen to……the Radio!
Coast Fm Gold has been available Online, as well as via Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa throughout the crisis giving ’emergency announcements and telephone numbers’ and music, music, music!
Now it’s time to start up business’s again, and what a better way to let them know you have re-opened and are ready- A RADIO ADVERT! We reach all over the Axarquia-  so we are local! Plus we reach around the world! We are the Eastern Costa Del Sols favourite Radio Station!
We are running ”special crisis” low advertising rates…ring us now on 691 934 626 or by email to studio@coastfmgold.com Website: http://coastfmgold.com/


Golden Leaves Funeral Plans:
Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.
If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
Based in Javea/Alicante. Company Reg. No: 2935393
Email: Ruth.forder@goldenleaves.com


People Group Spain- Interpreters Available
Don’t let the language barrier be a problem!
At People Group Spain we offer interpreters who are fluent in English and Spanish to help you with your day to day needs. Whether you need us to accompany you to a meeting, help you with paperwork, or even just make a phone call on your behalf, we will always be here to help.
You can find us at Calle Diputación 9, Nerja or
contact us by phone on 615763349 or
by email at admin@peoplegroupspain.com


Wanted- Swimming Lessons: Hello, I am interested in having swimming lessons from a qualified instructor, some English would be ideal as would a private pool, will travel reasonable distance. but ideally local to Torrox area i realize it will have to be when the COVID situation allows.
Please Tel Karen / Michael on 951 834 439


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Halting Erosion using Vetiver
From Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Our Nursery is open by appointment depending on the current travel restrictions. Please email or call first. We have Moringa seedlings, Organic Moringa powder and Comfrey plants. We also have some local trees and some exotic trees from Africa.
Vetiver is a rapid growing and non-invasive sterile clump grass with a height of 1-2 metres and a root system of 3-4 metres in depth. We have been providing Vetiver throughout the EU for almost 10 years now. We are located in Sayalonga where we can plant year round but our best results by far start in February. The reason is that Vetiver is indigenous to India and Vetiver loves the heat of the summer. Use Vetiver cuttings as mulch around all of your fruit trees. Decomposing Vetiver improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away all while helping to maintain soil moisture.
Vetiver is a nutritious and replenishable animal fodder. Horses and pigs love it. We use it in our chicken pens replacing hay because it stops mites.
In the 2 photos below you will see land prepared for Vetiver and the results 2 years later.
We also use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive ornamental hedge.
Here is a link to a short video showing the results.
We suggest planting now, as this is the BEST time of the year to plant.
To see more images of Vetiver go to this link.
Presently we have some specials, which include free shipping to numerous locations.
For more information please contact us.
Please visit us or visit our website:
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone: (34) 692 288 657



Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-2 matching bedside units Price 90€ ( the pair )
Measurements 44 x 33 x 58cms
-Upcycled rocking chair stripped back to natural chalk paint new fabric seat cushion clear wax Price 85€
-Lovely upcycled bedroom set Measurements
90 x 43 x 78cms 49 x 34 x 61cms Price 160€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com


For Sale: Two pairs of Custom Made Curtains, Tab Top fully lined, heavy fabric. White/Grey/Brown vertical stripe
1 pair patio door size 198cm long 163 wide
1 pair shorter 126cm long 114cm wide
Sizes are per individual curtain.
Perfect condition, washable at 30 degrees.
50€ or nearest offer. More pics on request.
Located Torrox Campo but can meet.
Lilian 638897797 WA John 628282518 WA
johnmlovell @ gmail.com


For Sale, 3 items:
-light turned wooden headboard (97x80cm width/height)
with a second part, both together for 44€ (originally, the wooden parts came from a bed) non-smoking household without pets
-used, working coffee machine (Ufesa) 10€.
-small oil radiator/heater (Orbegozo) in good condition for 10€.
We live in Campo, about 10 min from Torrox pueblo
Christiane 643832266 whatsApp after 8:00 am


For Sale, 3 items:
-Letter box. White metal; 300mm x 210mm x 65mm. Complete with screws raw-plugs and 2 keys. Unused, original box. 10€
-Outside rustic Wall lights. Both metal with glass inserts. Fitted with ES27 light fittings. Complete with light bulbs.
Good condition. 8€ each
-Exterior Decorative door bell. Made out of cast iron. Easily assembled. Excellent condition. 15€
Buyer collects; Stuart, Caleta De Velez
Mobile; 609592766
email; stuartlincombe@yahoo.co.uk


For Sale: IKea Tylosand modular 3 seat sofa in brown; will sit 4 comfortably. A comfortable, good sized sofa which can easily be made into two 2 seater sofas. The covers can be zipped off the cushions which are removable from the sofa. The back and arm supports are easily removed for easy transport. New covers are available from various sources. Size approximately 240cm wide, 90cm deep and 70cm high. From a non-smoker household. Collection only please. 50€. Nick, Competa ,WhatsApp 644535148,
email: nick.hawksworth@me.com


For Sale: Fab RUNAROUND lightweight ladies bike in excellent condition, comes with side stand, pump, spare inner tube, front and back racks, lights, cycle bell. Great for cruising around, 50€, Nerja, Carol
Email: carol ellul 18 at gmail dot com


For Sale: Gasheating, wall fastening, gas bottle outside,
very good heating, 62 cm X 63 cm X 18 cm.
Very good condition. 75€. Competa.
More pics on request.
Edwin: boegero@gmx.de


Recommendations & Requests


Gate Openers: Can anyone recommend an agent who can supply and fit electric gate openers. Please contact Tony, Alcaucin.
Email: tony dot randall at hotmail dot com


Vaccination certificates via Salud Andalucia app: Is anyone else having a problem using this app to obtain a vaccination certificate? I enter personal information – health card no. ,extranjero card no.(NIE) DOB, mobile no., all of which are accepted by the Salud Respond app. The Salud Andalusian app rejects these data as incorrect. Any ideas/ help would be greatly appreciated. Ron/Competa
Email: ronaldlott @ gmail.com


Is Your Business Fakebook Page Losing You Customers?: While a properly maintained FB page can certainly boost your client base, a poorly maintained FB page can just as certainly drive away potential clients. If you fail to post at least weekly, viewers may consider that evidence your business is not successful, as it appears it has few customers that need to be kept updated on your activities. If you fail to post at least every 2 weeks viewers may think you have closed your business! I see many local businesses who have not posted on FB in months. I see some FB pages where there are no replies to comments posted. This makes it look like you don’t monitor the FB page, and don’t care about the concerns of clients or potential customers.
If you use FB for your business, you really should post something everyday, and keep your page free of clutter, poorly written posts and poor quality images, as these reflect directly onto your reputation.
If you are going to use FB for biz you need to make it part of your weekly routine, otherwise it may cost you more than you gain from it!


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The Government extends the mandatory warranty periods and the possibility of repairing products to increase their useful life: The Council of Ministers has approved this Tuesday to extend the legal guarantee period for products by one year to three and increase the minimum time in which manufacturers must have spare parts once for up to 10 years (now there are five) a product is no longer manufactured, thus guaranteeing the consumer’s right to repair.
Full article, English: https://spainsnews.com/the-government-extends-the-mandatory-warranty-periods-and-the-possibility-of-repairing-products-to-increase-their-useful-life/
If you can read Spanish or use a translator, the original source version is better: https://www.eldiario.es/economia/gobierno-amplia-plazos-obligatorios-garantia-posibilidad-reparar-productos-aumentar-vida-util_1_7873899.html


No evidence of Covid-19 transmissions at 5,000-strong concert one month on: Exactly a month ago, 5,000 people attended a Love of Lesbian gig at Barcelona’s Palau Sant Jordi—the first large concert in over a year.
-Although spectators were not required to remain seated or socially distanced, they did have to provide proof of a negative antigen test and wear FFP2 masks as part of an experiment conducted by Festivals per la Cultura Segura and Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol.
-A month later, and after tracking the number of Covid-19 cases amongst the 4,592 concert-goers who gave their consent to share this information, the pilot test organizers have determined that the gig was not a superspreader event in results that could have implications for future Covid-time festivals in Barcelona and beyond.
-All in all, only 6 people tested positive within two weeks following the concert—the equivalent of an incidence rate of 131 cases per 100,000 inhabitants when at the same time, Barcelona’s overall rate was 259.5.
Of these 6 cases, medical professionals have been able to establish that 4 were not infected at the March 27 event, while the origin of the other 2 remains unknown. Because of the strict health and safety measures in place during the concert, however, they believe they are unlikely to have gotten the virus there. Full article: https://www.catalannews.com/covid-19/item/no-evidence-of-covid-19-transmissions-at-5000-strong-concert-one-month-on-say-organizers


Fake Gas Inspectors Working the Costa del Sol: Fuengirola Council, councillor for Consumer Affairs, Francisco Jose Martin, has said there had been an increase in the number of scams relating to gas inspectors being carried out against the elderly.
He added, “Different municipalities of the province are warning of an exponential increase in these cases of fraud where, for the most part, the elderly are victims. “It is important to remember that all the inspections of the installation of gas… in the home, are only done if the owner of the house requests them.”
Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/27/fuengirola-warns-of-increase-in-scams-against-elderly/


UK Pensioners In Spain Struggle With A ‘Failing System’ Amid Soaring Health Costs: Sue Wilson, chair of the campaign organisation Bremain in Spain has warned that UK pensioners have been hit with hefty medical fees as they await sign-off on their paperwork, known as an S1 form, which would grant them access to the Spanish national health system.
Ms. Wilson said: “Some people are paying for medical care that perhaps they wouldn’t need to had they got their residencia sorted out sooner. It is not just the cost of the healthcare it’s the drugs as well so you know if you take a lot of medicines then that can get pricey.” Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/26/uk-pensioners-in-spain-struggle-with-a-failing-system-amid-soaring-health-costs/


Lottery- Bonoloto draw for Tuesday, April 27, 2021:
The result of today’s Bonoloto Tuesday, April 27, 2021 it is: 05, 10, 11, 13, 34 and 46, the complementary number being 08 and the refund on 9. Source: https://spainsnews.com/bonoloto-draw-for-tuesday-april-27-2021/


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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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