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Driver only?

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:48am
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Robbie73

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Hi.   Having not been out during the lockdown,my husband has been doing the shopping. It isn't his forte,and we have been doing without basic things at times?  My arthritis is particularly bad having not been out for so long,with no exercise. I don't know why a spouse can't travel in the car,and shop,whilst the driver stays in the car?  We are as protected as we can be,and I would be as brief as possible in the supermarket. This morning,I am so tempted to go with him,but afraid of a fine? We are not irresponsible people,have done every single thing laid down by the lockdown law here in Torrevieja for the last 5 weeks. Any thoughts or advice please. Gracias. 

Villas

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:00am

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Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:00am

Robbie73 wrote on Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:48am:

Hi.   Having not been out during the lockdown,my husband has been doing the shopping. It isn't his forte,and we have been doing without basic things at times?  My arthritis is particularly bad having not been out for so long,with no exercise. I don't know why a spouse can't travel in th...

...e car,and shop,whilst the driver stays in the car?  We are as protected as we can be,and I would be as brief as possible in the supermarket. This morning,I am so tempted to go with him,but afraid of a fine? We are not irresponsible people,have done every single thing laid down by the lockdown law here in Torrevieja for the last 5 weeks. Any thoughts or advice please. Gracias. 

Stay at home & safe! Make a list & say "stick to the list!"

V

Robbie73

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:12am

Robbie73

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Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:12am

Villas wrote on Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:00am:

Stay at home & safe! Make a list & say "stick to the list!"

V

Yes,you are right, but I desperately need to get my arthritis joints moving too. Gracias. 

RayD

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:30am

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Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:30am

Don't do it.

Stick to the rules or you will be fined. They are there for a reason.

Two people in one car will certainly be stopped.

¡Quédate en Casa!

Robbie73

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:45am

Robbie73

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Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:45am

RayD wrote on Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:30am:

Don't do it.

Stick to the rules or you will be fined. They are there for a reason.

Two people in one car will certainly be stopped.

¡Quédate en Casa!

I certainly know the rules are there for a reason,and have respected that reason for almost 6 weeks now,as we started isolating before the official lockdown date. Was a moment of madness earlier with the painful condition getting the better of me. Mucho Dolor unfortunately. Gracias to you. 

RayD

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:55am

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Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:55am

Robbie73 wrote on Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:45am:

I certainly know the rules are there for a reason,and have respected that reason for almost 6 weeks now,as we started isolating before the official lockdown date. Was a moment of madness earlier with the painful condition getting the better of me. Mucho Dolor unfortunately. Gracias to you. 

I can sympathise with your joint problem. My knees have seizes up during lockdown and the only joints which get exercise are the finger ones on the keyboard 😀

Seriously, both Spanish and UK TV have shown ways in which people in lockdown can exercise.

A few here on Youtube (untried!)

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=exercis+during+lockdown

Robbie73

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:55pm

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Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:55pm

RayD wrote on Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:55am:

I can sympathise with your joint problem. My knees have seizes up during lockdown and the only joints which get exercise are the finger ones on the keyboard 😀

Seriously, both Spanish and UK TV have shown ways in which people in lockdown can exercise.

I will take a look. Gracias. Onwards and upwards!!  Just to say....I gave the 'Mancub' an extremely detailed list,and I still got the wrong items. I rest my case,but will stay housebound for the duration!!! 

bikeman

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:49pm

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Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:49pm

Hi I do understand your need for exercise , I think we should be able to just take a short walk close to home ,but staying apart . After all if some do not have a car they have to walk to the local shops. Maybe your too far away for this ? I cannot give a definite on this but I met friends, man & wife,  outside a supermarket,who both came in the same car,when I asked them if it was a bit dodgy they said they had asked the police about two in a car & the reply was  "As long as one sits in the rear of the car it is ok" but I suppose it depends which policeman you ask. I should if you can ask a policeman for advice on this .

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Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:58pm

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Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:58pm

bikeman wrote on Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:49pm:

Hi I do understand your need for exercise , I think we should be able to just take a short walk close to home ,but staying apart . After all if some do not have a car they have to walk to the local shops. Maybe your too far away for this ? I cannot give a definite on this but I met friends, man &...

...amp; wife,  outside a supermarket,who both came in the same car,when I asked them if it was a bit dodgy they said they had asked the police about two in a car & the reply was  "As long as one sits in the rear of the car it is ok" but I suppose it depends which policeman you ask. I should if you can ask a policeman for advice on this .

Unfortunately, exercise is not an excuse for being out.

You could walk to the local shops alone, but not a couple together.

If two people are in a car they must wear mascarillas and the passenger in the back seat. It can only be someone you are taking to the médico etc and not for shopping.

You can't take your wife shopping, even if she sits in the back and you stay in the car while she goes in.

The rules have been posted so many times, and there is no way around them. But, hey why would you want to get round them.

Minimum fine is 600+ euros, so an expensive shopping trip for the pair of you!

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Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:06pm

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Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:06pm

RayD wrote on Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:58pm:

Unfortunately, exercise is not an excuse for being out.

You could walk to the local shops alone, but not a couple together.

If two people are in a car they must wear mascarillas and the passenger in the back seat. It can only be someone you are taking to the médico etc and not for shopping.

You can't take your wife shopping, even if she sits in the back and you stay in the car while she goes in.

The rules have been posted so many times, and there is no way around them. But, hey why would you want to get round them.

Minimum fine is 600+ euros, so an expensive shopping trip for the pair of you!

Hi RayD, I agree with what you say & i abide by these rules, I didn't state facts only what I had been told ,that is why I suggested asking the police , I have to add police seem to have no problem with people walking to the shops here in Gran Alacant ., after all if they have no transport do they have to starve ? Normally they walk with a large backpack or shopping trolly .I pass several when i drive to the shops .

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