REPORT ON THE SITUATION OF COVID 19 ON THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

XirCammini, as the Malta representative of the Associations of Friends of the Way of St. James, has received the following message and announcement from the Xunta de Galicia to share with our members, pilgrims and Camino aficionados.

More information, not only in terms of Covid-19 updates in Galicia but about the continuous work of the Xunta de Galicia can also be found on https://www.caminodesantiago.gal/en

Dear President.

Following instructions from the First Vice President of the Xunta de Galicia, I am enclosing a report on the situation of COVID19 on the Camino de Santiago. In this report, you will see the actions implemented by the Government of Galicia and their impact on pilgrims in our region, as well as reference to the main information resources on COVID19 in our region.

I hope that this information will be useful for your association.

Yours sincerely

Ildefonso de la Campa Montenegro, Managing  Director

UPDATE ON HEALTHCARE MEASURES AGAINST COVID IN THE
AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY OF GALICIA AND UPDATE ON PUBLIC
HOSTELS.

29 January 2021.

HEALTHCARE MEASURES IN THE AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY OF
GALICIA AND ITS AFFECT ON THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO.

After the publication of DECREE 8/2021, of 26 January, adopting measures in the territory of the Autonomous Community of Galicia to deal with the healthcare crisis, under the condition of competent delegated authority within the framework of the provisions of Royal Decree 926/2020, of 25 October, declaring a state of alarm to prevent the spread of infections caused by SARS-CoV-2:
https://www.xunta.gal/dog/Publicados/excepcional/2021/20210126/2549/Anunci
oC3B0-260121-1_gl.pdf
, its impact on the Camino de Santiago is as follows:

  1. Limitation on the entry and exit of people to and from the territory
    of the Autonomous Community of Galicia
    from another region of Spain or from foreign countries, except for the exceptions set forth in this decree, from 00:00 on 27 January to 00:00 on 17 February.
  2. Limitations on the entry and exit of people to and from the territory of each of the municipalities of the Autonomous Community of Galicia, except for the exceptions set forth in this decree, from 00.00 on 27 January 2021 until 00.00 on 17 February.
  3. Closure of the public network of pilgrim hostels from 00:00 on 27 January 2021 until 00:00 on 17 February.

HEALTHCARE SITUATION OF THE MUNICIPALITIES OF GALICIA.

To access up-to-date information on the pandemic situation and anti-COVID measures in the municipalities of Galicia, visit the Health Council of the Xunta de Galicia’s website:

https://coronavirus.sergas.gal/Contidos/Restriccions-concellos?idioma=es

SITUATION OF THE PUBLIC NETWORK OF THE XUNTA DE GALICIA’S
PILGRIM HOSTELS.

As indicated in point 1, the public network of pilgrim shelters will be closed from 00:00 on 27 January 2021 until 00:00 on 17 February.

COVID APPS

RADAR COVID

Radar COVID is an application designed by the Government of Spain to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Radar COVID anonymously notifies you of possible contact that you may have had in the last 14 days with a person who was infected. In the case that this contact occurred, it enables easy communication with public health.

PassCOVID.gal

PassCOVID.gal is an application designed by the Xunta de Galicia to help keep citizens safe from COVID-19. PassCovid complements RadarCovid and allows you to: consult information of interest; receive notifications if you were in an establishment of risk due to the concentration of infections; communicate any positive COVID-19 diagnosis you may have to contacts you had and the places you visited; and find your Radar COVID code.

It allows you to check the updated status of restrictions in Galicia’s different municipalities.

It enables you to immediately receive important information, to consult the recommendations and to find information about the current state of the pandemic in Galicia.

PROGRAMME: “CAMINO SEGURO” (“SAFE CAMINO”) AND DOWNLOADABLE MATERIALS.

The Xunta de Galicia has launched the Camino Seguro (Safe Camino) programme, an initiative that promotes pilgrimages adapted to the current health situation through a comprehensive protocol of action on Jacobean routes in Galicia.


This programme has established a series of measures for pilgrims and professionals, management entities or volunteers who work on the Jacobean Route.


You can find the protocols, plans and support materials through the following links:

Information for professionals and management entities:
https://www.caminodesantiago.gal/es/caminoseguro/profesionales

Information for pilgrims:
https://www.caminodesantiago.gal/es/caminoseguro/peregrinos