Águilas blocks off main access points to deter second home owners
All along the coast patrols and roadblocks have been intensified but residents still report the arrival of unwanted visitors from the cities Águilas town hall is amongst those requesting further assistance from Spain’s armed services in the efforts to prevent people from taking advantage..

Agricultural sector essential part of Águilas fight against Covid-19
The town hall has thanked agricultural workers for their participation The town hall of Águilas has issued a message of thanks to the agricultural sector which is playing such an important role in the fight against Covid-19 in the municipality.   Since the Covid-19 crisis began agriculturalists..

Sunday 5th April: figures for Murcia provide grounds for optimism
Covid-19 case numbers in the Region appear to be reaching a plateau While the latest figures relating to the spread of the coronavirus throughout Spain on Sunday provided tentative indications that the pandemic may be being brought under control, the figures in Murcia showed that another nine..

Locations in Águilas that you have to visit; a new initiative from Águilas tourism
The tourism department will be publishing information daily about the attractions of the municipality Starting today at five o’clock, the department of tourism of Águilas Town Hall is launching a new project entitled “Lugares de Águilas que tienes que visitar”; (Locations in Águilas..

Águilas disinfecting the cemetery although it remains closed for general visits by the public
A total ban is imposed on wakes and funeral vigils as Covid-19 claims thousands of victims Águilas town hall has issued information regarding the latest steps announced by the Ministry of Health, and published in the Official State Bulletin (BOE) on Monday, relating to the total ban on funeral..

Only three mourners allowed at funerals during the coronavirus crisis
A total ban is imposed on wakes and funeral vigils as Covid-19 claims thousands of victims As measures are introduced in all aspects of society and daily life to attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus in Spain one of the latest steps announced by the Ministry of Health, and published in..

Águilas Town Hall distributes 10,000 facemasks to key workers providing essential services
Stricter measures are imposed to protect council workers from the coronavirus In an effort to support key workers during the coronavirus emergency the Town Hall of Águilas has purchased 10,000 surgical masks, of which 2,000 are set aside for council employees, 500 for other municipal services..

Amended train and bus services for Águilas during lockdown
Minimal train and bus services are still running in the Águilas municipality although the town hall recommends that travel should only be undertaken if absolutely necessary as every contact increases the risk of transmission of coronavirus. Information about local train services can be searched..

Lockdown competitions and activities for all the family offered by Águilas Town Hall
The “Águilas se divierte en casa” schedule includes challenges and leisure activities for all ages Scheduled activities 26th March to 11th April With the coronavirus emergency lockdown certain to last at least until the middle of April in Spain the Town Hall of Águilas has presented..

Learn at home during the Coronavirus lockdown with state-run educational programmes
Learn at home: special programmes through the lockdown period for families Special programme are offered throughout the lockdown period via La 2 de TVE and Canal Clan of TVE: 🧒09:00 CLAN for 6-8 year olds 🧒10:00 CLAN for 8-10 year olds 🧒11:00 CLAN for 10-12 year olds 🧒..

Help for local businesses: what is an ERTE
ERTEs are likely to affect millions of employees in Spain during a prolonged coronavirus crisis As it becomes ever clearer that the coronavirus crisis in Spain will create significant issues for businesses long-term, many companies are taking advantage of the “ERTE” Temporary Employment Regulation..

Gas bottle prices frozen for 6 months to combat corona virus crisis
The government is concerned to make sure families are able to live comfortably during the State of Emergency  The Spanish government has announced that gas bottle prices have been frozen for a 6 month period in order to support families throughout the Covid-19 crisis.   The number of..

Post office opening times limited to 3 hours in the morning
Minimal services are being offered for the duration of the coronavirus crisis The offices of Correos, the Spanish post office, are to open for only three hours a day and the number of staff on duty is to be reduced for as long as the coronavirus emergency lasts. Correos explains that it is..

Marines from the Tercio de Levante arrive in Águilas to join coronavirus containment efforts
The Mayoress of Águilas welcomed the Marines from the Tercio de Levante deployed in Águilas The Mayoress of Águilas, Mari Carmen Moreno, and the councillor for Citizen Security, Tomás Consentino, met and welcomed the Marines of the Tercio de Levante this morning who have been deployed in..

Supermarket opening hours and general information for shoppers
Sunday opening banned for supermarkets throughout the Region of Murcia During the state of coronavirus emergency declared by the Spanish government nine days ago shops selling food are allowed to remain open to the public, but as the virus continues to spread throughout the country a quick trip..

Special shopping hour for the elderly in Águilas
Over 65's will receive special attention and assistance between 09:00 and 10:00 The Carrefour supermarket in the Águilas Plaza Shopping Centre is operating a special shopping hour for the over 65's of the municipality between 09:00 and 10:00 to assist the elderly or those with mobility difficulties..

Águilas reminds drivers that passengers are not allowed in cars except in limited exceptional circumstances
Children and elderly people may be passengers if absolutely necessary The Town Hall of Águilas reminds members of the public that during the current coronavirus emergency it is not permitted for more than one person to travel in motor vehicles, and that journeys should be undertaken only for..

Águilas Town Hall helps residents and business with tax rebates during the coronavirus crisis
Efforts to reduce the financial effects of the lockdown for businesses and individuals Mari Carmen Moreno, the Mayoress of Águilas, has announced a series of measures being implemented by the Town Hall in order to provide financial and economic help to those suffering the consequences of the..

Águilas reacts immediately to the decree closing all hotels and tourist accommodation in Spain
Information is being produced in various languages for the benefit of visitors to Águilas On Thursday 19th March 2020 a government Order was published on Spain’s Official State Bulletin (BOE) decreeing the temporary closure to the public of tourist accommodation establishments including hotels..

Butane gas canister availability in Águilas during the coronavirus emergency
The Town Hall responds to requests for information from members of the public In response to various enquiries regarding the sale and distribution of butane gas canisters during the coronavirus emergency the Town Hall of Águilas informs residents that requests for new canisters can be made in..

Spanish government orders the closure of hotels, campsites and other tourist accommodation
The only exceptions are establishments with long-term residents, where new guests are prohibited during the coronavirus emergency On Thursday 19th March 2020 Order SND/257/2020 was published on Spain’s Official State Bulletin (BOE), concerning the temporary closure to the public of tourist..

Águilas school registration period for 2020/21 extended due to coronavirus crisis
15/03/2020 During the period of coronavirus confinement it will not be possible to present applications for children to be admitted to State schools in person The period in which applications for pupils to be admitted to schools for the next academic year has been extended until 21st April..

Murcian government decrees enforced quarantine of Águilas, San Pedro, san Javier, Los Alcázares, Cartagena, La Unión and Mazarrón
Lockdown of the Costa Cálida The regional government of Murcia has issued a confinement decree closing the municipalities of Águilas, San Pedro, San Javier, Los Alcázares, Cartagena, La Unión and Mazarrón in order to avoid contagion by coronavirus. The order has been issued following..

Donald Trump amongst the bling at Águilas Carnival 2020
Glitter is back on the menu in Águilas this year As normal, the Carnival peñas in Águilas put on a  fabulous display for 2020, with a completely new set of costumes and dance routines. Last year costumes generally followed an environmental theme, many of them including recycled materials..