Calpe Notices: from the AFPO President

Calpe has entered Phase 1

Fruit & Veg Market open this week

22nd May 2020

Face masks now compulsory

20th May 2020

We must now wear face masks when out. (For details, see below.)


19th May 2020

We are now allowed to travel and shop anywhere in the Province of Alicante.

Please remember that continung to shop locally will help Calpe businesses.

Some clarifications

12th May 2020

.We can still only exercise by walking from 10:00AM to 12 noon or from 7:00PM to 8:00PM, within 1 Km of our homes. However, now that bars, small shops and restaurants are open, we can go to them at any time of the day.

We are not allowed to sit on public benches, since someone carrying the virus might have sat on it beforehand, and the virus is passed on through physical cntact, especially two people coming into contact with the same object, such as a bench.

Movement between towns

11th May 2020

We are now allowed to move about our area. Our area is the Dénia area, which includes the Marina Baja (Baixa in Valencian), whwre Calpe is located. We can drive from Calpe to Benissa, for example, to shop at “Iceland”. But we cannot drive into an area which is still in Phase 0, such as the cities of Alicante and Elche. (See map)

Phase 1 map


As long as they live in the same household, family members can now all travel together in the family car without face masks. Non-family members con travel in friends' cars, but behind the driver, with only two to a row, and wearing face masks.

WE are still not allowed to drive to the beach for our allocated exercise time. Just think, everyone in Calpe wants to walk on the promenade. If everyone goes there, there could be thousands of people there, and it would only take about 10 people to contaminate everyone. We are trying to save lives!

10th May 2020

9th May 2020

State of Emergency

Easter 2020

All this information is also available as a PDF file, which you can download—and print, if you wish.

The Regulations

Stay at home. You are advised not to go shopping more than once a week. If you have a dog you must not walk it further than 50 metres from your home, and you must not take it out too frequently.

Remember: if you have to leave the house always take your passport with you.

Important telephone numbers

Local Police 96 583 90 00
Protección Civil 647 613 076
(Will help with your shopping)
Cruz Roja (Red Cross) 96 583 16 16

Personal Health Check

If you have any of these symptoms:

  • Sore throat,
  • fever,
  • dry persistent cough

call Valencian Community medical attention centre for coronavirus (they speak English) on 900 300 555

Other health issues?

If you come within these categories:

  • over 60 years of age
  • pregnant

or if you have any of the following health problems:

  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Cardio-vascular illness
  • Chronic lung illness
  • Cancer
  • Immune deficiencies

you can call 900 322 236, and they will deliver your medicine to your home.

The Health Service

All prescriptions for on going health problems will be automatically renewed by the Health Authorities.

All monthly blood tests will continue. All regular visits by a nurse from the Health Centre will continue.

If you wish to make an appointment to see your doctor do not go to the Centro de Salud, you must call one of these numbers:

  • For an appointment: 96 687 0450 (The Doctor may give you a consultation over the phone and arrange a prescription for you to collect at your chemist, just using your SIP Card.)
  • Emergencies: 96 687 0451
  • Psychological problems: 663 212 521
  • General Consultation: 900 362 236

Hospital appointments

At the moment you must not go to the Mariana Salud Denia Hospital unless you receive a phone call from them.

There are phone numbers you can call to enquire about your appointment:

  • 96 642 9167 and 96 642 9047.
  • X-Ray results (Radiodiagnostica): 96 642 9343
  • Surgery (Cirugía): 96 642 9106

Gender Violence

There are worries that gender violence will be on the increase during the lockdown. If you, or a friend, is suffering from gender violence you can call 016, if it is an emergency, call 112. If you need advice call 96 583 72 23 or email The Valencian Generalitat number to call is 682 916 136, or if you need to talk through your problems with a psychologist 682 508 507

Money issues

If you have no means of income, that is you have lost your job or you have lost your opportunity of having a job, due to the State of Emergency, you may apply for immediate benefit from Calpe Social Services. Call 96 583 7223 or 96 583 51 or email The Benefit is 100 euros for a single person and 250 euros for a family. This money is for basic necessities such as food, medicine and hygiene products.

The Valencian Generalitat is also helping the self-employed with a subsidy: 750 euros for a single person, and 1,500 euros for a family. You must apply for this through the employment service GVA Labora. It is for people who have had to close their businesses completly during the State of Emergency, or who have noticed a 75% drop in their takings. All the information can be found at For employees who have lost their jobs there is a free phone number: 900 35 31 35.

SUMA has suspended all payments of local taxes, including car and rubbish taxes, until after the health crisis. If you would like to talk to them call:- 96 529 2000 or go to the Web site


Aguas de Calpe are working to maintain the town's water supply and sewage treatment. If you have an enquiery call 96 386 06 00, if you discover a leak or other type of emergency concerning the water supply call 96 583 77 07

Town Hall (Ayuntamiento) issues

If you need a Padrón Certificate (Volante) urgently, and you do not have a digital signature, you can contact OAC (Office of Attention to Citizens) in the Town Hall and they will help you process it. Email, or telephone 900 20 40 50, or 96 583 36 00. Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 14:00.

Rubbish disposal

The times in which you can dispose of your rubbish in the containers has been restricted, to help with the continuing disinfection. Within the town centre, using the underground containers, 8:00 to 24:00; street level containers 21:00 (9:00PM) to 24:00 (midnight). In the urbanisations 20:00 (8:00PM) to 24:00 (midnight). Please do not put rubbish in a container except during these times.


The urban bus run by Autobuses Ifach is only working on L1, and only on weekdays and not on holidays.

From the Tram Station to the Esmeralda: 8:40, 9:40, 10:30, 11:40; 16:40, 17:40, 18:40

From the Esmeralda to the Tram Station: 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00; 17:00, 18:00, 19:00.

For any other information call Autobuses Ifach on 96 583 5591

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