Wendy's Tenerife Diary: Entering the last stage of lockdown on Monday

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 04 June 2020

Royton born mother of two Wendy Muldowney has lived on Tenerife more than twenty years. Here she shares the latest update from one of oldhamers favourite holiday hotspots.

She says: “We are ending stage 2 and as of Monday when we will be entering the third and last stage of this lockdown before the return to normality. 

“We have rules here that we must abide by and use facemasks when leaving the house and going into confined spaces, that includes children from six years old upward. So when we do go out, we are all protected. 

“Not all shops and bars and restaurants are back working yet, but when I went to a large shopping centre yesterday, every shop had a guard on the entrance and exit are at different ends of the shop - and you do not bump into people.

“The guards take your digital temperature and you have to use hand gel on entering the shops.

“After visiting about 20 shops, my hands were rather gloupy and when I picked up my cold drink , the condensation on the cup made my hands feel slimy once again. 

“So I suppose that is how it’s going to be for the time being. You do what needs to be done in these last days to stay safe. 

“It was a nice feeling yesterday while I was up near the capital Santa Cruz as I had to take a close friend to his hospital appointment.

"Everywhere you looked, everyone had masks, people were laughing and had a relaxed demeanour, not like in the beginning when everyone was uptight, living on their nerves, miserable and even angry.

“With stage 3 only a few days away and the end of lockdown has today been approved to be the 21st of June here in Spain. 

“Hopefully tourism will start coming back properly in July and with luck I should be back working in the hotel in the middle of that month -  fingers crossed . 

“So until then, please wash your hands, stay safe and hopefully see you and all my family and friends on the other side.”

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