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COVID Camino/COVID

David

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Moissac to Santiago Spring 2005 was the first foray.
Thank you for that - they are working at it!

'Plan your meal' is interesting ... refugio kitchens probably closed ... who is to say that any cafe in that village will be open? - so if anyone is going I think carrying a supply of food will be important. (take a tin opener).

No mention of sleeping arrangements, though there does seem to be a new app to check capacity.

No mention of churches, mass, etc.

'healings will not be performed, go to health centre' - so no first aid mission for me this year.

2021 for me, at the earliest .... even then .... :(
 

Kathar1na

Member
Camino(s) past & future
To Santiago and beyond (own way; Voie de Tours; Camino Francés; Biskaya; Manche; Via Brabantica)
Which app is that?
I think it's a misunderstanding to speak of a new app. When you actually read the QR code on the poster, it leads you to the Camino app of the Spanish Geographical Institute IGN that has been around for quite some time. The current version 2.04 in the App Store is at least 6 months old. Any other similar Camino app will do if it has a list of accommodation with an indication of the number of beds. And then take into account that they now may have fewer beds available than indicated.

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Kathar1na

Member
Camino(s) past & future
To Santiago and beyond (own way; Voie de Tours; Camino Francés; Biskaya; Manche; Via Brabantica)
I think it's a misunderstanding to speak of a new app
The IGN app mentioned on the poster of recommendations for pilgrims only lists accommodation, opening times etc. There is talk of a new app for booking beds in the public albergues of Galicia but la app de reservas en albergues estará lista en un máximo de 2 meses so presumably in August or September but not now. It's not just about developing an app, such a new app will need to get its data somehow from the albergues in real time ...
 

LTfit

Veteran Member
I think it's a misunderstanding to speak of a new app. When you actually read the QR code on the poster, it leads you to the Camino app of the Spanish Geographical Institute IGN that has been around for quite some time. The current version 2.04 in the App Store is at least 6 months old. Any other similar Camino app will do if it has a list of accommodation with an indication of the number of beds. And then take into account that they now may have fewer beds available than indicated.

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BEWARE! This IGN app is far from complete and in the case around my area also incorrect. Albergue Villares de Orbigo has been here for 10 years and does not show up on the app, nor the other one here which is two years old. Instead they post information for albergue in Santibanez, 2 km further on. I already informed the authorities but no change has been made. I heard from others with albergues that the information is also incorrect.

Too bad, our tax money goes to this.
 

Marbe2

Active member
Camino(s) past & future
2015 SJPD to Burgos
2017 Leon to Santiago
Pamplona to Santiago Mar. 2018
Burgos - SCDC (Oct 18)
Found it thought provoking....I disagree however with the advice of letting albergue personnel stamp your credential....think it better no one touch it at all. Stamp it upon arriving when you can wash your hands thereafter. And skip any unnecessary stamps. Honestly if, I were traveling right now, I might carry a credential and forego most stamps period!
 

Kathar1na

Member
Camino(s) past & future
To Santiago and beyond (own way; Voie de Tours; Camino Francés; Biskaya; Manche; Via Brabantica)
I disagree however with the advice of letting albergue personnel stamp your credential....think it better no one touch it at all. Stamp it upon arriving when you can wash your hands thereafter.
You think it's better when nobody else touches your credential and the Spanish national and regional governments - did you notice all the logos at the bottom of the poster? - think it is better when nobody else touches their stamps for putting sellos into credentials. I strongly suspect that we may disagree but we have no say in this matter 🤭.

I am far away from any Spanish camino but I am idly wondering now whether all the self-service stamps in churches and bars along the Camino Francés have disappeared. Anyone knows? @LTfit?
 

Marbe2

Active member
Camino(s) past & future
2015 SJPD to Burgos
2017 Leon to Santiago
Pamplona to Santiago Mar. 2018
Burgos - SCDC (Oct 18)
You think it's better when nobody else touches your credential and the Spanish national and regional governments - did you notice all the logos at the bottom of the poster? - think it is better when nobody else touches their stamps for putting sellos into credentials. I strongly suspect that we may disagree but we have no say in this matter 🤭.

I am far away from any Spanish camino but I am idly wondering now whether all the self-service stamps in churches and bars along the Camino Francés have disappeared. Anyone knows? @LTfit?
You think it's better when nobody else touches your credential and the Spanish national and regional governments - did you notice all the logos at the bottom of the poster? - think it is better when nobody else touches their stamps for putting sellos into credentials. I strongly suspect that we may disagree but we have no say in this matter 🤭.

I am far away from any Spanish camino but I am idly wondering now whether all the self-service stamps in churches and bars along the Camino Francés have disappeared. Anyone knows? @LTfit?
“And skip any unnecessary stamps. Honestly if, I were traveling right now, I might carry a credential and forego most stamps period!”

I would agree to skipping Stamps completely. .. just bringing a credential should be enough for accommodations until there is a vaccine?
 

LTfit

Veteran Member
You think it's better when nobody else touches your credential and the Spanish national and regional governments - did you notice all the logos at the bottom of the poster? - think it is better when nobody else touches their stamps for putting sellos into credentials. I strongly suspect that we may disagree but we have no say in this matter 🤭.

I am far away from any Spanish camino but I am idly wondering now whether all the self-service stamps in churches and bars along the Camino Francés have disappeared. Anyone knows? @LTfit?
Good question but I can't help you out. Ask @Rebekah Scott, Moratinos church has a stamp so she should know.
 

Allyson Hughes

just one more...
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances fall of 2017
Le Puy en Velay Aug-Sept 2019 and
Camino Frances Sept.-November 2019
Thank you for that - they are working at it!

'Plan your meal' is interesting ... refugio kitchens probably closed ... who is to say that any cafe in that village will be open? - so if anyone is going I think carrying a supply of food will be important. (take a tin opener).

No mention of sleeping arrangements, though there does seem to be a new app to check capacity.

No mention of churches, mass, etc.

'healings will not be performed, go to health centre' - so no first aid mission for me this year.

2021 for me, at the earliest .... even then .... :(
 

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