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Marbe2

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2015-2019 walked all or more than half of CF 7 times... CP recently cancelled by Covid 19!
I have used correos a number of times. Great service. However if I were doing a camino in the near future, I would travel as light as possible and forego the sending of a pack with any company due to the possible risk of spreading the virus.
 

sugargypsy

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Camino(s) past & future
CF 2019
In progress: CP 2020 and/or CI
I would travel as light as possible and forego the sending of a pack with any company due to the possible risk of spreading the virus.
I received the E-Mail from Correos too, it seems that transport is quite safe.


Security measures against Covid-19

Correos has increased security measures in its backpack transport service. The luggage is handled by our delivery staff, who have specific training and a protection equipment.

Both the collection and the delivery of the backpacks or suitcases is made without establishing contact with the client or with the accommodation staff.

In addition, and on a daily basis, the transport personnel disinfects the vehicles in which the luggage is transferred.



Sounds safe enough.
 

Marbe2

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Camino(s) past & future
2015-2019 walked all or more than half of CF 7 times... CP recently cancelled by Covid 19!
The fact that correos disinfects the vehicles daily is great. And yes, there is no contact delivery. However, the bags touch each other in the van. So the virus could be spread from one case to another. From what I have read,the virus could survive on soft surfaces for up to 24 hours.
 

C clearly

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Frances (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), VDLP (2017), Mozarabe (2018), Vasco/Bayona (2019)
forego the sending of a pack with any company due to the possible risk of spreading the virus.
From what I have read,the virus could survive on soft surfaces for up to 24 hours.
I would expect, and it seems that the postal authorities agree, that the risk of the virus spreading by this method would be so small as to be insignificant compared to all of the other risks you are undertaking. (Virus traces may survive but are unlikely to cause infection.)
 

Marbe2

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Camino(s) past & future
2015-2019 walked all or more than half of CF 7 times... CP recently cancelled by Covid 19!
I would expect, and it seems that the postal authorities agree, that the risk of the virus spreading by this method would be so small as to be insignificant compared to all of the other risks you are undertaking. (Virus traces may survive but are unlikely to cause infection.)
I do not think that the post office authorities are experts on the corona virus? And who knows how thorough the daily van disinfecting is? However, I do agree that the risk is small.. but still a possible source of transmission. Of course, each must weigh our circumstances and the need to transport may, indeed, be an absolute necessity. Not trying to discourage using the service. I like Correos. . Just raising awareness, under Covid 19 circumstances that when a bag is in your possession you have better control of what it could be exposed to.
 

Anamiri

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2016, 2017, 2019 Camino Frances
I have used correos a number of times. Great service. However if I were doing a camino in the near future, I would travel as light as possible and forego the sending of a pack with any company due to the possible risk of spreading the virus.
Thats true, I hadn't thought about that.
I had thought it would help the bedbugs along... from pack to pack. I always sprayed mine, but I have no idea how many other people do.
 

Marbe2

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Camino(s) past & future
2015-2019 walked all or more than half of CF 7 times... CP recently cancelled by Covid 19!
Thats true, I hadn't thought about that.
I had thought it would help the bedbugs along... from pack to pack. I always sprayed mine, but I have no idea how many other people do.
Whenever we use a delivery servce, we wiped the outside of the bag daily in the morning with a deet wipe. We put enough wipes in the bag for our trip. We do the same when we take an airplane, train, or bus.
 

easygoing

Camino Sharon
Camino(s) past & future
I have walked the Camino Francis 7 times, twice in 2017 and 2018. (2019)
I have used correos a number of times. Great service. However if I were doing a camino in the near future, I would travel as light as possible and forego the sending of a pack with any company due to the possible risk of spreading the virus.
As for myself I find a great part of the fun of the Camino is gathering together the lightest and most versatile gear(everything must be able to be worn or used for at least one other purpose). And the 5 euros a day would add up quickly and buying a new shirt or socks along the way is cheaper and helps local businesses.
But that said we have transported my husband's backpack occasionally when he hurt himself jumping out of the way of a bike. We don't use deet and have yet to see a bedbug on his gear (I transport his gear in a Cuban fiber pack liner so he still has a pack to the carry for essentials). My point is although bedbugs can be found in fine hotels too, the transport services cater to the wealthier pilgrims and they are staying in private hostels so if you need to transport for medical reasons transport is safe from bedbugs. The Covid-19 virus prefers spreading from person to person and so you are unlikely to catch it from a backpack unless you tend to lick your backpack which is an entirely different thread. Ha ha
 


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