Europe roared with laughter when pubs were allowed to finally open in England with punters obliged to sign a register on arrival providing their details and contact number. Even I commented that it seemed a bit over the top, but I hold my hands up and apologise.

In Madrid, for example, a growing number of bars and restaurants are following the example and many of my friends who own bars and restaurants in Palma believe that a similar system should be introduced in Majorca, or at least in Palma. What has sparked this is that a very popular restaurant had a Covid scare with a number of its employees catching the virus.

The proprietor was then obliged by the police and the health authorities to try and provide a list of people who had eaten at the restaurant in the days leading up to the cases being confirmed.

Clients who had made reservations, which normally require leaving a name and number, were quickly and easily tracked down, however the big problem was trying to locate those clients who had rocked up on the off chance of getting a table or had simply popped by for a drink. The restaurant in question does have a Whatsapp group and other digital platforms and via those put a message out advising all clients who went to the establishment during that period that the health authorities are looking at, to contact their GP. I think it’s time all clients are logged - better to be safe than sorry.


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Sara O. / Hace about 1 year

I have the Radar Covid app on my phone waiting for it to be rolled out in all regions by September 15 at the latest. That date needs to be quickly brought forward. Of course it will only work if everybody or most people download and sign on but, although it supposedly guarantees anonymity, I suspect that a good number may be reluctant to do so alleging any number of reasons not to.