Q&A session for Brits in Spain on coronavirus and Brexit

Q&A session for Brits in Spain on coronavirus and Brexit
British embassy staff in Spain are holding a virtual drop in session.Photo: AFP
Any Brits in Spain who have specific questions about an issue concerning them during the coronavirus crisis have an opportunity to seek a response from officials at the British Embassy.

The British Embassy in Madrid held regular ‘live’ sessions on Facebook in the run up to Brexit to help address any queries held by UK citizens living in Spain. They have also held regular town hall style sessions in different towns and cities across Spain during the last year.

But the current lockdown makes either of those options impossible – even the live facebook session as logistics are harder now working from home conditions have been imposed on embassy staff.

So instead, experts at the embassy and consular teams will take questions  during a virtual “drop-in” session for those looking for answers to issues that are affecting them during the coronavirus crisis.

These may be questions about travel to and within Spain, financial worries, or how restrictions may affect British second or holiday home owners with property in Spain.

But you may also be worrying about how the coronavirus is impacting your plans ahead of Brexit.

“The session is aimed at residents and can cover concerns due to COVID-19 or how this impacts on the actions they need to take during the transition period – so it will be possible to raise questions relating to EU exit as well,” explained a British Embassy spokesperson.

If you want to get involved visit the Brits in Spain facebook page and post a question between 1pm and 5pm (Spanish time) on Wednesday.

The questions will be examined and those the answers prepared over the following week when they will appear in short videos answered by foreign office experts posted on the Brits in Spain page.   

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