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by galexinda
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: UK Nationals living in Cyprus
Replies: 0
Views: 208

UK Nationals living in Cyprus

'It is not all doom and gloom for UK Nationals living in Cyprus. Realizing the significant contribution of the vibrant UK nationals’ community, both to the economy and society, the Cyprus government has tried to accommodate the all-important British expat community as best it can' If these persons e...
by galexinda
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Low water this morning at Paphos harbour...
Replies: 29
Views: 1077

Re: Low water this morning at Paphos harbour...

When we had our catamaran it was sometimes critical to know the exact depth of the water to within 10-15 cm - miscalculated once when navigating a narrow channel with sifting sands (the depth sounder was located in one hull), so we waited for the sea level to rise sufficiently to float us off. We wa...
by galexinda
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Limassol records 70% of Cyprus' all new covid cases in past two weeks
Replies: 39
Views: 1327

Re: Limassol records 70% of Cyprus' all new covid cases in past two weeks

Theres a very large Russian population in Limmasol and in general pay only lip service to Covid lockdown because they honestly believe it's not serious due to the news feeds they get from Russia. Jim I think overall people are just fed up with the ongoing situation and cannot see an end in sight. M...
by galexinda
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Exchanging my Cyprus driving licence back to a UK one.
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Exchanging my Cyprus driving licence back to a UK one.

Any person with a valid driving licence issued in their country of origin is permitted to drive in the United Kingdom for at least 12 months. After this period, you will need to exchange your documents for a UK licence, or pass the DVSA's UK driving test.11 Feb 2021 More useful information in this l...
by galexinda
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Gesy medication charges
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Gesy medication charges

Link to latest charges from 01 February 2021: https://in-cyprus.philenews.com/health-ministrys-unified-price-list-of-medicines-in-effect-as-of-monday/?fbclid=IwAR1oXfaN9Aj0sfq1HFeSzAZFGdcd2x7jRxUuZrilAqviLAjc8uoe2As62GY Reasons for increase: https://cyprus-mail.com/2020/02/18/prescription-charges-in...
by galexinda
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February
Replies: 40
Views: 1801

Re: Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February

I certainly will make a point of asking which second jab I am having when i go back in only 6 days time. By the way i didn't know there were two separate vaccination locations at the hospital.. Literally next door to each other - Labelled A and B. However, this may have been done after your first v...
by galexinda
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Limassol records 70% of Cyprus' all new covid cases in past two weeks
Replies: 39
Views: 1327

Re: Limassol records 70% of Cyprus' all new covid cases in past two weeks

If you have filled out a form galexinda and have your ID with you, you will have complied with the law and be fine. No policeman has the time or interest to investigate which shops you have been to and which shops you intend going to. Thank you but I will not be following your advice - especially a...
by galexinda
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Limassol records 70% of Cyprus' all new covid cases in past two weeks
Replies: 39
Views: 1327

Re: Limassol records 70% of Cyprus' all new covid cases in past two weeks

I am struggling to understand the reason for using the SMS system/Form B during this 'lockdown' for the general public. There is so much flexibility with regards to the time one can spend out of the home and the distances permitted to travel and the facility to just extend one permission by submitti...
by galexinda
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February
Replies: 40
Views: 1801

Re: Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February

I hope that when different people go for their second jab is is the same brand as the first one .. Trev - when you booked your appointment only the Pfizer vaccine was available at Paphos General. I noticed a day or so later that both Pfizer and AstraZeneca were available according to the GESY Benef...
by galexinda
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Waiting for our MEU3s
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Waiting for our MEU3s

Our correspondence is sent to a PO Box and there was the choice for the MEU3 forms to be sent there so we kept checking there. However, our post person likes to let people know there is post for them by leaving the post half out the letterbox or if they do not have a letterbox on the wall by the ent...
by galexinda
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Limassol records 70% of Cyprus' all new covid cases in past two weeks
Replies: 39
Views: 1327

Re: Limassol records 70% of Cyprus' all new covid cases in past two weeks

What is there for Police to check, other than if people carry their ID and have sent an sms (or have Form B with them)? Otherwise pretty meaningless. Wife and I were out all yesterday morning, starting with my vaccine jab. Then onto Alfa Mega. Then to the Russian fruit market. Then collect hardware...
by galexinda
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: MOT
Replies: 39
Views: 1402

Re: MOT

Car tyres expiry dates was discussed in this topic in 2017

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2839&p=32104&hilit=car+tyres#p32104
by galexinda
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Car Tax Renewal Dates 2021
Replies: 41
Views: 2201

Re: Car Tax Renewal Dates 2021

Certainly my insurance company have a photo copy of my car log book, and my driving licence In addition, if 70+ years of age worth checking the insurance company as an up to date copy of your driving licence as they tend not to check when it is insurance premium renewal time as they are focusing on...
by galexinda
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: UKCA Club in the news
Replies: 19
Views: 1456

Re: UKCA Club in the news

The UKCA is different from other ‘ businesses’ in that it has a membership. Some of the members are quite wealthy although by no means all. Many years ago , back in UK I was a member of an organisation which ran into a financial problem and the members helped out, with gifts of money, interest free...
by galexinda
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: UKCA Club in the news
Replies: 19
Views: 1456

Re: UKCA Club in the news

UKCA was great when we moved here - but that was some years ago and the people of today have a different lifestyle. Not saying there isn't a need for the club but, as people have mentioned in previous comments, many businesses have been affected in the past twelve months or so and are struggling.
by galexinda
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Have you done it yet
Replies: 1
Views: 420

Re: Have you done it yet

Thanks for the information - good to know you only need MEU document for the first appointment. Not necessary to follow the advice of Tala Blogspot 'Please ensure you have with you your GESY paperwork confirming your membership of the scheme, PLUS your MEU1 or MEU3 as photo ID. If you have ‘belt and...
by galexinda
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Car Tax Renewal Dates 2021
Replies: 41
Views: 2201

Re: Car Tax Renewal Dates 2021

Our insurance company has a copy of our vehicle's log book - perhaps worth contacting yours?
by galexinda
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February
Replies: 40
Views: 1801

Re: Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February

When making an appointment for the vaccination by the GESY PORTAL either the ID number as written on your MEU form or the number written on the GESY document can be used. With regards making a phone appointment (1474) each time the operator asked for the MEU ID number as well as Name and DOB. Likewi...
by galexinda
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February
Replies: 40
Views: 1801

Re: Vaccination slots for 71+ open up on Tuesday 22nd February

The authorities were looking at Palia Ilektriki which is near Kennedy Square a few days ago as a potential site for vaccinations - often referred to as the old electricity power plant. I believe this is the place. Link to location map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Palia+Ilektriki+Restaurant-Caf...