King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain are keeping their stay at home schedule busy. The royal couple has been in touch with various organisations from the Palace of Zarzuela in Madrid. Queen Letizia started her day with a videoconference with three officials of “Save the Children” organization.
They have explained the situation of children in Spain, in the most disadvantaged sectors aggravated by the pandemic. Young boys and girls are not a population at risk in this health emergency. But they are suffering the impact of this crisis, especially those who are in the most vulnerable situation.
A survey carried out by Save the Children, among families participating in its programs, already provided in the first week of the state of Alarma these data: 61% of these families had their employment situation affected, Mostly with the loss of employment of both parents, In 41% the stress levels and coexistence problems had increased due to the precarious conditions of the house, The drop in income associated with the loss of employment, together with the closure of school canteens, jeopardizes the guarantee of a balanced diet for boys and girls. 40% do not have any technological equipment, which prevents the continuity of the educational process of boys and girls through digital platforms. The digital divide runs the risk of becoming an educational divide in a group that already suffers from high levels of school failure. 83% of children from the most vulnerable families do not carry out any physical activity during confinement.
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for the defence of children’s rights worldwide. It has been working for more than 100 years to ensure that all children survive, learn and are protected from violence and exploitation. Currently, the organization develops programs in 118 countries and has 25,000 professionals. In Spain, it has been working for more than 20 years and has 400 professionals who carry out comprehensive care programs for more than 8,000 children at risk of poverty or social exclusion.
Next, Letizia joined King Felipe for a videoconference with the heads of the Correos y Telégrafos State Society. They explained to Don Felipe and Doña Letizia the consequences and the adaptation in the Post Office. For a month, the Crisis Committee has adopted a series of measures that have involved adapting its work system. These changes have had an impact on the different operating processes, both from the perspective of the people involved and the activities carried out by the company.
The changes, in short, are progressively adapting to the development of the pandemic and based on the different guidelines set by the Government of Spain like Protection of Workers, Transformation and other Activities.
The Correos Group was founded in 1716 as a public service intended for the distribution of correspondence. Currently, it is the largest provider of physical, digital and parcel communications in Spain.
The Correos Group is made up of Correos and its subsidiaries: Correos Express, Nexea and Correos Telecom. It has 54,000 workers who are distributed in 8,581 offices throughout the national territory. The Group’s great international projection, particularly towards Ibero-America, as well as its cultural and social task, are noteworthy.
Next, the Royal Couple held a dialogue with the top managers of RENFE through a videoconference. They explained the evolution with the return to activity in some non-essential services. It is anticipated that as of this Monday activity will begin to be gradually reactivated, although the degree of uncertainty regarding its evolution remains high and they have also accounted for RENFE’s offer of medicalized trains. This model of adapted trains has been made available to the health authorities for the transport of already approved patients, in case it is considered useful and necessary.
King and Queen had been able to know in detail the measures adopted by RENFE since the beginning of the health crisis with respect to RENFE Travelers, Personal safety, self-protection and occupational risks.
RENFE is the main railway operator in Spain. Public business entity dependent on the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda heir to the National Network of Spanish Railways founded in 1941. In 2004 it was divided into two new entities: the operator RENFE and the infrastructure manager ADIF.
The RENFE Group and its companies rely on four axes of activity: passenger transport in urban, regional, national and international environments (Renfe Viajeros); freight transport and logistics services (Renfe Merchandise), maintenance and industrial work (Renfe, Manufacturing and Maintenance) and management of rolling stock available to the market (Renfe Railway Equipment Rental) RENFE has more than 15,000 employees and its turnover stands at 4,000 million euros with net benefits of around 95 million euros, more than 510 million annual travellers and 17 million tons of goods transported (2019 figures).
Yesterday, the royal couple called the Hospitals of three Autonomous Communities: Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León and Cataluña.
Today, Letizia was wearing a grey blazer suit with a printed light grey blouse.
She paired the outfit with her bezel studs and Karen Hallam ring.