18 Aug 2021
- The company is reinforcing its commitment to diversity and connection to the Spain Brand
- As part of the protocol established by the Spanish Paralympic Committee, Cepsa has provided a Service Station as a safe, Covid-19-free environment to facilitate transportation from Sierra Nevada to the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport with destination Tokyo.
- Cepsa’s facility in Membrilla, Ciudad Real, which was closed to the public and opened exclusively to the expedition, met their needs thanks to its services that are adapted to people with reduced mobility and its compliance with all Covid-19 protocols and safety measures.
- Through this partnership with the Spanish Paralympic Committee, Cepsa is reinforcing its commitment to integration and diversity, as well as its connection to the Spain Brand.
Cepsa has facilitated the safe passage of the Spanish delegation of Paralympic athletes from Sierra Nevada to the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, with the final destination of Tokyo, by offering up one of its service stations – located in Membrillo, Ciudad Real – for their use.
After months of preparation and isolation, the athletes have departed one of three High Performance Centers located throughout Spain, where they were undergoing preventative quarantine to arrive in the best health possible to the international competition and thereby consolidate Spain's position in the international medal count as from August 24.
Therefore, Cepsa has offered one of its Service Stations to ensure their safe passage from Granada to Madrid. The station, which features permanent adaptations for people with disabilities, recently welcomed the Paralympians, thereby preventing the team from breaking the “bubble” they had been living in for the last few weeks. The convoy's four buses were able to refuel and let their passengers visit the restroom, store and other services without any other customers at the station.
Cepsa's participation in this safe corridor has been made possible thanks to the company's commitment to diversity throughout its national network of Service Stations, as its main facilities have services adapted to people with reduced mobility, as well as scrupulously following all Covid-19 cleaning protocols and safety measures.
Olympic Games Marked by Covid-19
Given the current circumstances, the main goal of the Spanish Paralympic Committee and the entire delegation is to keep all of the athletes healthy so that they can compete under the best conditions. Therefore, since August 5, the 227 members of the Paralympic Team have been living in “bubbles” at three High Performance Centers (Madrid, Sant Cugat, and Sierra Nevada), one Specialized Sports Center in Seville, and a last group in Palma de Mallorca.
For the 14 days that the team members have been in these “bubbles,” exhaustive measures have been taken, and all necessary medical tests have been performed (PCR and serology tests) to monitor for any possibility of infection. Specifically, the High Performance Center in Sierra Nevada has housed the men's wheelchair basketball team, part of the national triathlon team, and the blind football team. Just like their team members at other centers, they have enjoyed the best facilities so they can arrive in Tokyo in top form, where they will represent Spain in front of the world.