Town councils are planning beach spacing and protocols

2020/05/21 10:00:26 Written by Canarian Weekly National

Town halls are looking at measures to implement at beaches, as they see them as a fundamental means of boosting the economy, but have to respect distancing and hygienic rules for their residents safety.

Some are looking at different 'zones' for sunbeds, double sunbeds, towels, and families, some are suggesting the use of QR codes for booking beach space, and almost all want a digital way of paying for use rather than ticket books.

Councillor for the Beaches of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Samuel Henríquez, said: "We are already working to put all sections of sunbeds at 30% of their capacity, and providing the company with all the necessary material for daily disinfection," while also saying that "we are implementing an emergency contract to put a loudspeaker system connected by wifi on the beaches of the municipality, so that every hour we are sending recommendations to bathers about covid-19 and the rules of use of the beaches."

Other areas are looking at the walkway access to their spaces, with a length of it separated into two independent lanes, one for entry and one for exit, with the security distance of two metres established.

Also, information posters and advertising campaigns will be placed on bins and signage, with all the recommendations and guidelines of use for the beach you're on.