Arona will start to open its beaches on Monday to the public

2020/05/19 15:44:34 Written by Canarian Weekly Tenerife

The Arona City Council has been working for the last few weeks on the screening, homogenization, and disinfection of the sand, to fine-tune its beaches ready for when they open to the public next Monday, May 25th, with the more than likely entry of the rest of the Canary Islands in to Phase II of the Government’s de-escalation plan.

The municipality's beaches will be gradually opened in order to guarantee sanitary, environmental, and safety measures for all users.

So that all the measures in all the islands are the same, councillors took part in a telematic meeting this morning, in which the Government of the Canary Islands, the president of the Canary Federation of Municipalities (FECAM), María Concepción Brito, and other municipalities with beaches and bathing areas, all agreed on guidelines to follow.

During this week, all participating institutions will continue to work to create a multi-sector guide that guarantees safety for all citizens who want to take a swim and sunbathe on beached in the Canary Islands.

"The City Council's priority is to guarantee the safety of our residents and make it compatible with their right to leisure and rest," says the Mayor of Arona, José Julián Mena. "The opening of the beaches is great news, highly anticipated among many of our citizens, including the hospitality sector of the municipality. But we must be cautious. We remain in a state of alarm for the coronavirus pandemic and cannot lower our guard. For this reason, it is very important that all the municipalities and the Government of the Canary Islands agree on the criteria to be followed to guarantee sanitary safety measures on all our beaches. There is a good will and desire to move forward," he added.

For his part, the Councillor for Public Services, José Luis Gómez, highlighted the previous work being carried out by the town hall on the adaptation of the beaches: “Not only do we have a high quality of water, but they have also improved our beaches with oxygenation and sieving of the sand in anticipation of them opening. It seems to me to be a step forward that all the municipalities of the Canaries with bathing areas are working together”.