CALPE Town Hall is already thinking about the summer.
Mayor Ana Sala, Beaches councillor Matias Torres and Contracting councillor Fernando Ortiz, assisted by town hall staff, met recently to discuss plans for the high season.
While waiting for state directives regarding the reopening of beaches along Spain’s Costas, the local government intends to be ready for a return to normal once the State of Alarm is lifted.
This involves organising new contracts and extending others to guarantee essential beach services while being prepared for several different scenarios.
This includes the possible need to control access to the beaches although, again, this will depend on the national government’s directives.
The town hall is assuming that, as an exceptional measure this year, it will be necessary to reduce the number of sunbeds, deck chairs and beach umbrellas in order to comply with social distancing requirements.
“This will be an anomalous and atypical season but we are already working to adapt to the situation,” Sala said.