POPULAR Mallorca holiday resort Alcudia has started to gets its beaches ready for reopening to sunbathers and swimmers on June 8, the date the island expects to move into Phase three of the lockdown de-escalation.
This week the council has started installing some 700 umbrellas on the sand, spaced out eight metres apart widthways and 10 metres long ways.
Sunbeds will not be put out until the day the beaches actually open however, explained Deputy Mayor and Services councillor Domingo Bonnin.
There will be about one-third the usual number in order to comply with social distancing regulations.
Also this week, the administration has set up a Covid-19 monitoring committee to draw up protocols for protecting public health on the municipal beaches and covering different matters, including rubbish collection, the lifesaving service, sunbed and umbrella rentals and licences to operate kiosks or water sports.