The Andalucian government has announced that it will launch an app for residents to know what state each beach is in in terms of capacity, as the beaches of Costa del Sol and beyond expect to re-open relatively soon under Phase 2 of the de-escalation plan.
The town hall of each municipality is obligated to create a contingency plan which will allow these beaches to be enjoyed by residents under the coronavirus crisis.
Juan Marin, the vice president of the Junta and the councillor for Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration announced that all 61 of the town halls on the coast of Andalucia must be responsible for their residents and instill cautiousness when going to the beach. Residents are reminded that they must still be conscious of washing their hands and upholding social distancing rules.
The councillor has highlighted that next week there will be many helps provided to the municipalities on the coast in order for them to reinforce security and health measures and ensure maximum protection at the beaches.
Marin then went on to outline the basic rules for beachgoers in phase 2 which include recommendations such as extreme “individual hygiene measures- clean clothing and accessories, one towel per person, maintain hand hygiene, avoid touching hands, noses or mouths, and do not swallow water when swimming”.
“All personal objects, such as towels, must remain within the established two-meter security perimeter, avoiding contact with the rest of the users,” recommends the Junta.
The Junta’s recommendations also include a specific section dedicated to toilets and changing rooms, in which it calls for toilets to only be “used when strictly necessary”, and taking into account a series of measures, such as entering and leaving they “without the need to use their hands”, or that “accessing the facilities without footwear ” is not allowed.
Likewise, the Autonomous Administration considers that “local municipalities should define in their contingency plan an opening and closing time for the beaches, so that their hours allow cleaning and disinfection work to be carried out, which, in any case, should be an activity which commences before the opening time after the closing of the bathing area”.