Costa del Sol’s Mijas Will Control Capacity on Its Beaches With Drones As Malaga Prepares For Phase 2 of The De-Escalation Plan

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Drone Control: Mijas will control beach capacity with drones. Credit: Guia de Mijas

The Mijas Town Hall has devised a plan to present itself as one of the safest regions on the Costa del Sol and part of this proposal includes controlling the capacity of its beaches with drones, as Malaga prepares to enter Phase 2 on Monday.

THE mayor of Mijas, Josele Gonzalez, has highlighted that this method of controlling capacity on the beach will allow for authorities to know in real time how many people are on their beaches.

The politician has explained that Mijas will employ a “hybrid and dynamic” system to keep track of safety measures on the beach, which will consist of “personal and technological” controls of capacity “including the use of drones.” All of this is based on a protocol which will “facilitate the arrival of tourists and seemingly uphold the attractiveness of the city for tourists” marketing Mijas as a “safe destination,” outlined Gonzalez.

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Furthermore, councillor Jose Carlos Martin has highlighted that “the beaches will be gauged and controlled via drones that will then upload this information onto the internet” this will allow individuals to know in real time whether the beach is full, or what area to go to in order to avoid overcrowding.”

Martin has also noted that the Mijas Town Hall has chosen “not to stipulate schedules or reservations in order to offer residents the maximum level of normality possible, as well as giving them the freedom of decision and improvisation” which will always rely on the fact that social distancing and hygiene rules are respected.

The town Hall has also hired 53 lifeguards, alongside 30 beach monitors to control the capacity and ensure that the distance between individuals is being respected. On a more administrative note, there will be 65 sanitising gel dispensers as well as 25 informative posters informing beach-goers of the new rules.





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