Huercal-Overa summer pool reopening to public on Spain’s Costa Almeria with strict rules on hygiene and social distancing

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GRADUAL: Sport and leisure in Huercal-Overa is “returning little by little to normality”, the Sports councillor commented. CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Huercal-Overa

THE Huercal-Overa summer swimming pool is reopening to the public next Friday July 3, with strict rules on hygiene and social distancing.

The health of people using the pool and of staff is the top priority, the local authority stressed.

“Hence we have established the necessary protocols for disinfection, hygiene and health adaptions and distancing measures”, explained Huercal-Overa Sports and Health councillor Blas Sanchez, who visited the pool last week with Culture councillor Belen Martinez to finalise details on the reopening of the centre with municipal technicians.

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“We are continuing with the opening of different municipal facilities, returning little by little to normality with the resumption of sports activities and leisure opportunities for residents”, the Sports councillor added.

Another change this year is that people wanting to use the pool have to book a time in advance though the www.deportes.huercal-overa.es website.

The pool will be open Tuesday to Friday from 11.30am, to 3pm and from 4-8pm, and from 11am to 3pm and 4-8pm on Saturdays and Sundays.


The facilities will be disinfected when the pool shuts for an hour in the early afternoon and again when it shuts at night.

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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