CALPE Town Hall approved an emergency contract for 15 people to control beach-capacity and check social distancing.
The €188,074 service will be provided for three months by lifesaving concessionary Eulen, the town hall announced.
Plans made at the beginning of June to engage personnel to ensure that beaches complied with Covid-19 prevention measures were dropped after the regional government announced its Beach Assistants scheme.
Calpe was initially allocated 24 assistants to check beach capacity while providing beachgoers with health and safety information.
According to municipal sources it was soon agreed that the Generalitat plan was unviable as the Valencian Security and Emergency Response Agency (AVSRE) revealed that the personnel would be shared by several localities.
There would be no fixed number of assistants, nor would teams always be composed of the same people, Calpe Town Hall discovered.
Instead it decided to spend and take on take on another 15 people who for the next three months will ensure continuity while coordinate with the Generalitat’s Beach Assistants.