Benidorm will reopen beaches in mid-June, once all safety parameters are guaranteed
There will be capacity control and the minimum physical distance of 2 meters will be maintained.
Benidorm will reopen its beaches in "mid-June" once "all health safety parameters" can be guaranteed for users and workers, as the mayor, Toni Pérez, has advanced today when asked by the media about the possibility that beaches would reopen coinciding with the start of Phase 2 of the restrictions lifting. Toni Pérez has indicated that this decision is made "with prudence and caution" and "doing an exercise of responsibility."
The mayor stressed that since the same day that the bathing beaches were closed, on March 14, the City Council has been working intensively to plan how to reopen its beaches once the health situation made this possible; a revival of swimming in the beaches that the Government initially set for Phase 3 of the restrictions lifting, starting on June 23.
The City Council is expected to present the beaches reopening and management plan in the next few days based on the new circumstances generated by Covid-19; in which "technology" is still vital importance.
Waiting to know the scope and description of this plan, pending the latest technical modifications, Toni Pérez has advanced that "beaches will have a morning and afternoon schedule" in order to "be able to double the reception capacity of users" , since the capacity "is going to have to be reduced practically over 50%". In the absence of delimiting the start and end time of each shift, the mayor has confirmed that "at midday there will be an emptying of the beach" to carry out "cleaning and sanitary treatment and disinfection of common elements ". At night beaches will be closed.
He has also announced that "there will be a control of gauging" and "flows" of users, and that work is being done to ensure "the distance of 2 meters" on the sand.
Finally, the mayor has pointed out that the treatment and management of beaches "in the new reality" generated by the Covid-19 crisis "cannot be the same on the urban beaches of Benidorm" as on beaches and coves of others municipalities and destinations.