Spain Beaches Cut Visitors By 60 Percent And Ban Games

Story By: Jonathan MaciasSub EditorMichael LeidigAgency: Newsflash

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Authorities in the popular tourist region of Andalusia have announced they are preparing a plan that will reduce the capacity of some beaches by as much as 60 percent of what was available previously.

They also planning to ban ball games and anything else that would bring them in contact with other beach visitors.

The regional government of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain have reportedly approved a plan to open beaches this summer following strict sanitary measures. It also includes reducing capacity to around 40 percent of the visitors that were previously permitted in order to allow a safe distance between beach-goers of 2.5 metres.

Juan Manuel Moreno, the President of the regional government, told local media: “The capacities (of beaches) will be limited and when I say limited I mean that some beaches will be occupied by half of its previous capacity or even between 40 and 45 percent.”

Reports said that the planned measures included the support of the local police of the 61 city councils located in the autonomous community who will ensure the all the sanitary measures included in the plan are followed.

Moreno said: “Unfortunately, no other activities such as playing bat-and-ball at the beach or group games will be possible at the beach this summer.”

The Regional Government will also demand from municipalities that beaches and their facilities are cleaned and sanitised every day.

Moreno concluded: “We are looking for imaginative formulas that allow us to respect social distancing and enjoy bathing at the beach with maximum safety.”

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