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Calvià 30th April 2020


Tomorrow the lifeguard service begins on the beaches to monitor their use, since neither bathing nor staying until the last stage of de-escalation is allowed

Calvià Local Police officers have filed 790 administrative reports for disobedience to the restrictions agreed in Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14th March, for the management of the health crisis situation caused by Covid-19. There have been 90 fines between 20th and 26th April, which shows a significant decrease in relation to the previous week in which 139 administrative reports were filed. Most for people who remained on public streets or for vehicles with more than one occupant without just cause. Worth noting is also the number of people who were on community roofs or drivers who circulated without a cause. These complaints can lead to fines of between 600 and 30,000 euros, in application of Organic Law 4/2015, of 30th March, on the protection of citizen security.
Local Calvià Police officers continue to patrol on Calvià roads to avoid unnecessary movements at various surveillance points that are put into operation. During last week, 48 controls were carried out, normally at the entrance and exit of all Calvià's residential areas, in which 1,297 vehicles were verified. The police have verified that the vast majority of drivers comply with the regulations. Controls have also been carried out on urban public transport, specifically on five buses in which three passengers travelled without justification. These are some of the data that was shared yesterday at the Local Security Board in Calvià, which met as every Wednesday to monitor the state of alarm measures. The meeting was attended by the Mayor of Calvià, Alfonso Rodríguez Badal; the deputy mayor, Nati Francés Gárate; the general director of General Services and Police, José Antonio Fernández Ballesta; the secretary of the Town Hall, Joan Castañer Alemany; the Chief of Police, Paco Darder Kittila; and the commander of the Civil Guard in Calvià, second lieutenant Agustín Paniagua.

In the same line of work, it is reported that starting tomorrow, 1st May, when the high tourist season officially used to begin and the operation to be able to attend to it used to start, the lifeguard surveillance on the Calvià coast will begin. Specifically with three lifeguards on the large beaches, two on the medium ones and one on the small ones. The red flag will fly on these beaches as a reminder that bathing is prohibited, and will remain so until phase 3 of confinement de-escalation, the last one. In addition, Civil Protection volunteers have been required to carry out this service during holidays and weekends on those beaches where there are no lifeguards. To this, it should be added that the Civil Protection service in Calvià is supporting the work of the Local Police in surveillance in markets and forest areas during the confinement days. Nevertheless, some breaches of the restriction measures still have to be regretted. The Calvià Local Police, on quads for the beach control, has filed four reports to bathers and people sunbathing. Other sanctions have been for bottle parties, walking dogs far away from home, not keeping the safety distance, having a party with people who they do not live with, or going out to collect asparagus, amongst others. The significant incidents last week are few, although it should be noted that five complaints have been filed for practicing sport out of home. In this sense, the conditions of the Government of Spain for the practice of outdoor sports will be enforced, so the Calvià Local Police will continue with the same surveillance operation and joint work with the Civil Guard that has worked so far.

The Calvià Town Hall thanks the collaboration of the citizens in monitoring the restriction measures, especially mothers and fathers who have managed to keep their children at home during these weeks. In addition, the council calls for responsibility and asks that the social and health recommendations be complied with both in the walks of minors and in future regulations or changes that may arise in the de-escalation process.