The article here on the Diario de Almería site has details of the certification of Almerimar by the Junta de Andalucía.
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The safety of the beaches of El Ejido, certified
All of them and the tourist office located in Almerimar receive the seal of the Junta 'Andalucía Segura'
This makes the municipality of Poniente a safe and quiet destination to spend the holidays
The beaches of EL Ejido and the Tourist Office located in the nucleus of Almerimar have managed to get the distin Andalucía Segura ’mark, an important seal that makes El Ejido a safe and quiet destination to spend a few days of vacation. Awarded by the Ministry of Tourism of the Junta de Andalucía, it will differentiate tourism companies and beaches in the municipality from those that do not have it, thanks to the application of a series of security measures and recommendations for the prevention and protection of health of the bathers and tourists who choose the ejido coast to enjoy the sun and the beach at this time, as well as all the assets and advantages that it has.
The mayor of Tourism, Luisa Barranco, has remarked that "the objective of this seal is to restore confidence both to professionals in the sector and to tourist consumers and residents. For this, the risks of contagion have been minimized and preventive procedures have been established in accordance with the new normality ”. In this way, as explained by the mayor, "to get hold of it, both the City Council and companies in the sector of our municipality, we have had to join efforts to meet a series of requirements that make clear our responsibility when it comes to comply with a series of measures and recommendations for health protection ”.
This has led to the establishment on the ejido beaches of a protocol of action based on certain recommendations, based on guaranteeing users complete and updated information, through the placement of informative signage at the entrances, toilets and showers about the measures. specific for beach use. Cleaning and disinfection of beach facilities and infrastructure is carried out daily and thoroughly before and after the use of the bathing area, using substances that are not harmful to the environment. Compliance with the interpersonal security requirements is ensured at the entrances and signs on the floor have been placed in the living areas delimiting the spaces.
Likewise, and as established by the competent health authority in this matter, the appropriate channels have been established that guarantee the maximum permitted capacity. Users are also recommended to use the toilets only when strictly necessary and efforts have been made to ensure safety conditions. The use of outdoor showers and footbaths, toilets, changing rooms and other similar public services has been limited to one person, except for people requiring assistance; while cleaning and disinfection have been reinforced.
Groups have been limited to a maximum of 15 people, except in the case of people living together. Security measures have also been guaranteed in sunbeds and umbrellas on the beach, cleaning and disinfection, and prior reservation and electronic payment have been established. Likewise, the frequency of waste collection has been increased and information has been provided on deposit points and litter bins, and supervision and control by surveillance assistants ensure that users correctly comply with safety and hygiene-health measures. corresponding, while respecting the local regulations established against COVID-19.
As for the Municipal Tourism Office, it should be noted that it has implemented all the recommendations and guidelines established by the Secretary of State for Tourism, the Andalusian community and the FEMP, prepared by ICTE in collaboration with the autonomous communities, the FEMP and the city councils and agreed by the Spanish Association of Labor Prevention Services (AESPLA), PRL Innovación and the CCOO and UGT unions.
In this way, these facilities have been provided with the necessary means such as hydroalcoholic gels or the placement of signage and signage to ensure the safety distance of at least two meters. It is also recommended to avoid going to crowded places, avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes, cover yourself when sneezing and symptoms occur seek medical attention by phone.
From June 12 to September 13, the Beach Contingency Plan will remain active, a comprehensive operation that includes a prevention protocol with measures aimed at safeguarding the health of users and bathers with the presence of 36 lifeguards and 102 guards.
Barranco recalled that "this includes the adoption of important measures aimed at extreme hygiene and safeguarding the safety and health of users and bathers who visit the ejido coast this summer, in order to make the municipality's coastline an ideal place for use and enjoyment during the summer season and with the aim of responding to the current situation due to the health crisis caused by the coronavirus ”.
This includes general hygiene measures regarding COVID 19; specific self-protection measures; informative sign; signaling and capacity control; specific instructions for the beach and water stay; specific instructions for the use of common areas; extraordinary strength of the rescue team; extraordinary measures to reinforce cleaning and extraordinary measures to reinforce surveillance.