Beach in Spain's Costa Blanca to open tomorrow to allow children to take walk

OPEN FOR CHILDREN: El Campello announced today. CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de El Campello

The beaches of El Campello on the Costa Blanca will be open for the exclusive use of children up to 14 years old, accompanied by an adult.

THE town council’s Department of Beaches announced the move today, and stressed the beaches can only be used for “a stroll” and only by authorised persons for “a kilometre stretch of the coast.”
Likewise, they remind that with the slight relaxation of State of Alarm measures to allow children a little more freedom, they can use “any road or space of public use, including natural spaces and authorised green areas.”
But this does not include playgrounds and sports facilities which will remain closed or taped off until further notice.
The strolls will be allowed 9am to 9pm and “must be carried out in groups of no more than one responsible adult and up to three children.”
During these outings “a distance of at least two metres from other members of the public must be maintained.”
In addition, “prevention and hygiene measures against Covid-19 indicated by the health authorities must be complied with,” such as wearing a mask and hand washing after the walk.
A spokesperson for El Campello Town Hall said: “Although we are aware of the exemplary behaviour of the people of El Campello since the beginning of the health crisis, and its consequent confinement, we are appealing for responsibility and for parents to comply with safety and distance regulations, so that we can all enjoy our social and natural environment very soon.”

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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