Not all sticking to social distancing rules on Spain’s Costa Almeria on first day of lockdown relaxation for children

TOO CLOSE?: Criticisms posted on social media claimed people were not social distancing. CREDIT: Angela Twitter @LaChicaDsastre

NOT all families were sticking to social distancing rules in Almeria on the first day of the lockdown relaxation for children, according to criticisms posted on social media.
One image doing the rounds shows a bunch of people standing close together on the provincial capital’s seafront promenade.
“I live next to the Almeria promenade, and it’s been a disgrace the number of people there have been since first thing in the morning: entire families, the elderly, walking without dogs or anything, without maintaining social distancing…”, tweeted Daniel Rabaneda.
“Almeria is making a fool of itself,” commented Carlos Javier Lillo.
“I’m surprised at people like this.”
According to Almeria City Council however, the public did on the whole abide by the regulations, and Local Police reported that yesterday morning at least had gone “totally normally and without incidents.”
The council congratulated citizens on their behaviour, while insisting on the need for “common sense and responsibility to continue fighting Covid-19.”
As from yesterday, an adult can take out up to three children aged up to 14 for a walk or to play for an hour a day and within a kilometre of the home, but under certain restrictions, including practising social distancing.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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