By Alex Trelinski • 27 April 2020 • 13:11
PARENTS have behaved well in Spain’s Costa del Sol, as a zero tolerance policy has started for flouting the lockdown.
Youngsters were allowed outdoors for the first time to have a short walk with their parents yesterday (April 26) since the State of Alarm started in mid-March.
Day one went well, with a police officer telling the Euro Weekly News that he and his colleagues are pleased with how the parents are behaving, but that rule breakers will not be given any latitude.
“Parents are following the rules well, after some initial teething issues. We have had very few people breaking the law now that they understand what they can or cannot do.”
He continued: ”The zero tolerance policy is absolutely nothing to be afraid of, so long as you stay within the law.
“Parents should make sure that they have some ID documents on them so that we can make sure that they are not bending the rules.”
The main points of the law is that youngsters aged 14 and under can only go out with an adult between 9.00am and 9.00pm, and the walk cannot be more than than a kilometre from their home, which is why an ID with an address on is compulsory at all times if you go outside in Spain.
The Costa de Sol police officer also thanked the Euro Weekly News for “getting the message out over the walking rules, as that has helped considerably in the area.”
The State of Alarm is scheduled to be relaxed still further from this Saturday (May 2), with individual outdoor exercises and walks to be allowed.
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