Bar and Restaurants on Spain’s Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca installing screens and Ultra-Violet lamps as they prepare for the first customers

Business owners from Costa Blanca to the Costa del Sol are making plans to reopen their bars and restaurants by fitting perspex screens and buying Hi-tech ultraviolet lamps to kill potential viruses.

Suppliers of perspex from Catalonia are probably the only companies busy working at the moment. Thousands of metres of the stuff are being delivered to premises across Spain where they will be fitted and later checked by local officials to see they meet the criteria required to reopen after almost two months of closure.

The Alicante Tourist Board and the Provincial Association of Hotels of the Province of Alicante (APHA) have created a security badge called ‘Alicante Covid Free’ for hotels that comply with a series of protocols and security measures.

Two or three five-minute rounds of ultraviolet radiation leave pathogens too damaged to function. This technology has been proven to work against multidrug-resistant bacteria and the Ebola virus, according to Xenex, a company that manufactures the technology.

Apart from the ‘separators,’ industrial ultraviolet lights and portable thermal imaging devices are being purchased in a bid to satisfy the fears of any potential customers.

Portable Thermal Imagers like this check a person’s temperature and are similar to the ones used in the Wuhan outbreak.

As Spain moves into the next phase of its emergency lockdown and a relaxing of the law is introduced, the hospitality sector know full well that the majority of customers they see will be local residents. To put their minds at ease, and to abide by recommendations approved by the Federal government, establishments are making sure everything is ready for the big day when, hopefully, the general public once more will occupy the many beach bars and cafes along the promenades and streets on these once glorious shores.

It advised checking with your local administration to find out what you need to install to abide by any laws or requirements.


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    • U. Sunshine

      06 May 2020 • 15:14

      Really?? Again this is only profit making for the companys who makes this equipment. Poor Restaurants who need to put up with the new rules. To be honest i d rather prefere to have a romantic dinner at my home with some nice friends instead of sitting on a table with plexyglass and UV light
      Its absoloutly devastating for the Restaurant Industry. EVIL


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