By Cathy Elelman • 23 June 2020 • 20:41
BANNED: Bonfires and barbecues are out this year
CREDIT: commons.wikimedia.org Mario Sanchez Bueno from Ceuta, España
THERE will be no traditional bonfires tonight on many of Mallorca’s beaches to mark the San Juan fiesta due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Palma, Alcudia, Campos, Calvia, Felanitx, Muro, Ses Salines, Capdepera, Llucmajor, Santanyi, Escorca and Sant Llorenç.have closed their beaches altogether until Wednesday morning to prevent mass gatherings and the associated potential problems in enforcing social distancing.
Meanwhile the 112 emergency service has called on members of the public who are planning San Juan celebrations to be sensible and to get together in small groups, and to keep a safe interpersonal distance.
They encouraged people to mark San Juan “in a more intimate environment”, in groups of no more than 25, and to avoid crowds.
On Mallorca’s beaches which are not closed to the public tonight, there must be four square metres per user and a minimum 1.5-metre distance between groups. Barbecues are banned.
People are also reminded not to use hydro-alcoholic gel anywhere need firecrackers or fireworks, pointing out also that gloves and masks are highly inflammable.
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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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