By Cathy Elelman • 01 July 2020 • 14:41
HIGHLY VALUED: The Mayor told the team the job they do is especially valued this summer
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Carboneras
LIFEGUARDS are at the ready on the beaches of Carboneras.
A 33-strong team contracted by the local council for €130,000 is operating on the municipal coast to keep beach-goers safe until September 15.
Carboneras Mayor Jose Luis Amerigo Fernandez went to meet the team at the launch of this year’s lifeguard and rescue service.
He told them the job they do is always highly valued, but this year especially “given that we all want to enjoy the summer and the beaches after the lockdown we have lived through, but doing so safely.”
The Mayor pointed out that this holiday season there are also 36 beach assistants taken on by the Andalucia regional government in Carboneras to ensure beach-goers comply with measures aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19, taking the opportunity to appeal to the public to behave responsibly.
The Carboneras lifeguards are present on the Ancon, El Corral, Las Marinicas and Los Barquicos-Cocones beaches. All four have the Q for Tourism Quality recognition, and all but El Corral have a Blue Flag.
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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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