First Fines for Beachgoers

First fines for beachgoers

BEACH ASSISTANTS: There to advise, inform and warn Photo credit: Campello town hall

FINES for ignoring the Generalitat’s Beach Assistants on Campello’s beaches will soon be arriving at flouters’ homes.
The assistants, present on Valencia region beaches to provide health and safety information, are also there to ensure that beachgoers respect anti-Covid regulations.
If these are persistently disregarded, the assistants contact the Policia Local, who are authorised to issue fines.
Most of the fines, which can reach €600, involved groups of young people who ignored social distancing rules, revealed Campello’s Public Safety councillor Rafa Galvañ.
Others insisted on tombstoning from the Llop Mari cliffs, he said.
“The attitude of some people endangers their own health and that of others, something that cannot be allowed under any circumstances.”
Regulations require that family groups maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 metres, Galvañ pointed out.  “Anything less is not allowed, and our beaches are big enough to avoid this kind of situation without problems.”

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Linda Hall

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