By Cathy Elelman • 14 July 2020 • 14:47
UNEXPECTED: Palma’s Innovation councillor described the app as “a solution to a need which came up suddenly.”
CREDIT: Ajuntament de Palma Facebook @ajuntamentdepalma
PALMA council has launched a new handy mobile phone app for anyone visiting one of the Mallorca capital’s beaches.
The app provides information in Spanish, English, German and Catalan on how full the beaches are, the new safety measures, social distancing, occupation of accessible areas, what colour flag is flying, whether the sea is rough or calm and the quality of the water.
Commenting at the app presentation on Monday, Palma Finance, Tax and Innovation councillor, Adrian Garcia, described the new app as “a solution to a need which came up suddenly, the control of maximum capacity on the beaches, with a large dose of applied intelligence.”
Environment councillor Ramon Perpinya explained there are four beach occupation level classifications. Green means less than 30 per cent full, yellow that it’s at 30 to 60 per cent of capacity, orange more than 60 per cent, and red at more than 90 per cent, meaning visitors should choose a different beach to go to.
Tourism, Health and Consumer councillor Elena Navarro meanwhile took the opportunity to highlight the importance of the joint responsibility of the council and the public to ensure Palma’s beaches are safe.
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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.
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