By Cathy Elelman • 04 August 2020 • 21:30
ROQUETAS de Mar council has launched a multilingual campaign to get people to follow the rules on Covid-19 infection protection measures.
The local authority’s Presidency department headed by Rocio Sanchez Llamas has organised signs in Spanish, English, German, French and Arabic reminding the public about the importance of social distancing and wearing face masks at all times.
Larger format signs are going up on roads, while small versions are being distributed among local shops.
“Roquetas council continues working on information and raising awareness among citizens is an essential tool in the fight against Covid-19, which is a struggle in which each one of us has a key role, so that together we can defeat it”, the councillor affirmed.
She explained the idea is to “give basic information in five languages so nobody is left without knowing about these obligatory measures.”
The location of the signs also takes into account the profile of the population in each zone and whether it is a touristy area.
“The regulations have to be complied with by residents, but also by all visitors arriving in Roquetas over these months”, Sanchez Llamas stressed.
She also pointed out the council has established a police presence dedicated to ensuring compliance with the Covid-19 prevention regulations, especially in areas where people are most likely to congregate, including shopping centres, seafront promenades and beaches.
In addition, the administration has created signs specifically for the beaches, the weekly markets and the cemeteries, and has put up informative signs in all municipal buildings, among them the Santa Ana Castle and the bullfighting museum.
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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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