By Tara Rippin • 17 August 2020 • 10:45
NON-COMPLIANCE: Police patrol the beaches and promenade in El Campello.
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de El Campello
A ‘random’ beach patrol in El Campello at the weekend saw police action a number of complaints for non-compliance with Covid-19 safety measures.
THE council stepped up surveillance on the promenade and sands at Carrer la Mar and Muchavista on Saturday, August 15, as part of a ‘special device’ by the Local Police to ensure compliance with health standards issued by the Government to slow the advance of coronavirus.
And the operation resulted in five sanctions for ‘improper use of the mandatory mask’, along with a complaint against one person for ‘disrespecting an officer’.
Security councillor, Rafa Galvañ (PP), warned this type of random operation “will continue to be carried out at different times”.
“Although people are very aware and the vast majority comply with the rules, it is true that there are always those who refuse to wear their masks or those who do not use them properly, without covering their nose and mouth, and in these cases we have no choice but to sanction.
“The general safety of the population depends on everyone complying,” he added.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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