By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 25 Aug 2020 • 17:15
CHECKS: Inspectors look out for violations of rules on maximum capacity, social distancing and face mask use
CREDIT: Govern Illes Balears Noticias
SEVEN out of 10 inspections of Balearic businesses last week to ensure compliance with Covid-19 protection health safety rules ended in fines, the regional government reported.
The administration revealed that teams made up of autonomous community and island inspectors, National and Local Police and Guardia Civil officers carried out 42 inspections in Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera between August 17 and 23, resulting in the issuing of 29 sanctions.
In Mallorca the teams focused their efforts mainly on Palma, Calvia, Marratxi, Campos, Ses Salines and Es Mercadal, carrying out 22 inspections and issuing 15 reports.
Regulation violations inspectors check for at establishments include not abiding by rules on maximum capacity numbers, social distancing and face mask use.
Fines could be as high as €600,000 in the most serious of cases under alaw which came into force on July 10.
Since mid-July there have been some 440 inspections on the archipelago, of which 275 ended in fines.
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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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