Benidorm will reopen the beaches in mid-June, once all safety procedures are in place.

May 30, 2020
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Benidorm will reopen its beaches in "mid-June" once "all health safety parameters" can be guaranteed for users and workers, the Mayor, Toni Pérez, has said when asked by the media about the possibility that they would reopen coinciding with the start of Phase 2 of the de-escalation. Toni Pérez has indicated that this decision is made "from prudence and caution" and "doing an exercise of responsibility."

The Mayor stressed that from the day the beaches were closed, on 14th March, the City Council has been working intensively to plan how to reopen them as soon as the health situation made this possible. The Government initially had said that this would be possible from Phase 3 of the de-escalation, starting around 23rd June.

The City Council is expected to present the beach reopening and management plan in the coming days based on the new circumstances generated by Covid-19; in which "technology" will have a fundamental part to play.

He said that, "the beaches will have a morning and afternoon session" to "be able to double the capacity for users" that's because they will have only a 50% capacity. He confirmed that at "at noon the beaches will be emptied to carry out “cleaning and sanitary treatment and disinfection of common areas”. They will remain closed at night.

Likewise, he announced that "there will be a control of numbers put in place to ensure that 2 meters distancing is observed.

Finally, the mayor has pointed out that the treatment and management of beaches "in the new reality" caused by the Covid-19 crisis "cannot be the same on the urban beaches of Benidorm" as in the sandy areas and coves of others municipalities and destinations.