Adeje are training a special team who will be present on the beaches to help reduce the spread of Covid-19

The team will also be able to assist beach goers regarding other beach-related dangers

10 july 2020
Adeje council will be introducing trained teams on the borough’s beaches to assist in curtailing the spread of Covid 19 during the summer, when there are more people along the coast line.  The teams are made up of people who are being trained in communicating the dangers of Covid 19, possible ways of infection and how to avoid the latter. 
The joint initiative is from the departments of Tourism, Economic Development and Security, under councillors Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, Raquel Rodríguez Alonso and Mercedes Vargas Delgado respectively.  The teams will also be on hand to offer advice and suggestions to beach visitors regarding the dangers of overexposure to the sun during the middle of the day, and the importance of always using the right protection against sun burn.   They will also be reporting back on numbers of people on the beach if there is a danger of overcrowding, for instance. 
Adolfo Alonso said, “We have evaluated the situation and this is something urgently needed, the fundamental objective being that visitors and residents using the beach are well informed regarding the current situation. Overall this will also help us build a better stronger society in the face of this virus, as well as making sure our beaches are safer for all against any possible infection.” 
Raquel Rodríguez explained that “the project is also creating jobs, with 22 people employed and trained as communicators as well as a project coordinator who will be able to deal in an informed and courteous way with the public using the beaches. These are people who will have been chosen for their empathy and their ability to communicate in different languages too. 
Security councillor, Mercedes Vargas, added that the teams will also be “assessing and informing in as polite a way as possible. Their job is not to sanction nor insist that any member of the public behave in a certain way.  This won’t be an easy task, but with the right attitude we can achieve better results than if we were simply looking to fine the public”: 
The beaches where the teams will be operating are: Troya I y II, La Pinta, Torviscas, Fañabé, Duque Sur, Duque Norte, La Enramada, La Caleta, El Puertito and Ajabo (Callao Salvaje).
This initiative is part of the Transition Plan towards a New Normality of the Spanish government, and is about putting in place collective protective measures geared at informing the public and building resilience.