Full police presence and extra security along Adeje’s beaches until Sunday

There will be up to 300 police on the streets and beaches over the long Easter weekend, using persuasion and control to stop gatherings that don’t meet current health requirements

31 march 2021
Adeje borough has historically been a favourite Easter holiday destination for people from other parts of Tenerife, the Canary Islands, and the rest of Spain.  The main days for people to visit have been from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday, when Costa Adeje, given its attractive climate and selection of bars, restaurants and more, is usually full.
This is why, this year, the Adeje council’s departments of security, beaches and municipal services, have prepared a special security operation to remind the public of the health related restrictions in place to reduce any spread of Covid-19.  There will be more local police on the street, over 300 will be on duty during the four days in question, with extra details of the body trained by the Adeje council to remind people of the need to wear their masks and give members of the public the information they might need as to why there are certain restrictions in place.  The work of this latter group is specifically along the coast and on the borough’s beaches. They have also the authority to call the police where they feel it is necessary.
“The objective is to control the situation, as much as possible, helping the public follow the rules and the current restrictions in place to avoid any further propagation of the virus.  That’s why we are increasing the number of police on the streets, and in areas we consider it is needed, they will be patrolling 24 hours a day”, said security councillor Mercedes Vargas.   She added, “It is virtually impossible for the police to be everywhere all the time, so we are also asking the residents to help, act responsibly and respect the rules. It is the only way that we can avoid creating a situation none of us want”.
Adeje’s local police will be patrolling all the beaches daily, and will close any beaches they consider to have reached maximum capacity or where the beach goers there are not complying with the restrictions in place, such as secure distance between groups and individuals, and the use of masks.  Where there are bar and restaurant terraces, places where people tend to congregate and maybe use for parties or gatherings larger than permitted, there will also be increased controls.
“We will be very strict about the curfew too, and don’t want anyone out in public after 10pm, and capacity in bars and restaurants as well as unauthorised zones used by campers, caravans and motorhomes will be monitored”, outlined the councillor.  “Personal responsibility by all will be what sees us move out of this situation, only that way will the unfortunate actions of a small few not put the rest of us at risk”. 
The Adeje local police will also have personnel from other security bodies at their disposal if needed.