Residents in San Bartolomé de Tirajana (Gran Canaria) can now walk and practice individual sport on the "many kilometers of beaches" in their municipality after the cleaning and conservation work carried out since the beginning of the confinement, said its mayor, Concepción Narváez (PSOE).
In statements to Efe, Narváez stressed that "today is a very important day" because the accesses to the beaches of his municipality (Maspalomas, El Inglés, San Agustín, Las Burras ...) have been opened, once they have been The cleaning and maintenance work that has been carried out has been completed, taking advantage of the state of alarm decreed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The mayor explained that the absence of people on the beaches has allowed "deep work" to be carried out on the coast, which the citizens of her municipality will be able to enjoy from this Wednesday.
"We have some wonderful beaches and fantastic weather and people are already enjoying it," as Narváez has verified, who also stressed that there have been no crowds because there are many kilometers to practice sport and walk in the established conditions due to the state of alarm.
Sports are allowed on the beaches individually between 06:00 and 10:00 and 20:00 and 23:00, but he recalled that they cannot be reached by motorized vehicle or public transport.
In addition, Narváez has trusted that the citizens make good use of their beaches because "you cannot throw overboard all the work and effort of two months" on the coast.
"That people continue to be just as respectful will be key to success," added the councilor.
The mayoress has also trusted that the established norms are complied with and that citizens of other municipalities do not attend.
Likewise, he has reported that if San Bartolomé de Tirajana has waited until Wednesday to open the beaches, it has been for them to be in good condition and have the Red Cross rescue and rescue service, which until today has been suspended.