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248 reports filed for disobedience last week

Wednesday, 6th May 2020

INFORMATION NOTE FROM THE LOCAL POLICE OF CALVIÀ

AGENTS FILE 248 ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS FOR DISOBEDIENCE IN THE LAST WEEK

There have been 158 more reports than the previous week, as time slots to go out have been established

The Local Police of Calvià has proposed for fines 248 people in the last week for disobedience to the restrictions agreed in Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14th March, for the management of the health crisis situation caused by Covid-19. This increase in 158 reports compared to the previous week is the most relevant data that has been shared this morning at the Local Security Board in Calvià that meets every Wednesday to monitor the state of alarm measures. The meeting was attended by the Mayor of Calvià, Alfonso Rodríguez Badal; the deputy mayor, Nati Francés Gárate; the general director of General Services and Police, José Antonio Fernández Ballesta; the secretary of the Town Hall, Joan Castañer Alemany; the Chief of Police, Paco Darder Kittila; the police chief, José Antonio Navarro Muñoz; and the commander of the Civil Guard in Calvià, second lieutenant Agustín Paniagua.

Most of the fines have been proposed during the weekend, on 2nd and 3rd May, when practicing individual sport was allowed. During these days, in which citizens could also go for a walk, an increase was noted on the Paseo Calvià, on the beaches and on the beach promenades of the municipality. These days, the police have been working in a special way to enforce the time slots on the conditions in which non-professional physical activity can be carried out outdoors during the state of alarm, between 6 and 10 a.m. and from 8 to 11 p.m.

In addition, Calvià Local Police officers continue to carry out controls on the Calvià roads to avoid unnecessary movements at the different surveillance points that are put into operation. During this last week, the same number of controls were maintained as the previous week, 48, normally at the entrance and exit of all Calvià's residential areas. In total, 1,659 vehicles were verified, 362 more than the previous week, fact that proves an increase in mobility.

In fact, most of the reports filed have been for driving or walking without a cause, despite the fact that other offences such as sunbathing on the beach or bottle parties are becoming relevant. And sometimes these two disallowed activities happen simultaneously. Having bottle parties on the roads and public areas of any nature is prohibited under the municipal cohabitation ordinance.

It should be remembered that on 1st May, the lifeguard service began on the Calvià coast, with three lifeguards for the large beaches, two for the medium beaches and one for the small ones. In all, the red flag is up to remember that bathing is still prohibited and will be until phase 3 of de-escalation. On their behalf, members of Civil Protection have delivered this week 250 surgical masks in the main areas where people use public transport in Calvià and have reminded passengers that their use is mandatory.

The Calvià Town Hall appreciates citizens' collaboration in monitoring the restriction measures. Also, remember that the common areas of the buildings cannot be used yet and therefore bathing or sunbathing is not allowed in the communal swimming pools. The Council reiterates that it is everyone's responsibility to follow the social health regulations and recommendations while the de-escalation process lasts.