Calvià, 13th May 2020
INFORMATION NOTE FROM THE LOCAL POLICE OF CALVIÀ
AGENTS RAISE 1,226 ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS FOR DISOBEDIENCE DURING THE STATE OF ALARM
With the ease on mobility in phase 1, the Local Police of Calvià pays special attention to compliance with standards in terraces and shops
The Local Police of Calvià has proposed to sanction 288 people in the week of phase 0 for disobedience to the restrictions in Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14th March, for the management of the health crisis situation caused by the Covid-19. This is an increase of 40 more reports compared to the previous week. In total since the beginning of the state of alarm, officers have filed 1,226 reports.
The Calvià Local Security Board that meets every Wednesday to monitor the containment measures has shared the data from the previous week and maintains coordination during phase 1, in which the Calvià Local Police will pay special attention to the fulfillment of the rules in shops and establishments and Civil Guard will act when there are serious problems of citizen security. It should be noted that there has been an ease on people’s movements and therefore this week there are not so many vehicle controls because people are allowed to move around the island’s villages and go to second homes. 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 new commander of the Civil Guard post in Calvià, Lieutenant Manuel Palomo, have taken part in this morning's meeting.
In phase 1, which started on Monday, the Local Police is controlling security distances and gauging in establishments in the municipality that can and have decided to open. On Monday, five reports were filed against four bars, that is, one was fined twice. On Tuesday, in this regard, there have been no incidents that have meant andministrative reports.
In reference to last week, phase 0, most of the fines have been proposed for practicing sport outside one’s municipality of origin, despite the location of patrols in the areas bordering Palma, Establiments and Andratx to especially deter cyclists and runners crossing the limits of their municipalities of origin. There have also been cases of non-municipality hikers, people who have used community areas and pools, and bathers on the coast. The red flag continues up at all Calvià beaches to remind people that bathing is still prohibited and that it will be until phase 3 of confinement de-escalation. Young people who have gathered in parks, a group of skateboarders, a family from Palma practicing calisthenics in Santa Ponça or a group of people who organised a party have also been proposed for fines.
Likewise, the Calvià Local Police officers continue to carry out controls on the Calvià roads to avoid unnecessary movements at the various surveillance points that are put into operation. During last week, 21 controls were carried out, normally at the entrance and exit of all Calvià’s residential areas, and a total of 1,455 vehicles were verified.
It should be noted that in phase 0 there have been significant fines for bottle-parties on roads and public areas, an activity prohibited according to the municipal cohabitation ordinance. Fines have also been filed for noise outside the established hours, despite the fact that the Town Hall has extended the winter working timetable so that works can continue to be carried out and thus maintain jobs until the tourist season is activated.
The Calvià Town Hall appreciates the citizen’s collaboration in monitoring the restriction and hygiene measures, and reminds that anyone on public transport has to use surgical masks. The council reiterates that it is everyone’s responsibility to follow the social health regulations and recommendations while the de-escalation process lasts.