Saturday, 20th June 2020
INFORMATION NOTE FROM THE LOCAL POLICE OF CALVIÀ
POLICE AGENTS WILL ENSURE THAT THE BEACHES ARE NOT ACCESSED DURING THE SAN JUAN NIGHT
In order to avoid crowds on Calvià's beaches and coves during the celebration of the San Juan night, the Calvià Local Police will begin to work in this regard from 6 p.m. on the 23rd with the aim of evicting people from Calvià's beaches and coves and that there is no concurrence of people. From 8:00 p.m. next Tuesday, 23rd June, until 8 a.m. On 24th June, access and staying on the municipality's beaches is prohibited, in application of the precautionary and protection principle in article 4 of the Royal Decree 21/2020, of 9th June, on urgent measures of prevention, containment and coordination to face the health crisis due to COVID-19. Police controls in the afternoon and for the San Juan night are 50% higher than usual in order to attend to possible incidents. This surveillance will be carried out throughout the night and compliance will be especially monitored on large beaches.
Many people celebrate the San Juan night on the beach, where they come in large groups to watch the sunset and stay on the beach until the wee hours while they drink, eat, dance or swim. This makes it difficult to maintain the minimum safety distance of 1.5 meters, nor to adopt substitute hygiene measures compatible with the protection of human health and safety. Likewise, Palma's Town Hall prohibition to use beaches for the San Juan night could have an call effect towards the municipality of Calvià, which would make it even more complicated for the Calvià Police agents to be able to control capacity, traffic, parking, citizen security, etc.
This decision has been shared in the Calvià Local Security Board, which has also shared the monitoring data of the state of alarm and that works in a coordinated way regarding the opening of national and international borders and the arrival of more visitors starting next Monday.
It should be reiterated that the Calvià Local Police officers continue with the controls in the municipality's coves to avoid crowds. These specific controls, in addition to the presence of beachside patrols, will be maintained as long as it is necessary to preserve social distancing and density control. In fact, during the last weekend, access was closed from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Buguenvíl·lia coves, Contesa, Illetes, Oratori, Portals Vells, El Mago, Palmanova, Son Maties, El Toro and Cala Fornells.
On the other hand, the Calvià Local Police issued last week, the first of phase 3 of the de-escalation, 22 administrative reports for not complying with the restrictions of the state of alarm, most for not keeping the safety distance or not wearing a mask. In total, in relation to the state of alarm, police officers have filed 1,538 complaints.