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The mayor of Mijas, Josele González (PSOE), and the councillor for Public Areas, Nicolás Cruz (PSOE), announced that the temporary extension of terraces will continue to be allowed until October. “This is a measure that was included in the ‘Mijas Plan’ to promote the reactivation of catering businesses and allow social distancing. It was one of the first measures adopted by the government team to reactivate the local economy, coinciding with the start of activity after the end of the state of alarm and which has had several extensions, specifi cally in the months of July and August, and has been very well received by business owners”, declared the mayor, who recalled that “this measure is complemented by the Orea Plan for direct aid, which has already been paid to more than 750 self-employed persons and small businesses in the municipality and which will provide economic aid to more than 2,500”. For his part, Cruz pointed out that in Mijas there are around a hundred businesses that have applied for the temporary expansion of terraces: “We understand that this decision has been very well received by one of the sectors most affected by this health crisis as has been the case of the catering industry, which has allowed them in many cases to maintain the social distancing required by the health authorities without having to reduce the number of tables”. Regarding the regulations, the terraces may at most double the occupation surface that they were originally granted. This means that they will be able to have the same number of tables that they had previously, but doubling the metres of occupation of the public areas so that they are 1.5 m apart from each other. According to municipal regulations, the extension may be carried out towards the front, taking as a reference the front line of the premises; or lengthwise, maintaining the appropriate safety distance from pedestrian crossings, accesses to buildings and garages, and neighbouring properties. The Council has indicated that those requests that, due to space limitations, cannot adhere to the measure, will be studied to seek possible alternatives. Any establishment that has not yet adhered to this measure can download the application at www.mijas.es, in the ‘Vía Pública’ section, and send it filled out with the responsible declaration to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Source: Mijas Semanal