The Council for Beaches presents the anti-covid safety and rescue device for this summer in order to be prepared for any incident that may occur

Whatever happens on the beaches of Mijas this summer, there is already a plan that specifies how and who should act in each case. This is what is included in the anti-COVID safety and rescue plan that has already been drawn up by the Department for Beaches of the Mijas Local Council and that has been presented this week. This was announced on Thursday by the councillor responsible for the Department for Beaches, José Carlos Martín (C’s). “This plan is created as a result of a Royal Decree that was published last year which specifi ed the measures that all municipalities had to implement to guarantee safety on our beaches within all the problems generated by the pandemic”, the councillor explained. The beach plan for the summer of 2021 contemplates an evaluation of all possible risks, “all available means and resources are analyzed, coordination mechanisms are established and, above all, the necessary action procedures are specified to guarantee the safety of all the users of the beaches”, specified Martín. Ultimately, the goal is “that we are all coordinated and prepared to act when necessary”, he clarified.

Risk analysis
The scope of action of the afore
mentioned plan is the entire Mijas coastline, although nine beaches are specified. As explained by the Environment technician, Francisco Pérez, “what has been done is to measure a series of parameters that are included in the decree that regulates its drafting. The beaches have been classified according to their risks, in accordance with the technical criteria established in the aforementioned decree”. In this regard, the parameters that have been measured, Pérez specified, are, among others, the level of influx on the beaches, the history of incidents that have been recorded, the orography, the presence or not of rocks, the accessibility to the beaches, the existence of natural elements such as sea urchins for example, and so on.The plan even includes incidents that, initially, may be very unlikely. “The range is open to any type of incident, although the probability of its occurrence is minimal, but we have contemplated everything in case they do occur, such as a tsunami, something that is very unlikely to happen, but if it did happen then we would already know how to act”, pointed out Martín. Once the analysis of the beaches was completed, “the Local Government in Mijas has been able to verify that the service that has been provided on the beaches of Mijas corresponds perfectly to the risks associated with them”, Pérez stressed. Therefore, this plan “is an endorsement of the rescue and first aid service in Mijas that we had implemented on the beaches in recent years”.

Mandatory compliance
According to councillor José Carlos
Martín, the plan must now be approved by the Governing Board and must also be approved by the provincial Civil Protection committee. In this way, “it will be a specific plan within the municipal emergency plan and it will be mandatory this summer, when it can be put into operation with all the guarantees”, added Martín. “This anti-covid safety and rescue plan for the beaches of Mijas is a measure to improve the service provided to the citizens. It is a mechanism to ensure that in the event of any incident or eventuality, we will know how to act to resolve it”, concluded the councillor for Beaches in Mijas.


Source: Mijas Semanal