To this day it is still a mystery how we’ll can enjoy the beaches of Cabo de Gata next summer once the outbreak of Coronavirus of this spring is over.
For now it seems clear that, thanks to the process of de-escalation of the confinement, this summer we will being able to bathe in the beaches, but the question is what kind of restrictions will there be when using this public space.
The government has not yet decided
For now, the opening of the bath in beaches is scheduled for June 8, which is when phase 3 of the de-escalation would enter, if all the indicators are favorable. The spokesperson for the Coronavirus Management Committee, Fernando Simón, has clarified that although the issue of beach use has not yet been put on the table, it is clear that it will have to be regulated in some way.
Phases of COVID-19 de-escalation
These are the phases of de-escalation and what activities will be allowed. Each phase will last a minimum of 2 weeks. And that the transition from one phase to another will not be homogeneous throughout Spain, each autonomous community may advance from phase if the requirements imposed by the Government are met. For now, Almería, being one of the provinces with the fewest cases of coronavirus, is passing phase in the established dates.
Phase 0 (May 4)
Accompanied walks. You can walk along the beach if it is within a kilometer radius of your home.
Sport individually. You can practice surf.
Opening of small shops by appointment
Phase I (approx. May 11)
The inhabitants of the same dwelling may travel together in the same car.
Social gatherings of up to 10 people.
Opening of small shops, premises less than 400 square meters.
The bars with terrace may open, with a maximum of 50% of capacity of the terrace.
Hotels and tourist accommodation will open.
Phase II (approx. May 25)
Travel to second homes is allowed within the same province.
Opening of the interior of restaurants, maximum 50% of the capacity.
Hunting and fishing will be allowed.
Opening of cinemas and theaters, limited to one third of the capacity.
Phase III (approx. June 8)
Opening of beaches, including security measures and distance, not yet defined.
Displacement within the same province.
Expansions in the occupation of spaces in commerce and restoration.
Hotels may open their common areas. The use of swimming pools will not be allowed yet.
End of de-escalation (approx. June 22)
The steps to be taken to return to normal remain to be seen. From this page we will try to continue informing about the measures that affect visitors to the Cabo de Gata Natural Park.