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Beaches and public roads.

Information on occupancy on the beaches of Lloret de Mar

Lloret de Mar stands out for having promoted a system for checking the occupancy status of the town’s beaches in real time. The information can be obtained via the Lloret Smart APP, the municipal website or the information screens installed on the roads leading into the town. This helps to better manage the flow of people at peak times and avoid congestion.

 

Information on Miniclubs and sports activities

The mini-clubs in Lloret and Fenals, located in these areas, have a reinforced cleaning protocol and special prevention measures in place this year.
Directed sports activities have also been adapted to apply safety measures for users, while ensuring that they are fun.

Safety measures and people counting

Social distancing and restricting the number of beachgoers

All accesses to the beaches and coves are open, but occupancy is regulated, and further users are prevented from entering in the event of overcrowding. The beach security and surveillance personnel supervise the capacity and the respect of the distance to the beach.

People counting

The capacity monitoring programme continues with the 13 IP cameras have been installed, each equipped with a people-counting programme developed by Telefónica which makes it possible to control the occupation of the Lloret and Fenals along up to 400 metres of coastline.

Real-time information

The real-time data provided by the cameras enables staff to foresee overcrowding issues and to intervene in order to restrict access to the beaches. Furthermore, the different communication systems implemented allow for the following  for beachgoers to check online how crowded beaches are (2 hours during the week and every hour on weekends and holidays) and thus pick the beaches and coves least crowded.

 

Drone surveillance

This measure, successfully implemented during the period of confinement, is mainly used on the seafront promenade. It enables real-time surveillance and the broadcast of safety messages to citizens in different languages.

WhatsApp channel

Channel open to everyone (professionals and tourists) with assistance offered in four languages (Catalan, Spanish, English and French). Guaranteed response within 24 hours.

Disinfection of public highways and strengthened cleaning service

Additional cleaning of streets and urban furniture. Disinfection operations are carried out using water and virucides, as stipulated in the WHO guidelines.

Beaches and public highways.
Additional staff

Additional staff

41 people, including additional lifeguards, civic information officers, beach guards, tourist information officers and healthcare staff.

Civic information officers

Stationed on the seafront promenade, these officers supervise compliance with measures and provide information. The civic information officers and other surveillance staff who patrol streets facilitate the hygiene and prevention measures listed in the Comprehensive Plan.

Public behaviour campaign

This year, Lloret Turisme’s annual public behaviour campaign continues to promote preventive measures associated with the health situation caused by COVID 19 (hygiene, social distancing and family groups or regular interaction groups). Under the slogan “BE careful, BE happy”, the town’s comprehensive information campaign (social networks, screens, web platforms and street posters) has been integrated with safety signage and recommendations and social distancing rules for shops and eating establishments.