A project of beaches with sanitary security is presented in Viña del Mar
The proposal encourages physical distancing through demarcations
In the 5th sector of Reñaca beach and in the face of an eventual advance towards phase 3 of the Step by Step Plan prepared by the Government to face the pandemic generated by covid 19, today a proposal for equipment and comprehensive health security developed by Jorge Araneda dealer.
The project was known by the Minister of National Assets, Julio Isamit; the Undersecretary of Public Health, Paula Daza; Mayor Virginia Reginato; and the regional mayor Jorge Martínez.
Also on the occasion were the Provincial Governor, Gonzalo Le Dantec; the Regional Director of Sernatur, Marcelo Vidal; the seremi of Health, Francisco Álvarez; the seremi of National Assets, Rosario Pérez; the Maritime Governor, Captain of the Ship, Nelson Saavedra; and the Captain of the Port, Captain of the Frigate, Ricardo Alcaíno.
In this regard, the mayor of Viña del Mar commented that “every day more people are going to the beaches and that is why this project developed by the concessionaire of the 5th sector of Reñaca, which was already known by the Joint Commission of the Coastal Edge, we It seems like a serious proposal that complies with the health protocols to safely go to the beach and is in accordance with our Comprehensive Plan for the Prevention and Activation of Commerce and Tourism ”.
The community chief stressed that “what we have seen on this beach is a good measure, as a municipality we are working on this issue together. The family wants to go out and enjoy the beach, but we have to comply with the corresponding sanitary measures and respect, mainly, social spaces ”.
For his part, the concessionaire Jorge Araneda, explained that “we have anticipated this project that contains the distancing measures and experience that could be obtained on the beaches of Europe and the United States, and that is based on the sanitary and comprehensive security of beaches".
Safe Beach Plan
On the occasion, the Minister of National Assets, Julio Isamit, referred to the "Safe Beach" plan whose objective is to raise awareness among all those who visit sea beaches, rivers and lakes, to take all the safeguards to prevent infections by Covid-19, protocol that establishes the measures to be fulfilled during the summer on the country's beaches, as well as in squares and parks, in communes that are not in quarantine and in those that are in Phase 2 (which will not be able to use these spaces on weekends ).
“In Chile there are no private beaches, they are all public, therefore our job is that people and families can reach their beaches throughout Chile, but that access must be given in a safe context due to the situation of pandemic that we are experiencing. For this reason, we have established a set of mandatory measures and recommendations so that we can all reach the beaches and be calm, "said the Secretary of State.
For her part, the Undersecretary of Public Health, Paula Daza, explained that the plan contains mandatory measures and recommendations so that people can enjoy the beach and reduce the possibility of contagion by Covid 19.
"The idea, he said, is that like the squares and parks, the groups are the smallest number of people, with a maximum of 10 people allowed, and always be separated with a meter of distance between them," he said.
In addition, each group must maintain a distance of 5 meters with other attendees. Other suggested measures are to encourage each person to bring their own personal items: alcohol gel, toilet paper, towels, lounge chairs, as well as their own water bottles.
On the other hand, it is suggested to avoid the consumption of food on the beaches, as well as to avoid the generation of garbage as it is an element of contagion risk, especially for local workers.
The undersecretary pointed out that "the use of a mask is mandatory on the beach, except when people go to bathe in the sea or when they are not moving and are two or more meters away from another person" and said that "in groups of 10 people are allowed, as they are one meter apart, people have to wear a mask there. "
Along with providing details of the Safe Beach Plan, Paula Daza announced the implementation of health teams in the Valparaíso Region, made up of professionals from the health and social sciences area of universities and higher education centers, whose mission is to educate and teach the people self-care measures.