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TG urges Govt to bring forward bathing season

Work has commenced on making Gibraltar’s beaches more accessible, with workers laying paving for a ramp at Catalan Bay yesterday morning. Pic by Eyleen Gomez

Together Gibraltar has urged the Gibraltar Government to bring forward the opening date of the Bathing Season given the extraordinary circumstances.

The party noted the loosening of the lockdown restrictions had “given rise to an increase in the number of people attending the beaches” and added it would be “prudent” to ensure that lifeguards are present for public safety purposes.

“In particular, many teenagers are in a situation where formal, curricular-based education is still not available and are heading to the beach,” said Together Gibraltar’s Craig Sacarello.

“It is natural that these children should seek to socialise with friends, and the beach offers a decent solution whereby they will also be able to adhere to social distancing measures.”

“We therefore believe that lifeguards and first aid resources should be available as a safety and security measure, so we urge Government to reconsider bringing the opening of the bathing season forward this year.”