Madeira authorises opening of playgrounds from 18 July

in World · 10-07-2020 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

Madeira Regional Government Council has authorised the reopening and use of playgrounds in the region as of 18 July.

The Regional Government defined that the resumption of the use of playgrounds must be carried out in compliance with the rules and safety conditions.

Thus, it will be mandatory to wear a mask for children from 10 years old and their companion; maintain a minimum physical distance of two metres, with the exception of the child's household or companion; the areas of slides, swings and the like must have control of use, avoiding clusters of parents and children, ideally with an interval of three metres; observation of the respiratory label and prohibition on sharing materials and equipment, as well as taking toys to the park.

The entities responsible for playgrounds must have a contingency plan and post, in a way accessible to everyone, the rules of respiratory etiquette, the correct washing of hands and the rules of operation of the facilities.

They must also provide the placement of gel alcohol dispensers near the entrance to the park, bathroom entrances and exits and in the areas of slides and the like, and they must make sure that the appropriate entry and exit circuits are outlined, to avoid clusters and people crossing.

Cleaning must be reinforced and spaces, surfaces and equipment must be disinfected regularly.

The Government of Madeira also determined that the companion responsible for the child must carry alcohol gel and frequently disinfect children's hands.

The regional executive also approved the resolution that determines the mandatory closure, until 2:00am, of all retail and service provision establishments, including those in commercial establishments or in catering establishments, drinks and the like, with or without a dance floor, as well as all the nightlife venues.

In the same resolution, the Government defined that the sale of alcoholic beverages in service areas or at fuel filling stations between 00:00 and 08:00am is also prohibited, as well as the consumption of alcoholic beverages in spaces around free access to the public and public roads, except for the outside spaces of the duly licensed restaurants and beverages establishments.

This decision is based on the context of the current pandemic situation caused by covid-19, with the increase in the number of landings at the airport in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, as well as the return of cruise ships to the region's ports.

The Regional Government Council also authorised the proposal for a Regional Legislative Decree, which approves the Supplementary Regional Budget, so that it can be submitted to the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of Madeira on 22 and 23 July.

The Government also approved the realisation of the expense inherent to the contract "Current Conservation by Contract - Regional Road Network - 2021/2024", up to the amount of 11 million Euros, excluding VAT.


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