Library reading section reopens

Library reading section reopens

Adeje 19 June 2020


Adeje library opens the reading room; users will need to book in advance


Capacity will be limited to 7 people and there will be two sessions, 8am to 11am and 11am to 2pm


The Adeje library, part of the department of Education under Councillor María Clavijo Maza, will reopen the reading room from next Monday June 22nd. To make this possible the library will be operating with two sessions, from 8am to 11am and 11am to 2pm. Capacity will be limited to 7 people at any one time, all users will be required to wear a mask at all times, and the area will be cleaned and disinfected after each session.


The Adeje public library opened to the public again on May 18th, in a phased manner, controlled and operating via prior appointments for people who wished to return books. Before opening the library had made the necessary changes to the centre, part of the on-going process to reintroduce the library services over a phased time.


The councillor said that “for now we are opening the reading section downstairs so that we can control capacity at all times, guaranteeing the safety of library visitors and, of course, the staff”. She underlined that “we are working on the opening of the library bit by bit, offering the services the library has always made available to the public, but it will take time”.


The library continues to prioritise those users who consult the online catalogue and reserve the book they want to borrow or consult in situ.  The library staff will be the only ones permitted to get the material from the stacks to bring to the library user in question.


Books that are lent will be disinfected upon their return to the library and ‘quarantined’ for 14 days.  There is a zone reserved for returns and the lending time has been increased to 30 days for all kinds of material that can be borrowed.


The public is reminded that the newspaper reading section remains closed as are the study sections, the public computers and there are currently no cultural activities taking place here either.


We recommend that users also consult online free services offered by the Canarian public libraries network-


      Virtual library  absysNET Opac, general catalogue, interesting links, tutorials, etc.

       Digital platform for borrowing books, media, eBiblio Canarias:

       Digital Plataform for borrowing films, TV programmes, documentaries, eFilm Canarias:







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Adeje is inviting RENEWALS in sports sessions, art and English classes

Adeje is inviting RENEWALS in sports sessions, art and English classes

Adeje 17 June 2020


Adeje is inviting RENEWALS in sports sessions, art and English classes


Registered users will receive an SMS in the coming days offering an appointment for renewal times


The Adeje sports department, under Councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, has announced that the offices will be open for RENEWALS for sports, and for art and English classes from this Thursday, June 18th. Those already registered as users will receive an SMS offering an appointment to attend at the Las Torres sports centre to renew their registration for the 2020-21 season.  (Those wishing to register for the first time will be given a date to do so later)


Appointments are being organised in groups relating to last year’s activities, and you can only renew registration via a prior appointment.  The offices hours are Monday – Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm and 4pm – 8pm.


The councillor stated, “to all those who are preparing to renew their membership/courses registration, we remind you that you can use the quota paid for the second half of the previous season towards paying for this year – and if you are not renewing you can ask for your money back – check in the sports office”.


People with further questions or who need to confirm their status can phone 922 756200 (Ext 6009 – 6012).


The forms for reclaiming money paid for the second quota last year, and that for arranging direct debits can be downloaded –


Among the sporting activities open to Adeje residents are dance, basketball, boxing, football, rhythmic gymnastics, judo, karate, tennis, Pilates, volleyball, yoga, and many more.  There are also courses in art, English, massage, wellbeing techniques, which will also be open to the public soon.


Prevention protocols

To carry out the 2020-2021 registration only one person from a family unit may attend the centre, wearing a mask and gloves, and use their own pen to fill in and sign any form.  You must attend alone.   The entrance to the Las Torres pavilion is now by the parking zone.  Please observe the queuing system, with the recommended separation between you and other members of the public, and the centre’s workers, to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort.


It is essential that you disinfect your hands before you enter the centre, and when it is your turn, use the gel that is provided for the public at the door of the centre.  Follow the instructions of the personnel at all times.


Once inside the centre and when you have completed the forms, you can, observing your turn, hand in your paperwork.


Exit using the main doors of the centre, thus avoiding any overcrowding.



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Equality School online

Equality School online

Adeje 15 June 2019

Over 300 take part in the III Adeje Equality School online

This is a 100 hour course and is accredited by the University of La Laguna

The Adeje council, hand in hand with the University of La Laguna (ULL), has just announced details of this year’s Adeje Equality School, which will be held online from June 15 to August 30th. This is the third year the course has been run.  It is a 100 hour course and accredited by the Department of Psychological Evolution and Education of the ULL.

“This course, which is free, is made possible thanks to funding from the State Pact against Domestic Violence”, explained the Adeje councillor in charge of Equality Politics, Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro. She added that, “given the numbers who applied to take part we did give priority to people who live and/or work in Adeje, and in the south of Tenerife”.


This year the course is adapted to the ‘new reality’ that has been caused by Covid-19 and will be online.  100 hours of training divided into 5 modules of 20 hours each.  All course content is related to the promotion of equality and the prevention of and intervention in violence against women in a continuous and specialised manner.


The training modules on offer are; Education in equality – games, colours, and songs in infants and primary classrooms; Basic aspects of domestic violence – sensitivities and prevention information in designing good practise; Equality training – preventing gender violence in sports; Keys for prevention, detection, intervention in gender violence in secondary schools; Attention to gender violence – resilience promotion from social bodies.



The training modules are offered via a Families Network platform (Moodle), or via the Moodle Mobile app.




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Adeje tax payment schedule

Adeje tax payment schedule

Adeje 11 June 2019


Adeje extends the local tax payment schedule


Given the state of emergency caused by the Covid-19 virus, the Adeje council extended the payment period for all local taxes



The Adeje council has informed residents that given the state of emergency put in place to combat the Covid-19 virus in Spain, due to the possibility of a grave public sanitation risk, the 2020 local tax payment schedule has been altered.  The decree, signed by Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, sees both payment periods significantly extended.


The first payment for taxes and payments for rubbish, road tax and local rates (IBI) is now due anytime from May 18th 2020 to December 18th 2020.


The second payment period is from September 1st 2020 to December 18th 2020 and, during this period, taxes on local business activities (IAE), the second rubbish collection payment and the payment for ‘vados’ (no-parking spots on public roads) should be paid



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Telephone Service For Older Residents

Telephone Service For Older Residents

Adeje 1 June 2020

Adeje continues to improve telephone services for older residents

The goal is to maintain contact with older people (aged 65-90), being aware of and meeting their needs

Adeje’s area of community welfare, and the senior citizens department, under Councillor José Antonio López Delgado, will continue with the telephone attention service for older residents that has been in operation.  A section of the departmental staff have dedicated their time to  keeping in touch with them, finding out if their situation has changed, their health, any changes in mobility, etc.

“Being aware of the situation of the over 65s living in Adeje is the goal, to know their needs, the conditions in which they are living, how we can help a section of our society most vulnerable to Covid-19”, commented the councillor, who added that “we also want to be give them what they need to cover the essentials, as well as keeping them up to date on the current situation, the phases the de-escalation is going through, and how all of this affects them personally”.

These contacts also allow our senior citizens know that they are not alone during this health crisis and that they can depend upon the services on offer from the relevant council departments.

The data collected by the department has shown that, while there are a few older individuals living alone, most of the borough’s senior citizens have spent the pandemic living with family members.

In a few exceptional cases there are a number of older persons, the majority foreign residents, who live alone, but have been assisted by neighbours, friends, or by those who have been offering professional assistance.

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Adeje beaches open

90% of Adeje’s beaches are open 

The council is continuing to ask the public to use common sense so that the beaches and bathing areas don’t become infection zones.

Adeje’s tourism department, under councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrara has confirmed that 90 % of the borough’s beaches will be open this weekend.  These are Troya I, II, Torviscas, Fañabé, Duque Sur and Norte, La Enramada, Varadero, Puertito, Pinque and Ajabo.  The bathing zones that are opening are  El Cabezo, Muelle, Puntilla de La Caleta, Salina and El Marqués

The La Pinta , El Bobo, and Las Galgas beach remain closed. The council also reminds all beach goers that whether beaches remain open is in their hands, and that everyone needs to use common sense to make sure the beaches don’t become infection zones.

The conditions for beach openings have meant use of materials in disinfection, cleaning, safety, maintenance, and the implementation of the anti- Covid 19 measures as set down by the regional and national government departments.    Furthermore the municipal water laboratory has been carrying out tests on the waters along the beaches and bathing areas and every single test has shown the waters are good for swimming.

The councillor with responsibility for the area has underlined the fact “that we are calling on everyone to have some sense of individual responsibility, and be careful. Remember that we have to maintain social distancing and abide by all the measures in place along the coast line, which are in place as part of this phase of the de-escalation of the state of emergency”.

Regarding security, where there is a lifeguard service it is currently operating from 10am – 6pm.  Bathing outside these hours is done at your own risk.

The hygiene and security measures that have been put in place by the Adeje council include a series of posters, in different languages, reminding users of the rules in place – again the hope being that the beach visitors will take heed and help keep the zones clean and open to everyone.

Smoking is forbidden on beaches, as are pets (they always have been), the showers and foot showers may not be used at this time, you are also asked not to bring fridge boxes (though a snack and drink are allowed). Balls and lilos and inflatables are also not allowed during this time, and use of a towel on the beach is obligatory.

The recommendation is that people don’t spend more than a few hours every day, to avoid crowds and ensure that everyone can find a safe space on the beach when they go there.   You are also reminded that social distancing between people or family groups is the best way to avoid cross-over infection.

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