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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Entemanser offices open in Adeje

Entemanser offices open in Adeje

Entemanser reopens its public offices in Adeje

The office was reopened following an adaptation process to install security and hygiene measures for the protection of clients and workers – the online “aqualiacontact” service will continue to operate

Entemanser, the water company, has reopened its public office in Adeje following a process of adaptation to install security and hygiene measures recommended by the health authorities, to reduce the risk of infection for clients and workers.

The offices are open to the public via appointment which can be booked by calling 900 82 26 06. The over 65s will have a priority service between 9am and 10 am every day.

Pedro Antonio Gómez, head of the Adeje service, says that “since we opened in Monday we have already dealt with over 200 clients, most coming to settle payments (although this can be done through bank machines) and other service matters.

Entemanser/Aqualia recommends that clients attending the office wear a mask and gloves in the office.  The company has gels, disposable tissues and special wastepaper bins for clients’ use in the office too.

Since the start of the pandemic crisis the company have reinforced the option of telematics contact with clients through Aqualia Contact, online, with a virtual office option, an app (Aqualia Contact), and a Twitter account (@aqualiacontact).

Entemanser/Aqualia is working to guarantee a fully dedicated service to its clients with the same level of attention as before and has apologised for any inconveniences caused by the temporary closure of their offices.

Online training courses.

Adeje 18 May 2020

Adeje is offering three courses for those currently unemployed

Training will be online and registration is from now until 22 May

The department of development and job creation, under Councillor Manuel Luis Méndez, is offering three online training courses for people currently unemployed, computer literacy; dealing with clients in English and German. Registration is open from now until May 22nd online, www.adeje.es.

Among the requirements to gain a place on one of the courses, as well as being on the live register (in the DARDE system) you should be registered on the Adeje Job Seeker’s list, and have completed a work orientation course, be on the Adeje ‘padrón’, and have access to your own computer/tablet/smartphone, and internet connection to be able to complete the training online.

The Councillor with responsibility for economic development and citizen participation, Raquel Rodríguez Alonso, said that “over the coming months we will be rolling out more on-line training activities”.

The computer literacy course is 30 hours of training, and will teach students the theory and practise of information technology.

The courses in English and German centring on interaction with clients are 60 hours long each and the final aim is to give the student the ability to deal with clients in each language in a productive fashion, both written and oral. You will be able to talk to clients, produce short written texts, and in general conduct business in either language.

The computer literacy course begins on May 25th and lasts until June 14th and the language courses begin on May 25th and last until July 5th.

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Adeje: Sports Release

Adeje 14th May 2020

Adeje’s 2019/2020 sports calendar comes to an end 

Those who have paid the second half of the year can opt to have that as the first payment of the next sporting year

The Adeje department of sports, under Councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, has announced that the 2019/2020 sporting year is now at an end.  The decision has been taken given the conditions created by Covid-19 and the measures applied by the government and the different phases “towards a new normality”.

The councillor said that those people who would have paid in full for the 2019/2020 campaign could opt to have the second half of the fees moved to cover the first payment for 2020/2021, or request a return of the money if they preferred. So for people who have decided not to continue with their chosen sport or the child involved has now moved into a different age bracket, money can be returned.

Regarding renewing membership and matriculation for a course, this will be carried out by the sports department and of course will depend on the evolution of the current pandemic.  The department hope to be in touch with clients towards the end of this month and will offer appointments in the mornings and afternoons. Firstly they will contact all the current users of the facilities and those registered for courses to let them know about places, dates, hours, etc. for next term.  Thereafter matriculation will be open to the public, probably in July, depending on other factors.

There will also be information from the Sports Department on all the borough’s social networks and usual information channels. The department will also publish information regarding the new protocols and health and safety measures they are installing to ensure safety for monitors and students.

Given the current situation there is, as yet, no confirmed date for the start of the 2020/2021 sports calendar, though it is hoped that it will be in September, but nothing is 100% certain right now. All decision will have to be taken in accordance with advice from the national department of health and the education authorities who will also be looking at the dates for the start of the next school year.

Alonso Ferrera noted the excellent contribution the professional sports team, monitors and teachers, have made and continue to make during the current phase, with online tutorials and videos to keep contact with students over these two months.  At the same time these professionals have made a detailed report about each student, which will be sent to parents if requested during the renovation period.

The councillor added, “while we cannot celebrate the usual closing ceremonies to the 2019/2020 sporting campaign, we are preparing medals  for all of our sports students, a mark of their adherence to the values that are promoted in our sporting sessions: commitment, respect for the regulations, solidarity, etc.”

Finally the councillor confirmed “we are in constant contact with private sport centres too regarding when they might open and in what conditions and we will keep the public up to date through the usual channels.”

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Adeje Public Library to open

Adeje Public Library to open

Adeje 15 May 2020

Adeje Library will reopen its doors on 18th May 2020

The service will operate by prior appointment, open from 9am to 2pm 

The Adeje department of education, under Councillor Maria Clavijo Maza, has announced that the public library, based in the Adeje Cultural Centre, will reopen its doors on May 18th with a progressive opening taking place, prior appointments required, from 9am to 2pm.  During this week (May 11 – 15) the library staff has been busy behind closed doors reorganising the spaces in the centre, putting the new operating and technical measures in place to be ready to open to the public.

 

 

The reopening will happen in phases, and from May 18  – 22 the library will be open during the above-mentioned hours solely for returns of items that were lent out prior to the quarantine announcement.  Returns will be made at the usual counter.

 

From May 25th during the opening hours of 9am – 2pm the library will begin to loan books by prior appointment.  Books can be taken for up to 30 days as can all other materials in the library normally lent out (CDs, DVDs, etc).  However users cannot browse the shelves of the library nor walk freely around.  The reading section and the study areas remain closed as do the computers normally available for public use.

 

The library also recommends users check out the online free resources available through the Canarian library network:

 

 

Beaches

The councillor for tourism, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera noted that from May 14th the Playa Fañabe has been open for uses as outlined by the central government.  The decision was taken following a technical evaluation of the state of the beach and water, and the co-ordination with the company who are in charge of services and beach cleaning.

 

The public are reminded that during Phase 1 the beach can be used only for individual sports and walking on the sand during the hours already established for different age/family groups. During Phase 1 the beach CANNOT be used for picnics, play, recreational swims or sunbathing.

 

La Caleta is also open for professional/federated athletes under certain conditions:

  • That they are complying with the hours as established by central government
  • They are only practising sport/training
  • They should be in possession of an accreditation if they belong to a federation
  • Follow the rules of the federation/safety procedures
  • Follow the rules as laid down by the maritime safety authorities
  • Follow the Covid-19 health and safety measures.

 

In parallel the council continues to evaluate and assess the possibility of opening more beaches in the coming days.

 

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Council budget session

Adeje 12 May April 2020

Adeje has approved its 2020 budget during a council session which paid homage to Covid-19 victims

The budget incorporates €14.6 million to fund the fight against the crisis generated by the pandemic, and was approved by all except the PP

 

 

Adeje held an extraordinary council session today to approve the 2020 budget figures.  The meeting was held in the ex.Convento Franciscano de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe y San Pablo, given that the normal council chamber is too small to accommodate a meeting under current health and safety measures.

 

The 2020 accounts for Adeje will increase to a total of €90.5million, with €88.4 million for costs, many to alleviate the effects of the pandemic on the local economy.  For example €3.6million is for job training and to help small businesses and the self-employed, almost €2 million on social emergencies and €1.5 million on education.

 

The accounts and budget was passed by all the parties in the chamber save the member from the Partido Popular (PP).

 

 

Before beginning the financial part of the meeting, the Adeje mayor called for a minute’s silence to remember all those who have died as a result of Covid-19, and then lead a round of applause for the women and men working in the health services, the security forces, cleaning staff and others in the public service that have worked through the days of the emergency to help those in crisis.

 

 

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