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Coronavirus: Paphos communities readying to welcome back beachgoers


Paphos communities and municipalities said on Monday they are getting ready to welcome beachgoers following the lifting of the lockdown.

Crews have started cleaning public beaches such as Pachyammos, Sodap, Vrysouthkia, Pharos and Paleokastra, Paphos municipality beach inspector Yiannis Stavrinos told the Cyprus News Agency.

He added that once cleaning is done, beaches will open according to 2020 protocols on providing adequate services to beachgoers such as disabled access, something that is of “utmost importance” to the municipality.

In addition, Polis Chrysochous municipality will be installing recycling bins and showers at the local public beach where large rocks will also be removed, according to mayor Yiotis Papachristophi.

Yeroskipou mayor Michalis Pavlides and Peyia mayor Marinos Lambrou also said their municipalities are contributing to the cleaning efforts to be able to offer proper services at Yeroskipou beach and Coral Bay.

At the same time, Kissonerga community council is making efforts to properly space out sunbeds and umbrellas at Potima beach and disinfect them in keeping with coronavirus protocols, while also cleaning up the beachside promenade which has been getting more visits recently, community leader George Stylianou said.

The local council is expecting that Potima beach and the Kissonerga promenade will once more receive many visitors, and become reference points for the whole of Paphos, he concluded.

After the lockdown ended on Monday people are able to visit the beach not just for swimming and do not need to have a SafePass to do so.

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