Interior Minister Constantinos Ioannou met with representatives of the lifeguards’ association on Friday to discuss issues such as infrastructure, equipment, and staff numbers.

One of the main points of discussion was the issue of understaffing, with lifeguards saying that human resources must be better managed with more emphasis being placed on busier beaches.

In addition, it was decided that the needs of district administrations would be evaluated to promote the purchasing of new life-saving equipment.

Ioannou highlighted the importance of cooperation and continuous communication with lifeguards to maintain and further improve safety levels on Cypriot beaches.