Given the proximity of the feast of All Saints and Deceased Faithful, the Torrox City Council has presented this Wednesday a special protocol to organize visits to municipal cemeteries according to the recommendations of the Junta de Andalucía with which it is intended to facilitate the influx more widely spaced, thus avoiding agglomerations.
«These dates are very special and we want to make it easier for our neighbors to visit their relatives to put flowers as a token of reminder and respect, always ensuring everyone's safety, taking extreme precautions and adopting the necessary sanitary measures in this exceptional situation in the face of the pandemic ", said the councilor, Óscar Medina (PP).
The measures of the Board to control visits to cemeteries for All Saints' Day EP
In this sense, Paula Moreno, deputy mayor and head of Personnel (PP), has specified that "with this protocol, the city council aims to avoid as much as possible that many people coincide in the same area to mitigate the risk of transmission".
Both municipal cemeteries, both the one in Torrox, which will have a maximum capacity of 80 people, and the one in El Morche, with 60 people, will have special hours for the next few days, which will be from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. between 24 and 30 October. For the most important days, both on the eve and on All Saints' Day, the cemetery will be open from 8 in the morning until midnight on both October 31 and November 1. And for All Souls' Day, November 2, it will be from 8 in the morning until 9:00 p.m.
Moreno has asked for citizen collaboration to follow the indications and signs on circulation within the cemetery, highlighting that there will be different entrance and exit doors. Civil Protection Volunteers will be in charge of taking the temperature at the entrance to the cemetery and providing hydroalcoholic gel, in addition to controlling the capacity together with the Local Police, who will ensure compliance with the rules and regulate traffic and organize parking areas .
The mayor has also indicated that there will be designated operators to periodically carry out both the disinfection of the exterior and the interior of the enclosure, especially in fountains, stairs, toilets, bins, handrails, and all the areas of greater use. It is recommended that they bring their own water bottles to fill the existing flower vases on the graves or tombstones to avoid, as far as possible, the use of fountains or water points, for which they can also use the gloves that will be provided upon entry.
Finally, it has also specified that the visiting groups should not exceed four people, preferably from the same family or cohabitant group, and that during their stay, which is recommended to be around half an hour, they will not be able to remain seated.