Police warn parents not to break the rules.

Police warn parents not to break the rules.

27-04-2020M. À. Cañellas

Several families have been told off for breaking the new rules for children during the State of Emergency in Majorca.

In the first two days that children were allowed to go outside, the most common infractions were two parents going out for a walk with the kids and being more than a kilometre from home.

Officers also intervened numerous times when children were interacting without respecting the safety distance or swimming in the sea. Most of the people who were stopped by Police claimed they didn’t know about the rules.

Police have been extremely lenient with parents and children in the first couple of days of the new regulations, but said they will become much more strict as the days go by.

It also appears that more people are disregarding the restrictions in the afternoons than in the mornings.

Police said the seals on children’s play areas have been removed from Calle Ca Don Marc, Parc d’Albert Camus in Foners and Parc dels Ceibos in Palma.

Palma Mayor José Hila, said on Monday that parks that have been closed during the State of Emergency may be reopened this week.

"The more space available, the easier it will be to avoid congestion and ensure safety," he said.

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S. / Hace about 1 year

@Jane Doe: because at the moment it is only about children under 14 getting exercise not adults. These children obviously cannot go out alone but one adult is sufficient to accompany them if no more than three. If both parents are allowed to exercise with them then you are discriminating against those adults who don’t have children. Our turn to exercise will come, hopefully very soon. As I keep saying, just be patient. We are all in this together and steps have to be taken little by little to ensure we don’t start to go backwards again.

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Mike / Hace about 1 year

It’s a syndrome called IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO ME !,,,

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Fred / Hace about 1 year

Tourists in the past were Fined €600 for going for a walk. The Parents taking children out, and not respecting the separation rule should be fined. If one of their Siblings becomes infected with the Virus. How will they feel for their lack of disobedience to the preventative conditions, and causing their childs serious illness?

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Jane Doe / Hace about 1 year

Why on earth do they not allow household members to exercise together. You can share a house, a table, a sofe and a bed but cannot walk together with your children. I cannot see a logical reason.

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