Swimming is still banned in the Balearic Islands.

Swimming is still banned in the Balearic Islands.

05-05-2020Pixabay

Temperatures are on the up and up throughout Spain and taking a dip in the sea or a pool is so tempting right now, but unfortunately swimming is still banned.

The Government says we’ll have to wait until Phase 3 of the de-escalation of the coronavirus restrictions to be able to sunbathe on the beach or dive into the clear blue waters of Majorca and even then social distancing measures will be in place.

Dr Fernando Simón from the Centre for Health Alerts said on Tuesday that there's no guarantee that pools will be allowed to open as normal in mid-June this year because of the coronavirus crisis.

"Openness is something that we will have to assess every day, with prudence, and depending on the evolution of each territory,” he said.

Dr Javier Arranz, the Spokesperson for the Coronavirus Management Committee agreed.

"I would love for them to be open by then, but we are dealing with a virus that has put us in a very difficult situation and we must be cautious,” he said.

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Graham Hall / Hace about 1 year

Not being able to swim or go boating while employing social distancing is in my opinion extremely difficult to understand.

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Lisa / Hace about 1 year

Absolutely no logical reason for not being able to swim in the sea!!!

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Kristian / Hace about 1 year

this is the stupidest ban ever in Croatia the sea was never closed, even in the time of "full quarantine" i am going for a swim, let them chase me

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David / Hace about 1 year

Not according to Caliva!! publication on their own website clearly state water sports are allowed during the restricted hours... apparently you can swim athletically but not paddle... what a joke the whole process is

http://www.calvia.com/servlet/model.web.ShowDoc?KDOCUMENTACIO=49076

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Georgi / Hace about 1 year

According to local police in Palma : "Water sports (swimming, surfing, canoeing) are allowed individually and at established times," he wrote in a tweet, in which he recalled that "you cannot go to the beach by car."

Therefore one can get into the sea and go for a swim while still following the rules.

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Yogi / Hace about 1 year

Gosh, how muddled is this report? Are you talking about all swimming, just swimming pools or sunbathing and dipping? It counts as a sports exercise and I get why pools might be closed, but surely you can go for a good swim in the sea? I don’t mean a doggie paddle because you’re hot. I mean triathlon level swimming. There’s been a lot of confusion on this point and it would be great if the MDB could do some actual journalism, find out the facts and Inform its readers!

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Mark Badoer / Hace about 1 year

But what happens if Mr Sanchez and Co lose the vote tomorrow and the state of alarm is lifted. I would imagine these phases can be abondoned and we can do all we like (as long as we remain sensible and hygienic)???

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