The City Council reminds the Muslim community that the acts of Ramadan should be limited to the strict family nucleus, in accordance with the measures decreed to fight against the epidemic of COVID-19.
The mayor, Montserrat Candini, has met representatives of the tourism sector by videoconference to analyze the possible consequences of the current health crisis on the city's economy. Tourism is one of the strategic sectors of Calella that directly contributes almost 45% of the city's wealth and generates many jobs. All agreed that courageous decisions will have to be taken to relaunch destiny and help the sector.
Sònia Hernández, president of the Calella Tourism Association, and members of the board Laura Janer, Isabel Mallol, Marta Hernando, Marta Pilar Valls have participated in the meeting. There were also Josep Villegas (hotels and campsites), Marc Moreno (travel agencies), Grace Livingston (Director of the Tourism Office) and Ferran Muñoz (Project Manager of Calella Smart Tourism Destination).
What they have agreed is that in the case of tourism - as in the other economic sectors of Calella - there will be an exercise in unity to address, from the consensus, the solutions that are necessary.
In fact, this afternoon the municipal Board of Spokespersons meets again to follow up on the measures that have been taken from the City Council to deal with the coronavirus. At the last Board meeting (April 10) it was decided to create the Calella Economic and Social Recovery Work Commission where all future solutions should be put on the table.
RAMADAN. Ramadan will begin on April 23, which this year, as a result of the coronavirus epidemic COVID-19, will see how some of its more traditional activities are suspended. The Crisis Committee has decided to send the Muslim community of the city a letter recalling the limitations of the current health crisis. In fact, the letter is the result of the application of the Government decree on the state of alarm and the General Directorate for Religious Affairs of the Generalitat de Catalunya that recommends the suppression of all public or collective activity in the centers of worship.
The letter sent to the Muslim communities (in Catalan and Arabic) reminds The letter sent to the Muslim communities (in Catalan and Arabic) reminds that the confinement must be maintained. This means that meetings for the evening meal or iftar, to pray or recite the Quran in a group (both in worship centers and on private properties, except in the same family nucleus), or night walks to facilitate digestion, among others.
POLICE. On Monday, the Calella Police made a total of 12 complaints for failing to comply with measures that limit displacement to fully justified causes. Of these complaints, only 1 was from a person in Calella, the rest were from outsiders. Police checks also stopped 152 vehicles. So far, 413 complaints have been filed that have a possible penalty of fines ranging from € 601 to € 30,000.
SERVICE PHONES. The special telephones enabled for emergencies or needs are still active:
· 671067009 for vulnerable people to contact social services
· 661026296 for volunteers
· 900 900 120, 937 665 920 and WhatsApp 671778540 for victims of sexist violence. They operate 24 hours.