Plastic capsules and disinfection showers: Italy wants to go to the beach

03 Mar 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

Plastic capsules and disinfection showers: Italy wants to go to the beach

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Italy's extensive beach culture is under pressure. People would like to go to the sea from summer, but is that possible in times of Corona? In Rimini, one of the most beautiful Italian resorts, they worry about methods and techniques for getting people to the beach safely.

A company from Modena has proposed to equip Rimini and other resorts with plexiglass boxes in which people can sunbathe without lighting others. The plastic and aluminum boxes are two meters high, 4.5 meters wide and have an access door, reports the company Nuova Neon Group. That is sufficient for two sun loungers and an umbrella. The boxes should allow people to relax and avoid Covid-19 infections.

Rimini lifeguards - through their professional association - turned down the proposal. It can get up to forty degrees in summer. Sitting in a clear plastic box is not pleasant, they say. How do you want to say ciao bella?

The lifeguards feel more like a tunnel. Every bathing guest must walk through it and then receive a disinfection shower. For example, pathogens would be killed. They are also enthusiastic about a government plan to give every Italian a check for four hundred euros. These can only be exchanged at catering establishments in your own country. For example in Rimini.