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Fire ban in place 1 May to 15 October

cartell CAMPANYA ALT RISC INCENDISjThe Formentera Department of Environment reminds islanders that 1 May was the start of the island’s high-risk season for forest fires. Fires are prohibited for the duration of the period, which ends 15 October.

In light of the situation surrounding the declaration of emergency, the regional environment ministry and the Balearic Nature Institute, Ibanat, have announced the ban will extend to any fires within 50 metres of forested area. Anyone who makes a fire within 500m of a forest must first request a permit regardless.

There are no restrictions on fires made farther than 500 m from forested areas, though individuals must nevertheless carefully follow established precautions. Moreover, responsible parties will be held legally accountable for any action that causes a forest fire, whether or not appropriate distances were respected.

7 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Meeting with sports clubs

foto 2020 pferrer clubs esportiusSports consellera Paula Ferrer held a virtual conference yesterday with representatives of local sports clubs to discuss the current state of affairs regarding phase one of confinement de-escalation. Club managers asked questions and shared their doubts about sports matches and the future reopening of municipal facilities.

Ferrer told them that based on the official literature coming out, municipal buildings must remain closed, and said her department was working to have everything ready for a reopening that was safe for both sportspeople and staff. She applauded the good will of the island’s clubs and asked for patience. Forthcoming meetings to prepare for the easing of lockdown measures were scheduled as well.

6 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

New mobility orders

Now that the phased easing of confinement has begun, the Consell de Formentera has adopted new presidential orders on mobility.

Organisational and safety measures laid out for phase one of confinement de-escalation are as follows:

Masks must be worn in public transport (bus and taxi)


* Service reduced by 20% compared to standard winter service. Hours of passage are coordinated with ferry arrivals and departures.
* Buses will travel at up to 50% capacity


* Service reduced by 80%. Five of the island’s 25 licensed drivers may operate in rotating shifts.
* Up to 2 passengers can ride in rear seats
* In coordination with ferry arrivals, taxis will be available at the Port de la Savina bus stop. Elsewhere on the island, riders must contact 971 32 23 42 for service. The chauffeurs’ association is responsible for determining the rotating shifts. Established conditions must be respected.

The current decree shall not affect previous orders such as cleaning measures in buses and taxis or updates from health authorities. Additional cleaning measures will be necessary to ensure surfaces are disinfected in light of new riders. Safeguards are also in place to protect public transport personnel.

Metred blue zone parking remains suspended during this phase of confinement de-escalation

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6 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Cemetery open

foto cementeri Sant FrancescThe Formentera Department of Social Welfare reports that the Sant Francesc cemetery has opened anew for its normal operating hours, Monday through Sunday, from 9.00am to 9.00pm.

In addition, per the latest ministerial orders on vigils and burials during phase 1 of confinement easing, public and private wakes are now permitted whether facilities are open air (up to 15 mourners) or enclosed (no more than 10).

Participation in funeral processions is limited to 15 individuals. These can be family members, close relations and a representative of a religious institution overseeing funeral rites.

The Consell reminds islanders that, in the interest of Covid-19 prevention, hygiene and safe, two-metre social distancing measures must still be respected.

5 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

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