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Pressing for personnalised approach, Formentera urges reconsidering of mandatory masks at beaches and outdoor areas

Consell de Formentera premiere Alejandra Ferrer has responded to yesterday’s announcement in the Spanish national gazette that masks would become mandatory in natural spaces. The island’s top-ranking official described the edict as “completely at odds with previous policies which recognised the authority of regional and municipal governments on Covid-19 restrictions”.

The chief cast the approach as “heavy-handed, at least in the case of a place like Formentera. A safe distance can usually be kept at beaches and natural spaces here and the risk of viral spread can be duly avoided”. “If the central government wants people’s buy-in the purpose of these measures needs to be clear”, she insisted. Previous rules didn’t require masks at beaches, open-air pools or outdoor spaces provided safe distancing measures could be practised.

Balearic first minister Francina Armengol is scheduled to take part in the Joint National Health Council (CISNS) today. President Ferrer urged her to advocate for a rethinking of the rule: “It needs to be reevaluated and adapted to each setting and situation, reflecting the characteristics of each place and the changing state of affairs in each municipality”.

31 March 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

‘Formentera To-Go’ — Consell continues backing businesses by showcasing eateries with takeaway and delivery

cartell 2021 formen per emportarThe Formentera Department of Commerce has reprinted and updated an infographic highlighting the bars, restaurants and other establishments that are currently serving food for takeaway and delivery. The island remains in tier 2 of public health alert and businesses devoted to hospitality must close by 6.00pm.

Deputy premiere and commerce councillor Ana Juan applauded participating dining establishments for offering the service to locals and the island’s earliest visitors and “keeping the sector going the first weeks of the season”. In that spirit, the ‘Formentera To-Go’ poster has been translated into Spanish and English and will be distributed among businesses in tourism.

31 March 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

Formentera welcomes back Leonmanso

foto 2021 leonmansoThe Formentera Department of Culture reports that from 8.00pm on Friday 9 April, Leonmanso will give a free concert in the courtyard of Centre Antoni Tur “Gabrielet”. Capacity is limited and seats can be reserved by emailing reserves@conselldeformentera.cat before Thursday 8 April at 10.00am.

Culture chief Susana Labrador said the concert was part of programming around this year’s Balearic Islands Day (Dia de les Illes Balears) — a bill that ultimately happened today after the pandemic forced its postponement in March. Complete safety protocol will be in force during the concert.

Llure Marquès is Leonmanso. He started composing his own songs more than 15 years ago. On the strength of a demo, he was named finalist in contemporary rock and Catalan creativity for IB3’s Rec-Play competition in 2008. There, a second-round win scored him the chance to record his first album, Rinosaure. Quim Torres (Delèn) was at the controls for a follow-up, Jardins de brutes basses (2014), while a third effort, 2018’s Escolta com sona es teu pols, was an album of absolute essentials.

Leonmanso is the musician you would invite to your birthday party, or when you’re making dinner, or before turning in for the day: in fact, he’d pen a song for the occasion. He sings it all, and sings for everyone. And that might be why sometimes, in the words of his producer, the whole world seems like a Leonmanso song —  and not the other way around.

31 March 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

Consell announces fresh round of job offers through SOIB Reactiva

cartell 2021 soib reactiva 3The Formentera Department of Entrepreneurship and Local Development reports that phase two of the SOIB Reactiva employment programme has incorporated two new listings for four-month contracts within local government. Applicants must be at least 30 and must not be registered as “long-term unemployed”. A total of four positions will be filled:
- One administrative assistant. Tasks will involve administrative work.
- Three brigade members. Tasks will involve access upgrades in buildings and schools and cordoning off public areas, among others.

Applicants must present their candidacy on the SOIB website via the following links:



Applications must be received by 2 April. Complete details are available at https://soib.es/soib-reactiv.

Deputy premiere and entrepreneurship chief Ana Juan called SOIB Reactiva as “a gateway to the job market” and encouraged jobless islanders to sign up.

30 March 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

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