The Municipal Cemeteries of Mazarrón and Puerto, as well as those of the districts of Majada and Cañadas del Romero, are already preparing for the traditional, although this year atypical, celebration of Todos los Santos y Difuntos. The City Council has developed a protocol of security measures against Covid19, as well as carrying out the usual work to improve and beautify the cemeteries that have been exposed by the councillors of Health, Francisco José García, Services, Tomás Ureña, and Commerce , Silvia García.
The mayor responsible for Health explained that this year “there will be personnel in charge of access to cemeteries during the central days of this festival to control the capacity that will be 300 people in Mazarrón and 200 in the Port.” Likewise, Francisco José García announced that “people who attend must do so brining with their own buckets and tools and confirming that the stairs will be disinfected once a person uses them.”
Other aspects to take into account is that “there will be no masses this year inside the cemeteries, but they will be celebrated in the respective parishes, and in the pantheons there may not be more than one person for every 4 square meters,” he indicated. These rules are added to the general measures of interpersonal distance, mandatory use of a mask, groups of 6 people maximum and use of hydroalcoholic gel, which will be available at the entrances to the cemeteries.
Tomás Ureña, Councillor for Services, explained that “pruning, cleaning and gardening arrangements are already being carried out and in the coming days we will also proceed to install flowers at various points in the cemeteries to beautify them. The cleaning and conditioning of the parking lots both in Mazarrón and in the Port has also been carried out and new painting works are planned that will be undertaken in the coming days,”
The Head of Services also announced that “we will provide portable chemical toilets to offer a better service and the toilets of the cemeteries will be disinfected several times each day”, who asked the neighbours to “maintain order during these days and to help us deal with this situation that we all suffer as best as possible.”
Silvia García, Head of Commerce, urged citizens “to schedule their floral orders in advance and not leave them until the last minute, as we recommend that the arrangement of the niches and pantheons be done over different days and before the busiest days ”. The mayor further announced that “we’re going to see a control of the itinerant sale of flowers that occurs on those days.”
Silvia García agreed with her colleagues on the importance of everyone’s responsibility “since it is a very important holiday for our neighbours and we call on the population to come with enough time on the central days of the festival to leave the flowers, thus allowing other people to enter ”, recommending that on those days they do not stay for more than 30 minutes inside the cemeteries.
The Municipal Cemeteries will be open every day until 2 November between 8am and 6pm. As of Tuesday, November 3, the winter hours will return, opening between 9am and 6pm from Tuesdays to Sundays.