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De-escalation: another 3 cultural spaces open on Formentera

foto 2020 c.biblio oberturaThe Formentera Department of Culture is reopening three more cultural centres between today and Monday 1 June. The Marià Villangómez library and La Mola’s Casa del Poble both open their doors tomorrow (Thursday 28 May) and the municipal exhibition space (Sala d’Exposicions ‘Ajuntament Vell’) is scheduled to open Monday 1 June. Visitors will notice reductions in capacity at the spaces and Covid-19 safety protocol in place.

Biblioteca Marià Villangómez, open again
The library will open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4.30pm to 7.30pm and Wednesday/Friday from 10.30am to 1.30pm

-Printing service
Library users can perform copy and print jobs by appointment—or cita prèvia—which can be requested by sending an email to reprografia@conselldeformentera.cat. Be sure to attach the document to be printed and to specify the number of copies and whether you wish to have them in black and white or colour.

Eight consultation stations will be set up for 20-minute sessions. All consulted material will be kept in quarantine for 14 days.

-Computer lab
Four computers will be made available for 20-minute turns, only in afternoons. An appointment is recommended (reprografia@conselldeformentera.cat).

Visitors to the library must maintain a two-metre distance between each other and library personnel. Hands must be sanitised and a mask must be worn, and use of gloves is recommended.

Both the children’s space and library collections will remain closed to the public. Donations, inter-library lending and in-person cultural activities are all temporarily suspended as well. The Sant Ferran library connection remains closed too.

Lending service, which began 14 May, continues by appointment (biblioteca@conselldeformentera.cat; 971 32 33 86 [4.30pm-7.30pm, Monday-Friday]). Inquiries regarding library holdings and the rest of the catalogue can be made at www.cabib.uib.es. Questions about bibliographical information and the lending service can also be directed at the front desk.

The returns box is operational during library hours. All returned material is held in 14-day quarantine before being reincorporated into the catalogue.

Casa del Poble, La Mola
When La Mola’s Casa del Poble reopens tomorrow (Thursday), visitors will find the satellite library (punt de lectura), computer lab and bar-cafeteria, all operated in line with safety and hygiene protocol. Hours are Monday to Friday, 6.00pm to 9.00pm. Seniors’ club gatherings are not yet permitted.

-Satellite library
Material can be checked out and dropped off by appointment only. Contact casadelpobledelamola@gmail.com.

-Computer lab
Five computers can be used by appointment (casadelpobledelamola@gmail.com).

The interior and terrace can accommodate half of normal capacity if distance and other safety protocol are observed.
Minimum two metres between tables or table groups.
No more than 15 per table or table group.

-Multipurpose room
To remain below 30% normal capacity, cultural events may be attended by no more than 12 individuals, seated two metres apart.

Sala d’Exposicions ‘Ajuntament Vell’
Opening doors anew on Monday 1 June, the municipal gallery welcomes a fresh exhibition from Mar Ample titled “L’ombra del temps”. The artist presents a series of oversize paper creations where the true stars of the show are the white of the paper and the shadows traced by light.

Visiting hours are 11.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm. The gallery is closed Sundays and Monday mornings, and the show ends Saturday 13 June.

Safety and hygiene protocol will be in effect at the Sala d’Exposicions and maximum capacity is set at five. Visits will be individual (not limited to individual persons, but individual groups of up to six). Larger group visits are not allowed. Visitors must wait and maintain physical distancing outside the gallery until notified it is time to enter. Visits will be conducted in one direction only, respecting the established entry and exit points.

Safety protocol at Casa del Poble and Sala d’Exposicions
Masks must be worn whenever the safe two-metre distance between individuals cannot be respected. Hand sanitiser will be available.

28 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Minute of silence to honour Covid-19 victims

foto 2020 minut de silenciAt 12 noon today and following an announcement by the Consell de Formentera, the island paid tribute to victims of the Covid-19 pandemic with a minute in silence. Standing in solidarity on the steps of the Casa Consistorial were Consell president Alejandra Ferrer, the rest of the local cabinet, members of the opposition and administration staff.

Following an announcement yesterday from the government in Madrid, the country will observe an official ten-day period of mourning from 6 June. During this time, the Consell de Formentera standard will fly at half past in memory of victims.

27 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

OAC opens tomorrow for normal hours, by appointment only

foto 2020 oac oberturaStarting tomorrow, the Citizen’s Information Office (OAC) will open for the office’s standard hours of operation, 9.00am to 2.00pm from Monday to Friday, and 4.00pm to 6.00pm on Thursday afternoons. In light of Covid-19 safety protocol, the OAC will receive visits exclusively by appointment, which islanders are encouraged to scheduled by calling 687 209 618. Information is also available online on the OVAC portal.

The Consell encourages islanders to forgo in-person visits to the OAC by completing business online. Staff are available at 971 321 087 to answer any questions related to online services.

OAC visitors will have three stations, each fitted with a protective screen. An individual will verify at the door that visitors have an appointment, wear a mask, use hand sanitiser and do not display Covid-19 symptoms. No more than three islanders can be in the office at a time, and appointments are being staggered. Confirmation of appointment time will be sent on completion of the scheduling process. As a measure of hygiene, furniture has also been removed from the waiting area.

27 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Sailing school opens 1 June

foto escola de velapjThe Formentera Department of Sport reports that the Escola de Vela will begin operations on 1 June. Two-hour courses will be held Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 11.30am, 12 noon to 2.00pm and 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Students can attend any day they choose, provided they respect the established time. Given new Covid-19 safety protocol, no more than two individuals will be permitted per course, and windsurfing is currently the only modality available.

Courses are open to children (eight and up) and adults who know how to swim. Students who wish to schedule a course should call at least 48 hours in advance, and signups can be completed at the Antoni Blanc fitness centre. Safety and hygiene protocol will be enforced and masks must be worn. Summer courses start the week of 22 June. Details about the start of signups and exact times to follow in the weeks ahead.

27 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

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