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What Brit holidays in Spain will look like from July 4 with temperature checks, plastic gloves at dinner & face masks

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HOLDING a thermometer at the front of his restaurant, owner’ Jose Molina Toribio takes customers’ temperatures before putting their phones through a disinfecting UV machine.

Once diners at his Torremolinos tapas bar Casa Sista have passed his Covid-19 tests they can eat — but only after putting on plastic gloves and downloading the menu on an app.

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Restaurant owner Jose Molina Toribio is taking customers’ temperatures and disinfecting their phones[/caption]

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At Los Moreno’s Beach Bar a member of staff sprays disinfectant on the loungers each morning[/caption]

Jose, 51, said: “We want to make sure it’s all ultra-safe to welcome our British friends back on holiday. We’ve made it so our restaurant is more Covid-19-free than people’s homes.

“We usually get lots of Brits coming through our doors in summer and any coming here on holiday this year can feel safe, I promise.”

Families can take foreign holidays from July 4 under plans being drawn up by ministers. So The Sun on Sunday visited some of Spain’s most popular resorts to find out how different holidays will look to the 18million Brits who visit the country each year.

BEACH BANS & TEMPERATURE CHECKS

British tourists in the Costas this summer face beach bans and temperature checks the moment they touch down.

Adults and children over six will have to wear face masks around their hotels and when they walk to their beach or risk £90 fines.

Police in Benidorm patrol the beach, where lilos and footie are banned.

A one-way seafront promenade is marked with arrows while council-employed beach monitors will advise new arrivals about the rules and call police if they are ignored.

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Scoial disatncing measures are in place with rope separating sections of the beach [/caption]

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A QR code is scanned and used to view the electronic menu[/caption]

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Hand sanitiser is available for tourists while they enjoy the beaches[/caption]

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Police officers also patrol the beaches to ensure rules are being followed[/caption]

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Beaches in Benidorm are also enforcing Covid security measures[/caption]

Benidorm council will ask tourists to “book their spot on the sand” online or at on-site reservation stands. They will have to stay within one of 5,000 13ft by 13ft squares.

Those venturing north to A Coruna will have to pass through one of 14 arches with sensors to reach the beaches.

They will enable the city council to inform people in real time how many are on any of its six beaches via several information screens.

Silgar beach, near Spain’s border with Portugal, has also opted for a Benidorm-style divider system. Hostesses will help people reach their ­allocated spot on the beach.

‘IT’S SAFE HERE NOW’

In the Costa del Sol resort of Fuengirola, beach worker Fredy Campos, 39, disinfects sunbeds at the start and end of each day and between each use.

At the resort’s three-star Barracuda Hotel, changes include its tennis court being used to accommodate sunbeds.

Self-service buffets will be manned by staff who serve guests food they pick out from behind see-through screens.

The tenth floor of the hotel is being reserved for any holidaymakers who test positive for Covid-19 during their stay and need to self-isolate but do not require hospital treatment.


Hotel boss Silvia de Lucchi, 47, said: “Holidaymakers can rest assured they will be safe here but enjoy their breaks.”

Brit Glyn Glindon, who runs a nearby bar, said: “I’d tell any Brit thinking of holidaying in Spain to get their bum on a plane and come out here.

“It’s safe here now. People respected the lockdown much more than they did in the UK.”

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