In the face of the health crisis caused by Covid-19 and the declaration of a state of emergency by the Spanish government, the local police of Teulada Moraira are working tirelessly to guarantee the safety and health of the residents by raising awareness, providing assistance and imposing fines.
The officers patrol the village daily to ensure that people follow the instructions given in response to the state of alert. During the first week, they checked 99 people and 334 vehicles. 15 people were reported for not complying with the ordered measures of the state of alert.
The police activated a telephone number where residents who have any doubts about the declaration of the state of emergency and/or the health crisis can get information. During the first week, more than 260 people called. The questions were mainly about the freedom of movement. There were also questions concerning the care of the elderly and persons in need of assistance, as well as the extent to which it is possible to continue working in closed premises, travel restrictions and administrative matters. The following telephone number is available: 965 74 01 58, extension 1224. Residents can call between 11 am and 1 pm and between 5 pm and 7 pm.
"We would like to remind everyone how important it is to follow the instructions and point out the need to stay at home for the good of everyone's health. The local police make an immense effort by informing and punishing those who disregard the instructions of the state of alert. Non-compliance puts all residents in danger. With this, a thank you goes to all police officers and, members of the Civil Defence for their great job. Thanks also to the residents, most of whom have shown exemplary behaviour," said Mª José Vidal, Councillor for Security of the Municipality of Teulada Moraira.