The second dose of vaccines on the beach? The hypothesis sees the availability of the operators of the bathing establishments but they do not push for this to happen. “We are also available but we must also avoid transforming bathing establishments into health resorts”. This was affirmed to Adnkronos by Antonio Capacchione, president of the Sib (Italian Bathing Union) member of the Fipe-Confcommercio. “We want to preserve the characteristic of a place of leisure and serenity, we are available to make bathing establishments available – he adds – if it is deemed appropriate we are happy to do so … obviously with the staff provided by the ASL. Our commitment, however, is that to inject serenity rather than vaccines “concludes Capacchione. Meanwhile, the seaside season starts again and the first positive signs were seen over the weekend, apart from bad weather. “We leave with the enthusiasm of the operators to return to work and a generalized feeling of desire for the sea of the Italians” reports Capacchione. “Many families came to visit us both to make season tickets and to breathe the sea air, there was a good turnout nationwide, many people stopped to eat in restaurants even if the reopening was conditioned by the weather situation. Italians are obviously the first to arrive, and there are still very few foreign presences “. The bathing establishments are ready at 30-35% and will all be open by the end of May. “Last year – he adds – the seaside resorts recorded a 30-35% reduction in turnover. This year the season has yet to restart, so compared to 2019 we have lost all spring, the Easter holidays. We are well beyond below two years ago, however, the signs are extremely positive “. But reopening on 15 May also gives “a signal to the international market, especially in the German language”.
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