UPDATE - FAQ about Summer 2020 at Lignano Sabbiadoro beach

2 June 2020 / By Valentina

LAST UPDATE 22 MAY 2020

Regardless the ongoing emergency, Lignano doesn't stop: local hospitality operators never stopped to work behind the scenes in order to welcome tourists as soon as the restrictions will weaken. 

The works on Lignano Sabbiadoro beach aimed to set up the seashore for Summer 2020 are ongoing.

In this regard we received many questions that we will try to answer here below.

Lignano Sabbiadoro beach will be open in 2020?

From 18 May 2020 Lignano Sabbiadoro beach is accessible as provided for by DPCM of 17 May 2020 that defines the rules to manage the beach (point mm) of the decree). The DPCM has been adoptef also by Friuli Venezia Giulia Region with the document named "Ordinanza contingibile e urgente n. 14/PC - Ulteriori misure urgenti in materia di contenimento e gestione dell’emergenza epidemiologica da COVID-2019.”

When will Lignano Sabbiadoro beach reopen?

From 18 May 2020 it is possible to access Lignano Sabbiadoro beach. All the regulations about social distancing and activities to avoid the spread of Covid-19 are still valid. 

How will the beach be organized?

The DPCM of 17 May 2020 requires that the minimum space for each umbrella is 10 m2.

Lignano Sabbiadoro Gestioni ensures that in the beach area under its control the space for each umbrella way superior than that established by the DPCM in order to guarantee greater safety for its customers.

Which anti Covid measures will be adopted on the beach?

On the beach will be organized one way mandatory routes to enter and exit the flows and avoid crowds.

The staff willwear safety devices as face masks and gloves. 

Toilets and beach equipment will be frequently hygenized as specified in the DPCM. 

We ask our customers cooperation to respect the rules about social distancing to avoid the spread of Covid-19

What can customers do to simplify the procedures to enter the beach?

To those willing to rent a sun umbrella we warmly suggest to book online the beach service (here you can find a complete list of Lignano beach offices and a link to their reservation system), we also recommend to pay online, in order to avoid crowds in front of the beach offices. 

We ask your cooperation to respect the rules about social distancing as well as the safety rules (for example using the face mask when walking to the sun umbrella, to the toilets or to the beach office desks.

Is it mandatory to use face masks at the beach?

It is not mandatory to use it when sunbathing or having a bath in the sea, it is always mandatory to respect social distancing measures. It is mandatory to use face masks for every other activity on the beach. 

Which sports can be played on the beach?

It won't be possible to play team sports, for this reason there won't be beach volley, beach tennis and bocce courts to avoid crowds.
Individual sports that are usually played on the beach (es. matkot) or in the water (es. swimming, surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing) can be played respecting social distancing rules. 

There will be entertaiment on the beach?

No, no entertainment service will be available on the beach in order to avoid possible crowds. The traditional stages in Sabbiadoro (Beach Village, Family Village, Smile Village, Beach Arena) and in Pineta (Fun Village, Piazza M. d’Olivo) won't be set up this summer. 

There will be playgrounds for children?

No, no playgrounds for children will be set up. The  non saranno allestite aree gioco per i bambini. Any existing areas will be inhibited in order to avoid possible gatherings that favor contagion.

How will the service of beach restaurants, kiosks and bars be managed?

The bars and restaurants on the beach will apply the rules laid down by the Prime Minister's Decree of 17 May 2020 for restaurants that require a minimum distance of 1 m between people and the use of masks when not sitting at the table.

Procedures will be implemented to facilitate the ordering from under the umbrella and relative take away at the kiosks and bars on the beach.

We saw pictures of plaxiglass cubicles on the beach. Could they be installed on Lignano beach?

Absolutely no. It is a nonsense idea that has never been taken into consideration as a possibility nor as an obligation. 

There will be free beaches?

Even in summer 2020, the sandy areas that have always been destined for the free beach will be reconfirmed for this use.  It is allowed to stay only near areas marked with a stake stuck in the sand. Up to 5 people is allowed to stay nearby the marked area (excluding children under 12 following their parents). Between the beach equipment (sunbeds, deck chairs and towels), when not positioned in the umbrella place, a distance of at least 1.5 m must be guaranteed, derogation is allowed for members of the same family or for persons staying in the same room or housing unit of an accommodation facility or in any case for subjects who are not subject to interpersonal distancing according to the national and regional provisions in force.

Will it be possible to position yourself on the shore with beach towels or other equipment?

It is forbidden to occupy the area of 5 (five) meters from the shoreline with umbrellas, deckchairs, chairs, stools, tents, towels, towels, inflatable equipment, etc., as well as with nautical means, which is intended exclusively for free transit with a ban on staying , with the exception of emergency vehicles.

It is also forbidden to stay, even with deckchairs, chairs, stools, tents, towels, umbrellas, towels and inflatable equipment, in the presence of bathing establishments, even in the area that extends beyond 5 meters from the shoreline to the first row of umbrellas.

Will the beach be fenced?

The physical perimeter of the areas subject to concession or free beach will be possible if needed in order to guarantee the influx of people in compliance with the social distancing and the ban on gathering.

Access and exit gates will be identified from which it will be possible to transit.

In addition, the beach will be closed from 11.00 pm to 5.00 am to protect public health and the integrity of sanitized equipment.

Considering a still uncertain general situation, we can say that we are applying all the necessary measures to safeguard our guests and their families so that it is possible to spend the holidays on the beach in Lignano Sabbiadoro in total safety.

What about the bookings and eventual cancellations of the beach servicea?

Here you are some clarifications about beach umbrella reservations in the beach offices managed by Lignano Sabbiadoro Gestioni SpA, specifically beach offices 1, 1TER, 1 BIS, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 17 and 18 in Sabbiadoro.

To know the reservation and cancellation policies of the other beach offices in Sabbiadoro, Pineta and Riviera which are not managed by our company, we suggest you to contact them directly (here the complete list).

Online bookings

The online booking system is working and the availabilities you can see on the website are effective. We suggest to book online through our website since the main office follows reduced opening hours (for this reason we may not be available by phone or it could took us longer to answer your e-mails).

Sun umbrella allocation

The allocation of sun umbrellas that you can see while booking on our website is the usual one: no modifies have been done in the positioning of the sun umbrella (reduction of their number or distancing) since at the moment there are not official guidelines definying how to behave. 

We want to reassure all the guests who have already booked the beach service: even if changes in the total number of beach umbrellas - as consequence of an increase in the distance among them - have to be done, all the bookings will be honored. 

Cancellations

Cancellations are admitted writing to spiaggia@lignanosabbiadoro.it. The cancelled bookings will not be refunded, rather we will issue vouchers of the same value that you can use in summer 2021 or 2022.

In case of updates we will promptly inform you through our website or through our Facebook page