Due to influx of people to East London beaches, numbers increase significantly and they are posing the risk of non-compliance and drownings.
Our beaches remain closed, and our law enforcement authorities are being stretched and as such a reinforcement is needed.
The Buffalo City Metro has undertaken the following actions:
? Appointment of lifeguards- Total of 27 lifeguards appointed
? Appointment of beach marshals – Total of 48 beach marshals appointed (up until – 2/01/2021).
- This is not replacing current law enforcement activities like operations and the SAPS Joint Operations Center but a supplement
- The new staff also serve as First contact with people gathering at beaches and pools.
- They will be Communicating BCMM COVID 19 protocols and decisions (closure).
- Will be working with the JOC and Law Enforcement in enforcing Regulation/By-Laws and call for backup when the need arises.
Issued by the BCM Communications