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More than 240 thousand Portuguese people already use "Pode Ir?" to decide when is the best time to go to the beach

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, beach trips now have to follow new rules to reduce the risk of contagion. Among the various technological solutions that allow bathers to be better informed about the state of occupation of the beaches, "Can I go?" already used by more than 240 thousand Portuguese, advances the Deco Proteste and the Tech4COVID19 movement.

In preparation for the month of August ahead, a time when the affliction to the beaches increases, the application is constantly updated, indicative of the creators of the technological solution. The data on the level of occupation of the beaches are provided by the Portuguese Environment Agency, based on the information presented by the respective beach concessionaires.

The community component in real time is also of great importance, thanks to the active participation of bathers. In addition to providing information on the occupancy status of 600 beaches, coastal and river, "Can I go?" counts with information about the affluence to pharmacies, supermarkets, restaurants and other establishments.

Present in the application are official information on the level of water quality, the occupation history, data on the existence of the blue flag, as well as the respective surveillance. In highlight, there are also data about the available infrastructure, such as accessibility for people with reduced mobility or emergency services. Color blind users can benefit from visual indicators to aid navigation.

The application is available free of charge for both iOS devices, in the App Store, and for Android, in the Play Store.

With temperatures rising and the weekend on the way, how do you ensure safety on the beach? SAPO TEK brought together some of the applications you can use to be better informed and know how "traffic lights" work: from Info Praia, the official app that was pointed out by Antnio Costa as the solution that everyone should install, SandSpace, which was developed by young people of the 12th year that will represent Portugal in the Apps for Good competition.