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Boa club in Benalmádena closed down for failing to comply with Covid-19 health and safety rules

Boa is one of the biggest nightclubs on the Costa del Sol.
Boa is one of the biggest nightclubs on the Costa del Sol. / ÑITO SALAS
  • Formerly known as Kiu, the club in Plaza Solymar permitted dancing and failed to control social distancing or the use of face masks

The Boa nightclub (formerly Kiu) has been closed down by Benalmádena town hall for at least two weeks for failing to comply with Covid-19 health and safety regulations.

The events that led to the decision to close the popular club in Plaza Solymar (often known as 24 Hour Square) took place on 25 July. According to the official report, at 1.45am staff at the club were reminded of the Covid-19 regulations and Local Police officers even inspected the premises, although there were few customers inside.

At around 5.40am, however, the premises were inspected again. The official report states that officers found that the accessible space had been reduced as rooms had been closed off, causing all the customers to congregate in one part of the club, where there was a DJ act with dancers and smoke machines.

Investigators said that this could constitute a "public health offence"; the premises were evacuated and the case put in the hands of a Torremolinos court.

The court was told that Boa had reserved an area for a dance floor, or similar, which was being used by "numerous customers". Furthermore, the management had not taken the "appropriate measures" to ensure safe interpersonal distance nor asked customers to wear masks.

SUR has tried without success to contact the club's management.