On Thursday, May 21, the use of face masks will be obligatory when utilising public spaces in Spain. However, there are various rules and regulations which accompany this new decree. We have complied these into an easy, understandable guide for readers below.
Regulations For The Obligatory Use of Face Masks in Public Spaces
Where Must I Use Them?
- Public pathway
- Open air spaces
- Enclosed public spaces
Which Type of Masks?
- Any type of masks is valid as long as they cover the mouth and the nose
- Recommended masks are either the hygienic or surgical ones
Who Should Use Them?
- Obligation for individuals over 6 years old
- Recommended for children from the ages of 3 to 5
- Not necessary for children younger than 3
Who Shouldn’t Use Them?
- Individuals with respiratory issues
- Contradictory reasons related to health problems or disabilities
When Should They Be Used?
- When an interpersonal distance of 2m cannot be kept between individuals
When Shouldn’t They Be Used?
- When ingesting food or drink
- When there is a force majeure or necessity
Sanctions for not complying with these rules can range from €601 – €30,000.