Residents of Spain’s Costa del Sol in Fuengirola risked fines this morning by being out without their masks on the paseo.
LIFE goes on and people are out sitting, eating, and drinking in the sun with not a face mask in sight, that was the scene this morning on the paseo in Fuengirola as walkers were blatantly disregarding the new law that came into action today.
Joggers, cyclists, and power-walkers made their way and generally followed the recently painted blue arrows the town had painted on the pavement a few days ago.
Local Police have stated they will be present to hand out fines or denuncias to anyone flouting the law today, but it looks like these early birds got away with it. Apart from that, after two months in lockdown, is it really worth the risk?
According to the ministerial order, published Wednesday in the Official State Gazette (BOE), face masks must be worn in the “public street, in open-air spaces and any closed space that is for public use or that is open to the public, where it is not possible to maintain [an interpersonal] distance” of two metres.
The new rules apply to everyone over the age of six. The use of face masks is also recommended for children between three and five years of age.