Obligatory use of face masks in Spain: What you need to know about the new rules
From Thursday, the personal protective equipment must be worn in all public spaces – open and closed – where social distancing cannot be respected
Emilio de Benito
Madrid - 20 may 2020 - 10:28 CEST
The Spanish government released on Wednesday the new rules concerning the obligatory use of face masks in public spaces. The personal protective equipment has been compulsory on public transportation in Spain since May 4, when confinement measures were eased to allow residents to go outside for exercise and for walks. But on Sunday, the central government and regional leaders struck an agreement to extend their use to all public spaces where social distancing cannot be respected.
What does the law say?
The decree states: "Using masks will be compulsory on the street, in open spaces and any closed place of public use, when it is not possible to maintain a safe distance of at least two metres (6.5ft)."