Face Masks On Beach Spain?
- Víctormanuel Paz
Spain has dropped its rules around wearing face masks when sunbathing and swimming after a backlash. A law was introduced last week that required all tourists and locals to wear a face mask at all times in outdoor public spaces, including at the beach. The law set out was intended to apply to all public spaces, meaning that face masks would be required when sunbathing on the beach or swimming in the sea.
The Spanish health authorities have now clarified the rules. Following talks, a statement explaining that people will be permitted to remove their face masks on the beach when sunbathing or swimming. It said that masks can be removed “when a person remains in a specific place and respects a minimum distance of 1.
5 metres from non-household members”. Masks can also be removed while swimming in the sea, swimming pools, rivers, reservoirs and lakes, as long as social distancing rules can be followed. However, anyone walking along the beach will need to wear a mask. Masks will also need to be worn when inside or outside at bars and restaurants, except “for the moments necessary for eating or drinking”.
Can you wear a face mask on the beach in Spain?
Sunbathers can ditch their facemasks once they are on the sand in most regions of Spain but following a surge of new Covid-19 cases, La Marina north of Lugo in Galicia has been put on lockdown and people must wear face masks all the time Brits visiting beaches in the popular Spanish region of La Marina will now have to wear a face mask on the sand.
Do you have to wear a face mask on the street?
Confusion over wearing of face masks on Spanish beaches
Published on 30 March, the edict dictates that face coverings must be worn ‘on public streets, in outdoor spaces and in any closed space that has a public use or is open to the public’ by all those over the age of six.