COVID-19: Obligatory Use of Face Masks

Today, and in another COVID-19 update, the Ministry of Health has published Order SND/422/2020, 19th May. This Health

Today, and in another COVID-19 update, the Ministry of Health has published Order SND/422/2020, 19th May. This Health Order makes it obligatory to use face masks on the street, in open-air spaces and in any enclosed space of public use or that is located in public areas. This will only apply where it is not possible to maintain the two metre safety distance. The following exceptions apply:

  • Those who have respiratory difficulties that may be aggravated by the face mask
  • In cases where it is not recommended for justified health reasons, for incapacity or for those whose behaviour could be negatively affected (autism, down syndrome…)
  • When carrying out activities where use of the mask may be incompatible or counterproductive
  • For other justifiable reasons

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on 16th April that masks are necessary to continue with the de-escalation phases and to minimize risks in situations of potential contagion. The type of mask to use should preferably be hygiene surgical masks that cover the nose and mouth. Use of face masks is not obligatory for those under the age of 6.

This Order comes into effect from tomorrow, Thursday 21st May 2020 and is expected to continue until the end of the State of Emergency.

Stay safe everyone!

About Sabrina L. Williams

Although I was born in the UK, I moved to the Canary Islands, Spain at a young age and I haven't looked back. The Canaries is a fantastic place to live, I mean you can do all types of outdoor activities practically all year round because of the great weather. Horses are my poison but the islands are also a superb spot for water sports so they do attract a lot of attention from people around the world. Anyway, enough about that. Back in 2011, I made one of the biggest, scariest yet best decisions I'd ever made and set-up my own business in the middle of a recession. I love what I do as no two days are the same, plus Spanish law keeps me on my toes as it is constantly changing (often without warning!) so there is always something new to learn. As I've branched out in the world of Administrative Consultancy, I decided to create a blog to discuss topics of interest to others in my industry and my clients, share tips and experiences, to see what new ideas people have for improving their businesses and the like so I hope you'll find the time to join me on this venture...

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