Juanma Moreno, the President of the Junta de Andalucia, has decreed it mandatory for everyone age six and older to wear masks in public spaces at all times. This new law is effective as of midnight, the 15th of July.
Exempted from the law are individuals who experience “respitory distress” and those who suffer from illnesses that may be aggravated by using a mask. In any of these cases medical proof is required to justify one’s claim to not wear a mask.
Fines up to €100 will be issued for violations of the new law.
Some of the specifics of the new law are noted below:
Masks are NOT required when participating or practising a sport outdoors or when using a mask is counterproductive.
Masks are NOT required when eating, drinking and/or smoking. Further when sitting with your family and/or friends or when sitting alone, masks are NOT required.
Masks are NOT required when driving your private vehicle with someone who lives in your household. Masks, however, are mandatory when driving with individuals who do not live in your household.
Masks are cumpulsory when walking on the beach and/or when walking to/from the beach from/to your car. Masks are NOT required when sitting on the beach with your family and/or friends, as long as the 1.5 metre social distancing rule is followed. Also, when sitting on the beach alone, the wearing of a mask is NOT required.
Rules for the swimming pool are like those of the beach. Masks are NOT required when swimming or sitting, as long as the 1.5 metre social distancing rule is maintained. When walking to and from the pool, masks are required.