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Spain – All you need to know about wearing masks

Masks are now compulsory for people over 6 years of age and recommended from the age of 3.

It is necessary to wear masks in public, wherever you can’t maintain the 2 metre safety distance with the people around you. Masks that are sold in painters hardware stores or surgical ones, which are usually white or blue, are recommended. Complex ones (type FFP2 or FFP3) are not recommended for normal people and should be reserved for professionals.

Check if your masks are disposable or reusable. If the latter, care must be taken when putting them on or taking them off so as not to touch the inside. Do not share masks with other people. You can expect fines ranging from 100 to 600 euros for not wearing them. The masks should cover the nose and mouth, but without inhibiting breathing. It is intended to stop spreading droplets by breathing, talking, coughing or gasping. People with disabilities are exempt. The services of shared public bicycles , motorcycles and electric rental cars also usually require the use of gloves.

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