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Mask Wearing Mandatory On Lanzarote

Friday August 14, 2020

Mask Wearing Mandatory On Lanzarote

As of today it is mandatory to wear a mask in public on Lanzarote for everyone aged six years plus….

New mask wearing regulations have been announced today to try to stem a recent increase in Covid 19 infections on Lanzarote. All tourists and residents aged over six are now obliged to wear a mask in public spaces, regardless of the ability to maintain a 1.5 metre distance.

The mask must also be worn correctly and cover both face and mouth. Masks can be removed in restaurants only when eating and drinking and table capacities are now reduced to a maximum of ten people, with a 1.5 metre gap between each table.

Smoking is now also prohibited in any type of leisure establishment open to the public – covering hotels, bars and restaurants and is only permitted in outdoor locations where a distance of at least two metres can be maintained.

The rules governing mask wearing when visiting the beach or using a pool remain a little unclear but the latest communication appears to suggest that you can remove your mask when sun bathing or swimming so long as you maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres to others.

In addition, mask wearing is not obligatory in what have been described as natural spaces, outside of the main resorts and conurbations – providing a distance of 1.5 metres can be maintained. The use of masks is recommended but not obligatory in private spaces if mixing with others from outside your immediate household group.

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