Face masks are now legally required to be worn in public spaces

Written by on May 20, 2020

The wearing of face masks in public spaces has now been made law, after the Government issued the latest ministerial order.

In the published text, masks will be mandatory for everyone aged six or over when on a public highway, in outdoor spaces or any closed spaces where it is not possible to maintain social distancing.

The use of face masks is also recommended for children between three and five years of age.

However, those who suffer from respiratory problems, or those who cannot wear masks for other health reasons or due to a disability, are exempt from wearing them.

Masks are also not required for cases where wearing one is not possible, such as people undertaking personal sports such as running.

The regulations are expected to remain in place until the end of the state of alarm.

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