The Spanish Cabinet approved the end of the mandatory use of face masks in most indoor spaces, subject to some conditions and exceptions on Tuesday.
Carolina Darias, the Spanish Health Minister, said that masks are no longer mandatory in workplaces as a general rule, but employers in Spain can decide otherwise.
“We are not dropping our guard,” Darias said during an interview with El Pais.
Spain’s Health Ministry added that the continued use of facemasks is also ‘ recommended for teachers who could be vulnerable.
Accordingly, face masks in Spain are no longer necessary inside schools, shopping centers, cinemas, theaters, museums, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and gyms.
However, face masks in Spain are mandatory at cultural or sporting events with large gatherings.
Face masks are also necessary on public transportation, but flight passengers to Spain will also be required to wear masks.
Face masks are also mandatory in spaces frequented by vulnerable people, such as health centers, care homes, dental clinics, hospitals, abortion clinics, orthopedists, and pharmacies.
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