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The masks will be mandatory after the state of alarm and there will be fines of 100 euros


Masks will remain mandatory after alarm state, according to the first leaks of the draft decree for the new normality that the Government negotiates with the autonomous communities and plans to approve on Tuesday in the Council of Ministers.

The leaks ensure that there will be fines of 100 euros for those who do not wear a mask in closed public places where the distance of 1.5 – 2 meters cannot be maintained. At the moment, the obligation to carry them in the outdoor areas, since there are several positions within the autonomies.

The director of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón, has commented that the face masks they will remain mandatory until there are new waves of the coronavirus epidemic in the fall. "We will see how the final version of the document is, but I believe that this measure will remain"he pointed out.

The draft of the decree negotiated by the Government and autonomies affirms that they will be obligatory "in any closed space for public use or that is open to the public, provided that it is not possible to guarantee the maintenance of an interpersonal safety distance of between 1.5 and 2 meters ".

In addition, the use will be obligatory "by air, sea, bus, or rail, as well as public passenger transport in vehicles with up to nine seats, including the driver. In the case of passengers of ships and boats, the use of masks will not be necessary when they are in their cabin ".

Regarding sanctions, an article in the draft decree states that "the breach of the obligation to wear masks established in article 6 will be considered minor offense for the purposes of the provisions of article 57 of Law 33/2011, of October 4, General Public Health, and sanctioned with a fine of up to one hundred euros"

In the workplace, companies must "adapt the organization of jobs, the organization of shifts and working conditions in a way that guarantees maintaining a minimum interpersonal safety distance of between 1.5 and 2 meters between workers. When this is not possible, workers should be provided with protective equipment appropriate to the level of risk. "


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