The Balearic government tonight made a U-turn after saying that the wearing of medical masks would not be compulsory, but from this weekend it will become law to wear masks apart from in swimming pools, on beaches or exercising.

Bar and restaurant terrace regulations may be changed as well but the Balearic government will not make it clear until Friday or Saturday.

This comes as a result of a number of COVID spikes on mainland Spain.


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Steffiegirl / Hace 6 months

Will the shops be open ? as in the co-op and all the other wee clothing stores ?


Juan love / Hace 6 months

Mark- And what about the hours spent in the airport itself with thousands of other travellers, both before and after entering the plane?


Gabriel / Hace 6 months

@Alan your human rights end where mine start. If you not wearing a mask puts my life in danger, you wear the freaking mask. It's that simple.


Alan / Hace 6 months

another move to take away our human rights. governments telling us now what we should wear. absolutely nonsense and nothing to do with spread of virus. big business and Spain another step further into socialism and using fear and fines to force people into their rules. This needs to be challenged legally and by the people. Spanish people are too obedient giving up all their basic human rights


Mark Badoer / Hace 7 months

Virginie: maybe you should read the news. Air travel has been found safe, because of the ventilation systems used in planes. If everybody has their mask on, which the crew makes sure everybody does, it is quite ok to fly in a full plane. So the specialists say anyway. And as even the government completely sails blind on what the specialists say, it must be true......


Virginie / Hace 7 months

Airlines are lying to the public. Air Europa flight UX 6079 from Madrid to Mallorca totally full yesterday July 8. This is outrageous as we are asked to observe social distancing. What a great way to increase chance of another wave of Covid. How stupid.


Karl / Hace 7 months

I visited a restaurant in Cala D’or Marína and none of the staff had face masks but even more disturbing was the man was rubbing his nose non stop then serving drinks and cooking food, how have not been fined !!


José / Hace 7 months

This really needs to happen, with the incoming tourists who want to behave like they always did with no recognition of covid-19, we can already feel the danger now in our streets and beaches and nightlife.


Stan / Hace 7 months

Masks have been COMPULSORY for several weeks in Mallorca. But very few people have worn them . The quality mask from the Pharmacia costs €6 which could be the reason for peoples non compliance. Bevause of their cost. There is a shortage of money now.