Masks compulsory from Monday in the Balearic Islands.

Masks compulsory from Monday in the Balearic Islands. archive photo

11-07-2020P. Pellicer

Masks are definitely mandatory for all residents and visitors to the Balearic Islands from on Monday, July 13.

Anyone caught without a mask will be fined 100 euros, but there will be some leeway during the first few days of the rule.

The regulations will be published in the Official Butlletí of the Community, or BOIB on Monday and be enforced immediately.

Face masks will be compulsory in all public or private places, including bars and restaurants and can only be removed whilst eating and drinking.

Wearing a mask will not be necessary at the beach, at swimming pools, when playing sports or playing a wind instrument.

The resolution by the Health Minister, Patrícia Gómez, which is a modification to the Decree of new normal, also includes capacity restrictions for some activities.

The maximum capacity for outdoor activity is now reduced to 70 people and 30 people if the event is held in a closed space, according to a first draft of the resolution.

A maximum of 250 guests can attend a wedding if the event is held in an open space and 150 if it takes place in a private venue.

The Government is adopting these measures to try to prevent Covid-19 outbreaks like the ones that have happened in Catalonia and Galicia.

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Geoff / Hace 5 months

Simple, I'll just bring a trumpet. you'll soon change the rules.

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gazzaputt / Hace 5 months

Surely you don’t have to keep the mask whilst dining? You cannot be expected to eat while wearing a mask! Also same having a drink are you really expected to wear the mask and remove every you take a sip?

Personally if I could cancel my trip at the end of the month I would.

Love to see this enforced in Magaluf and Palma Nova.

Sorry but the Mallorca government sound just as inept as the British government.

Potty.

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Falo / Hace 5 months

Dave, if you jad taken a moment to familiarise yourself with the regulations, you would not j#have canceled your dinners.

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James / Hace 5 months

Clueless government no scientific knowledge just more far left communist rules. There hell bent on destroying the Balearics. It would make more sense to have a spike of the virus or allow for some herd immunity in summer. Less people will be affected in the winter months as the virus is getting mild. In the winter they will be dealing with Covid-19 and influenza, and alot of poverty, depression and homeless. Idiots!

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Dave / Hace 5 months

Interesting that the MDB poll shows views about even. Even more interesting is that those who support this move tend not to comment. They don’t shout out or complain, like you lot complaining about your nights out. they just get on with it. Unlike most of you selfish Brits. The mask thing is absolutely the right thing to do. I welcome your red marks, don’t care. bring it on. For once Jason is right in his editorial. I have kids and I don’t want them exposed in any way.

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Alan / Hace 5 months

governments have people serving them not governments serving people. Scaremongering with fines, how ironic when the economy is bust and people on ERTE to use financial threats to enforce stupidity taking away basic human rights of telling us what to wear and when. Doesn't anybody ask questions ? you can jog in unlimited areas without a mask, but not walk down the road.. stand order your food and 2 feet away take off the mask to eat for as long as you want! The beach once a black spot now its ok without a mask.. I can understand public transport because they are filthy. None of it has logic or backed by science. Its all nonsense to control us.

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brian / Hace 5 months

what does it means by privat places.is it hotels.?..i recon they are privat places..so do we need too wear a mask all places at our hotel.?

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Luke / Hace 5 months

Supposed to be coming to majorca in 3 weeks, been looking forward to it and could accept social distancing but this feels too much. Considering pushing dates now - does this seriously mean we would have to wear in the resturant and then pull it aside to eat and drink? Trying to understand how / if its going to be policed.... any advice anyone?

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Dave / Hace 5 months

I was planning on a lunch in Portals, and 2 dinners in Palma this week, just cancelled them all. Having to wear tge mask in the restaurant and move it to shovel food in your mouth and have to mumble to your family through a mask has just stopped me going to any restaurants or bars again. You just killed the bar and restaurant business overnight.

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Dule / Hace 5 months

Great news! I'm sure this won't backfire in any possible way.

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