MASK USAGE, RESTRICTIONS AND 

 CANARY ISLANDS COVID-19 MEDICAL INSURANCE  

It is mandatory for everyone aged six years and over to wear a mask on “public roads, in open air spaces and in any closed space for public use, or open to the public, regardless of maintaining the interpersonal safety distance of at least 1.5 meters”.

The correct use of masks will be mandatory: it must cover the nose and mouth completely at all times. Likewise, it must be properly adjusted to the nose and chin, so as to prevent the expulsion of respiratory secretions to the environment.

Masks will be mandatory in all hotel and restaurant establishments and services, including bars and cafes. The obligation only excludes the time taken to eat food or drink.

On the beaches and at swimming pools, you are not obliged to wear a mask while bathing and while you occupy a particular or specified space, without moving (so not needed while sunbathing), and provided that interpersonal safety distances are respected and can be guaranteed between all beach or pool users. In any case, the use of a mask will be mandatory at the entrances, in corridors and on walkways throughout those spaces and facilities.

The obligation to use a mask will not be enforceable in cases provided for in article 6.2 of Royal Decree-Law 21/2020, of June 9, on urgent prevention, containment and coordination measures in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis.

In addition to this obligation, the Governing Council, at the request of Spain’s Ministry of Health, recommends the use of a masks in all private spaces, “both open and closed, when meetings between people, from different coexistence centres, are held”.

Smoking is banned when people cannot maintain a 2-metre (6.5-foot) distance between each other.

Please note the police are checking the areas and you will be fined if you don't keep to the rules.