Mad Mask Flouters out for their morning walk on Spain’s Costa del Sol risk fines for not wearing masks

Residents of Spain’s Costa del Sol in Fuengirola risked fines this morning by being out without their masks on the paseo.

LIFE goes on and people are out sitting, eating, and drinking in the sun with not a face mask in sight, that was the scene this morning on the paseo in Fuengirola as walkers were blatantly disregarding the new law that came into action today.

Joggers, cyclists, and power-walkers made their way and generally followed the recently painted blue arrows the town had painted on the pavement a few days ago.

Local Police have stated they will be present to hand out fines or denuncias to anyone flouting the law today, but it looks like these early birds got away with it. Apart from that, after two months in lockdown, is it really worth the risk?

According to the ministerial order, published Wednesday in the Official State Gazette (BOE), face masks must be worn in the “public street, in open-air spaces and any closed space that is for public use or that is open to the public, where it is not possible to maintain [an interpersonal] distance” of two metres.

The new rules apply to everyone over the age of six. The use of face masks is also recommended for children between three and five years of age.




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    • John Perriam

      21 May 2020 • 20:42

      This article is misleading people as it is implying everyone has to wear face mask all the time outside or face a fine. You don’t. The order states (as you also state above) you have to wear a mask: “when it is impossible to maintain a distance of two metres”. So any crowded places where people are bunched closely up together you do have to, but just walking down the paseo without a mask, on your own metres from anyone else you are not doing anything wrong. Wearing a mask is optional. Joggers do not have to wear a mask and I would think power-walkers & cyclists also fit into that category, but you must maintain your distance and not bunch closely together.

    • Kevin Bravant

      22 May 2020 • 21:44

      You should all ware a mask on the PASCO as runners don’t leave you any room and seem to spit every 190 meters

    • Sk

      22 May 2020 • 22:43

      Power walkers,joggers and cyclists must maintain 2metres distancing. They must wear a mask if they cannot to prevent spreading. As humans are hosts and carriers of the virus..It is invisible and asymptomatic to some who Carries to another human hosts.

    • cathy mount

      23 May 2020 • 10:28

      before rushing to judgement abouts someone not wearing a mask. remember some health conditions make it impossible to function with a mask blocking the air flow.

    • Philip Croft

      25 May 2020 • 17:27

      I see no evidence of “mad mask flouters” in the photo. People are not in a confined area they’re 2m apart and well capable of maintaining 2m separation. So no rules are being broken,none whatsoever.

    • Dietmar Behrend

      27 May 2020 • 08:37

      Keep safe and just wear the mask stop moaning


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