Masks No Longer Required For Sports In Spain’s Costa Blanca

Why We Will Still Have to Wear the Mask After the Vaccine. Credit: Pixabay

MASKS no longer required for sports in Spain’s Costa Blanca under new government regulations
The president of the Valencian Community, Ximo Puig, made perhaps his most eagerly-anticipated announcement of 2021 so far yesterday, February 25, when he announced his de-escalation plans for the region. Under the new decree, the full details of which can be viewed on the Generalitat Valenciana website here, the ministry of Health has announced that masks will no longer be required when people are practicing outdoor sport.
Originally, the mandatory use of facemasks was implemented at the end of January in response to the skyrocketing numbers of coronavirus infections in the Community, and the regulation came under fire from many amateur athletes who said that running or cycling while wearing a mask was night impossible. Anyone over the age of 6 who doesn’t have a medical exemption will still be required to wear face shields at all other times, including when sunbathing at the beach and while going inside to use the bathroom in a bar or restaurant.
As part of the relaxed measures which will come into play on March 1, bars, restaurants and cafes are permitted to reopen their terraces at 75 per cent capacity to tables of 4 until 6pm in the evening. In addition, shops can remain open until 8pm at 50 per cent capacity, and the weekend municipality closures will come to an end after this weekend.
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Sarah Keane

Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.