21 May 2020 – Compulsory use of face masks where social distancing cannot be maintained

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Regulation
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health

Overview: Order governing compulsory use of face masks in situations where two-metre social distancing measure cannot be maintained published in Spanish Official State Gazette
An Order governing the compulsory use of face masks in situations where the two-metre social distancing measure cannot be maintained has been published in the Spanish Official State Gazette (Spanish acronym: BOE). It states that people aged six and over must wear a face mask when this situation arises on the street, in outdoor spaces and any indoor space for public use or that is open to the public.
Full details here: https://www.boe.es/buscar/act.php?id=BOE-A-2020-5142

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – academic, National – government, International – academic, International – government, European Union