OFFICIAL: No more masks on public transport in the Canary Islands from Wednesday
Article updated: 07.02.2023 7:18pm
The mandatory use of masks on public transport, buses, taxis, trams, school buses, coach transfers, excursions, domestic flights, ferries, and in opticians, is scheduled to be withdrawn from tomorrow after being published in the BOE tonight after it was approved by the Council of Ministers this afternoon (Tuesday).
The Minister of Health for Spain, Carolina Darias, said in a press conference that the measure is able to happen because the country currently has it's lowest incidence of Covid since the pandemic began and the data now allows it.
Some schools jumped the gun by sending messages to parents yesterday that masks were longer needed to be worn by pupils on buses today, but they were still mandatory until officially approved and published in the BOE.
The director of the Centre for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón, said last Wednesday that "next week or the week after" their mandatory use on public means of transport will be withdrawn, then on Thursday, the Minister of Health for Spain, Carolina Darias, confirmed that this measure will be approved by the Council of Ministers today, Tuesday 7th February, and take effect from tomorrow, which has now happened.
However, their mandatory use will stay as a requirement in all medical centres and hospitals, social health centres, and pharmacies, although this is also being assessed by the Public Health Committee.
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