This rule lasted 318 days, since the approval of the law, on October 28, 2020, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, and has been successively renewed by the parliament, which will not happen now.
The DGS advises the use of a mask "when the occurrence of groups of peopple is expected or whenever it is not possible to maintain the recommended physical distance".
The DGS also recommends its use on the street by "most vulnerable people", namely "with chronic diseases or immunosuppression states with increased risk for severe Covid-19", whenever "moving outside their place of residence".
In guidance, the DGS reiterates that the use of a mask "is an effective measure in preventing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2", stressing that, despite the end of the mandatory use on the streets, the use of this mask "continues to be an important measure to contain the infection, especially in environments and populations with greater risk".
The use of the mask will continue to be mandatory "in educational, teaching and nursery establishments", in "commercial spaces and service provision establishments", in "public buildings", in "cinemas or similar" in "collective passenger transport" and "in workplaces, whenever physical distance is not possible".
The wearing of the mask will continue to be mandatory also in "residential establishments for the elderly (ERPI), units of the National Network of Continuous Integrated Care (RNCCI) and other structures and residential responses for children, young people and people with disabilities, applicants and beneficiaries of international protection and reception of victims of domestic violence and human trafficking".
It is also mandatory to wear a mask by people "with SARS-CoV-2 infection or with symptoms" of the disease and by people considered to be in "contact of a confirmed case of covid-19", except when they are alone "in their place of isolation".