According to the document, the Government considers that the mandatory use of a mask in interior spaces may be “the object of a new framework, continuing to ensure the proportionality of restrictive measures to the circumstances of the infection that occur at any time”.

“Thus, the Government limits the mandatory use of a mask to places characterized by the special vulnerability of the people who frequent them and to places characterized by intensive use with no alternative, taking into account the special duty of guarding and maintaining the feeling of security of the community”, it reads.

According to the decree-law, the use of a mask will remain mandatory in health establishments and services, in residential or reception structures or home support services for vulnerable populations as well as in collective passenger transport, including air transport, and in taxis.