Today’s BOE includes an order from the Ministry of Transport modifying the conditions for private and public transport journeys. Since the state of alert came into force, there have been several changes in the regulation of transport and, more recently, the use of masks. We will now tell you how the situation looks.
On the street, in open spaces and in enclosed premises that are public or open to the public, the use of a mask is obligatory as long as the safety distance of two metres cannot be maintained except for
Under six years old.
People with respiratory difficulties that may be aggravated by their use.
When contraindicated for justified health reasons.
Dependent or disabled persons with behavioural disorders that make its use unfeasible.
In activities that, by their very nature, are incompatible.
Cause of force majeure or situation of necessity.
In public transport it is also compulsory to carry it always, in this case, it doesn’t matter if you can keep a distance of two meters. Always, although with the exceptions of the previous list.
With the exception of people living together, users must leave the middle seat free in order to keep their distance on the bus and train. And, standing, the maximum is two people per square meter. The row behind the bus driver can be used, but only if there is a partition.
They are also mandatory if you go by private car with at least one person you do not live with. In that case, you can use two seats per row. And here too the above exceptions apply: for example, children under six are not obliged, although their use is recommended at these ages.
If, on the other hand, all the people travelling live together, it will not be necessary to wear a mask and all the seats in the vehicle can be occupied. This applies to any phase of de-climbing.
In those that can travel two people, they will do so, if they do not live together, with a full-face helmet or, if it is open, with a mask. If they live together, no mask is necessary even if the helmet is open. And, in the case of rental bikes, the use of gloves is compulsory for both passengers, although the usual biker gloves are allowed.
Taxis and VTC
You must always wear a mask (with the above exceptions) and you may never occupy the passenger seat. For the rest of the rows, the rules of private vehicles apply: two per row if they do not coexist, all the seats are full if they coexist.
The only regulation published so far affects airlines operating inter-island flights in the Balearic or Canary Islands: they will only be able to occupy 50% of their capacity to guarantee the distance between passengers.
Original text from CIVIO