UPDATE: The Canary Islands says NO to the use of masks whilst sunbathing
The spokesman for the Canary Islands Government, Julio Pérez, says that the Canaries understands that the national law published yesterday (Tuesday) in the BOE has the exception that each community regulates the use of the mask according to its own circumstances. "The change in the wording of the law obliges the use of the mask, but attends to exceptions by communities and the Canary Islands have specific norms," said Pérez.
He explained at the end of the Governing Council that, the rules on masks in open spaces are maintained as indicated in the BOE published yesterday, although the exceptions of the Canary Islands are maintained, in terms of their use in beaches that prevailed since the summer.
This means that the exceptions to the use of a mask that were already in force in the Canary Islands until now are maintained, that is, it is not necessary for bathing or sunbathing, as long as social distancing is respected.
Furthermore, the Government has agreed not to change the current restrictions over Easter, nor to modify the current levels set for each island, taking into account the evolution of epidemiological data in the islands in recent days, the new regulations published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) and the Inter-territorial Council of the Autonomous Communities and the Ministry of Health held this morning.