The Balearic Minister of Health, Patricia Gómez, has announced today that in the Balearic Islands, that contrary to the previous announcements, it will not be necessary to wear a mask on beaches, swimming pools and natural spaces if you go to these places alone or only with a nucleus of coexistence. The Government and the ministry have agreed that the regulations that have come into force today are decontextualised at the current time of the pandemic.
The obligation dictated by the central government is on hold in the Balearic Islands for the moment and awaiting a new inter-territorial council next week. Several voices had requested that the Balearic Islands make exceptions to the regulations. Among them, the president of the Consell de Formentera, Alejandra Ferrer, who had demanded this Wednesday morning that the mandatory use of a mask on the beaches be “reconsidered”. The island president has assured that the norm published in the BOE goes “against” all the policies that have been carried out until now, when the autonomous communities, together with the municipalities, were “those in charge of making this type of decision in regarding restrictive measures related to covid-19 ” , he reported in a statement. For Ferrer, the mandatory use of a mask on the beach is a “disproportionate” measure, even more so in Formentera, “where most of the time, on the beaches and natural outdoor spaces, it can be guaranteed that people can walk with the necessary sanitary distance ”