As of 20 April 2022, wearing a mask will no longer be compulsory indoors thanks to the decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases and a positive epidemiological situation. Now, the question arises as to where masks should be worn in communal spaces that are shared on a daily basis, such as in a community of property owners. Do I have to wear one while in the lift? What about in a residents’ meeting?
The Ministry of Health has stated that wearing a mask is a personal choice, and provides some exceptions to this, when wearing a mask is compulsory. For example, you should always wear your mask in:
- Health centres
- Nursing homes
- Public transport and taxis
Masks are no longer compulsory in communities of property owners
Communal areas aren’t listed as areas where wearing a mask is compulsory. However, it’s advisable to do so when two people who don’t live together are in the lift and it isn’t possible to keep a distance of one and a half metres. But it won’t be compulsory and each resident may decide whether or not to wear a mask.
We at Mediterráneo advise you to be cautious and use common sense by using the mask in all communal areas where ventilation is limited and where you may come across vulnerable people. Therefore, it’s up to you to decide whether to wear a mask in the lift, entrance hall, or communal areas.