Mask must be worn by everyone over the age of 6 as follows:
• In all interior public places such as shops /supermarkets/public transport/museums/petrol stations, although they can be taken off whilst eating and drinking in restaurants and cafes.
• In exterior public areas, where there are other people even if social distancing can be maintained.
• It is not compulsory to wear a mask in a private car unless travelling with someone who is not part of your group.
A face mask must be carried at all times even if it isn’t required, although people with certain medical conditions are exempt. Police can issue on the spot fines for anyone who doesn’t have a mask.
Face masks and hand sanitising gel can be bought at most supermarkets and chemist shops (Farmacias).
• As with all establishments, supermarkets provide hand sanitising gel at the entrance, masks obligatory.
• They also provide gloves which must be worn whilst selecting fruit.
• Some supermarkets ask that the trolley is pushed ‘handle bars first’ through the check-out aisle as this creates more distance between each customer.
• In order to minimise the volume of people inside a supermarket, it is requested that only 1 person from each group goes inside.
Shopping in General
• There may be separate doors assigned for entering and exiting, with directional arrows and distance markers clearly visible on the floor, where queues tend to form.
• Clothes shops are not providing changing room facilities at the moment and customers are encouraged to purchase and then try items on at home. This is in conjunction with an easy policy for returning unwanted items.
• Local markets are operating as usual but social distancing must be maintained and masks must be worn.
• The beaches are all open as usual but there are no sunbeds or parasols available in Baiona.
• Children’s parks are open and disinfected on a regular basis and social distancing must be maintained.
• The majority of restaurants and bars are now open and with may hotels still closed, there is plenty of space.
• Masks do not have to be worn in restaurants, although social distancing must be maintained and tables inside and outside are spaced 2 metres apart.
• At present, it is not necessary to book a table in a restaurant.
• Cash, debit and credit cards are accepted in shops and supermarkets
• Banks are open as usual but limit the number of people inside, so it is usually necessary to queue outside and wait for a member of staff to call individual customers in.
• The local bus service is limited. It’s advisable to check the timetables before travelling. Masks must be worn on all public transport.
• Taxis are available as usual and masks must be worn during the journey.