The Government published yesterday the following in the Boletín Oficial del Estado: the new regulations concerning Stage-Zero car travel.
The new norms, coming into effect today, supercede those set down on the 3rd of May and read as follows:
As many people as seats available can travel in the same car; i.e., five people can travel in a 5-seater, as long as they all live in the same abode. Under these circumstances, it will not be necessary to wear masks.
If all the passengers and driver do not all live under the same roof, then there can only be two people per row of seats, with all wearing masks whilst maintaining as much safety distance as possible. (Note: Pippa, not much hope for you in that Seat 600).
This second option extends to vehicles with only one row of seats, such as Land Rovers with a cabin and an open back. Two people can travel in such vehicles, both wearing masks, maintaining as much safety distance as possible between them.
Don’t ask us if you have to wear a mask under these circumstance if you’re from the same abode – it didn’t speficy this but logically, two people from the same family under the same roof wouldn’t have to wear masks. Your choice; you’re responsibility.
These new regulations do not anul the restrictions contained in Stage Zero where it states that you can only use your car under “justified circumstances.” Such justified circumstance include going to buy food, pharmaceutical products and items of prime necessity. Also included are doctor’s appointments, going to the bank or insurance offices, etc or plain and simple emergencies.
For some peculiar reason hairdressers are also included, as well as shoe shops and clothes shops. We wouldn’t qualify these establishments as ‘justified circumstances’ or ’emergencies,’ but try telling your wife that.
(News: Granada/Malaga, Andalucia)