To wear a mask is mandatory for everyone over the age of 6:
In outdoor spaces if there are crowds and a distance of 1.5 metres between people cannot be observed, except for people from the same household.
In indoor spaces for public use (libraries, facilities, hospitals...) or that are open to the public (shops, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, gyms...).
In all public transport, including platforms, passenger stations and cable cars. As well as in private vehicles if the occupants are not from the same household.
At outdoor events involving large crowds (such as shows and concerts) if attendees are standing, or if they are sitting and the distance of 1.5 metres cannot be observed, except for people from the same household.
Masks are not be required:
On public roads or outdoors provided that the safety distance of 1.5 metres can be observed, except for groups of people in the same household.
You are advised to always wear a mask, whether outside or in public or private indoor spaces.
Maximum capacity of 80% in indoor facilities, and mandatory use of face masks.
The minimum ventilation stipulated in the current legislation must be ensured.
With crowd control.
In sports venues with capacity for over 10,000 spectators: spaces must be divided by sector with a maximum of 10,000 people per sector in the case of outdoor spaces or 5,000 indoors, with mandatory face mask use and pre-allocated seating, giving preference to subscribers and local residents.
Entry, exit and toilet access flow controls.
Drinks may be consumed outside bars and restaurants but not food.
Music bars, discos and concert halls will open at their usual times with at 70% permitted capacities.
Anyone intending to enter these premises will need to present the QR code of their Covid certificate (digitally or on paper) and prove they have been fully vaccinated or have tested negative in a diagnostic (PCR or antigen) test. Premises and establishments that only have or only use outdoor spaces and terraces are excluded from this access-control requirement.
Masks must be worn unless food and drink are being consumed.
Food and drink cannot be consumed on dance floors.
Early-years and pre-primary education, compulsory education, post-compulsory education (baccalaureate and intermediate and advanced vocational training) and regulated special regime education settings must apply the measures set forth in their organisational plans for the 2021-2022 academic year. Check the restrictions applicable to education institutions in the Action Plan for Academic Year 2021-22 [Catalan] (PDF).
When teleworking is not possible, measures must be adopted that ensure that the minimum interpersonal safety distance can be maintained, or offer protective equipment that is appropriate to the level of risk. Furthermore, cleaning and disinfection measures adapted to each centre must be adopted.
Measures will also be taken to avoid crowding, both of staff and customers or users, at peak times during the day.
The use of a face mask is obligatory in a workplace environment whenever the work space is for public use or open to the public.
In order to tackle the health crisis caused by Covid-19, the project for Decree Law 30/2020Decree Law 30/2020 (Catalan), of 4 August, approved by the government, establishes three types of infringements for non-compliance with health and prevention measures, along with their respective penalties.
This decree also regulates the violations of the new restrictive measures on night-time mobility and closing times for commercial, cultural and sports activities.
Infringements will be classified as minor when they represent an infection risk to a maximum of 15 people.
Non-compliance with the use of face masks or their inadequate use will be considered a minor infringement, with a fine of €100.
The shared consumption of alcoholic drinks in public streets and other places open to the public, without the corresponding operating licence, will be considered a minor infringement, with a fine of between €500 and €3,000.
Minor infringements may lead to fines of up to €3,000.
Infringements will be classified as serious when they represent an infection risk to between 15 and 150 people.
Non-compliance with occupancy limits in enclosed or outdoor spaces, non-compliance with opening hours and closing times for different types of establishments and activities, and non-compliance with prevention and hygiene measures adopted by the authorities will be considered as serious infringements.
Holding events or activities which have been expressly prohibited will also be considered a serious infringement.
Fines for serious infringements will range from €3,001 to €60,000.
Very serious infringements
Infringements will be classified as very serious when they represent an infection risk to more than 150 people.
Infringements considered to be very serious include reiterated non-compliance with obligatory self-isolation, agreed by the competent authorities, by people who have tested positive for Covid-19, and reiterated non-compliance with the protocols, plans and instructions received from the competent authorities.
Very serious infringements may lead to fines of between €60,001 and €600,000.