The Spanish Real Decreto 286/2022 of 19 April eliminates the obligation to wear a mask in general, leaving a large part of the criteria to be followed to individual responsibility.
With this new regulation, everyone can go to any space for any type of activity without being obliged to wear a mask, with the only exceptions contained in the Decree (socio-sanitary spaces, public transport, etc.). This same criterion is applicable to the different spaces in each building, given that the common areas of homeowners’ associations are not one of the exceptions. Therefore, the use of face masks in the common areas of buildings is no longer compulsory.
However, care should always be taken to act as prudently as possible, bearing in mind that the Covid-19 pandemic continues. Therefore, the Consejo General de Colegios Administradores de Fincas recommends that it is advisable to continue wearing a mask in cases of continuous contact in which it is not possible to maintain the safety distance (1.5 m). It is also advisable for people who, due to illness or any other cause, are particularly vulnerable, to continue wearing the mask.