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22nd February 2021, 17:52

Face masks only compulsory in certain areas; number of people who can gather increases to twelve

As the number of new infections in Gibraltar remains low, a number of changes to COVID restrictions have come into force.

These include a partial relaxation of the rules on face masks, and an increase to the number of people who can gather.

Masks now only need to be worn in certain areas.

You have to wear one in town - that's Main Street, Irish Town,  Engineer Lane, Governor's Street and Town Range, as well as the interconnecting streets.

You also have to wear a face mask in shops and in enclosed public spaces, and at North Front cemetery if you're attending a funeral. And, masks are also mandatory for parents picking up children at the designated waiting areas outside school entrances.

Everyone over eleven years old must wear a mask when entering a bus, with the Gibraltar Bus Company service resuming all routes, albeit with 50 percent occupancy.

Passengers also need to follow strict hand hygiene rules both on boarding and exiting a bus.

Meanwhile, the number of people who can gather has increased from eight to twelve.

All sports can return as long as they comply with the restrictions on gatherings, and children’s parks are also reopening.