Outdoor face mask use slightly relaxed for all regions as of Wednesday

Close-up of a medical professional putting on a safety face mask to prevent from corona virus. Doctor putting on medical mask before treating the patients in hospital.

Ljubljana – The government relaxed the rule under which face masks are mandatory in all outdoor public areas in regions where the two-week average number of new infections exceeds 140 per 100,000 residents. From 16 December, face masks will be mandatory in outdoor public areas only if it is not possible to keep at least a 2-metre distance.

The government adopted the relaxed measure which applies to all statistical regions on Monday, and it will be in place for seven days, the Government Communication Office said after the correspondence session.

Face masks are meanwhile mandatory in all closed public places, including public transport, and in cars for people who are not from the same household.

Children below the age of six are not required to wear a face mask.

The same rule applies to teachers in kindergartens, although the kindergartens can only accept children whose daycare cannot be organised in any other way.