Bahrain releases new face mask rules

You must wear masks when around elderly individuals, even in the same household

Bahrain releases new face mask rules

Wearing masks while in public in Bahrain has been compulsory since the start of April - and now the government has issued new rules over face coverings.

As well as wearing face masks in public, citizens and residents must now wear masks when around the elderly or people with underlying health problems - even if they live in the same household.

You do not have to wear a face mask if you are driving your car (provided you are either on your own, or with members from the same household).

If you’re going outside to exercise, for example running or swimming, you also do not need to wear a face mask.

Back in March, Bahrain authorities urged the public to run or exercise outside alone or with one other person, maintaining social distancing.

Gyms in Bahrain are yet to reopen, and no review date has been set.

If you’re looking to stay fit during lockdown, don’t forget to check out our guide on where to run in Bahrain

Plus, if you head over to our Time In section, you’ll find plenty of home workouts to try out.

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