The ban is not applicable everywhere in the public domain; it only applies in schools and educational facilities, hospitals and care centres, justice buildings, administrations and public transport. However, in those public spaces it will apply not just to employees, but also to visitors and users of these facilities.
The managers of these facilities can lift the ban on a temporary basis. Covering one’s face is explicitly allowed in a professional, sport, artistic or cultural capacity.
The ban will be added to article 563 of the penal code, and the fines range between €25 and €250.
So far, this matter was regulated at communal level.