The Monaco Government issued a press release shortly before 17:30 on Monday, October 11, announcing the end of compulsory mask-wearing in the Principality from Tuesday, October 12.

With the proviso that it’s necessary to remain cautious, the Government notes that the health situation has been improving over the last few weeks.

Masks will no longer be needed except in the Place du Palais between 11:00 and 12:30 (changing of the guard); ● The Esplanade of the Fontvieille shopping centre; ● bus stops, on buses and platforms at the railway station; ● The Condamine and Monte-Carlo markets between 07:00 and 14:00.

A mask will still be required in all enclosed places open to the public.

Wearing a mask will no longer be compulsory during physical education and sports classes for all pupils, both indoors and outdoors. The wearing of masks for pupils in primary classes will be reviewed according to the evolution of the health situation, the Government said.

In addition, at their request, those in charge of health establishments and places that welcome the elderly have the right to request the production of a Health Pass for visitors to access certain services. This does not apply to patients having an appointment for a medical consultation or having to go to an emergency room.

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