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Madrid withdraws the use of a mask in federated football

The Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid has decided to abolish the obligation to use the mask due to the pandemic during the dispute of


The Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid has decided to abolish the obligation to use the mask due to the pandemic during the dispute of federated soccer matches at the regional level, a measure that has been applauded by both the Madrid Soccer Federation (RFFM) and the Spanish Footballers Association (AFE).

After showing your satisfaction, The Madrid federation stressed that for months it has discussed the Covid-19 Prevention protocol with the Community for the 2021-2022 season and that agreed with AFE “to propose a reduction in the restrictions that directly affect outdoor sports, which had as a priority the possibility of eliminating the mandatory use of the mask.”

“Now, when the incidence of infections presents the lowest data in recent months is when the opportunity to raise these options has arisen that in the end have been taken into account by the competent authorities, “he said.

The agency insisted that “has always maintained the same attitude of strict compliance with health regulations“, with the health of the federated as a priority, and in that” it has been demonstrated once again that teamwork and a common strategic action plan have more benefits than unfounded individual criticisms or inappropriate unilateral actions and decisions “.

The AFE also recalled that, given the improvement in incidence, it had proposed to the Ministry of Health, in consensus with the RFFM, that the use of a mask in matches was “recommended” and remained mandatory in closed spaces, benches and group meetings.

The health of members and affiliates is a fundamental issue for the association, as well as that they carry out their work in the best possible conditions, “said the union, which will proceed in the same way in the Region of Murcia and in the community of the Canary Islands, where they still maintain the mandatory use of a mask in the matches of federated soccer of autonomic scope.