What's The Covid Situation In Portugal? (Mar 2021)

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Hello to my lovely members! This just in, we have a new reopening plan in Portugal.

Unfortunately, there has been no mention of foreign travel just yet but as soon as I hear something, I will let you know!

(source: The Portugal News)

Here are the basic rules outlined regarding the easing of lockdown in Portugal as planned by the government

- Until Easter the general lockdown will be maintained

- Prohibition of movement between municipalities until Easter: from 20 to 21 March and from 26 March to 5 April;

- Remote working will remain mandatory whenever possible;

- Opening hours of supermarkets and authorised retailers will be until 9pm during the week; 1pm at weekends and holidays (or 7pm for food retail).

From 15 March:

- Nurseries, pre-school, 1st cycle (and ATL for the same ages) can reopen

- Church aasses return from Monday. Easter processions are suspended;

- Trade at the door, hairdressers, manicurists and the like can reopen

- Bookstores, libraries and archives to reopen

- Automobile trade and real estate mediation to return

From 5 April:

- 2nd and 3rd cycle of schools (and ATL for the same ages) to resume face to face classes

- Shops up to 200 square metres with a door to the street can open

- Museums, monuments, art galleries, palaces and the like reopen

- Social facilities in the area of ??disability to open

- Fairs and non-food markets to reopen (this is a municipal decision);

- Terraces can operate (maximum of four people);

- Low-risk sports

- Outdoor physical activity for up to four people allowed

- Gyms without group classes can open

From 19 April:

- Secondary and higher education resumes with face to face classes

- All shops and shopping centres can open

- Restaurants, cafes and pastry shops (maximum of four people inside or six on the terrace), until 10 pm (or 1 pm on weekends and holidays)

- Cinemas, auditoriums, theatres to open

- Citizen stores with face-to-face service, but with appointment

- Outdoor physical activity for up to six people;

- Outdoor events with reduced capacity;

- Weddings and baptisms with 25% capacity.

From 3 May:

- Large outdoor events allowed

- Interior events with reduced capacity allowed

- Weddings and baptisms with 50% capacity.