The students of the 2nd and 3rd cycles will resume their face-to-face classes this Monday, within the scope of the second phase of the country’s deflation plan due to the pandemic, which also provides for the reopening of day centers, equipment for the disabled and terraces .
A decision to proceed with the second phase of the Government’s plan was taken on Friday in the Council of Ministers, after analyzing the situation of the pandemic in Portugal, in particular the transmissibility index (Rt) of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the incidence rate of new cases of Covid-19.
In addition to the 2nd and 3rd cycle schools, Leisure Activities for these students are once again available, as well as day centers and social facilities to support the disabled.
In the area of catering, the second phase of deflation in mainland Portugal also foresees that restaurants, patisseries and cafes that have a terrace can reopen these outdoor spaces, but with groups limited to a maximum of four people.
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With regard to trade, as of this Monday stores with doors to the street less than 200 square meters no longer have to sell to the wicket and they are now able to have their doors open to the public, so that, according to the rotation and the rules of the Directorate-General for Health, they can provide face-to-face service to their customers.
You gyms also reopen, but still without the possibility of group classes.
From this Monday, and during the next fortnight, the ban on movement between municipalities on the Portuguese continent is no longer in force, keeping the land border between Portugal and Spain closed.
On Friday, the Prime Minister, António Costa, said that Portugal can “take the step forward” with these measures of deflation, claiming that “the combined application of the two criteria” – incidence and pace of transmission of Covid-19 – keeps Portugal “clearly in the green quadrant”.
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