Tribuna Expresso | The sport that, little by little, can already be practiced

Not that they were the only possibilities, but, to narrow the scenario, since January and until this Sunday that ordinary people were only allowed to exercise alone, on the street and in the vicinity of their place of residence (jogging, skateboarding), or at sea (surfing, bodyboarding, stand up paddle, windsurfing, etc.).

This Monday, April 5th, the first phase of the lack of definition in Portugal begins and, consequently, of the release of the bonds on the practice of sport in the country. Outdoor physical activity will be allowed, at most, in groups of up to four people and the gyms “will be able to reopen, except for group classes, which will continue without being able to take place in the gyms”, revealed, on Thursday, the first Minister António Costa.

On the same day, in release, the Council of Ministers also confirmed that the amateur practice of modalities listed by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) as “low-risk physical and sports activity” are now allowed.

Second the orientation issued by the entity in August last year, these modalities correspond to “all that guarantee a permanent physical distance of at least three meters between practitioners”. As such, here is the list of modalities whose practice is allowed as of April 5:

Camping and Mountaineering (mountaineering, climbing, canyoning, etc.)
Winter sports, except in pairs (alpine skiing, ice hockey, snowboarding, etc.)
Gymnastics (less acrobatic gymnastics, considered to be at high risk of contagion)
Motorcycling
Skating (except inline hockey, roller skating and pair skating)
Individual karate
Underwater Activities (except aquatlon, hockey and underwater rugby)
Aeromodelling
Aikido
Chinese Martial Arts (except San Da and Wushu Kung Fu)
Athletics
Karting
Billiards
Bridge
Canoeing
Cycling
Columbofilia
Ladies
Sport for People with Disabilities
Fencing
Gulf
Kempo
Motorcycles
Swimming (except Water Polo)
Guidance
Fell
Skydiving
Pentathlon
Sport fishing
Petanque
Remo
Surf
Sneakers
Table tennis
Shooting (with bow and hunting guns
Triathlon
Vela (e Kiteboard)
Beach Volleyball
Free Flight (Hang Gliding, Paragliding and Paramotor)
Chess
Weightlifting
Baseball and Softball
Taekwondo (poomsae)

If the daily numbers of the evolution of the pandemic in Portugal (new infected, hospitalizations, occupied intensive care beds, etc.) allow it, there will be a new phase of deflation two weeks later, on April 19th.

There, one can also resume medium-risk sports – which include, for example, football, basketball or volleyball.

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