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)
– Skating (except inline hockey, roller skating and pair skating)
– Individual karate
– Underwater Activities (except aquatlon, hockey and underwater rugby)
– Chinese Martial Arts (except San Da and Wushu Kung Fu)
– Sport for People with Disabilities
– Swimming (except Water Polo)
– Sport fishing
– Table tennis
– Shooting (with bow and hunting guns
– Vela (e Kiteboard)
– Beach Volleyball
– Free Flight (Hang Gliding, Paragliding and Paramotor)
– 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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