This Friday, October 1st, will be the first day of the country’s last reopening phase.
As clubs will reopen, but customers need to present vaccination certificate at the door. In restoration, time and capacity limits fall. The use of a mask is not required in bars, clubs and restaurants, but local venues must wear it when in contact with customers.
As of today, digital certificate is no longer required in restaurants, tourist and local accommodation and capacity limits, namely for weddings and baptisms, commerce and cultural shows.
The diploma published in Diário da República confirms that the use of masks is still mandatory in public transport, citizen shops, homes, hospitals, concert halls and events. In schools, it can only be taken out at recess. In other companies or services, the Government leaves the decision to the bosses.
After raising doubts by the trade sector, the Government clarifies that the mask is still mandatory in commercial spaces with more than 400 square meters.
Also from this Friday, the Government will no longer recommend the use of telework and forcing companies with more than 150 people to test workers.
On Thursday, the Secretary of State for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, considered “there is no exclusion“in the Government’s decisions on deconfinement, when a target of 85% of the population with complete vaccination has not yet been reached.
“There is no configuration. If we do not reach 85% by tomorrow (today) we are certainly very close to reaching these numbers, but a global assessment of the epidemiological situation was not in the way of keeping Portuguese society at the level of restrictions it was in“, told journalists André Moz Caldas, at a press conference at the end of the Council of Ministers held at Palácio da Ajuda, in Lisbon.