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Hey everyone!

From November 4th things will change a bit in Portugal, more specifically in 121 municipalities in Portugal (Porto and all its metropolitan area INCLUDED). What you need to know is:

- Civic duty of staying at home: less severe than the general duty of home collection, which was in force in March and April. Thus, citizens should only leave home for the essentials: work, go to school/uni, assist family members, exercise, walk pets, buy food, or medicines, among others. Also included are trips to activities carried out in day centers, continuing care units, trips to post offices, bank agencies, and insurance broker or insurance agencies, as well as trips required to leave mainland Portugal;

- Closure of all commercial establishments after 10 pm (except pharmacies, gas stations, take-away, rent a car, medical clinics..);

- Limitation of the seating of restaurant tables to six people and closing time at 10:30 pm;

- Events and celebrations limited to five people (except for people living together);

- Mandatory work from home unless substantially opposed;

- Prohibition of fairs and markets.

Rules are evaluated and possibly changed every 15 days. 

List of 121 municipalities with the new rules, affecting around 70% of the Portuguese population,  HERE

- The criteria for defining the municipalities where the measures are applied is the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. To be included, the number of positive cases must be greater than 240. 

Let us know if you have any questions! 

With love,

ESN Porto