The Council of Ministers approved yesterday (25 November) the resolution declaring the situation of calamity throughout the continental national territory as of 12:00 am on December 1st.

We list below the main measures:

General Measures:

• Recommendation of teleworking whenever the functions in question allow it in the remaining periods;

• Obligation to present the EU COVID Digital Certificate when accessing:

 tourist and local accommodation establishments;

 restaurants (not applicable in relation to stay on open terraces);

 events with marked places;

 gyms.

• Obligation to present a negative test (even for vaccinated) when accessing:

 Home visits;

 Visits to users admitted to health care establishments;

 Large-scale events without marked seats or improvised venues and sports venues;

 Bars and clubs.

• Mandatory use of mask on:

 Spaces, equipment and commercial and service provision establishments, regardless of the respective area;

 Public or public buildings;

 Stadiums;

 Buildings in which the entrance gates or the boarding, access or exit piers are located in the context of the use of public transport for passengers and air transport.

• Testing for travel purposes, including:

 Requirement, for all flights to mainland Portugal, to present the EU COVID Digital Certificate in the form of a test certificate or proof of negative test (nucleic acid amplification test or rapid antigen test), carried out 48 hours before at the time of boarding;

 the application, with the necessary adaptations, to land, sea and river borders of the rules applicable to entry into national territory by air is determined;

 Severely increased sanctions for airlines.

• Extension of the exceptional and transitory regime for the reorganization of work and minimization of the risks of transmission of the COVID-19 disease infection within the scope of labor relations until March 31, 2022;

• Extension of the extraordinary income support for workers until the last day of February 2022;

Special Measures from 2 to 9 January 2022

• Mandatory teleworking in the period between 2 and 9 January 2022, whenever the functions in question allow it;

• Closing of clubs and bars between the 2nd and 9th of January;

• Suspends classroom, non-teaching and training activities in educational establishments and social facilities between January 2 and 9, 2022;

• Interruption, between 2 and 9 January, of classroom activities at higher education institutions, without prejudice to ongoing assessments.