The second general lockdown, enacted earlier this year as a way to reduce the spread of the pandemic, led the Government to impose the mandatory telework regime across the country, without the need for the worker's agreement, whenever their jobs allowed for it.

In the last Council of Ministers, on June 9, and taking into account the evolution of the pandemic situation, the Government decided to alleviate this measure, leaving teleworking from being mandatory to being recommended, which happens as of today.

Companies with more than 50 employees must organize the entry and exit hours in an out-of-phase manner, guaranteeing minimum breaks of thirty minutes up to a limit of one hour between groups of workers.

Only municipalities that, in two consecutive assessments, register an incidence rate above 120 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days (or above 240 in low-density municipalities) will maintain the mandatory telework regime.

In this case are the municipalities of Lisbon, Braga Odemira and Vale de Cambra, which means that people who reside in another municipality and work in one of these four will have to continue working from home as the rule applies to the municipality where the company is located.

Teleworking is still mandatory for immunocompromised and chronically ill people.