"Several municipalities have been pioneers in intensive testing policies for residents, but also for professionals in our sectors and some even provided testing at appropriate times for the peaks of restaurants and free Covid-19 tests for companies," explains AHRESP.

AHRESP understands that with the continued need for testing, in order to gain access to inside the establishments, they must follow the policies of aid for testing against Covid-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday, the Minister of Economy, Pedro Siza Vieira, defended the possibility of "going to have a set of distinct mechanisms to manage the contagion and the disease" as vaccination against Covid-19 in Portugal and the impact in terms of health and the more severe symptoms that the disease causes in the population is decreasing.

The government official also referred that digital certificates are “a good way” to allow “a large set of activities to work without putting the population's health at risk”.