In response to a question sent by Lusa, the DGS clarified that in the guideline that defines the rules applicable to bars and clubs, it only provides for the mandatory use of masks by the respective workers, but "recommends the use of a certified community mask or surgical mask in the community, in all interior spaces, whenever possible (in particular, in this case, when the respective users are not dancing or drinking)".

"The use of masks in the community constitutes an additional measure of protection in relation to the measures in force for the prevention and control of infection", said the DGS, referring to the new measures to combat Covid-19 that came into force on 1 December.