“It is the responsibility of each person to adopt behaviours that minimise the risk of transmission of the virus”, states the new guidance from the DGS and which adapts public health measures to the current epidemiological situation in the country.

Vaccines and cleaning

According to the document, these individual behaviours include being vaccinated against Covid-19, keeping spaces ventilated, wearing a mask whenever the risk of transmission of the disease is increased, staying at home and testing, if you have symptoms, washing and disinfecting your hands frequently and ensuring that surfaces are regularly cleaned and disinfected.

“In a scenario of alignment with the current epidemiological scenario, it is important that the transition of public health measures, prepared and published within the scope of the pandemic, be carried out in an adequate way to minimise the risk of the disease for the population”, adds the guidance, to the advance that companies and institutions must have an updated contingency plan for each location, in order to minimise the transmissibility of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Digital certificates

The guidelines have now scrapped the obligation to present a digital certificate for access to spaces such as food and beverage establishments, cinemas, hotels and similar establishments, bars and nightclubs, however it remains mandatory in situations foreseen for international mobility, as well as for access to nursing homes and visits to health care facilities.

Mask use

As for the mask, it remains mandatory in the various interior spaces, with the exception of customers of bars and clubs.

Remote working

“The remote working regime, which allows the maintenance of work, avoiding the agglomeration of people, can be adopted whenever the functions in question allow, the worker has the conditions to perform them and in agreement with the employer” adds the new guidelines.

The guidance now published revokes 2020 and 2021 guidelines on sports venues, bars and clubs, use of amusement equipment, large-scale events, sports competitions, physical activity, places of worship, spaces for cultural activities, public transport, day care centres, restaurants, customer service and hotels.

The joint technical guidelines on the reference for schools to control the transmission of Covid-19, the program of laboratory screenings in day care centres and educational and teaching establishments and the screening campaign with laboratory tests for SARS-CoV-2 were also revoked.