Agreement with commerce and hairdressers for operating rules signed Saturday

in News · 01-05-2020 12:16:00 · 0 Comments

Prime Minister, António Costa, announced that on Saturday an agreement will be signed between the Government, the trade sector, hairdressers and barbers to define “rules of individual protection, hygiene and adequate distance” for these activities due to the pandemic.

Asked about the rule that will be fixed for the number of people who can be at the same time in the commercial spaces that they will be able to open on Monday, the Prime Minister said that the rule that will be fixed “for trade, as well as for museums and other public spaces for collective use, it will be in general five people per 100 square metres ”.

“Regarding the conditions for the reopening of the catering activity as of May 18, we will in the meantime conclude the work that we are carrying out, in particular with AHRESP [Association of Hospitality, Restoration and Similars of Portugal], in order to define hygiene, protection and safety standards in the restaurant spaces ”, he revealed.

Local businesses, hairdressers, manicurists and the like, bookstores and car trade resume activity on Monday and restaurants and cafes on May 18, according to the Government's Decommissioning Plan, released today.

As of Monday, May 4, local businesses, which include shops with open doors to the street up to 200 square metres, hairdressers, manicurists and the like, bookstores and car trade, regardless of the area, can resume activity.

From May 18, it will be the turn of stores with doors open to the street up to 400 square meters or parts of stores up to 400 square meters (or larger by decision of the municipality), as well as restaurants, cafes and patisseries / terraces.


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