Covid-19: Restrictions on the right of movement

in News · 03-04-2020 11:41:00 · 1 Comments
Covid-19: Restrictions on the right of movement

The Government decree that establishes the exceptional measures to be implemented with the renewal of the declaration of a state of emergency creates additional limitations to the right of movement, namely during the Easter period.

Here are the main measures regarding the right of movement included in the diploma, which came into force at midnight last night:

Mandatory containment

Those who must comply with compulsory confinement, in a health establishment, at home or in another place defined by health authorities are:

- Patients with covid-19 and those infected with SARS-Cov2.

- Citizens under "active surveillance".

In these cases, breach of the containment obligation constitutes a crime of disobedience.

Special duty of protection

Those who are subject to a special duty of protection are:

- Those over 70 years old.

- Immunocompromised patients with chronic disease who should be considered at risk, namely hypertensive, diabetic, cardiovascular patients, patients with chronic respiratory disease and cancer patients (they can, however, except in a situation of medical discharge, circulate for the exercise of professional activity ).

Whoever is subject to a special duty of protection can only travel on public spaces and roads for:

- Acquisition of goods and services.

- Travel for health reasons.

- Travel to post offices and post offices, bank branches and agencies of insurance brokers or insurance companies.

- Short trips for physical activity, collective physical activity being prohibited.

- Short trips for walking pets.

- Other reasons of force majeure or imperative necessity, as long as duly justified.

(These restrictions do not apply to health professionals and other workers from health and social care institutions, civil protection agents, security forces and services, military and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces, inspectors of the Food and Economic Security Authority, holders of political office, magistrates and leaders of the social partners).



General duty of home isolation

Citizens who are not subject to “mandatory confinement” or “special duty of protection” can only travel in public spaces and roads, or in spaces and private roads similar to public roads for:

- Acquisition of goods and services.

- Travel to perform professional activities.

- Looking for a job or responding to a job offer.

- Displacement for health reasons, including transportation of persons to whom such care should be administered, or blood donation.

- Travel for the emergency reception of victims of domestic violence, trafficking in human beings, children and young people at risk, decreed by a judicial authority or Commission for the Protection of Children and Young People, in a residential or family home.

- Travel to assist vulnerable people, people with disabilities, children, parents, the elderly or dependents.

- Travel to accompany minors.

- Short trips, for "enjoying moments outdoors".

- Travel to schools and daycare centers.

- Short trips for physical activity, collective physical activity being prohibited.

- Travel for volunteer activities.

- Displacements for “imperative family reasons”, such as fulfilling parental responsibility sharing.

- Visits "when authorized", for the delivery of essential goods to people who are disabled or deprived of their freedom of movement.

- Participation in procedural acts with the judicial entities.

- Travel to post offices and post offices, bank branches and agencies of insurance brokers or insurance companies.

- Short trips for walking pets and feeding animals.

- Travel by veterinarians, animal keepers for veterinary medical care, colony caregivers recognized by the municipalities, volunteers from zoophilic associations with animals in charge who need to travel to animal shelters and municipal veterinary services for animal collection and assistance .

- Travel by persons with free transit.

- Travel of personnel from diplomatic, consular missions and international organizations located in Portugal, as long as they are related to the performance of official functions.

- Travel required to exercise press freedom.

- Return home.

- Other activities of a similar nature or for other reasons of "force majeure or imperative necessity", as long as they are duly justified.

Circulation of private vehicles

Private vehicles can travel on public roads to carry out permitted activities or to refuel at petrol stations.


Limitation on movement during the Easter period


Citizens cannot travel outside the municipality of usual residence between 00:00 on April 9th ??and 12:00 on April 13th, “except for health reasons or other reasons of imperative urgency”.

(The restriction does not apply to health professionals and other workers from health and social care institutions, civil protection agents, security forces and services, military and civilian personnel from the Armed Forces, inspectors from the Food and Economic Security Authority, holders of political offices, magistrates and leaders of the social partners, "provided that in the exercise of functions, as well as the performance of admitted professional activities").

- Workers must circulate with "a declaration from the employer that certifies that they are in the performance of their professional activities".

- The circulation between the portions of the municipalities where there is a healthy territorial discontinuity is limited.

- Between 00:00 on April 9 and 24:00 on April 13, commercial passenger flights are not allowed to arrive at national airports, except for emergency landings, humanitarian flights or for repatriation purposes.



Comments:

Hi,use your paper to get all my info,Spend most of my time in Portugal & now want to live there. Have address to go to, just need to know when I can get back there. I am at present in Ireland (south) and wish to return asap, will be flying from Dublin to Lisbon & bus to a stop near Coimbra, I am unable to get any of this information, so im Hopring you can help.Regards best wishes & all stay safe Stephen Grist

by Steve Grist from Other on 05-04-2020 01:49:00
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