DGS to publish manual with rules on health and daily activities

in News · 06-05-2020 16:52:00 · 0 Comments

The Directorate-General for Health (DGS) will publish today a manual on health and daily activities, within the scope of the prevention and control measures of covid-19, containing instructions for the population and for commercial spaces.

The information was provided by the general director of Health, Graça Freitas, at the daily press conference on the covid-19 pandemic in Portugal.

This manual, she said, contains basic rules and instructions for customers of commercial spaces, which started reopening on Monday, and for those responsible for these spaces and who must be observed.

Among the basic rules is the ventilation of spaces, namely the use of ventilation or air conditioning systems, now or in the summer when the weather gets warmer, said Graça Freitas without saying what is expected.

Regarding some specific situations, Graça Freitas said that later "other more concrete guidelines" will come out.

Asked about the future opening of daycare centres and the recourse to grandparents to take or pick up their grandchildren, the director-general of Health said that this is dependent on the age and health status of the grandparents.

“There are grandparents who are young, with no associated risk factors and there is no added risk there. If you are at an advanced age, namely 65, 70 or more and have associated pathologies, precautions must be observed and these always aim to protect the most vulnerable ”, she said.

Regarding the resumption of family visits to the elderly who are in homes, Graça Freitas said that the DGS and the Ministries of Health and Social Solidarity are “finishing indications for the coming times with the concern of studying ways to resume safe visits ”, Including here the reopening of day centers.

“Phasing is very important. We are suspicious in a safe, controlled and phased manner, creating rules for each of the sectors in order to understand very well how the opening of a sector has an impact or not on the epidemiology of the disease ”, he said.


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