PRO.VAR sent urgent requests to all of Portugal’s “308 municipal councils, to allow the use of 'covered esplanades'”, and to the Government to ask it to “reinforce the inspection of catering establishments within the scope of covid-19”, said the association's president, Daniel Serra. He added "It is imperative that solutions are found to ensure that the restaurant operates in maximum security, protecting public health and having, in turn, viability".