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Those who live in 121 risky counties must stay at home. But there are more than twenty exceptions – Health

As of next Wednesday, the citizens of the 121 municipalities with the greatest restrictions “must refrain from circulating in public spaces and roads, as well as in spaces and private roads similar to public roads, and remain in their respective homes, except for travel authorized “.

The new rules, which affect 70% of the population, are in force from 4 am on November 4, Wednesday, until 11:59 pm on 19 November, two weeks from now.

Going shopping, working, doing sports, going to a job interview, going to the theater, making an appointment, or taking your children to school are among the twenty-five exceptions expressly authorized, in a list that is not absolutely closed when admitting travel for “other reasons of force majeure or imperative necessity, as long as duly justified”.

Among the authorized trips are the following:

  1. Acquisition of goods and services;
  2. Traveling for the purpose of performing professional or similar activities;
  3. Looking for a job or responding to a job offer;
  4. Displacement for health reasons, namely for the purpose of obtaining health care and transporting people to whom such care or blood donation should be administered;
  5. Displacement for emergency reception of victims of domestic violence or trafficking in human beings, as well as children and young people at risk, by application of a measure decreed by a judicial authority or the National Commission for the Promotion of the Rights and Protection of Children and Youth, at the home of residential or family reception;
  6. Travel to assist vulnerable people, people with disabilities, children, parents, the elderly or dependents;
  7. Minors and their companions travel to school establishments, daycare centers and leisure activities;
  8. Displacement of people with disabilities to attend occupational activity centers;
  9. Travel to access cultural facilities;
  10. Short trips for the purpose of physical activity;
  11. Travel to participate in social volunteering actions;
  12. Displacements for other imperative family reasons, namely the fulfillment of parental responsibility sharing, as determined by agreement between the respective holders or by the competent court;
  13. Travel to school establishments;
  14. Visits for visits, when authorized, or delivery of essential goods to people who are disabled or deprived of their freedom of movement;
  15. Travel to participate in procedural acts with judicial bodies or in acts within the competence of notaries, lawyers, solicitors and registration officers;
  16. Short trips for the purpose of walking pets and feeding animals;
  17. Travel by veterinarians, animal keepers for veterinary medical assistance, caregivers from colonies recognized by the municipalities, volunteers from zoophilic associations with dependent animals who need to travel to animal shelters and municipal veterinary services for collection and assistance of animals;
  18. Travel by persons with free transit, issued under legal terms, in the exercise of their functions or because of them;
  19. Travel by staff of diplomatic, consular missions and international organizations located in Portugal, provided they are related to the performance of official functions;
  20. Travel required to exercise press freedom;
  21. Return to personal home;
  22. Travel to the frequency of training and conducting tests and exams;
  23. Travels for visits to users of residential structures for the elderly and for people with disabilities, integrated continuous care units of the National Integrated Care Network and other responses dedicated to elderly people, as well as for activities carried out in day centers;
  24. Travel to post offices and post offices, bank branches and agencies of insurance intermediaries or insurance companies;
  25. The travel required to leave mainland Portugal;
  26. Travel to other activities of a similar nature or for other reasons of force majeure or imperative necessity, as long as they are duly justified.

The list of 121 counties covered, most of which have presented more than 240 new cases of infection in the last 14 days, per 100,000 inhabitants, can be consulted on here. In compulsory confinement, in any point of the national territory, the following citizens remain:

a) Patients with COVID-19 and those infected with SARS-CoV-2;

b) Citizens for whom the health authority or other health professionals have determined active surveillance.


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