Communique of Council of Ministers 2nd June 2021


The Council of Ministers today approved a resolution that pursues the strategy of surveying containment measures in the context of combating the COVID-19 disease pandemic, defining new stages in the de-confinement strategy and allowing to continue to guarantee stability and predictability.

One of the criteria to be considered for the evaluation of the epidemiological situation continues to be the risk matrix for the transmission of the virus and the level of incidence, although for some territories the values ​​to be considered for the cumulative incidence at 14 days are doubled.

Notwithstanding the fact that more restrictive measures may apply, the new phases apply to municipalities depending on their epidemiological situation, namely those whose incidence level is less than 120 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the 14-day cumulative assessment (or >240 /100,000 in the case of low density territories).

Of the new phases, the following measures are highlighted:

From June 14th:

  • Recommended telework when activities allow;
  • Restaurants, cafes and patisseries (with current capacity rules) until 00:00 for admission and closing at 01:00;
  • Cultural facilities until midnight for entrance purposes and closing at 01:00 h; reduction of capacity up to 50% in order to guarantee a break between spectators/cohabitants;
  • Commerce with the respective licensing schedule;
  • Public transport in which there are only seated places, full capacity; other public transport, 2/3 of the capacity;
  • Taxis and TVDE with limited capacity for the rear seats
  • Sports events with audiences at the training levels and amateur sports with marked places and rules defined by the DGS:
    • In sports venues, with 33% of the capacity;
    • Outside sports venues, with capacity and rules to be defined by the DGS.

From June 28:

  • Sports events at professional or similar levels, with rules to be defined by the DGS;
  • Citizen Shops without prior appointment;
  • Public transport without restriction of capacity; taxis and TVDE with limited capacity for the rear seats.

The municipalities whose incidence level is greater than 120 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (or >240/100,000 in some territories) or greater than 240 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (or >480/100,000 in some territories) correspond essentially, respectively , the April 19 and May 1 levels.

  1. A resolution was also approved amending the measures applicable to certain municipalities in the context of the calamity situation.

Based on data on incidence by municipality as of 1 June, and taking into account the criteria defined for some territories, the following changes were introduced with regard to the municipalities covered by each of the decontamination phases:

  • The April 19 measures continue to apply to Odemira and Golegã;
  • The rules of May 1 apply to all other municipalities in the continental national territory, including Arganil and Montalegre, which are moving towards deconfinement.

The municipalities of Braga, Cantanhede, Castelo de Paiva come into alert, keeping Lisbon, Salvaterra de Magos and Vale de Cambra on alert. The following leave the alert state: Chamusca, Tavira, Vila do Bispo and Vila Nova de Paiva.