Emergency Legislation

In this page you will find all the laws connected to the Covid-19 situation. At the top; always the newest one. If you scroll down, you find all the laws in thematic order and also all the laws that we have translated into english.

 

New Decree Law 51- A/2020 – Declares the situation of calamity, contingency and alert, in the context of the disease pandemic COVID-19     26th June

Informal translation in English Download here

 

New Decree Law 2B /2020  – Establishes the administrative regime, within the scope of the calamity, contingency and alert situation 26th June

Informal translation in English Download here

 

Communiqué of the Council of Ministers of 25 June 2020

1..The Council of Ministers approved today the resolution that continues the process of de-confinement initiated on April 30, declaring the situation of alert, contingency and calamity, depending on the territory, with effect from 00:00h on July 1 and until 23:59h on July 14, 2020.

The calamity situation covers 19 parishes in the municipalities of Amadora, Odivelas, Loures, Sintra and Lisbon: in Amadora – Alfragide, Águas Livres, Falagueira-Venda Nova, Encosta do Sol, Venteira, Mina de Água; in Odivelas – União de Freguesias da Pontinha e Famões, União de Freguesias Póvoa de Santo Adrião e Olival Basto, Ramada/Caneças e Odivelas; in Loures – União das Freguesias de Camarate, Unhos e Apelação and in União das Freguesias de Sacavém e Prior Velho; in Sintra – Union of the parishes of Agualva and Mira Sintra, in the parish of Algueirão – Mem Martins, in the Union of the parishes of Cacém and São Marcos, in the Union of the parishes of Massamá and Monte Abraão, in the Union of the parishes of Queluz and Belas and in the parish of Rio de Mouro; and Santa Clara, in Lisbon.

The alert situation is declared throughout the national mainland, with the exception of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, where the contingency situation applies, and the municipalities and parishes that remain in a calamity situation.

For reasons of public health, the need for compliance with rules of occupation, permanence and physical distance, as well as hygiene rules, is maintained; and exceptional and specific measures are renewed with regard to activities relating to retail establishments, the provision of services and catering establishments.

For concentrations of persons, a limit of 20, 10, or 5 persons is established, depending on whether the situation declared on the spot is one of alert, contingency or calamity, respectively.

In the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (AML) the rule remains that all retail and service establishments, as well as those in commercial complexes, close at 20h00, except supermarkets, which may close at 22h00 and are not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages after 20h00.

In the parishes affected by the disaster, there is a civic duty of home collection, except for a number of activities, namely for the purpose and performance of professional activities.

The prohibition, which had already been established for AML, of the consumption of alcoholic beverages in open air spaces with public access and public roads is extended to the whole territory, except for the outdoor spaces of catering establishments and beverages duly licensed for that purpose.

It is clarified that events of a cultural nature are not considered to be concentrations of people for the purposes of this regime provided that they comply with certain rules. Bullfighting arenas and facilities, spas and hot springs are no longer closed.

 

2.  The Decree-Law establishing the administrative offence regime applicable to failure to comply with the duties established by declaration of the alert, contingency or calamity situation was approved.

The sanctions now established apply to situations of violation of the rules of occupation, permanence and physical distancing, rules relating to the use of masks or visors, rules relating to the suspension of the operation of certain establishments that must remain closed, rules relating to the opening hours of retail or service establishments, or rules relating to the maximum capacity of transport.

Fines from EUR 100.00 to EUR 500.00 are possible in the case of individuals, and from EUR 1000.00 to EUR 5000.00 in the case of corporations.

The inspection is the responsibility of the National Republican Guard (GNR), the Public Security Police (PSP), the Maritime Police (Polícia Marítima), the Authority for Economic and Food Safety (ASAE) and the Municipal Police.

 

3. The Healthy Neighbourhoods Programme was created at a national level as a national initiative that promotes health, social, economic, environmental and urban projects among the local communities most affected by the pandemic, or by other factors that affect their health and well-being conditions.

This Programme is intended to be a public policy instrument aimed at fostering partnerships and local interventions to promote the health and quality of life of territorial communities, through support for projects submitted by associations, collectivities, non-governmental organisations, civic movements and residents’ organisations, in collaboration with municipalities and health authorities.

 

4. The draft law, to be submitted to the Assembly of the Republic for consideration, was approved, modifying the exceptional regime for situations of delay in the payment of the rent due under the terms of urban housing and non-residential lease agreements, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The legislative intention is to modify the regime foreseen in the legislation for non-housing leases in order to extend the rents that may be deferred, to establish new rules for their deferred payment and to provide for a mechanism that facilitates the agreement between landlord and tenant for the settlement of unpaid rents.

In the name of the financial sustainability of many commercial operators, a new balance is being sought which, while respecting the essence of the private property rights of landlords, will allow the economic recovery of the establishments.

 

Decree Law 45/B 2020/06/22

Resolution of the Council of Ministers no. 45-B / 2020 (extract)

Informal translation in English Original version in Portuguese legal value here 

 

Special measures applicable to the Lisbon Metropolitan Area

1 – In the Metropolitan Area of ​​Lisbon, the access, circulation or permanence of people in spaces frequented by the public, as well as the concentrations of people on the public road, are limited to 10 people, unless they belong to the same household.

2 – In the Metropolitan Area of ​​Lisbon, all retail and service establishments, as well as those located in commercial complexes, close at 20:00.

3 – Except for the provisions of the previous number, catering establishments exclusively for the purpose of serving meals in the establishment itself.

4 – Except for the provisions of paragraph 2, catering establishments and the like that continue the confection activity intended for consumption outside the establishment or delivery at home, directly or through an intermediary, who cannot supply drinks alcoholic beverages within that activity.

5 – The sale of alcoholic beverages in the service areas or at fuel filling stations located in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Lisbon is prohibited.

6 – In the Metropolitan Area of ​​Lisbon, the consumption of alcoholic beverages in open spaces accessible to the public is prohibited, except for the outside spaces of the catering and beverage establishments duly licensed for the purpose and in accordance with the limitation established in no. 2.

7 – The operational activity of security forces and services and rescue services operating in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Lisbon, within the scope of the implementation of the present regime, may be reinforced, if necessary, by personnel from other geographical areas, in articulation with the municipal civil protection structure. »

4 – To determine that the publication of this resolution constitutes sufficient communication for all legal purposes, namely for the fulfillment of the type of crime of disobedience.

5 – To determine that the present resolution takes effect at 00:00 on 23 June 2020.

 

SITUATION OF CALAMITY 

Communiqué of the Council of Ministers of 9 June 2020

3. The Council of Ministers decided to extend the declaration of a situation of calamity until 23:59 on June 28, continuing the process of de-confinement underway.

There is still the need to comply with rules of occupation, permanence and physical distance, as well as rules of hygiene, and also to maintain in force exceptional and specific measures regarding activities relating to retail establishments, service provision, catering establishments and access to services and public buildings.

The main changes (applicable from 15 June) in relation to the third phase of de-confinement are as follows:

  • The special limitations that were foreseen for the Lisbon Metropolitan Area will no longer apply, but the general rules in force for the rest of the country will – concentrations of up to 20 people (the limit was 10 people) will be permitted; establishments with an area of more than 400m2 or inserted in shopping centres and the respective food and drink consumption areas will no longer have their activity suspended;
  • Water parks, language schools and tutoring centres will be opened;
  • The rule of limiting the number of occupants in private vehicles with a capacity of more than five seats is extended to the whole territory, unless all occupants are in the same household, due to the difficulty of social distancing in motor vehicles, especially in the transport of workers;
  • It continues to be stipulated as a rule that establishments that have resumed or are resuming their activity may not open before 10 a.m., but exception is made, in addition to the situations already exempted, to gyms and health clubs (allowing them to open before 10 a.m.);
  • It is determined that activities and spaces that remain closed may open when they have specific guidance from the Directorate General of Health regarding their operation.

 

Read the Decree law on the extension of situation of calamity to 28th June here

 

5. The resolution that extends the restoration, on an exceptional and temporary basis, of the control of persons at the border with Spain, until 11:59 pm on 30 June 2020, in the context of the COVID-19 disease pandemic, was approved, without prejudice to re-evaluation every 10 days and possible extension.

Communiqué of the Council of Ministers of 29 May 2020

The Council of Ministers approved on  29th May a resolution that extends the declaration of a situation of calamity,  continuing the process of de-confinement begun on April 30, without questioning the evolution of the epidemiological situation in Portugal.

READ THE COMMUINIQUE IN ENGLISH HERE

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Here you find the laws, in thematic order:

 

To make it easier to find various laws Safe Communities has put together a list of these, suitably indexed in 23 categories with English headings. Scroll down.

  1. DECLARATION AND RENEWAL OF SITUATION OF CALAMITY
  2. DECLARATION AND RENEWAL OF THE EMERGENCY STATE and REVOKED
  3. MEASURES RELATING TO PREVENTION, CONTAINMENT, MITIGATION AND TREATMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGICAL INFECTION BY COVID ‑ 19
  4. MEASURES TO SUPPORT THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THE ECONOMY AND BUSINESS, GENERAL
  5. RENTAL
  6. CAMPING
  7. TOURISM
  8. BANKING
  9. WATER AND SANITATION
  10. AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES
  11. SCIENCE AND INNOVATION
  12. TRADE AND INDUSTRY
  13. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
  14. CULTURE
  15. EMPLOYMENT
  16. FAQ MAINTAINING EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS
  17. MEASURES RELATING TO HEALTH AND PROTECTION TO THE FAMILY
  18. MEASURES IN THE FRAMEWORK OF PUBLIC SERVICES
  19. SOCIAL PROTECTIONMEASURES RELATING TO MOBILITY AND TRANSPORT RESTRICTIONS
  20. TRANSPORT
  21. CIVIL REQUISITION
  22. MEASURES THAT BEHAVE RESTRICTIONS ON ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
  23. MEASURES ADOPTED BY THE AUTONOMOUS REGIONS

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Here you find the laws that we translated into English

 

Please note that the Informal translations are for information purposes only. At all times the official Portuguese original document prevails for legal purposes.

DECLARATION AND RENEWAL OF THE EMERGENCY STATE/SIT. OF CALAMITY

DECREE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC NO. 14-A / 2020 – DIARY OF THE REPUBLIC NO. 55/2020, 3rd SUPPLEMENT, SERIES I OF 2020-03-18

REVOKED Declares the state of emergency, based on the verification of a situation of public calamity

Version translated into English

 

DECREE No. 2-A / 2020 – REPUBLIC OF DAILY No. 57/2020, 1st SUPPLEMENT, I SERIES OF 2020-03- 20  REVOKED.This Decree is revoked byDecree No. 2-B / 2020

Regulates the application of the state of emergency decreed by the President of the Republic

In English

 

DECREE No. 2-C / 2020 – DIARY OF THE REPUBLIC No. 76/2020, 1st SUPPLEMENT, SERIES I OF 2020-04-17

REVOKED Regulates the extension of the state of emergency decreed by the President of the Republic

In English

 

DECREE-LAW No. 10-E / 2020 – DIARY OF REPUBLIC No. 59/2020, 2nd SUPPLEMENT, SERIES II 2020 -03-24

It creates an exceptional expenditure authorization regime to respond to the COVID-19 disease pandemic and makes the first amendment to Decree-Law no. 10-A / 2020 , of 13 March.

 

DECREE LAW No 17/2020

Publication: Republic Diary No. 80/2020, Series I of 2020-04-23
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 17/2020
  • Pages: 3 – 6
  • Applies the area of Travel
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DECREE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC NO. 14-A / 2020 – DIARY OF THE REPUBLIC NO. 55/2020, 3rd SUPPLEMENT, SERIES I OF 2020-03-18Declares the state of emergency, based on the verification of a situation of public calamitySECOND STATE OF EMERGENCY DECREE LAW 2020-04-18

Q and A Renewed State of Emergency law here

Version translated into English

 

In English

CAMPING

ORDER No. 3547/2020 – DIARY OF REPUBLIC No. 57-B / 2020, SERIES II OF 2020-03-22

Regulates the situation of users of camping and caravan sites and motorhome service areas

In English

 

TRADE AND INDUSTRY

ORDER No. 4699/2020 – DIARY OF REPUBLIC No. 76-A / 2020, SERIES II OF 2020-04-18

It determines that the percentage of profit on the wholesale and retail sale of medical devices and personal protective equipment identified in the annex to Decree-Law no. 14-E / 2020 , of 13 April, as well as ethyl alcohol and alcohol-based skin disinfectant gel, is limited to a maximum of 15%

In English

 

MEASURES THAT BEHAVE RESTRICTIONS ON ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

Ordinance No. 71/2020 – DIARY OF THE REPUBLIC No. 52-A / 2020, SERIES I OF 2020-03- 15

Restrictions on access and the allocation of spaces in commercial establishments and in restaurants or drinks

In English

 

Ordinance No. 80-A / 2020 – DIARY OF THE REPUBLIC No. 60/2020, 1st SUPPLEMENT, SERIES I OF 2020-03-25

Regulates the regime for the provision of essential vehicle inspection services

In English

 

MEASURES RELATING TO MOBILITY AND TRANSPORT RESTRICTIONS

RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS No. 10-B / 2020 – DIARY OF REPUBLIC No. 53/2020, 1st SUPPLEMENT, SERIES I OF 2020-03-16

Restores, on an exceptional and temporary basis, the documentary control of people at the borders in the context of the epidemiological situation caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease COVID-19

In English

 

RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS No. 10-B / 2020 – DIARY OF REPUBLIC No. 53/2020, 1st SUPPLEMENT, SERIES I OF 2020-03-16

Restores, on an exceptional and temporary basis, the documentary control of people at the borders in the context of the epidemiological situation caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease COVID-19

In English

 

DECREE-LAW No. 10-C / 2020 – DIARY OF REPUBLIC No. 58/2020, 1st SUPPLEMENT, SERIES I OF 2020-03-23

Establishes exceptional and temporary measures to respond to the COVID-19 disease epidemic in the context of periodic technical inspections

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ORDER No. 3659-A / 2020 – DIARY OF REPUBLIC No. 59/2020, 1st SUPPLEMENT, SERIES II OF 2020-03-24

Determines SEF border control procedures

In English

 

ORDER No. 3863-B / 2020 – DIARY OF REPUBLIC No. 62/2020, 3rd SUPPLEMENT, SERIES II OF 2020-03-27

It determines that the management of appointments and appointments is carried out in such a way as to guarantee unequivocally the rights of all foreign citizens with lawsuits pending in the Foreigners and Borders Service, within the scope of COVID 19

In English

 

ORDER No. 4698-C / 2020 – DIARY OF REPUBLIC No. 75/2020, 2nd SUPPLEMENT, SERIES II OF 2020-04-17

Extension of the ban on air traffic to and from Portugal for all flights to and from countries outside the European Union, with certain exceptions

In English

 

MEASURES IN THE FRAMEWORK OF PUBLIC SERVICES

ORDER No. 3614-A / 2020 – DIARY OF REPUBLIC No. 58/2020, 1st SUPPLEMENT, SERIES II OF 2020-03-23

Regulates, under the terms of Decree No. 2-A / 2020, of 20 March, the operation of vending machines, and the activities of itinerant sellers and the rental of goods and passenger vehicles

In English

 

 

 

 

 

 

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