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.

 

LATEST UPDATE THURSDAY 4th APRIL 2021

Communique of the Council of Ministers Meeting 1st April 2021

In informal English here

Decree Decree 6/2021 29th March Regulating the Extension of State of Emergency to 15th April 2021

In informal English here 

 

PREVIOUS UPDATE MONDAY 29TH MARCH 2021

Communique of the Council of Ministers Meeting 25th March 2021

In Informal English here

Decree 5/2021 29th March Regulating the Extension of State of Emergency to 5th April 2021

In informal English here

 

 

PREVIOUS UPDATE THURSDAY 11TH MARCH 2021

Update on the Communique of the Council of Ministers Meeting

In informal English here

Decree 4/2021 13th March Regulating the Extension of the State of Emergency

In Informal English here 

 

PREVIOUS UPDATE THURSDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2021

Communique of the Council of Ministers Meeting extending Sate of Emergency to 16th March 2021

In informal English here

Decree Law Regulating the Extension of State of Emergency until 2359 hrs 16th March

In Informal English here

 

PREVIOUS UPDATE THURSDAY 12th FEBRUARY 2021

Communique of the Council of Ministers Meeting extending Sate of Emergency to 1st March 2021

In informal English here

Decree Law 3E/2021 Regulating the Extension of State of Emergency until 2359 Hrs 1st March 2021

In informal English here

 

LAST UPDATE THURSDAY 28th JANUARY 2021

Communique of the Council of Ministers Meeting  28th January extending State of Emergency meeting to 14th February 2021

In informal English here

Decree 3D/2021 Regulating the extension of State Emergency until 14th February 2021

In informal English here

 

PREVIOUS UPDATE FRIDAY 21ST JANUARY 2021

Decree Law 3/C dated 21st January 2021 Amending Decree 3A/2021

In informal English here

 

PREVIOUS UPDATE MONDAY 18TH JANUARY 2021

Communique of the Extraordinary Council of Ministers Meeting 18th January 2021

In Informal English here

Decree Law 3/B dated 19th January 2021 Amending Decree 3/A State of Emergency

In informal English

 

PREVIOUS UPDATE 13TH JANUARY

Communique of the Council of Ministers for extension of State of Emergency until 2359 hrs 30th January 2021

In informal English here 

 

Decree Law dated 13th January 2021 Regulating the application to the amendment to law 2A/2020 and extension of State of Emergency to 2359 hrs 31st January

In Informal English here

Test  In informal English here

 

PREVIOUS UPDATE 8th JANUARY 2021

Communique of the Council of Ministers for State of Emergency 8th to 15th January 2021

In informal English here

Decree Law 2A-2021 dated 7th January Regulating the application of the extension of state of Emergency from 8th to 15th January 2021

In Informal English here 

 

Previous s Update 23rd December 2020

Communique of the Council of Ministers for State of Emergency from 24th December to 7th January 2021

In informal English here

Decree Law 11A/2020 dated 21st December  December 2020 regulating the application of the State of Emergency from 24th December to 7th January 2021

In Informal English here

 

LATEST UPDATE 5TH DECEMBER 2020

Communique of the Council of Ministers for State of Emergency from 9th to 23rd December and Christmas and New Year Periods

In informal English here

Decree Law 11/2020 dated 6th December 2020 regulating the application of the State of Emergency from 9th to 23rd December published

In informal English here 

 

CURRENT MEASURES IN FORCE UPDATE 21ST NOVEMBER 2020

Presidential Decree Extending the State of Emergency from 00.01 hrs 24th November to 23.59 hrs 8th December

In informal English here

Communique of the Council of Ministers 21st November 2020 extending State of Emergency

In Informal English here

Decree Law 9/2020 Regulates the application of the State of Emergency published 21st November 2020

In Informal English here for information purposes

 

PREVIOUS UPDATE 13th November 2020

Resolution of the Council of Ministers no. 96-B / 2020 – 12th November – Extends the declaration of the calamity situation, in the context of the COVID-19 disease pandemic. (new list of municipalities bring total to 191 and changing operating hours of restaurants and commercial premises)  Download in informal English here

 

PREVIOUS UPDATE 12th November 2020

Council of Ministers Communiqué of 12 November 2020

1,The Council of Ministers today approved the resolution extending the declaration of the situation of calamity, throughout the national continental territory, until 23h59 on 23 November.

With regard to municipalities at high risk, the decree states that

  • from 00h00 on 13 November, the following municipalities are no longer on the list of those at high risk: Batalha, Mesão Frio, Moimenta da Beira, Pinhel, São João da Pesqueira, Tabuaço and Tondela;
  • from 00h00 on 16 November, the following municipalities will be added to the list: Abrantes, Águeda, Albergaria-a-Velha, Albufeira, Alcanena, Aljustrel, Almeida, Almeirim, Alvaiázere, Anadia, Ansião, Arcos de Valdevez, Arganil, Arronches, Boticas, Campo Maior, Cantanhede, Carrazeda de Ansiães, Castro Daire, Celorico da Beira, Coimbra, Condeixa-a-Nova, Coruche, Crato, Cuba, Elvas, Estarreja, Évora, Faro, Ferreira do Alentejo, Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, Freixo de Espada à Cinta, Grândola, Ílhavo, Lagos, Lamego, Mangualde, Manteigas, Mealhada, Mêda, Mira, Miranda do Corvo, Miranda do Douro, Mirandela, Monforte, Montalegre, Montemor-o-Velho, Mora, Murtosa, Nelas, Oliveira do Bairro, Ourém, Pampilhosa da Serra, Penalva do Castelo, Penamacor, Penela, Ponte de Sor, Portalegre, Portimão, Proença-a-Nova, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Resende, Salvaterra de Magos, São Pedro do Sul, Sátão, Seia, Sousel, Tábua, Tavira, Torre de Moncorvo, Vagos, Vieira do Minho, Vila do Bispo, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Vila Nova de Paiva, Vila Real de Santo António and Viseu;
  • it is determined that, during the weekend, the opening of trade will be from 8h00 and the closing at 13h00, except in certain restricted cases such as pharmacies, clinics and offices, establishments selling food up to 200 m2 with a door to the street and petrol stations;
  • it is stipulated that, during the weekend, from 13h00, restaurants may only operate for home delivery.

 

2. A diploma has also been approved establishing an extraordinary support measure for the catering sector within the framework of the operating restrictions approved under the state of emergency decreed on 6 November.

 

3. The decree-law extending the social tariff for electricity and the social tariff for natural gas to more situations of social and economic insufficiency has been approved.

This law promotes the extension of the conditions of access to the social tariff for electricity and natural gas to situations of unemployment, thus adding to the list of economically vulnerable end-customers the beneficiaries of unemployment benefits. It also extends to more situations of vulnerability: the beneficiaries of the disability social pension of the special regime of protection in disability or of the supplement to the social benefit for inclusion.

 

PREVIOUS UPDATE UPDATE 9th November 2020 

State of Emergency

Decree No. 8/2020

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

Publication: Diário da República no. 217-A / 2020, Series I of 2020-11-08  Download in English here

Original Portuguese PDF version: Download

 

Communiqué of the extraordinary Council of Ministers of 7 November 2020

  1. The Council of Ministers approved today the decree implementing the declaration of a state of emergency made by the President of the Republic lasting 15 days, from 00h00 on 9 November to 23h59 on 23 November. It is thus determined:

 

  • a ban on circulation, in certain councils with high risk, in public spaces and streets daily between 23h00 and 05h00, and on Saturdays and Sundays between 13h00 and 05h00, except for urgent and unavoidable journeys;
  • the possibility of taking body temperature measurements, by non-invasive means, in controlling access to the workplace, public services or institutions, educational establishments and commercial, cultural or sporting spaces, means of transport, in residential structures, health establishments, prisons or educational centres, and access to the controlled location may be prevented whenever there is a refusal to take body temperature measurements, or the person presents a result higher than the normal body temperature;
  • the following may be subject to the performance of SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests: staff, patients and visitors to health care establishments and residential structures for the elderly, integrated continuous care units of the National Network of Integrated Continuous Care and other responses dedicated to the elderly, children, young people and people with disabilities, workers of the Prison Guard Corps, prisoners and young people admitted to educational centres and their respective visitors, staff, students and visitors from educational and teaching establishments and higher education institutions, those who wish to enter or leave national territory by air or sea, as well as those who wish to access places determined for this purpose by the DGS;
  • strengthening the screening capacity of public health authorities;
  • the possibility of requisitioning the private and social sector;
  • mobilisation of human resources to control the pandemic.

 

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

Decree of the President of the Republic no. 51-U / 2020 of November 6       Original in Portuguese 

English translation in PDF format 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

Version translated into English

 

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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