In a statement, this afternoon, the Prime Minister’s office said that festivals and shows of a similar nature are allowed in indoor or outdoor venues as long as they ensure marked places and respect the rules defined by the Directorate-General for Health.

“(…) may exceptionally take place, either indoors or outdoors, with a designated place, after communication under the terms of the previous number and in compliance with the capacity specifically defined by the Directorate-General for Health according to the rules of physical distance that are adequate in view of the evolution of the COVID-19 disease pandemic “, reads in the decree of law that establishes measures to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic in the cultural and artistic sphere.

In a statement sent to the newsrooms, António Costa’s office also mentions that full payment is guaranteed to the artists in case of cancellation or rescheduling of shows due to Covid-19. This payment covers only artists hired by public entities, namely, municipalities.

On May 7, a statement from the Council of Ministers clearly imposed a ban on the holding of music festivals until September 30.

António Costa’s office tells SIC that the prime minister wanted, with this communiqué, “to underline the importance of the topic”.

The law of the Assembly of the Republic was approved this Wednesday, the document also advances