Order No. 3547/2020
Publication: Diário da República No. 57-B / 2020, Series II of 2020-03-22
Issuer: Economy and Digital Transition – Office of the Secretary of State for Tourism
Diploma Type: Dispatch
Part: C – Government and direct and indirect State administration
Pages: 3 – 4
In Portuguese here
Regulates the situation of users of camping and caravan sites and motor home service areas
Order No. 3547/2020
Summary: Regulates the situation of users of camping and caravan sites and motorhome service areas.
On March 18, 2020, a state of emergency was declared in Portugal, through the Decree of the President of the Republic no. 14-A / 2020, of March 18.
The World Health Organization had qualified the current public health emergency situation caused by the epidemic of the disease COVID-19, making it imperative to provide measures to ensure its treatment, through a regime appropriate to this reality, that allows establish exceptional and temporary measures to respond to the epidemic.
The exceptional situation and the proliferation of registered cases of contagion of COVID-19 requires the application of extraordinary and urgent measures to restrict rights and freedoms, in particular with regard to movement rights and economic freedoms, in particular coordination with European authorities, with a view to preventing the transmission of the virus.
In effect, in these terms, Decree no. 2-A / 2020, of 20 March, proceeds with the execution of the declaration of state of emergency, carried out Decree of the President of the Republic no. 14-A / 2020, of 18 of March, adopts measures that are essential, adequate and necessary to proportionally restrict certain rights to save the greater good that is public health and the lives of all Portuguese.
Considering that Decree No. 2-A / 2020, of 20 March, determines the closure of camping and caravan sites, as well as motorhome service areas, as of 00:00 hours on 22 March 2020, in conjunction with Article 7, Annex II-33 and Annex I-1;
Considering that as of 00:00 hours on March 22, 2020, the admission of users to camping and caravan sites, as well as in motorhome service areas, is prohibited;
Considering that it is necessary to provide a reasonable period that allows users of camping and caravan sites, as well as users of motorhome service areas, to organize an orderly and peaceful exit from these establishments, places and facilities;
Considering that at the time of the declaration of a state of emergency made by the Decree of the President of the Republic no. 14-A / 2020, of March 18, in some campsites and caravan sites there may be users who reside permanently, being if in a situation of fragility due to lack of housing;
Considering that under paragraph b) of no. 2 of article 12 of Decree no. 2-A / 2020, of 20 March, the member of the Government responsible for the area of the economy may allow the exercise of services services, in addition to those provided for in annex ii of the aforementioned diploma, which may prove to be essential with the evolution of the current situation;
I determine, under the terms of the competence delegated to me by the Minister of State, Economy and Digital Transition, under the terms of Order no. 3546/2020, the following:
1 – The organization of the orderly and peaceful departure of users of camping and caravan sites, as well as of users of motorhome service areas, must be carried out within five working days from the date of publication of this order.
2 – Users of camping and caravan sites who, at the time of the declaration of a state of emergency made by the Decree of the President of the Republic no. 14-A / 2020, of 18 March, permanently reside in these tourist establishments, they can remain in them to ensure a response to housing needs.
3 – In the situation referred to in the preceding paragraph, the operators of campsites and caravan parks have an obligation to ensure the provision of minimum services for the supply of electricity, water, safety of people and goods and treatment of solid urban waste.
4 – Food and beverage services do not include the minimum services referred to in the preceding paragraph.
5 – In the situation referred to in paragraph 2 of this order, the operating entities of the Camping and Caravanning Parks have an obligation to comply, with the necessary adaptations, with the safety and hygiene rules determined under the terms of Decree 2 -A / 2020, of March 20, which carries out the declaration of a state of emergency made by Decree of the President of the Republic no. 14-A / 2020, of March 18.
6 – In the situation referred to in paragraph 2 of this order, users are obliged to comply with all the duties provided for in Decree No. 2-A / 2020, of 20 March, which proceeds with the execution of the declaration of the state of emergency carried out by the Decree of the President of the Republic no. 14-A / 2020, of 18 March.
7 – The present order takes effect on the date of its publication.
March 21, 2020. – The Secretary of State for Tourism, Rita Baptista Marques.
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