Deconfinement: here's what will change on Monday, May 3rd

DECONFINEMENT: HERE'S WHAT WILL CHANGE ON MONDAY, MAY 3RDThis weeks meeting at Infarmed left no doubt: the next phase of the deconfinement plan will be fulfilled. Portugal will enter the fourth phase next Monday, May 3rd, the date that had been set by the Prime Minister way back on March 11th.

The State of Emergency will no longer apply, but with the presidential promise that it can return if “necessary”. It is not yet that full normality will be resumed: regular Infarmed meetings with experts continue, however, this last phase of deconfinement represents the closest approximation so far to how pre-pandemic life was.

Following are the steps that will be taken next Monday, still subject to changes by the local Council of Ministers and, in some municipalities, delayed according to the local incidence rates.

♦ RESTAURANTS AND CAFÉS WITHOUT TIME LIMITS

Restaurants, cafes, patisseries and other similar establishments no longer operate with time limits. In addition, restrictions on service are also extended: inside establishments it is now possible to have groups of six people per table, and on the outdoor terraces that number rises to ten.

♦ TOTALLY UNCONFINED SPORTS ACTIVITY

The third phase of the plan gave the green light to sports considered to be of medium risk, but this fourth phase foresees that all sports can return to normal

♦ GROUP CLASSES GYMS

In gyms, it is now possible to practice physical activity in a group. In addition, outdoor physical activity is now allowed without any restrictions, when until now it was limited to groups of up to six people.

♦ EXTERNAL EVENTS WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS

Large outdoor events will be able to go ahead without having their capacity reduced, as has been the case up until now. However, this rule of reduced capacity still holds true for events held indoors.

♦ 50% WEDDINGS AND BAPTISMS

The authorised capacity for private events, such as weddings and baptisms, will also increase: the venues will now be able to have 50% of the capacity, instead of the current 25%.

Original article available in Portuguese at http://postal.pt/

 

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-2 #24 Steve 2021-05-04 11:18
Quoting Chip:

Baaaa!
There you go Chip no need to be anything other than your true self.
+2 #23 Norman L 2021-05-03 20:31
Quoting Chip:
Quoting Steve:
You want studies Norman? Here is one for you and Chipo
The Asch Experiment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRh5qy09nNw
Enjoy!

1950s psychology - we've moved on a bit since then. Or maybe you've rumbled that I, Norman, Reg etc are all actors and you are the focus of an evil experiment.
Baaaa!



I deny it. I never had a haircut like that. Looks like it's a restaging using a bunch of people who got lost on the way to Woodstock and never found their way home.
+2 #22 Chip 2021-05-03 17:01
Quoting Steve:
You want studies Norman? Here is one for you and Chipo
The Asch Experiment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRh5qy09nNw
Enjoy!

1950s psychology - we've moved on a bit since then. Or maybe you've rumbled that I, Norman, Reg etc are all actors and you are the focus of an evil experiment.
Baaaa!
+6 #21 Norman L 2021-05-03 12:10
Quoting Steve:
Quoting Chip:

You are clearly out of touch with happenings in Portugal, Steve, as masks have long been compulsory outdoors, although I personally consider that excessive.
Not sure what my wallpaper has to do with anything :cry:
It seems Norman is the one who's out of touch. You don't need to tell me about Portugal Chip it is my country of residence.
Quoting Norman L:

What a rebel! Hang on. Isn't that what we all do, wear a mask when necessary, ie in shops or other confined spaces? I certainly don't wear one on the beach.
Still waiting for those references to 'genuine' studies on masks stopping us breathing properly, or clues why I should treat studies like the Saskatchewan one (first on the list I compiled, others are available) as BS and/or 'not genuine'.
You want studies Norman? Here is one for you and Chipo
The Asch Experiment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRh5qy09nNw
Enjoy!


Oh, wow! I shall now spend the day wondering what the hell that has to do with masks being ineffective or stopping me breathing properly.
+4 #20 Chip 2021-05-03 11:02
Quoting Norman L:

Haha. Did it cost the UK taxpayer anything or did you pay for it yourself?


This nice man with lots of blonde hair knocked on my door and said he would pay for it :lol:
I've got a free duck house being delivered later this week.
-3 #19 Steve 2021-05-03 09:55
Quoting Chip:

You are clearly out of touch with happenings in Portugal, Steve, as masks have long been compulsory outdoors, although I personally consider that excessive.
Not sure what my wallpaper has to do with anything :cry:
It seems Norman is the one who's out of touch. You don't need to tell me about Portugal Chip it is my country of residence.
Quoting Norman L:

What a rebel! Hang on. Isn't that what we all do, wear a mask when necessary, ie in shops or other confined spaces? I certainly don't wear one on the beach.
Still waiting for those references to 'genuine' studies on masks stopping us breathing properly, or clues why I should treat studies like the Saskatchewan one (first on the list I compiled, others are available) as BS and/or 'not genuine'.
You want studies Norman? Here is one for you and Chipo
The Asch Experiment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRh5qy09nNw
Enjoy!
+2 #18 Norman L 2021-05-02 18:57
Quoting Chip:
Quoting Steve:
Quoting Chip:

And if you want to be a complete plank, don't wear a mask at all. That right Steve?

That right Chipo! I wear a mask when I'm forced to to enter shops. Otherwise I prefer not to be an idiot and breath normally without obstruction. Now go back to the comfort of your flock where you feel safe.

You are clearly out of touch with happenings in Portugal, Steve, as masks have long been compulsory outdoors, although I personally consider that excessive.
Not sure what my wallpaper has to do with anything :cry:



Haha. Did it cost the UK taxpayer anything or did you pay for it yourself?
+2 #17 Chip 2021-05-02 16:45
Quoting Steve:
Quoting Chip:

And if you want to be a complete plank, don't wear a mask at all. That right Steve?

That right Chipo! I wear a mask when I'm forced to to enter shops. Otherwise I prefer not to be an idiot and breath normally without obstruction. Now go back to the comfort of your flock where you feel safe.

You are clearly out of touch with happenings in Portugal, Steve, as masks have long been compulsory outdoors, although I personally consider that excessive.
Not sure what my wallpaper has to do with anything :cry:
+2 #16 Norman L 2021-05-02 16:00
Quoting Steve:
Quoting Chip:

And if you want to be a complete plank, don't wear a mask at all. That right Steve?

That right Chipo! I wear a mask when I'm forced to to enter shops. Otherwise I prefer not to be an idiot and breath normally without obstruction. Now go back to the comfort of your flock where you feel safe.


What a rebel! Hang on. Isn't that what we all do, wear a mask when necessary, ie in shops or other confined spaces? I certainly don't wear one on the beach.
Still waiting for those references to 'genuine' studies on masks stopping us breathing properly, or clues why I should treat studies like the Saskatchewan one (first on the list I compiled, others are available) as BS and/or 'not genuine'.
-3 #15 Steve 2021-05-02 10:18
Quoting Chip:

And if you want to be a complete plank, don't wear a mask at all. That right Steve?

That right Chipo! I wear a mask when I'm forced to to enter shops. Otherwise I prefer not to be an idiot and breath normally without obstruction. Now go back to the comfort of your flock where you feel safe.

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