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Proposed regulation of benefits for volunteer firefighters in Silves

PROPOSED REGULATION OF BENEFITS FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS FROM SILVESThe Municipality of Silves have submitted a draft Municipal Regulation for the Attribution of Benefits to Voluntary Firemen in Silves, for public consultation within a period of 30 working days, starting today.

Support for the tourism sector despite summer being "better than expected"

SUPPORT FOR THE TOURISM SECTOR DESPITE SUMMER BEING "BETTER THAN EXPECTED"After a summer season 2020 which was better than expected, but still with a huge drop in tourist activity, the Algarve, and indeed the rest of Portugal, is about to enter "the most difficult months" for the tourism sector. Rita Marques, the State Secretary of Tourism has confirmed the government will "act on two fronts", to maintain support for the maintenance of jobs and also launching a program to promote tourism.

All municipalities of the Algarve now have active Covid-19 cases

ALL MUNICIPALITIES OF THE ALGARVE NOW HAVE ACTIVE COVID-19 CASESFor the first time since the pandemic hit the Algarve, all 16 municipalities of the Algarve now have active Covid-19 cases.
As cases increase, September (18,153) had more cases than April (16,736), but less patients hospitalised and in the ICU. Now, October has already recorded four of the worst ten days in number of new cases of the pandemic. 

Portuguese-Spanish Summit Hopes To Cement Cross-border Cooperation

PORTUGUESE-SPANISH SUMMIT HOPES TO CEMENT CROSS-BORDER COOPERATIONThe 31st Portuguese-Spanish Summit will take place on Saturday, in Guarda, with cross-border cooperation and the articulation of the two countries for economic recovery as central themes.

PSP radars - check out the October list

PSP RADARS - CHECK OUT THE OCTOBER LISTEvery month, the Public Security Police publishes a list of the places where it will carry out active inspections, within the scope of the road prevention campaign “Quem warns you”, or 'Who warns you?'

"Covid-19: Infections increased but are less severe" says Costa

"COVID-19: INFECTIONS INCREASED BUT ARE LESS SEVERE" SAYS COSTAAccording to António Costa, despite the "significant" evolution of the pandemic, the "pressure" on the National Health Service "has remained stable."

Possible discontinuation of one and two cent coins

POSSIBLE DISCONTINUATION OF ONE AND TWO CENT COINSThe European Commission have launched a public consultation to assess the impact on the use of one and two cent coins, with their possible discontinuation at the end of 2021 due to "criteria of cost and public acceptability".

A message from the British Embassy regarding the new biometric residency card

biometric resiedency card - portugalNow that we are getting closer to the end of the Brexit transition period, we are re-focusing on encouraging UK nationals to register for residency before the end of the year. We are working closely with SEF on this, and we will launch a joint campaign very soon. We will send more information about the campaign later on.