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Updated Restrictive Measures

Through the Official Journal of the Autonomous Region of Madeira (JORAM), the Regional Government has published Government Council Resolution No. 132/2021, dated the 26th of February, which readjusts the measures to control and contain the current pandemic situation.

This resolution will be in effect from midnight tonight (01.03) and remain in place until 23.59 on the 8th of March.

As has already been reported by local newspaper JM, among the extended measures, the current curfew hours will remain in place, prohibiting the travelling on public roads between 7:00 pm and 5:00 am on weekdays and between 6:00 pm and 5:00 am on weekends and public holidays.  Furthermore, restrictions for commercial, industrial and service industries will remain in place – 6 pm closure on working days and at 5 pm during weekends and public holidays.

Restaurants and bars, on the other hand, ‘will be allowed to continue trading under the current restrictions. While home deliveries can take place until 10 pm throughout the week, including weekends.

In turn, hotels and local accommodation establishments will maintain their normal opening hours.

With regard to the Rents and Fees due to the Region, the “exemption from payment of rents resulting from the concession contracts granted by public education and teaching institutions” will remain in force throughout March, “as well as of fees due for the occupation of spaces in the Nautical Centre of São Lázaro by sporting entities.”

In terms of sporting practices, this resolution determines the resumption, from the 4th of March, of federated sporting practice, in a non-competitive context, of individual modalities considered to be of low risk, as listed in the annex to this Resolution, and of the activity sports and national competitions of High Performance Athletes, High Potential Practitioners (PEP) and Athletes integrated in the national teams of the respective modalities.

Those wishing to travel to Porto Santo by sea must have a PCR test up to 72 hours before departure, and can schedule their PCR test with the Emergency and Public Health Unit, at least 4 days in advance (96 hours), through the following e-mail: saudepublica.drs@madeira.gov.pt , or alternatively, by registering on the www.madeirasafe.com  website.

Samantha Gannon

info at madeira-weekly.com

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