COVID-19 INFORMATION – Portugal
With thanks to safecommunitiesportugal.com
For the latest updates and situation on COVID-19 preventative measures and regulations in Portugal please click here to be taken to the Safer Communitites Portugal (in English) website update for The Algarve – this site details the latest measures and regulations which may be in place at the time of your visit.
Administratively Portugal is divided in to 308 ‘Municipalities’ and it is possible that COVID-19 prevention measures may be changed by the Government from time to time, this tends to be done by defining the Municipality areas concerned. Both Villa Quina and Villa Susana are in the SILVES Municipality area.
Both Villa Quina and Villa Susana hold the ‘Clean and Safe’ mark from the Portuguese Tourist Authority.
Preventive steps and reducing risk of transmission: For residents and those travellers returning to Portugal from the affected areas, who show symptoms suggestive of respiratory illness, during or after the trip, before attending a health clinic, they should call 808 24 24 24 (SNS24), informing them about their health condition and health history. following the guidelines that may be indicated
Should all suspected infections be tested?: People with a suspected infection, that is, who have symptoms such as fever, persistent cough or aggravated chronic cough, and difficulty breathing, should be tested. Those with the presence of these symptoms, people should call the free telephone line SNS 24 (808 24 24 24), which will refer cases. Try calling the SNS 24 line 808 24 24 24 OPTION 9 for English (the first option you hear)
Face coverings are required, with the risk of substantial fines for non-compliance, in essentially all situations where people will gather in any numbers inside a building or on public transport and also outdoors when social distancing can´t be secured, for examples in shopping areas Internal use includes all shops and any public transport, plus all government/official buildings. You are advised to carry a face covering with you at all times