According to the risk map updated today by the Council of Ministers, the list of municipalities at very high risk rose from 33 to 47, where 4,463,869 people live, according to Pordata data on estimates of the resident population in 2020.
As for high-risk municipalities, they rose from 27 to 43, covering a population of 2,190,419 residents, according to the same source.
Thus, in the 90 municipalities with the highest risk there are 6,654,288 people, which corresponds to 67.8 percent of the total 9,802,128 residents in mainland Portugal.
Among the measures aimed at high and very high risk municipalities, which increased from 60 to 90 in a week, is the limitation of circulation on public roads, daily, between 23:00 and 05:00.
Very high risk municipalities: Albergaria-a-Velha, Albufeira, Alcochete, Almada, Amadora, Arruda dos Vinhos, Aveiro, Avis, Barreiro, Benavente, Cascais, Elvas, Faro, Ílhavo, Lagoa, Lagos, Lisbon, Loulé, Loures, Lourinhã, Mafra, Matosinhos, Mira, Moita, Montijo, Nazaré, Odivelas, Oeiras, Olhão, Oliveira do Bairro, Palmela, Peniche, Portimão, Porto, Santo Tirso, São Brás de Alportel, Seixal, Sesimbra, Setúbal, Silves, Sines, Sintra, Sobral de Monte Agraço , Vagos, Vila Franca de Xira, Vila Nova de Gaia and Viseu.
The very high risk level is applied to municipalities that register, for the second consecutive assessment, an incidence rate of Covid-19 higher than 240 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days (or higher than 480 if they are municipalities with low population density.
Among the rules for very high risk councils are: mandatory teleworking when functions allow, restaurants, cafes and patisseries allowed to open until 10:30pm (inside with a maximum of four people per group and on terraces with the maximum of six people per group), with exception from 7pm on Fridays, during the weekend and on bank holidays that access to restaurants for indoor dining is allowed only to holders of a digital vaccine certificate or a negative test.
Cultural shows can be held until 10:30pm; gyms can operate without group classes; weddings and baptisms with 25% of the capacity; food retail stores can open until 9:00 pm during the week and until 7:00 pm on weekends and holidays, and non-food retail trade until 9:00 pm during the week and until 3:30pm during weekends and holidays are other measures to be applied to this group of municipalities.
High risk municipalities: Alcobaça, Alenquer, Arouca, Arraiolos, Azambuja, Barcelos, Batalha, Bombarral, Braga, Cantanhede, Cartaxo, Castro Marim, Chaves, Coimbra, Constância, Espinho, Figueira da Foz, Gondomar, Guimarães, Leiria, Lousada, Maia, Monchique, Montemor-o-Novo, Óbidos, Walls, Walls of Coura, Pedrógão Grande, Porto de Mós, Póvoa de Varzim, Rio Maior, Salvaterra de Magos, Santarém, Santiago do Cacém, Tavira, Torres Vedras, Trancoso, Trofa, Valongo, Viana do Alentejo, Vila do Bispo, Vila Nova de Famalicão and Vila Real de Santo António.
The high risk level applies to municipalities that register, for the second consecutive assessment, an incidence rate above 120 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days (or above 240 if they are municipalities with low population density).
The rules applicable to high-risk councils are: mandatory telework when activities allow; restaurants, cafes and patisseries can open until 10:30pm (inside with a maximum of six people per group and on the terrace with 10 people per group), except on Fridays from 7pm, during the weekend and on bank holidays when access to restaurants for indoor dining service is only allowed for holders of a digital certificate or negative test.
Food and non-food trade can operate until 21:00; permission is allowed to practice all sports, without the public; permission to practice physical activity outdoors and in gyms.
Across the continental territory, the requirement of a digital certificate or negative test for access to tourist establishments and local accommodation is maintained.