Portugal returned to the State of Calamity. António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal, today revealed 8 points that lead to changes for the foreseeable future. One of the announced measures has to do with the mandatory installation of the STAYAWAY COVID app by some groups of citizens.
This measure has already generated a lot of discussion and, in advance, fines could reach 500 euros.
The STAYAWAY COVID app is one of the most popular in Portugal today. This app, whose installation is voluntary, allows to identify, quickly and anonymously and through physical proximity, contagion networks by COVID-19. Then, it informs users that they have been in the same 14 space in the same space as someone infected with the new coronavirus.
According to the TSF, the Government diploma for mandatory use of a mask and the StayAway Covid app provides that non-compliant citizens will have to pay a fine between 100 and 500 euros. Inspection will be in charge of GNR and police. The likely discussion will only take place on October 23, in plenary.
The diploma also states that the use of a mask must be mandatory for people over 10 years of age for “access, circulation or permanence in public spaces and roads whenever the physical distance recommended by the National Health Authority proves impractical” and the StayAway application Covid on mobile phones, “in the work or equivalent context, school and academic“, a “possessing equipment that allows it“.
Those who do not meet the fines are heavy! In practice, they are the same ones that were already regulated in the administrative regime in the context of the pandemic. In other words, for individuals, the fine ranges from 100 to 500 euros, while for legal persons it ranges from 1,000 to 5,000 euros.