Restaurants will be able to take away at the wicket or at the door on weekends and holidays


Restaurants can operate for “take away” after 1 pm on the next two weekends and holidays of December 1 and 8, in the “very high” and “extremely high” risk counties of contagion. by the new coronavirus.

In accordance with the Government decree regulating the application of the new state of emergency due to the covid-19 pandemic that takes effect at midnight on Wednesday, three exceptions to the mandatory closing of trade at 1 pm are established. weekends of November 28 and 29 and December 5 and 6, as well as on December 1 and 8 holidays.

The same exceptions apply to the mandatory closing time at 3 pm on the eve of the holidays, that is, 30 November and 7 December.

Thus, according to the diploma, published in Diário da República on Saturday, catering establishments or the like may operate outside the period between 8 am and 1 pm on those weekends and holidays and outside the period between 8 am and 3 pm on the eve of public holidays “provided that exclusively for the purpose of home delivery or for the provision of goods at the door of the establishment or the wicket (‘take-way’), in which case access to the interior is not establishment by the public “.

This weekend, as in the previous one, when commerce was already forced to close at 1 pm in the counties most at risk of contagion by the new coronavirus, restaurants were only allowed to operate after that time for home deliveries.

In addition to this exception, the two already provided for in the previous decree that regulates the state of emergency currently in force are maintained.

Thus, the “retail establishments of food, as well as natural or dietary, health and hygiene products, which have access to health services, may be open after 1 pm on weekends and public holidays and after 3 pm on the eve of holidays. an area of ​​sale or provision of services equal to or less than 200 square meters with autonomous and independent entrance from the public road “.

Fuel filling stations may also be open, but “exclusively for the purpose of selling fuel and supplying vehicles to the public”.

These restrictions on the operation of commercial establishments will be in effect for 127 counties (80 considered to be of “very high” risk of contagion and 47 of “extremely high risk”).

In the next two weekends and holidays of December 1st and 8th, these 127 counties will also keep the curfew between 1 pm and 5 am.

“Extremely high” risk counties are considered to be those that had more than 960 infections by the new coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.

In the counties considered to be “very high” risk, more than 480 new infections were registered per 100 thousand inhabitants.

In these counties, as in the 86 counties considered to be “high” risk (with more than 240 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants), the curfew remains between 11 pm and 5 am seven days a week.

Throughout the continental territory it will be prohibited to move between municipalities between 11 pm on 27 November and 5 am on 2 December and between 11 pm on 4 December and 23.59 pm on 8 December. On the eve of the holidays there will be no classes and the civil service will have a point tolerance. The Government appealed to the private sector to also lay off workers in these two days.

The new state of emergency period will take effect between midnight on Tuesday, November 24, and 23.59 hours on December 8.

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