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News from afpop - Monday 18th of April 2022 - Update

Michael Reeve - 18-04-2022

News from afpop - Monday 18th of April 2022 - Update

Included in this briefing: 1. Situation of Alert 2. Travel 3. Pollen alert 4. Satellite office dates

Good morning everyone and as promised here is the weekly Briefing for last week, after the government announced that the Alert status will remain in force until the end of this week. There have been no changes to any of the restrictions in place, but the Director-General for Health, Graça Freitas, has warned that the number of cases of COVID-19 still remains high and reinforced the call for the use of protective measures, such as the wearing of masks. The DGS considers that we are still some way from reaching a safe level that will allow us to have a relaxed and safe summer and she also said that the use of masks should remain in force in schools, because there is a large population in those establishments that is susceptible to contracting the COVID-19 and spreading it. We shall see at the end of the week if the masks mandate is to continue.
 
Over the last two weeks we have had the opportunity to take part in seminars organised by Blevins Franks and Open Media. The team and I have really enjoyed the opportunity to meet Members at these events and I would like to thank you all for the kind sentiments that you expressed.
 
Please remember that next Monday, the 25th of April, is Dia da Liberdade and the office will be closed.
 
Situation of Alert
The Situation of Alert throughout mainland Portugal remains in force until 23h59 on the 22nd of April 2022 with no alterations.
The measures that are in force are HEREhttps://afpop.com/en/afpop-latest-news-1?aid=173&bx=1
 
Travel
No new travel law has been published yet and therefore it will remain unaltered until further notice.
You can find more information HEREhttps://afpop.com/en/afpop-latest-news-1?aid=179&bx=1
 
Pollen alert
A warning to those who suffer from allergies, that all regions of the continent have this week been warned of very high concentrations of pollen in the atmosphere, according to a bulletin released by the Portuguese Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (SPAIC).
 
Satellite offices
The April Satellite Office in Almancil will be on Tuesday 26th of April in the MEDAL office. The Satellite will be open between 10h00 and 12h30 for Members who would like to speak with a staff member in person. There is a coffee shop across the road from the MEDAL office if the reception area is full when you arrive.
 
The April Lagos Satellite will be on Thursday 28th of April between 10h00 and 12h30 at the premises of MediLagos on R. José Ferreira Canelas, which is behind the Câmara building.
 
As the offices have limited waiting space, please reserve a time in advance and we ask that you arrive promptly to avoid congestion.
 
Please contact the afpop office to reserve an appointment on info@afpop.com 
 

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