São Brás de Alportel adapts municipal services during weeks of contention

Essential services are maintained with adapted hours, appointments are made by appointment and cultural and sports facilities are closed to the public between 2 and 9 January

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The City Council of São Brás de Alportel, complying with the Government's resolution that determined two weeks of containment for the prevention of contagion by Covid-19, readjusted its services and hours of attendance to the public, between 2 and 9 January, of in order to reinforce the call for prudence to the entire community.

According to the municipality of São Brasense, the creation of these new timetables aims to "guarantee the safety of residents and employees of the municipality whose services were reorganized to allow them to function through teams working in mirrors (shifts), face-to-face and teleworking , without compromising the service of citizens».

The essential services "keep the appointments functioning" and the rest "need prior appointment, in order to reduce the number of staff present".

The Municipal Office, the Fees and Licenses and Treasury Section, the Water and Sanitation Section, the Environmental Services, the Human Resources Section and the Urban Planning Service remain open to the public, with restricted entry and reduced hours. from 9:00 am to 15:00 pm, it is recommended that prior appointments be made by calling 289 840 000 or by e-mail camara@cm-sbras.pt.

The Community Support Center, which hosts the municipality's social services, "so as not to jeopardize the service that emerges in situations of social fragility", maintains its regular opening hours, between 9:00 am and 13:00 pm and 14:00 pm at 16:00 pm. Whenever possible, it is recommended to make an appointment in advance by calling 289 840 020 or cac@cm-sbras.pt.

The Municipal Library only maintains the face-to-face service for loaning and returning books, with restricted entry, on weekdays, between 10:00 am and 13:00 pm and from 14:00 pm to 16:00 pm. For people in prophylactic isolation, the home delivery service for books is maintained.

In all services, it is mandatory to comply with the hygiene rules imposed by the General Directorate of Health, such as wearing a mask and social distance.

During this period, sports facilities will be closed to the public (municipal swimming pools, multi-sports, municipal pavilion, tennis complex, synthetic football field, skate park and petanque fields, except for the practice of professional, federated and similar sports activities, without public.

Cultural facilities such as the Cineteatro, the Municipal Gallery, the Explanatory and Welcoming Center of Calçadinha, the Memory House on the EN2, the Interpretation and Environmental Center of Quinta do Peral, the Museological Center of Alportel are also closed to the public. and the Arts and Crafts Center.

The service and carrying out of tourist visits is only possible by prior appointment by calling 289 840 210 or by email turismo@cm-sbras.pt.