Covid Beach Rules in Praia da Luz and Lagos

There are new rules for this Summer beach season, although the Covid pandemic is under control in Portugal, the Algarve and the vaccination drive is going smoothly, this Summer 2021 there are still several rules regarding beach going, some are the same as last year and some are new, the main differences is that now you can be fined from not following the beach rules, these fines start at 50 euros depending on the infraction.

Also you wont need to use a mask in the beach, but for accessing the beach, the use of mask is now mandatory, this includes also using the beach bars, toilets or accessing any other beach service.

Also beach sports are now forbidden, yes any kind, from beach volley, using rackets, football, everything.

Portugal Beach Rules 2021

Beach Access

  • Disinfect your hands on arrival to the beach and as frequently as needed.
  • Limits to the beach are still in place, up to 50% full capacity is green, 50% to 90% is yellow and above 90% it is red and anyone outside can not enter the beach.
  • Parking is forbidden outside parking areas and parking lots.
  • One way entering and exiting the beach, with parallel and perpendicular corridors, with minimal 1.5 meters distance between people.

On the Beach

  • Minimal physical distance of 1.5 meters between people, except if not part of the same group.
  • Minimal 3 meter distance between sunshades.
  • All aquatic activities that require more than 2 people are forbidden, with the exception of classes for water sports.
  • It is forbidden the use of slides and indoor showers, outdoor showers must be disinfected regularly as well as all outdoors furniture.
  • Each person or group can only rent a sunshade in the morning or in the afternoon.
  • There is a Maximum of 5 people per rented sunshade.

Beach Bars, Restaurants and Sellers

  • They have to be frequently disinfected, at least 4 times a day.
  • There is limited capacity for all.
  • Sitting and disposition much be adapted to keep minimal security distance.
  • The beach seller much wear a mask and visor at all times.
  • The beach seller must circulate with maximum possible distance from other people.

That’s it, if you have any question, please feel free to comment bellow, have a great day.

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