Lisbon closes all municipal facilities

Museums, galleries, municipal libraries, theatres and swimming pools closed until April 3rd

Lisbon closes all municipal facilities 1As a precedent to what may happen in Madeira, Lisbon City Council have announced that they will close all museums, galleries, municipal libraries, theatres and swimming pools, from tomorrow until April 3. The Castelo de São Jorge (pictured) will remain open to the public.

These measures, announced on the municipality’s website, follow the National Plan for Preparing and Responding to the Disease due to a new Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the guidelines of the Directorate-General for Health to reduce the epidemiological evolution.

Thus, between tomorrow and April 3, the municipal theatres (São Luiz, LuCa and Teatro do Bairro Alto), the Padrão dos Descobrimentos and the Cinema São Jorge will be closed;

The municipality also ordered the suspension of all sports activities promoted by the Municipality in an indoor environment; the closure of the pools managed by the Municipality and Parish Councils; the suspension of all leisure, tourism or cultural visits promoted by the Municipality, and activities complementary to educational activities such as study visits and tours promoted by the Municipality or using the municipality’s transport service.

According to the same information, fairs and markets will continue to operate, reinforcing the training and prevention actions already underway. The City Council of Lisbon says that it will promote with each Parish Council the evaluation of each concrete initiative that is scheduled and all the services of assistance to the citizen will be kept in regular operation, as well as the municipal management parks and gardens. The Castelo de São Jorge will also remain open to the public.

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