The regional government of the Madeira archipelago has announced harsh new rules for people who have not received a Covid-19 vaccine.
Starting tomorrow (November 20), unvaccinated people will be banned from “attending or working at public or private events”. In other words, they can no longer attend or work at cultural or sports events or go to or work at hairdressers, cinemas, bars, restaurants and other similar establishments.
Those who have not received a Covid-19 jab will have to present a negative antigen Covid-19 test to go to the supermarket or attend the ‘Missas do Parto’, a series of Christmas masses.
Stricter rules will also come into effect for the vaccinated. The digital certificate will no longer suffice as negative antigen Covid-19 tests will be required to attend or work at cultural or sports events or to go or work at the hairdresser, cinema, bars, restaurants and other similar establishments.
Negative tests must have been carried out within the last week.
Weekly testing will also be required for residents and workers of old people’s homes, while visits will be limited to just one person, who will have to be vaccinated and tested, per resident.