July 24, 2021

Classroom classes in Albufeira, Loulé, Faro, Olhão and S. Brás were suspended

On-site classes for the 1st and 2nd cycle of public and private education, in Albufeira, Loulé, São Brás de Alportel, Faro and Olhão, are suspended from tomorrow, Monday, the 28th, and for «a predictable period of 12 days’, due to the escalation of the number of Covid-19 cases in these municipalities, decreed the Regional Health Delegate of the Algarve.

In a note published today, Sunday, on the website of the Regional Health Authority, Ana Cristina Guerreiro says that the measure is based on “the principle of precaution, following the existence of 816 active confirmed cases of Covid-19, with an incidence rate to 14 days (cases per 100,000 inhabitants) from 583 to Albufeira, 329 to Faro, 448 to Loulé, 403 to Olhão and 326 to S. Brás de Alportel».

The regional health delegate also says that the measure “was decided by the “severity of the situation, in order to contain transmission chains.”

In this way, «classes will be suspended for a predictable period of 12 days starting on Monday, June 28, 2021, coinciding with the end of the school year, it will be permanently monitored and reviewed on July 9, with analysis of the situation. epidemiological study of the Municipalities on that date».

Second revealed to South Information source of the Regional Health Authority, the decision to continue classes in the distance learning model, will be up to schools.

«The Epidemiological Investigation is ongoing and the surveillance of contacts will be guaranteed by the Health Authorities / Health Delegates and Public Health Services, who will identify and maintain in prophylactic isolation and surveillance the direct contacts of confirmed cases, with the permanent support of the Police Forces», assured Ana Cristina Guerreiro.

“The educational community of the schools is informed that, if signs or symptoms appear, the SNS24 Line should be contacted (808 24 24 24)”, he concluded.