Updated measures to contain COVID-19 in Portugal

The Portuguese Government Resolution 25-A/2022, published on February 18, 2022, updated some of the measures implemented to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the population. Although this update does not significantly change what is defined in the U.Porto Contingency Plan, we summarize the main measures now in effect: There...

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Vaccine booster dose available for those over 18

The Portuguese Health Authority just announced that all persons aged 18 or over can now book an appointment to receive the booster dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 through the website https://covid19.min-saude.pt/pedido-de-agendamento. However, the booster dose is only available to those who have completed the primary vaccination regimen more than...

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U.Porto resumes free COVID-19 testing program

The University of Porto will resume its COVID-19 testing program, starting November 19th. All the students, teachers, researchers and staff members can now schedule a free COVID-19 test, whenever they want, at https://testesrapidosantigenioup.youcanbook.me. The U.Porto testing centre is located in the Abel Salazar Building (Address: Largo Abel Salazar, 4050-366 Porto, close...

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Free COVID-19 tests at U.Porto return in September

As part of the prevention and control measures for SARS-CoV-2 infection, the University of Porto will resume its COVID-19 testing program  on  September 13, 2021. All the University of Porto students, teachers, researchers and staff members can now schedule a free COVID-19 test, whenever they want, at https://testesrapidosantigenioup.youcanbook.me. The U.Porto testing...

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Free COVID-19 tests at U.Porto

As part of the prevention and control measures for SARS-CoV-2 infection implemented by the University of Porto, from June 7th, any member of the academic community will be able to schedule a free COVID-19 test at https://testesrapidosantigenioup.youcanbook.me. The new U.Porto testing centre will be installed in the Abel Salazar Building...

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Screening for COVID-19 at the University of Porto

Following the recommendations of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, the University of Porto will implement, from April 12, a COVID-19 screening program among students and staff, in anticipation of the in-person activities return set for April 19. Over the next few days, all members of the academic...

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Academic activities in the second semester of 2020/21

We reproduced the message sent by the Rector of the University of Porto to the academic community, regarding the academic activities in the second semester of the academic year 2020/2021. Dear Members of the Academic Community, The Council of Deans of the Faculties of the University of Porto have unanimously decided...

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Recommendations from the U.Porto COVID-19 Task Force

Decree no. 3-C/2021 of 22 January [text only avaiable in Portuguese], which stipulates the suspension of in-person academic and non-academic activities at higher education institutions, exempts exam periods already underway. Activities at U.Porto facilities have complied with all the current health regulations and have not posed an increased risk of...

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Examinations at the University of Porto

The University of Porto’s Council of Deans held a special meeting this morning in order to examine the terms of Decree no. 3-C/2021, of 22 January, [text only available in Portuguese] which amends the regulations of the state of emergency decreed by the President. After careful and considered analysis of...

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