Government grants day off in Lisbon on August 3rd and 4th

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The workers who exercise public functions in services located in Lisbon will have time off on August 3 and 4, on the occasion of World Youth Day (WYD), says an order signed by the prime minister.

In this order, signed by António Costa, it is specified that the tolerance point covers the “workers who perform public functions in the services of the direct administration of the State, central or decentralized, and in public institutes, located in the municipality of Lisbon.

In the diploma, as a justification for this executive measure, it is pointed out that WYD, to be held from August 1 to 6, 2023, “will be the biggest event held in Portugal, with an unusually high flow of people expected.

“Considering also the indispensable security contingencies and their undeniable impact on citizens’ mobility and road traffic; and also taking into consideration the need to mitigate the impacts of this influx on daily life and mobility, especially in the municipality of Lisbon, tolerance is granted on August 3 and 4, 2023” (the first Thursday and Friday of next month), it reads.

According to the Government, the tolerance of time off is “excepted for those services and organizations that, for reasons of public interest, must remain open during that period, under terms to be defined by the competent Government member.

“Without prejudice to the continuity and quality of the service to be provided, the top directors of the services and bodies referred to in the preceding paragraph shall promote the equivalent dispensation from the duty of attendance of the respective workers, on a day to be set in due course,” the order adds.

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