COVID-19 | February 17 | 9:45 a.m.

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LAST UPDATE - FEBRUARY 17  | 9:45 A.M.

After hearing the opinion of experts and analysing the data concerning the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic in Portugal, the Government decided to go ahead with the lifting of some remaining measures.

Therefore, and considering that the conditions to lighten the restrictions are gathered, the Council of Ministers has decided:

  • Declare an Alert Situation throughout the entire national continental territory;
  • End the confinement of risk contacts;
  • End the recommendation of teleworking;
  • End occupancy limits in establishments, equipment and other places open to the public;
  • Stop requiring the digital certificate, except in border control;
  • Stop requiring a negative test for access to large events, sporting venues, bars and nightclubs.

However, the following measures will remain in place:

  • Requirement of negative test, except for holders of certificate of recovery or certificate of full vaccination with booster dose, for:
    • Visits to nursing homes;
    • Visits to patients hospitalised in health care establishments.
  • Use of the mask indoors where it is currently required.

Despite this lifting, the Government will continue to permanently monitor the epidemiological situation in Portugal.

UPDATE - JANUARY 6 | 3:30 P.M

Due to the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic in Portugal, at a time when there is a higher transmissibility of the disease, the Council of Ministers decided to review and amend the measures to contain the pandemic.

From January 10:

  • The mandatory telework regime, throughout the country, is extended until January 14 (after that date, it will be recommended);
  • Bars and nightclubs reopen on January 14;
  • The limits regarding the occupation of commercial establishments will be maintained (indicative maximum occupation of one person for every five square meters of area);
  • The consumption of alcoholic beverages on public streets is prohibited, with the exception of outdoor seating areas of restaurants, bars and cafes;
  • Special measures on testing for the purpose of international flights are extended until February 9;
  • In schools:
    • Reopening on January 10;
    • End of class isolations after the detection of a positive case;
    • Testing of teachers and non-teaching staff in the first two weeks after returning to school.
  • The digital certificate becomes mandatory in the access to:
    • Restaurants;
    • Tourist establishments and local accommodation;
    • Cultural shows;
    • Events with marked seats;
    • Gymnasiums.
  • Presentation of a negative COVID-19 test result is now mandatory for access to:
    • Visits to nursing homes;
    • Visits to patients admitted to healthcare facilities;
    • Large events and events without assigned seats or in improvised venues;
    • Sports venues (unless decided by the DGS).

It should be remembered that, due to the new DGS norms, there are changes in isolation procedures:

  • Isolation is now applied only to positive cases and their cohabitants;
  • People with the booster dose are exempted from isolation;
  • Isolation for asymptomatic Covid-19 infected and/or high-risk contacts is reduced to 7 days.
UPDATE - DECEMBER 22 | 10:30 A.M

Given the rapid evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic in Portugal over the past few weeks, and considering the public health indicators, the Omicron variant has been the main driver of this growth, and it is anticipated that in the coming weeks it will be substantially more prevalent than other variants.

Given this data, and being aware that the Christmas and New Year holidays are, by nature, times for fraternisation and social interaction, the Government has decided to reinforce the measures to fight the pandemic, in a preventive manner, to mitigate the risks potentially associated with this season.

Consequently, and in addition to the measures already announced or in effect, the Council of Ministers decided to adopt the following measures for these weeks:

  • Free tests in pharmacies will increase from 4 to 6 per person, throughout continental Portugal;
  • Reduced occupancy in all commercial spaces: 1 person / 5 m²;
  • Anticipation of the containment period starting at midnight on December 25:
    • Mandatory working from home;
    • Closure of nightclubs and bars;
    • Closure of day-care centres and after-school centres;
  • Mandatory submission of negative test for access to:
    • Tourist establishments and local accommodation;
    • Weddings and christenings;
    • Corporate events;
    • Cultural shows;
    • Sports venues, unless decided by the DGS.

For the Christmas and New Year period (December 24 and 25, December 30, 31 and January 1) the following measures will apply:

  • Mandatory negative test for access to restaurants, casinos and New Year's Eve parties;
  • Prohibition of gatherings of more than 10 people on public streets on New Year's Eve;
  • Prohibition of the consumption of alcoholic beverages on public streets.
UPDATE - NOVEMBER 29 | 11:00 A.M

Given the evolution of the pandemic in Portugal, the Government decided, after hearing experts and parties, to define a set of preventive measures aimed at containing the growth of the pandemic in the coming weeks.

Thus, from December 1, a State of Calamity will be declared for the entire continental national territory and the following measures will be adopted:

  • Mandatory use of mask in all enclosed spaces and in all venues, not excepted by the DGS;
  • At borders, it is required to present a negative test for all flights arriving in Portugal.
  • Mandatory presentation of the digital certificate in the access to:
    • Restaurants;
    • Tourist establishments and local accommodation;
    • Events with marked seats;
    • Gymnasiums.
  • Requirement for mandatory negative test (even for vaccinated persons) in access to:
    • Visits to nursing homes;
    • Visits to patients admitted to health care facilities;
    • Large events without assigned seats (or in improvised venues) and sports venues;
    • Nightclubs and bars.
  • Regular testing and teleworking is recommended whenever the duties allow it.

For the week of January 2 to 9, which will be a week to contain existing contacts during the festive season, specific rules will be adopted:

  • Mandatory teleworking, where duties allow;
  • Classes resume on January 10;
  • Closure of nightclubs and bars.
UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 24 | 10:50 A.M

Given the positive evolution of the vaccination process, the Government has decided to move on to the next phase of the Plan for the Gradual Lifting of Restrictions, as it was previously announced on July 29, when the strategy was presented.

From October 1, when more than 85% of the Portuguese population is expected to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the following measures will be adopted:

  • Opening of bars and nightclubs with digital certificate;
  • End of the requirement of the digital certificate for access to restaurants, tourist establishments or local accommodation, bingos, casinos, group classes in gyms, spas and thermal spas;
  • Restaurants no longer have a maximum limit of people per group;
  • End of capacity limits, namely for:
    • Weddings and christenings;
    • Retail;
    • Cultural events.

The obligation to present the Covid EU Digital Certificate will be kept for:

  • Travel by air or sea;
  • Visits to nursing homes and health establishments;
  • Major cultural, sporting or corporate events;
  • Bars and nightclubs.

The use of the mask remains mandatory in:

  • Public transportation;
  • Nursing homes;
  • Hospitals;
  • Halls of shows and events;
  • Large surface areas.
UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 16 | 10:43 A.M

Update of the Safety Practices Manual of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. For your reference, please see the changes here.

UPDATE - JULY 30 | 1:00 P.M

After analysis of data on the pandemic in Portugal, and after listening to public health experts at the Infarmed meeting, the Government decided this Thursday, in the Council of Ministers, to establish a plan for the gradual lifting of restrictive measures.

With vaccination against Covid-19 in the country evolving in a proportional and even way in all regions, and with the Delta variant spread throughout the country, it is possible to move towards an easing of restrictions through a gradual and time-extended plan, which will apply equally throughout the continent, in three distinct phases.

Therefore, from August 1, 2021 (1st phase):

  • Limitations on circulation on the streets after 11 p.m. will be lifted;
  • Current rules concerning sanitary and public health measures (such as mandatory confinement, the wearing of masks or visors, monitoring body temperature, and the carrying out of tests) will be maintained, as well as those concerning air traffic, airports and land, sea and river borders;
  • Teleworking is no longer mandatory and is now recommended throughout the national territory, whenever the functions in question allow it;
  • The majority of facilities, establishments and equipment will be reopened, with the exception of nightclubs, dance or party halls or other similar premises/facilities, and popular parades and festivals or folkloric manifestations or others of any nature;
  • Bars and other drinking establishments without entertainment and drinking establishments may operate, subject to the rules established for the restaurant and similar sector, as long as they comply with the rules and guidelines in force and those specifically prepared by the Direção-Geral da Saúde (DGS);
  • Restaurants and similar establishments or cultural and sports facilities will now operate in accordance with their respective licensing hours, with a time limit of 2 a.m., and public access will be excluded for new admissions after 1 a.m., and in accordance with DGS rules;
  • Regarding the number of persons per table in restaurants, the rule of maximum 6 people per table indoors or 10 people on the outdoor areas will apply throughout continental Portugal;
  • Retail establishments will now operate in accordance with their respective licensing hours;
  • The public is now allowed at sports events, according to the rules to be defined by the DGS;
  • Cultural shows will now have a 66% occupancy rate;
  • The rules regarding the testing or presentation of a Digital COVID certificate for the purpose of indoor meal service in restaurants on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, as well as on Fridays from 7:00 p.m. onwards, are now applicable throughout continental Portugal;
  • For access to gambling establishments, casinos, bingos or similar, and spas, the rules for access to tourist or local accommodation establishments apply (presentation, by the clients, of the Digital COVID Certificate);
  • Regarding physical activity, the practice of physical activity in the open air and in gyms and fitness centres will now be allowed in all continental territory. In order to take part in group classes, it will be necessary to present a Digital COVID Certificate or a test with a negative result;

From the 2nd phase, which will start when more than 70% of the population has been fully vaccinated:

  • Restaurants, cafes and pastry shops will have a maximum limit of eight people per group indoors and 15 people per group outdoors;
  • Citizen shops will operate without prior booking;
  • Cultural shows, in venues of a fixed nature, will have 75% of capacity;
  • Public transports start to operate without capacity limitation; 
  • Family events (namely weddings and christenings) will have a 75% capacity limit.

From the 3rd phase, which will start when more than 85% of the population has been fully vaccinated:

  • Restaurants, cafes and pastry shops will no longer have a maximum limit of people per group, either indoors or outdoors;
  • Establishments and equipments will start to operate without capacity limit;
  • Cultural shows start operating with no capacity limit;
  • Family events (namely weddings and christenings) will no longer have a capacity limit;
  • Bars and nightclubs will reopen their usual activity upon presentation of the Digital COVID Certificate from the European Union or a negative test result.
UPDATE - JULY 22 | 4:30 P.M

The Council of Ministers decided to maintain all the measures established since July 10, not defining any new measures for this coming week.

The number of municipalities at very high risk (i.e. with an incidence rate of more than 240 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants in the last 14 days or 480 if they are low density municipalities) increased from 47 to 61, these being the following: Albergaria-a-Velha, Albufeira, Alcochete, Alenquer, Aljustrel, Almada, Amadora, Arraiolos, Aveiro, Azambuja, Barreiro, Batalha, Benavente, Cascais, Espinho, Faro, Gondomar, Ílhavo, Lagoa, Lagos, Lisboa, Loulé, Loures, Lourinhã, Lousada, Mafra, Maia, Matosinhos, Mira, Moita, Montijo, Nazaré, Odivelas, Oeiras, Olhão, Oliveira do Bairro, Palmela, Paredes, Pedrógão Grande, Peniche, Portimão, Porto, Póvoa de Varzim, Santo Tirso, São Brás de Alportel, Seixal, Sesimbra, Setúbal, Silves, Sines, Sintra, Sobral de Monte Agraço, Tavira, Vagos, Valongo, Vila do Bispo, Vila Franca de Xira, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Vila Nova de Gaia, Vila Real de Santo António e Viseu.

The number of high-risk municipalities (i.e., those that register, for the second consecutive assessment, an incidence rate higher than 120 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants in the last 14 days or higher than 240 if they are low-density municipalities) also increased from 43 to 55, these being the following: Águeda, Alcobaça, Alcoutim, Amarante, Anadia, Arruda dos Vinhos, Avis, Barcelos, Bombarral, Braga, Cadaval, Caldas da Rainha, Cantanhede, Cartaxo, Castelo de Paiva, Castro Marim, Chaves, Coimbra, Constância, Elvas, Estarreja, Fafe, Felgueiras, Figueira da Foz, Guarda, Guimarães, Leiria, Marco de Canaveses, Marinha Grande, Mogadouro, Montemor-o-Novo, Montemor-o-Velho, Murtosa, Óbidos, Ourém, Ovar, Paços de Ferreira, Paredes de Coura, Penafiel, Porto de Mós, Rio Maior, Salvaterra de Magos, Santa Maria da Feira, Santarém, Santiago do Cacém, São João da Madeira, Serpa, Torres Vedras, Trofa, Valpaços, Viana do Castelo, Vila do Conde, Vila Real, Vila Viçosa e Vizela.

All information about the measures can be found here (in portuguese). 

UPDATE - JULY 15 | 4:50 P.M

The Council of Ministers decided to maintain all the measures established since last week, not defining any new measures for this coming week.

The number of municipalities at very high risk (i.e. with an incidence rate of more than 240 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants in the last 14 days or 480 if they are low density municipalities) increased from 33 to 47, these being the following: Albergaria-a-Velha, Albufeira, Alcochete, Almada, Amadora, Arruda dos Vinhos, Aveiro, Avis, Barreiro, Benavente, Cascais, Elvas, Faro, Ílhavo, Lagoa, Lagos, Lisboa, Loulé, Loures, Lourinhã, Mafra, Matosinhos, Mira, Moita, Montijo, Nazaré, Odivelas, Oeiras, Olhão, Oliveira do Bairro, Palmela, Peniche, Portimão, Porto, Santo Tirso, São Brás de Alportel, Seixal, Sesimbra, Setúbal, Silves, Sines, Sintra, Sobral de Monte Agraço, Vagos, Vila Franca de Xira, Vila Nova de Gaia and Viseu.

The number of high-risk municipalities (i.e., those that register, for the second consecutive assessment, an incidence rate higher than 120 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants in the last 14 days or higher than 240 if they are low-density municipalities) also increased from 27 to 43, these being the following: Alcobaça, Alenquer, Arouca, Arraiolos, Azambuja, Barcelos, Batalha, Bombarral, Braga, Cantanhede, Cartaxo, Castro Marim, Chaves, Coimbra, Constância, Espinho, Figueira da Foz, Gondomar, Guimarães, Leiria, Lousada, Maia, Monchique, Montemor-o-Novo, Óbidos, Paredes, Paredes de Coura, Pedrógão Grande, Porto de Mós, Póvoa de Varzim, Rio Maior, Salvaterra de Magos, Santarém, Santiago do Cacém, Tavira, Torres Vedras, Trancoso, Trofa, Valongo, Viana do Alentejo, Vila do Bispo, Vila Nova de Famalicão and Vila Real de Sto. António.

All information about the measures can be found here (in portuguese). 

UPDATE - JULY 9 | 12:50 A.M

Taking into account the daily increase of new cases in Portugal, the Council of Ministers proceeded to the weekly reassessment of the incidence rate per council in the whole continental territory.

Albufeira, Alcochete, Almada, Amadora, Arruda dos Vinhos, Avis, Barreiro, Cascais, Faro, Lagos, Lisboa, Loulé, Lourinhã, Lourinhã, Mafra, Mira, Moita, Montijo, Mourão, Nazaré, Odivelas, Oeiras, Olhão, Porto, Santo Tirso, São Brás de Alportel, Seixal, Sesimbra, Silves, Sintra, Sobral de Monte Agraço, Vagos and Vila Franca de Xira constitute the 33 municipalities at very high risk (i. e., with an incidence rate above 240 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants in the last 14 days or 480 if they are low density municipalities).

For these municipalities the following measures have been imposed:

  • Requirement of digital certificate or negative test in the access to restaurants for indoor meal service on Fridays from 7 p.m. and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays during the whole day. With this measure, which will be implemented at 3.30 p.m. on July 10 (Saturday), establishments will be allowed to operate until 10.30 p.m;
  • Restriction on circulation on the streets after 11 p.m.;
  • Teleworking is mandatory when activities allow it;
  • Cultural shows until 10:30 p.m.;
  • Weddings and baptisms with 25% of the capacity;
  • Retail food stores until 9 p.m. during the week and until 7 p.m. on weekends and public holidays;
  • Non-food retail and services until 9 p.m. during the week and until 3:30 p.m. on weekends and public holidays;
  • Permission to practice medium-risk sport activities, without an audience;
  • Permission to practice physical activity outdoors up to six people and gyms without group classes;
  • Events held outdoors with reduced capacity, to be defined by the DGS;
  • Citizen Shops with on-site service by appointment.

In addition to these specific rules for high and very high risk municipalities, the Executive determined the requirement of a digital certificate or negative test for the access to touristic establishments and local accommodation in the whole continental territory, regardless of the risk level of each municipality.

For these purposes four types of tests are admitted:

  • PCR test, carried out within 72 hours prior to its presentation;
  • Antigen test with laboratory report, carried out within 48 hours before its presentation;
  • Rapid antigen test in the form of a self test, performed within 24 hours prior to its presentation in the presence of a health or pharmaceutical professional who certifies its performance and result;
  • Rapid antigen test in the self-test modality, carried out on the spot, at the door of the establishment to be visited, under the verification of the people responsible for these spaces.

Check out the remaining measures here (in portuguese).

UPDATE - JULY 7 | 4:30 P.M

Due to the evolution of the pandemic in the country, on July 1, the Government reassessed the measures to be applied in the municipalities/councils according to the incidence rate of each one.

Albufeira, Almada, Amadora, Barreiro, Cascais, Constância, Lisboa, Loulé, Loures, Mafra, Mira, Moita, Odivelas, Oeiras, Olhão, Seixal, Sesimbra, Sintra and Sobral de Monte Agraço are the 19 municipalities at very high risk (i.e. with an incidence rate above 240 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants in the last 14 days, or 480 if they are low density municipalities).

The following measures apply to this group:

  • Restriction on circulation on the streets after 11 p.m.;
  • Teleworking is mandatory when activities allow it;
  • Restaurants, cafes and bakeries may operate until 10:30 p.m. during the week and until 3:30 p.m. on weekends and public holidays (inside, with a maximum of 4 people per group; outside, 6 people per group);
  • Cultural shows until 10:30 p.m.;
  • Weddings and baptisms with 25% of the capacity;
  • Retail food stores until 9 p.m. during the week and until 7 p.m. on weekends and public holidays;
  • Non-food retail and services until 9 p.m. during the week and until 3:30 p.m. on weekends and public holidays;
  • Permission to practice medium-risk sport activities, without an audience;
  • Permission to practice physical activity outdoors up to six people and gyms without group classes;
  • Outdoor events with reduced capacity, to be defined by the DGS;
  • Citizen Shops with on-site service by appointment.

Check here the remaining measures (in portuguese).

UPDATE - MAY 26 | 11:40 A.M

Universidade Católica Portuguesa will intensify its tracking activity, offering SARS CoV-2 screening tests. Thus, we invite you to take part in the SARS-CoV-2 Tracking, free of charge and held at the premises of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, contributing to a safe experience on campus.

Participating is very simple:

  • Simply fill out the registration form, scheduling a date and time at your convenience;
  • On the scheduled day and time, check in at the indicated location on each campus.

Learn all about this screening here.

We thank you all for your cooperation. Together for the safety of all!

UPDATE - APRIL 16 | 1:10 P.M

In accordance with the current deconfinement plan, April 19th will mark the return to face-to-face activities in Higher Education. In addition to the various measures taken over time to ensure a safe experience on campus, Universidade Católica Portuguesa has been implementing the SARS-CoV-2 Tracking.

All members of the academic community who participate in campus activities and meet the eligibility criteria for testing (mentioned below) are invited to participate in this tracking, which requires prior registration. To do so, you should check your institutional e-mail inbox, where you will have access to the registration form and other information about the testing. You can also find all the information about the SARS-CoV-2 Tracking here.

The eligible criteria for testing any member of the academic community are as follows:

  • To be asymptomatic and have not had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19;
  • To have no history of laboratory confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection within the past 90 days.

This tracking does not replace the maintenance of mandatory safety and security behaviors, such as: 

  • Members of the community must not travel to campus, even for this testing, if they have symptoms compatible with this infection;
  • The use of masks on campus is mandatory, both inside and outside campus buildings;
  • Keep the recommended physical distance;
  • Frequent hands washing/disinfecting,

and all the other procedures included in the Safety Practices Manual: Lisbon Headquarters, Porto Regional Centre, Braga Regional Centre and Viseu Regional Centre.

UPDATE - MARCH 31 | 19:20 P.M

Following the confinement measures’ lifting strategy defined by the Government, please be informed that the University will proceed to a gradual reactivation of its activities, with the following phasing:

PHASE 1 – April 6th:

  • In-person tests and exams may take place on campus, having in mind all the distancing and remaining rules already defined in the Safety Practices Manual;
  • Libraries are open, however prior seating reservation is required;
  • In the four campi of UCP, food services will be available via cafeteria and/or canteen, according to each campus’ needs;
  • Front office services will continue to be available subject to previous appointment for in-person assistance;

PHASE 2 – April 19th:

  • All teaching activities will return to the blended regime, as practiced during the first semester of 2020/21;

PHASE 3 – May 3rd:

  • Libraries and all front office services will be provided without the need of a prior appointment;

PHASE 4 – May 17th

  • Master's, doctoral vivas and agregação’s sessions may be held in person on campus;

All face-to-face academic events with public attendance, namely seminars, workshops, conferences and congresses, remain suspended. In this context, the in-person graduation and diploma awarding ceremonies for graduates of the academic year 2019/20 are cancelled.

In all the reactivation phases, support staff will keep working remotely whenever possible, except for those whose on-site services are necessary for the 4 campi activities.

Additional information appropriate for specific situations not covered by this message will be provided by the Pro-Rectors, the Administrator or the Deans to faculty, students and staff.

Universidade Católica Portuguesa will permanently monitor the evolution of the epidemiological situation in the country and will act, at any time, with appropriate measures for the protection of its community, modifying the phases here described, accordingly.

We reinforce the importance of reading the UCP’s Safety Practices Manual for the protection and safety of the entire academic community.

Together in the safety of all!

UPDATE - MARCH 23 | 11:50 A.M

Update of the Safety Practices Manual of the Braga Regional Centre. For your reference, please see the changes here.

UPDATE - MARCH 18 | 11:30 A.M

Update of the Safety Practices Manual of the Viseu Regional Centre. For your reference, please see the changes here.

UPDATE - MARCH 15 | 12:00 P.M

Updating the information on teleworking, in accordance with the extension of the validity of Decree 3-A/2021, of 14 January, until 1 March 2021.

UPDATE - FEBRUARY 15 | 2:30 P.M

Taking in consideration the extension of the State of Emergency declared by the Government and having in mind the evolution of the country´s health situation, classes in the second semester will be held in remote mode until Easter break. 

By the end of March, the situation will be assessed and according measures will be taken either to change or to maintain classes in remote mode. 

The national Universidade Católica Portuguesa's Day Celebrations, previously scheduled for March 26, will take place on a remote model.

The current pandemic situation and the adopted restraining measures also advise to the suspension of graduation and diploma awarding sessions during the present academic year. 

 In a time of exception, we will maintain our commitment to the mission with normality and security.

UPDATE - FEBRUARY 15 | 11:10 A.M

Updating the information on teleworking, in accordance with the extension of the validity of Decree 3-A/2021, of 14 January, until 1 March 2021.

UPDATE - FEBRUARY 2 | 6:30 P.M

Data on the functioning of the buildings, car parks and canteens on the Foz campus of the Porto Regional Centre has been updated. For your reference, please consult the change here

UPDATE - JANUARY 25 | 8:45 P.M

Following the notice issued on January 22, the Lisbon campus’ academic community is informed of the following:

  1. All the buildings are open to the academic community during working days, between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm, through the following entrances and exits:
     
    1. Building 1-3 (old building) - main door
    2. Building 4 – ground floor
    3. Building 5 - 1st floor
    4. The library will be closed on Saturdays 
  2. Both the north car park and the underground car park are closed.
  3. Canteens and cafeterias are closed, except for the one on the ground floor in building 4, which will remain open between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, but accessible only to members of the academic community.
  4. On campus, the use of surgical masks (or those of higher protection) rather than social masks, is strongly recommended.
UPDATE - JANUARY 22 | 19:40 P.M

Read here the communication send to the entire Academic Community, regarding the new measures implemented as a result of the current pandemic situation in Portugal.

UPDATE - JANUARY 21 | 03:43 P.M

 The contingency plan has been updated. Please see the changes here.

UPDATE - JANUARY 21 | 11:00 A.M

The contacts of the Bookstore and Stationery in Lisbon have been updated. The shops are temporarily closed, with services available in the online shop. For your reference, please see the changes here.

UPDATE - JANUARY 20 | 07:00 P.M

Read here the letter from Isabel Capeloa Gil, Rector of the UCP, regarding the new measures implemented as a result of the current pandemic situation in Portugal. From these measures we highlight:

• Starting next week, rapid antigen tests will be available to members of the community deemed to have had justified risk contacts and who are still asymptomatic

• transfer classes at the start the second semester to an online model. This is a temporary suspension of in-person instruction, which will be in force until the end of the lockdown period.

LAST UPDATE - JANUARY 15 | 10:30 A.M

According to the measures issued by the Government through Decree no. 3-A / 2021, the contingency plan at UCP’s 4 campi will be adapted until January 30, 2021, to include the following measures;

  1. Classes will remain in the current in-person model, as well as exams and evaluations so decided for the different academic programs;
  2. Master's and doctoral vivas shall take place remotely;
  3. All buildings will remain open, with access to libraries by members of the community only. All works only available for on-site consultation require previous seat reservation;
  4. Faculties and Schools will maintain minimum services to support teaching and research activities;
  5. Front office staff will preferably operate in a remote model, and pre-booked in-person assistance will be available if needed;
  6. Cafeterias will remain open adjusted to the campi working hours, and complemented with vending machines;
  7. Shift work regime will apply whenever it is not possible for a service to run entirely on a remote model;
  8. Considering that IT and infrastructure services’ teams are key to the university's activities, remote work shall not include IT personel;
  9. All members of the academic community must carry their university identification card, at all times, in the event of having to make proof of their university related travels to the authorities.
  10. Any additional information, for circumstances not covered by this notice, will be provided by the Pro-Rectors, the Administrator or by each Dean to professors, staff and students.
UPDATE - NOVEMBER 24 | 2:00 P.M

Considering the implementation of restrictive measures sanctioned by the Government on November 21st, adjusted to the evolution of the pandemic conditions in high-risk districts, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, loyal to a strict containment policy, will apply additional preventive measures in all 4 campi, on November 30 and December 7. The following measures are secured by the University’s technological platforms that will allow remote work for the staff and virtual classroom sessions for faculty and students.

  1. On both days, all teaching and training activities will be offered online. Staff will work remotely, whenever their functions allow it.
  2. As a precautionary measure all UCP buildings will be closed but the university will continue to work with its usual intensity through remote systems.
  3. Schools will provide any additional information not covered by this notice to their faculty and staff. All users may access the online services provided on the platforms, following the information available on the institutional website.
  4. All public defenses scheduled for those two days will take place via videoconferencing.
UPDATE - NOVEMBER 18 | 09:40 A.M

The e-mail address of the D. José Pedro da Silva Library (Viseu) has been updated. For your reference, please see the changes here.

UPDATE - NOVEMBER 5 | 11:00 A.M

The opening hours of the Services of the Braga Regional Centre have been updated. For your reference, please see the changes here.

UPDATE - NOVEMBER 4 | 3:40 P.M

The opening hours of the School Services and the Treasury of the Viseu Regional Centre and Porto Regional Centre have been updated. For your reference, please see the changes here.

UPDATE - NOVEMBER 3 | 4:02 P.M

The schedule of the John Paul II University Library at UCP's Headquarters in Lisbon was changed. For your reference, please see the changes here.

UPDATE - OCTOBER 14 | 5:25 P.M

The Contacts section in the COVID-19 area has been updated and the Contingency Plan made available. For your reference, please see the changes here.

UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 24 | 11:33 A.M

The useful links and Good Practices Manual sections in the COVID-19 area have been updated. For your reference, see the changes here.

UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 18 | 4:55 P.M

The services contacts have been updated. For your reference, see the changes here.

UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 15 | 4:00 P.M

The service schedules have been updated. For your reference, check here the changes and keep track of them.

UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 1 | 3:14 P.M

Read here the UCP Safety Practices

UPDATE - AUGUST 28 | 5:18 P.M

Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) is certified in its 4 campi (Lisbon, Porto, Braga and Viseu) with the COVID-SAFE verification seal attributed by the Portuguese Certification Association (APCER).

More information here.

UPDATE - JUNE 15 | 11 A.M

Read here the UCP Campus Reactivation Plan.

UPDATE - MAY 4, 7:10 P.M

Following the guidelines of the national health authorities regarding COVID-19, from May 11, Católica will be progressively resuming on prem activities at its four campi. The lifting of restrictions will take place according to three phases and shall be evaluated at the end of each quarter. The easing of lockdown measures shall be geared towards enabling a smooth wrapping up of the semester and a careful preparation of the new academic year.

As previously communicated, teaching will continue to be held remotely through ZOOM, TEAMS, MOODLE and BLACKBOARD. Exceptions to this situation and face to face sessions shall only be allowed for lab work and experimental classes at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, the Institute of Health Sciences, the School of the Arts and the School of Biotechnology. Researchers shall also be allowed to resume lab work, which was suspended with the enforcement of the state of emergency.

The lifting of lockdown measures shall take place according to the following stages:

Stage 0 – May 4 to 8 – Cleaning and sanitization

Stage I – May 11 to 22 – Resuming of front office services (low intensity)

Stage II – After May 22 – Resuming of research work and educational activities with students

Detailed information regarding the Campus Reactivation Plan may be found here. In addition, each School shall outline and inform students of the proceedings regarding its activities and the semester’s final assessment models.

The Rector thanks the unprecedented work of faculty and support staff in making the online transition, assuring the quality of our service at a time of exception. A note of thanks to the students’ unions is also due and their efforts to strengthen the quality of our service. 

Together we shall rise stronger.

More information here

UPDATE - APRIL 9, 5:01 P.M

On March 13, the academic community was informed that all face-to-faceteaching activities would be suspended until April 9. Transition to digital platforms started immediatelyand has been successfully completed across all campi.

In view of the evolution of the COVID-19situation and the announced maintenance of the closure of schools by the Government, at least until the 4th of May, and in order not to cause renewed disruption in the last month of regular academic activity, face-to-face teaching shall not be resumed till the end of the semester. 

At the end of April, UCP will evaluate whether other services and face-to-face activities may be resumedon the campuses. At that point, the Rector and the Deans shall decide on the possibility of conducting the final evaluationson prem. This shall takeinto account the needs of each campus and the pedagogical model enforced at each academic unit.

UPDATE - MARCH 20, 4:30 P.M

Click here to watch the message of acknowledgement and hope from Isabel Capeloa Gil to the entire academic community

UPDATE - MARCH 15, 3:48 P.M

Universidade Católica Portuguesa, following a strict containment policy, will apply additional prevention measures at headquarters (Lisbon) and at the Regional Centers, starting on Monday, 16-3-2020. These measures are a result of:

  • the information about positive infection diagnoses in employees of UCP external providers, and the uncertainty that this situation may create;
  • the assurance that UCP's technological platforms will provide remote working capabilities for all employees and are delivering classes in a virtual classroom system. Thus, all the buildings in the Lisbon campus will be closed starting Monday.

    The university shall continue to provide services on the same level as before, albeit now remotely. Additional and appropriate information for specific situations will be provided by the Deans to their teachers and collaborators. All users can interact with the online services by following the information available on the institutional website.

    Vivas are cancelled and shall be rescheduled accordingly. This measure shall be enforced on all UCP campi. At this critical moment, the Rector and her team wishes everyone serenity and courage so that together we can overcome this situation unscathed.

To access all available information, know more here.

 UPDATE - MARCH 13, 7:10 P.M

In accordance to the emergency prevention measures approved by the Portuguese Council of Ministers, UCP informs that the face-to-face services provided by the school office, treasury, social responsibility office, and information office are closed until April 9.

The contact with the above services should be made exclusively by e-mail or telephone. To access the contacts list click here, and go to the "useful contacts" area.  

The classes are currently suspended until April 9, and UCP is working towards transferring them to online platforms.

Know more here

 UPDATE - MARCH 12, 3:20 P.M

As a protection measure for the Academic Community, the attendance of the university services and the treasury will be conditioned in person until March 30.

Contacts should be made primarily via email or phone.

UPDATE - MARCH 12, 11:30 A.M

Universidade Católica Portuguesa informs that it is in permanent contact with the Health Authorities in order to implement the necessary measures in view of the evolution of the situation related to COVID-19.
As a precaution, the face-to-face classes at the Lisbon, Porto and Braga campi have been suspended for a period of two weeks.
Read the statement here
More information about COVID-19, here.

UPDATE - MARCH 10, 1:46 P.M

At the Lisbon campus, all events (workshops, conferences, seminars) will be cancelled from tomorrow, March 11

Also at the Braga campus public events involving a large number of people will be cancelled and the libraries of this Regional Centre are closed to the public.      

The Porto campus informs that there are still no suspected or confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and is following all the recommendations of the General Direction of Health and national and international authorities.

The University is aware of the sensitivity of the subject and is following the evolution of the epidemic minute by minute and taking preventive measures accordingly. The University will make a new update on this topic whenever justified.

More information here.

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