How can I protect myself from COVID-19?
Do I have to wear a mask to protect myself?
What kind of mask should I wear?
It is considered at this stage of the epidemic that the wearing of masks should be done by all people who stay indoors with several people (supermarkets, pharmacies, shops or business premises, public transport, etc.)
This is an additional protection measure for social distancing, hand hygiene and respiratory label.
The general population may wear non-surgical masks (community or social masks) so that surgical masks continue to be available to health professionals, who are the priority groups for wearing surgical masks.
For more information, see https://covid19.min-saude.pt.