Integrated in the measures foreseen for the phase of lifting the lockdown that started on April 5th, the reopening of fairs and markets in the city was authorised by the municipality. The measure takes effect now and it does not include Feira da Vandoma and Feira do Cerco.
Porto City Hall considers that the safety conditions for the opening of a series of fairs are met, supported by the analysis of epidemiological criteria, ensured by the publication, dissemination, inspection and compliance with the rules contained in the existing contingency plans, thus being safeguarded the measures issued by the Direção-Geral da Saúde (health authority).
The gradual reduction of the transmission risk by the novel coronavirus, nationally, and particularly, in the Municipality of Porto, supports the decision to reopen fairs and markets.
Thus, Municipal Fairs: Feira de Antiguidades e Velharias, Feira dos Passarinhos, Feira da Numismática, Feira da Filatelia e Colecionismo, Feira da Pasteleira, Feira do Artesanato da Batalha and Mercado de Artesanato do Porto, Mercadinho da Ribeira, Mercado da Ribeira, Mercado de Levante do Covelo and Feira de Produtos Biológicos do Parque da Cidade have the green light to restart activity.
To these are joined the Flea Market, Urban Market, Market Place, Mercado da Alegria, Mercado de S. Bartolomeu, Mercado de S. Miguel, Mercado da Terra, Mercado do Molhe, Sensations Market, Pink Market, Mercado das Marcas, Mercado da Serafina, Mercado Porto Belo, Mercadinho dos Clérigos and Família Desce à Rua.
With two exceptions: for minimising the impact related to the proliferation of the pandemic, as well as the protection of Porto’s population, Feira da Vandoma, for its specificity, size and influx of visitors, and Feira do Cerco, for being in a residential area with a major population agglomeration, remain closed.
The Municipality warns, however, that the measure may be extended or modified depending on the progress of the epidemic, according to the decisions that may be adopted nationally.