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Decree Law No. 60-A/2021

Publication: Republic Diary No. 136/2021, Series I of 2021-07-15
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 60-A/2021
  • Pages: 7-(2) a 7-(3)

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law creates an exceptional scheme concerning the availability in the national market of rapid antigen tests (TRAg), in the self-test modality.

What is going to change?

Self-test TRAGs for screening SARS-CoV-2 infection can now be sold in supermarkets and hypermarkets, provided the conditions defined by the manufacturer are met.

The necessary guidelines for the use of the self-test TRAg are issued by the Directorate-General for Health, INFARMED and the Doutor Ricardo Jorge National Institute of Health.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law, by diversifying the places where rapid antigen tests are sold, facilitates access to them, establishing an important public health measure.

It strengthens measures to control the pandemic. When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on 16 July 2021.

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