Corona Virus - Covid 19.

Details of of the latest government information on the Corona Virus - Covid 19 have been reproduced

below from the AFPOP Website who provided this update.  Group sizes have been reduced back to 5 people.

With regard to this current information I we have to  continue of the suspention of our larger group activities for the time being. 

The ASB Challenge and Photo Challenge can continue with small groups of no more than FIVE people.

Please note you can not have for example 15 people on a ride and divide into 3 groups of 5 people.

This will not comply with the rules. You must avoid areas in lockdown when riding to waypoints.


I think the health and safety of our members and others must be paramount as many of us must fall into the high risk category. 

Please understand that it is better for the ASB to be seen to be acting responsibly in these difficult times. 

Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

Take care and stay safe.

David Shirley, Organiser,  Algarve Senior Bikers.

For people wishing to report any health problems they can contact the SNS health line 808 24 24 24.

Update 13 November 20

Supplied by AFPOP

Below is the  alphabetical list of areas of Portugal affected by the increased
restrictions on circulation which come into force at 00:01 on Monday 16th November until
Midnight on Tuesday 1
st December. The situation will be re-evaluated every 15 days.

The following counties were added to the list from Monday the 16th of November at 00h01:
Abrantes, Agueda, Albergaria-a-Velha, Albufeira, Alcanena, Aljustrel, Almeida, Almeirim,
Alvaiázere, Anadia, Ansião, Ponte da Barca, Arganil, Arronches, Boticas, Campo Maior,
Cantanhede, Carrazeda de Ansiães, Castro Daire, Celorico da Beira, Coimbra, Condeixa-a-Nova,
Coruche, Crato, Cuba, Elvas, Estarreja, Évora, Faro, Ferreira do Alentejo, Figueira Castelo,
Rodrigo, Freixo de Espada à Cinta, Grândola, Ílhavo, Lagos, Lamego, Mangualde, Manteigas,
Mealhada, Mêda, Mira, Miranda do Corvo, Miranda do Douro, Mirandela, Monforte,
Montalegre, Montemor-o-Velho, Mora, Murtosa, Nelas, Oliveira do Bairro, Ourém, Pampilhosa
da Serra, Penalva do Castelo, Penamacor, Penela, Ponte de Sor, Portalegre, Portimão, Proençaa-Nova, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Resende, Salvaterra de Magos, São Pedro do Sul, Sátão, Seia,
Sousel, Tábua, Tavira, Torre de Moncorvo, Vagos, Vieira do Minho, Vila do Bispo, Vila Nova de
Foz Côa, Vila Nova de Paiva, Vila Real de Santo António, Viseu
Seven counties that left the list on Friday 13th of November at 00h01:
Batalha, Mesão Frio, Moimenta da Beira, Pinhel, São João da Pesqueira, Tabuaço & Tondela
The following counties remain on the list and will continue with the measures:
Alcácer do Sal, Alcochete, Alenquer, Alfândega da Fé, Alijó, Almada, Amadora, Amarante,
Amares, Arouca, Arruda dos Vinhos, Aveiro, Azambuja, Baião, Barcelos, Barreiro, Beja,
Belmonte, Benavente, Borba, Braga, Bragança, Cabeceiras de Basto, Cadaval, Caminha,
Cartaxo, Cascais, Castelo Branco, Castelo de Paiva, Celorico de Basto, Chamusca, Chaves,
Cinfães, Constância, Covilhã, Espinho, Esposende, Estremoz, Fafe, Felgueiras ,Figueira da Foz,
Fornos de Algodres, Fundão, Gondomar, Guarda, Guimarães, Idanha-a-Nova, Lisboa, Loures,
Lousada , Macedo de Cavaleiros, Mafra, Maia, Marco de Canaveses, Matosinhos, Mogadouro,
Moita, Mondim de Basto, Montijo, Murça, Odivelas, Oeiras, Oliveira de Azeméis, Oliveira de
Frades, Ovar, Paços de Ferreira ,Palmela, Paredes de Coura, Paredes, Penacova, Penafiel, Peso
da Régua, Ponte de Lima, Porto, Póvoa de Varzim, Póvoa do Lanhoso, Redondo, Ribeira da
Pena, Rio Maior, Sabrosa, Santa Comba Dão, Santa Maria da Feira, Santa Marta de Penaguião,
Santarém, Santo Tirso, São Brás de Alportel, São João da Madeira, Sardoal, Seixal, Sesimbra,
Setúbal, Sever do Vouga, Sines, Sintra, Sobral de Monte Agraço, Trancoso, Trofa, Vale da
Cambra, Valença, Valongo, Viana do Alentejo, Viana do Castelo, Vila do Conde, Vila Flor, Vila
Franca de Xira, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Vila Nova de Gaia, Vila Pouca de
Aguiar, Vila Real, Vila Velha de Ródão, Vila Verde, Vila Viçosa, Vizela.
Restrictions in force: In these areas it is the civic duty to remain at home. Citizens should
refrain from circulating in public spaces and roads, as well as in spaces and private roads
equivalent to public roads, except for previously authorised trips, to which are added trips for
activities carried out in day centres and to visit residents in residential structures for the
elderly and for people with disabilities, as well as trips to stations and post offices , bank
branches and insurance brokers or insurance agencies and the necessary trips to leave
mainland Portugal;
It is prohibited to hold celebrations and other events that involve groups of people in excess of
five people, unless they belong to the same household and the ban on the holding of fairs and
uprising markets is reintroduced, although religious ceremonies and shows according to the
rules of the General Directorate of Health may go ahead.
It is mandatory to adopt the teleworking regime where the functions in question allow it
unless the employee is prevented from doing so by work requirements.
In addition to the exceptional measures described above, the number of people in each group
in restaurants is limited to six, for the entire national territory, unless they belong to the same
In the remainder of mainland Portugal, the disaster situation regime that was previously
announced continues to apply.