Sintra Parks and Monuments to reopen this Monday

by Lisboeta

Magical Sintra is back!

This Monday May 18 Sintra reopens to the public the parks and monuments, in line with the schedule established by the Portuguese government.

The company, Parques de Sintra, that manages Sintra Parks and Monuments, said it has already obtained the “Clean & Safe” seal awarded by Turismo de Portugal. This seal is awarded to companies in the tourism business that follow the guidelines from the Portuguese health authorities to to avoid contamination of spaces with SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus).

As for the return to operation, it will be accompanied by the implementation of new measures to safeguard the safety conditions of employees and visitors, in accordance with the directives of the health authorities in the context of the prevention of Covid-19, the Parques de Sintra said.

The new access rules include the use of a mask and the conditional admission of visitors, in order to guarantee stockings within the limits stipulated by the health authorities and which correspond to a maximum of two-thirds of the load capacity of the monuments.

The need to follow the minimum security distance will be signaled, visitors should regularly sanitize their hands and will only be admitted payments with bank cards or MBWay, not accepting cash. Also suspended is the rental of audio guides for individual visits and radio guides for group visits, having external guides who bring their own radio guide system.

The mandatory wearing of a mask applies to all employees, being complemented with other personal protective equipment, such as gloves and visors, in the contact posts with the public and in the operations that justify it. The teams whose work has to be done in person will have differentiated scales and will remain in telework all employees with functions compatible with this regime.

These and other measures will be accompanied by the strengthening of the frequency of hygiene and systematic disinfection of spaces, with special focus on areas with greater public flow.

In addition to all this, the operation is resumed on May 18, International Museum Day, so the date will be marked with an Open Day with free entrances in all parks and monuments managed by Parques de Sintra.

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