Information to Professionals (CODIV 19)

LAST UPDATE : 30 March (6pm) 

 
Madeira has, as yet, fourty (40) positive cases of COVID-19,  170 suspected cases under study, and  792 negative suspected cases until the present date.
At this moment, there are 1670 cases under active surveillance on record.
 
The Regional Government anounced further restrictive measures, some more specifically, for the Tourism Sector. Consult the official statement by the Regional Government at:  https://www.madeira.gov.pt/
 
The State of Emergency in which we live, means the need to confine the entire population, as a way to contain the spread of COVID-19.
It is important that, in the case of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, entry into the territory, through airports, is reduced to the strictly necessary and to the unavoidable in all means.
 
  • At the present moment, the mandatory social isolation regime for all passengers disembarked at all airports in the Region is in force, including for resident passengers, the obligation to remain in a specific infrastructure, naturally different from the one for which they initially booked, is imposed.
    We are certain that this procedure represents a great help fighting against the spread of COVID-19.

     
  • Considering the constraints that will result thereof for non-residents who are in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, we recommend that decisions be made so as to avoid major constraints on all those involved.

     
Therefore:
 
  • We advise that contacts be made with the respective airlines, tour operators, or travel agents to adjust returns.
  • In the event of difficulty in establishing that contact, the respective diplomatic representations should be contacted
 

Furthermore, passengers disembarking at airports in the Autonomous Region of Madeira are currently subject to temperature control and the obligation to complete the survey that allows for the assessment of their health status in relation to COVID-19. If there is evidence that the passenger has symptoms associated with COVID-19, he/she will be  promptly referred, according to the IASAUDE protocol.
 
 
Tourist animation companies, travel agencies and maritime tour operators are suspended of all or any tourist animation activity, such as excursions, trips, guided visits, amongst others.
 
Besides these activities, all parks, gardens and walks are closed, as well as all tourist attractions, such as, museums, cable cars and the Monte sledges.
 
Only transfers to the airport are permitted, with a maximum capacity of 50% of the transport.

At the airport, passengers and crew temperature control as well as inquiries are being implemented and the archipelago ports’ and marinas’ are closed. 



It is imperative that all entities proceed according to the following manner:
  • Immediately inform clients with a reservation, that remaining on the island will require a mandatory quarantine of 14 days, in their hotel room; 
     
  • Also inform that the non-compliance of the mandatory quarantine of 14 days, inside the room, will result in a penal framework constituting a public crime subject to detention.
     
 
Madeira was the first region in Portugal to implement a "Contingency Plan for Emerging Infections: Coronavirus", presented on 03 February 2020, a document that is subject to continuous updates.
 
Link (download): Plano de Contingência para Infeções Emergentes: COVID-19 da RAM (Contingency Plan for Emerging Infections: Coronavirus - COVID 19  in Madeira Islands) - portuguese version
 
As an early detection measure, all tourist operators and local accommodation facilities when first contacting their guests must fill in a "Risk Assessment and Early Detection Questionnaire".
 
This "Questionnaire" is intended to assess the travel and residence history of guests upon their arrival and to verify the existence of symptoms such as cough, fever and respiratory difficulty. 

 
The areas with active transmission in the community (Date: 13/03/2020, see updates by the Portuguese Health Authorities) are:
 
Asia – China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore
Middle East – Iran
Europe – Italy, Switzerland, Spain (La Rioja; Madrid; Catalunha; País Basco), Alemanha (North-Rhine-Westphalia; Baden-Wurttenberg; Baviera), France (Île de France; Grand Est)
Therefore, please download an updated Questionnaire as per below.
 
This questionnaire should preferably be completed electronically after registration on the platform, accessible via the electronic menu on the IASAÚDE: http://apps.iasaude.pt/novocoronavirus2019/ (only available in portuguese).
 
 
 
Alternatively, this Questionnaire can be completed manually, by downloading the document from the IASAÚDE website in the section/field DOWNLOAD PDF (english version), and sent by email or delivered weekly to the email and address as follows.
 
IASAÚDE - Instituto de Administração da Saúde, IP-RAM
Rua Das Pretas, N.º 1
9004-515 Funchal
 
We also request your collaboration on promoting and raising public awareness concerning the information materials made available on the IASAÚDE website, namely the official health recomendations campaing informative document both in portuguese and english language.
 
We also recommend browsing the Circular Informativa 57 de 28-02-2020 do IASAÚDE (IASAÚDE's Information Newsletter no. 57 of 28-02-2020) - available only in portuguese, which contains all procedures for prevention, control and surveillance in workplaces.
 
Also consult the IASAÚDE microsite, where all information regarding this topic is periodically updated: https://covidmadeira.pt/
 
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