Municipal Executive approves 52 million euros for pandemic fight

The Municipal Executive approved the first 2021 budget review yesterday morning, in the exact amount of 51.7 million euros, during a private meeting held by videoconference. Rui Moreira admits to the possibility that the Municipality further reinforces the pandemic fight effort in the nearest future. But, as these are uncertain times, Mayor Rui Moreira deems wise not to “be out of ammunition just yet”, even so because this crisis can get worse.

Non-digital ideas on social interaction? Meet “The Power of Design” challenge by the UP

The University of Porto opened an international competition to find a design solution that solves the pandemic conviviality crisis and provides fresh interpretations of social interactions. Applications are open until 15th March. First prize is three thousand euros.

The Municipality of Porto sets out internal pioneering measures to combat the hardening of the pandemic

The country is battling a rapid outbreak of Covid-19 new infections; as such, the Municipality of Porto continues to ensure both the safety of municipal workers performing essential activities and the regular functioning of services.

Bolhão Temporary Market adjusts business hours

Buying groceries at Bolhão Temporary Market is still ensured, amid the hardening of the pandemic preventive measures, although business hours have been adjusted, as of 26th January.

Deadline submission for rent support municipal programme extended to 15th February

Applications to the 9th edition of the Municipal Programme “Porto Solidário” are extended until 15th February. This programme is targeted at granting economic support to economic vulnerable households regarding house rent or purchase. This economic relief can go up to 350 euros per month. See how to apply here.

Rui Moreira announces new Emergency Support Line to associations

The Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira announced he is to put forward a proposal to open a new Emergency Support Line to Associations in Porto, within 15 days’ time, during the private Executive Meeting, held on 25th January, by videoconference.

The Municipality of Porto suspended parking meter payment in the city

The Municipality of Porto suspended all payment obligations, as regards outdoor parking spaces, starting 25th January. This measure is in line with the hardening of measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic, namely the mandatory curfew and the closing of schools.

Schools are closed but family support is ensured

Porto City Hall reactivated the programme to support vulnerable families amid the hardening of the pandemic crisis; as such, meal service is available in designated schools for the children that need it, as well as for children whose parents and tutors have to work as essential workers and do not have a household background to support them.

Students of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto battle misinformation on Covid-19

Get your information right with the support of the students of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP), under the “Ciência em 3 minutos” [“three minutes of Science”, free translation] project. The purpose is to counter the level of misinformation battling for people’s attention on social media.

Rui Moreira places Municipal Police resources at the disposal of the PSP

The Mayor of Porto City Hall, Rui Moreira will make available all Municipal police and logistical resources to the Metropolitan Command of the Porto Public Safety Police (PSP), starting at 12 o’clock midnight today. The goal is to unite efforts of both police forces in fighting the pandemic.