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Decree Law No. 25-A/2021

Publication: Republic Diary No. 62/2021, Series I of 2021-03-30
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 25-A/2021
  • Pages: 32-(2) a 32-(3)

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law extends the exceptional and transitory scheme of reorganisation and minimisation of risks of transmission of the COVID-19 disease within the scope of labour relations with a view to preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection.

What is going to change?

The duration of the exceptional and transitional scheme for labour reorganisation and minimisation of the risk of transmission of the infection with COVID-19 disease within the scope of labour relations is extended until 31 December 2021.

This period may be extended, after consultation with the social partners.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law reinforces the prevention, containment and mitigation of the transmission of the infection with COVID-19 disease, maintaining, until the end of the year, the adoption of specific measures in the areas of the territory where the epidemiological situation justifies it.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on the day following its publication.

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