Government launches website on COVID-19 response plan


The Portuguese Government launched the website in view of the need to inform citizens about the new coronavirus / COVID-19. A mobileapplication with the same content will also be available soon.

The information is included in a single platform, serving as a practical guide to support citizens, families and businesses. In addition to providing information on prevention and containment measures, exceptional measures adopted by the government for each government area, and official emergency contacts, citizens are also allowed access, including forms, to access the support available from the government.

Another important area is the digital access ​​to public services, which allows citizens to request services available online or over the phone.

The Frequently Asked Questions section, which is updated regularly, includes questions collected by VOST Portugal volunteers on social media, and answers by the competent health authorities, such as DGS, SPMS, INEM, INSA and INFARMED.

This initiative has partners in the technology area (AWS, CISCO, Google and Microsoft) and telecommunications operators (Altice, NOS, Vodafone and APRITEL), making it possible to operate the teleworking regime. Citizens, schools, public services and companies can find on this website a set of tutorials of good practices that aim to facilitate the process of adapting their activities during this period.

The website and the application were built with the support of VOST Portugal and ESRI Portugal.

Source: Portuguese Government Portal