Thursday , August 5 2021

Justice suspends reopening of schools in the city of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro

Rio Court of Justice suspended on Sunday evening (4) a return to face-to-face classes in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The preliminary decision served the popular action of a group of councilors and deputies and can be appealed.

Judge Roberto Camara Lace Brandao, from the Judicial Service, ordered the suspension until the merits are decided or the decision of the town hall is revoked. The judge imposed a fine in the amount of 50 thousand R $ in case the ban is not observed.

On Friday (2), the decree of the Rio City Assembly envisages a return to classes and the continuation of the functioning of irrelevant public administration bodies. The regulation eases some restrictive measures while retaining others. See more below

According to the text of the decree of the municipal school could reopen on Monday only administratively. Face-to-face classes would return on Tuesday (6), but only in schools that were already functioning before the ten-day “emergency break” that ended on Sunday (4).

The city of Rio de Janeiro issued a decree on Friday (2) that alleviates some restrictive measures to contain the progress of Covid-19 starting next Friday (9) – e retains some restrictions.

The rules established by the municipality last week, during the period called “emergency break”, they were extended until Thursday (8).

Eduardo Paes: "We would like to open a city.  Not yet"

Eduardo Paes: “We would like to open the city. Not yet”

From the sixth is that other establishments such as shops, clubs, bars, restaurants and others will be allowed to reopen (see which ones are below).

Beaches, parks, waterfalls and others will remain prohibited (see the complete list at the end of the text).

On Saturday (3), the state of Rio also issued a new decree with restrictions in the fight against the spread of Covid. The measures will be valid from Monday to December 12.

The strictest municipal rules will prevail over the rules from the regulation. For example, in the capital, staying on the beaches is still forbidden. It is not listed in the state decree.

Copacabana Beach (archive) – Photo: Marcello Cavalcanti / Personal archive

What can be opened and scheduled

From Friday (9) to 9 pm *:

  • Bares
  • Snack bars
  • Restaurants
  • Shore kiosks

* After this time, it may work delivery only.

Also from Friday, from 11 am to 9 pm:

* Towards the town hall, “Activities within shopping malls, malls and gallery galleries should work according to time constraints”.

  • Museums
  • Zoo
  • Galleries
  • Libraries
  • Cinemas
  • Theaters
  • Stay on the sand at the beach
  • Street vendors
  • Dance clubs and nightclubs
  • Entrance of intercity buses rented with tourists
  • Events and happenings
  • Parks and waterfalls
  • Public and private parties
  • Samba Wheels
  • Fairs, exhibitions and congresses
  • Exercises and team sports *

* Exercises and team sports, including trails and the like, conducted by physical education teachers, whether in open or closed places, such as gyms and other private areas, are still prohibited.

The city informed that “naked” is also not allowed on the squares, fields and the like. Only individual activities are allowed.

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