Mask mandate extended to 10-year-olds

Portugal’s DGS health authority has published its rules for the nation’s return to school later this month, saying the wearing of masks for pupils from the age of six is “strongly recommended”, while it is obligatory from the age of 10. From Monday next week mass testing of teaching and non-teaching staff will be going ahead in anticipation of the start of the new academic year, while pupils will be tested from September 20 to October 1.