The Council of Ministers approved a resolution declaring a situation of contingency throughout the mainland national territory until 23:59 hours on 30 September 2021. 
Under the terms of the statement of the Council of Ministers, the law, which will come into force on Monday 23 August, advances the entire territory of mainland Portugal to phase 2 of the current Deconfining Plan.  

This second phase of deconfinement beginning on August 23rd will be characterized by the following measures, provided for in the current Council of Ministers' communiqué, whose content is transcribed for applicable cases 
- the number of people per group inside restaurants and similar establishments will be increased from 6 to 8 people, and in esplanades from 10 to 15 people; 
- events, whether of a family nature, including weddings and christenings, or cultural in fixed performance venues, will now have an occupancy limit of 75%; 
- the occupation, permanence and physical distance regarding the allocation of spaces accessible to the public will now have an indicative maximum of 1 person per 12.5 m2.
- For the access to establishments, the rules foreseen for the access to tourist or local accommodation establishments apply (presentation, by the clients, of the COVID Digital Certificate or a test with negative result);