Covid 19 - Information nº2
Considering the recent situation of COVID 19, Statistics Portugal informs that almost all of its personnel is temporarily working from home and that will try to maintain its regular activity, fulfilling its mission as the main national statistical authority in producing official statistics.
Support to respondents and to users is being conducted only by internet and telephone, using the usual channels, maintaining all the attention and professionalism within the current constrains.
Data collection will only be carry out by telephone and internet, to which we ask respondents – families and enterprises - the best collaboration.
Despite the circumstances, Statistics Portugal will try to maintain the statistical production and release calendar, as published in the official statistics website, although some adjustments might occur associated with the impact of the pandemic in obtaining primary information, to which we ask the understating of both citizens and the media.
Any changes will be duly announced in the release calendar.
Covid 19 - Information nº1
Fulfilling its mission as the main national statistical authority in producing official statistics, Statistics Portugal undertakes surveys to households, business units and to other entities.
Under the actual circumstances, Statistics Portugal decided to suspend face to face interviews, i.e., which involve direct contact with citizens, due to the risks to both interviewers and respondents. This situation will be extended until the end of April 2020 and reevaluated in due time.
Telephone and internet data collection will be maintained, to which we ask respondents the best collaboration.
Internally Statistics Portugal is readjusting its way of working in order to assure official statistical production.
Concerning the statistical release calendar, as published in the official statistical website, some adjustments might occur, to which we ask the understating of both citizens and the media.