COVID19 – General Update

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IWP COVID19 Urgent Update


Welcome to the IWP Newsletter
October 2020

Dear IWP members,  we are sorry to inform you that due to the increasing number of infections by COVID19 in the past few days in Portugal, we are suspending all group activities which involve physical presence, including the weekly coffee mornings and the outdoor walks.

The Executive Board cares too much about you and does not want to put you at risk, unnecessarily!
So, we are encouraging you to move all IWP regular meetings, such as book clubs, knitting clubs, etc onto virtual; We are using “Google Meet” at the moment and it seems to be very easy indeed;

We are also looking for ideas for other activities we could organize online, such as cooking classes, or computer classes, etc that will keep us amused and increase our technical skills. Do you have any ideas? If so, please send them over to [email protected]

Please feel free to read more on our website here: 

Maria Barros and the Executive Board

Application to combat the pandemic is now available.

The StayAway Covid app that aims to identify potential exposures to people infected with Covid-19 is now available for download on iOS and Android. The use of the  app  launched by the Government is voluntary, free and anonymous, and intends to function as a complementary tool to contain the expansion of the Covid-19 pandemic. 
How does the  StayAway Covid  app  work?

Read more here: 




  • We are always looking for members to help our IWP Executive Board run this wonderful organisation. If you would like to get involved, please click here to contact us.
  • Please note that in keeping with the objectives of the Association, the promotion of a business or the sale of goods or services is not allowed.
We also have a closed Facebook group (IWP Members Forum) for members to share ideas and fun photos of the activities they do together.  Now you are a member, we will add you to the group. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Best wishes,

Maria Barros
Executive President of IWP