The governor of the Distrito Federal, Mr. Ibaneis Rocha, signed on Friday, May 22nd, a new decree on the functioning of commercial activities in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The text allows the opening of shopping centers from Wednesday, May 27th, with the adoption of security measures. And on Sunday, May 24th, the Distrito Federal government also issued a new decree, specifying which establishments are allowed to open their doors and resume their activities, as well as their new opening hours.

Many types of shops not previously open will resume their activities starting Tuesday, May 26th, check the end of this article to know which services will be functioning.  However, other activities such as events, beauty salons, gyms, parks, restaurants and bars continue with on-site activities suspended.

Classes in the public and private networks remain interrupted, as well as the activities of the daycares. Previously, the measure was valid until May 31st. With the new decree, however, the suspension is indefinite.

According to the decree, malls and shopping centers will be able to operate from 1 pm to 9 pm. These locations will only remain open if the following conditions are met:

  • Supply of personal protection equipment and 70% hand sanitizer to all employees, collaborators, contractors and service providers;
  • Conducting Covid-19 tests, every 15 days, on all employees, collaborators, outsourced workers and service providers in the shopping center;
  • Prohibition of recreation areas and stores such as playrooms, electronic games, cinemas, theaters and the like;
  • Prohibition of food courts and kiosks, exclusively authorizing home delivery services and product removal, consumption on site is prohibited;
  • Temperature measurement of all customers before entering the mall;
  • Prohibition of the use of fitting rooms in clothing stores;
  • 50% capacity limitation for parking use.


Here’s the list of what’s operating in the Distrito Federal as of Tuesday, May 26th, as well as their opening hours:

 Will operate at the time specified in their licenses:

  • Supermarkets
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Minimarkets
  • Groceries
  • Butcher shops
  • Seafood stores
  • Bakeries
  • Baker shops
  • Specialized trade in natural products, supplements and food formulas
  • Gas stations and their convenience stores
  • Pharmaceuticals trade (Such as drugstores)
  • Medical, dental, laboratory and pharmaceutical clinics and offices (as well as speech therapists);
  • Veterinary clinics
  • Wholesale stores
  • Building materials and home products stores, including home centers
  • Civil construction trade, hardware, lumber, locksmiths, paint stores and the like
  • Pet shops and stores of veterinary medicines or sanitizing products
  • The entire automotive vehicle chain
  • Technology companies, except computer equipment and supply stores
  • Funerals and related services
  • Lottery and banking correspondents
  • Laundry, dyeing and towel rack activities
  • Companies in the vector and urban pest control segment
  • Bank branches and credit unions
  • Furniture sector
  • Electro-electronic sector
  • Sistema S (Institutions of interest for professional workers):
    • Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial (Senai);
    • Serviço Social do Comércio (Sesc);
    • Serviço Social da Indústria (Sesi);
    • Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem do Comércio (Senac);
    • Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Rural (Senar);
    • Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem do Cooperativismo (Sescoop);
    • Serviço Social de Transporte (Sest);
    • Serviço Brasileiro de Apoio às Micro e Pequenas Empresas (Sebrae);
    • Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem do Transporte (Senat);
  • Opticians
  • Real estate activities
  • Legal, accounting and auditing activities
  • Architectural and engineering activities
  • Haberdashery and fabric stores
  • Extractive industries
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Construction
  • Activities of the entire automotive vehicle chain


Will be open from 9am to 5pm:

  • General Services
  • Graphic design activities
  • Financial activities, insurance and related services
  • Activities of companies, consultancy and business management
  • Advertising and communication activities
  • Administrative activities and complementary services
  • Travel agencies, tour operators and reservation services
  • Newspaper and magazine stalls


Will be open from 11am to 7pm:

  • Retail trade in general, with the exception of street vendors (Which are not yet allowed to operate)
  • Trade in fuels and lubricants, except gas stations (Which will remain open according to the specified timeslot in their licenses).
  • Florists
  • Footwear stores
  • Clothes stores
  • Cutting and Sewing Services
  • Fire Extinguishers Stores
  • Retail trade of sporting goods



Reminder that entrance in the facilities mentioned in this article will be prohibited for those who do not adhere to the use of face masks, as of mentioned in This Article (Click here)




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