Hours of banks and public services change with Brazil’s World Cup game; check out


The match of the Brazilian team against Croatia for the quarterfinals of the World Cup, at 12h (Brasília time) this Friday (9), changes the opening hours of several public agencies and services across the country.

Bank branches will serve the public for three hours, divided into two shifts, according to Febraban (Brazilian Federation of Banks). In the morning, from 9 am to 11 am, and in the afternoon, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, according to Brasilia time.

In states with a difference of one hour, the service will be from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm, and where the difference is two hours in relation to the federal capital, the branches will be open from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

The Stock Exchange maintains its normal operation.

Post offices will close at 11am and reopen 15 minutes after the end of the game. Federal Revenue posts will be closed.

INSS insured persons will also have to wait until Monday (12) to receive face-to-face assistance. This Friday, the agencies of the social security institute do not open. However, the telephone service (135) will work up to 30 minutes before the match and will return half an hour after the result of the dispute.

The Superior Court of Justice and the National Council of Justice will be open to the public from 7 am to 11 am. According to the council, procedural deadlines that begin or end this Friday will be extended to Monday (12).

State and municipal public services will also have special working hours. Citizens should consult each location, via the agency’s website or by telephone, so as not to miss the trip.

In São Paulo, state hospitals will maintain normal operation for urgent and emergency care, both in emergency rooms and in hospitalization sectors and surgical centers. The AMEs (Medical Specialty Outpatient Clinics) and the Elderly Reference Center (CRI Norte) will also maintain normal operation. The Paulista Institute of Geriatrics and Gerontology (IPGG), in the east of the capital, will be closed.

Pharmaceutical units that are part of the Dose Certa program will not be open this Friday, as well as places for blood donation. Already some units of Pharmacies of Specialized Medicines, known as “high cost”, will serve with reduced hours. Check the timetables for each one here.

All Bom Prato restaurants will serve lunch for R$1 from 10am. However, only the units of Suzano, Presidente Prudente, Barretos, Araçatuba, Bauru, Botucatu, Franca and Guarulhos will have the halls open for meals on site.

The Descomplica SP and Sabesp branches will partially attend by scheduling via the internet. Poupatempo units across the state will have their working hours suspended.

According to the São Paulo City Hall, some bodies of direct administration, autarchies and foundations will have their working hours suspended this Friday. The measure does not apply to UBSs (Basic Health Units), AMAs (Outpatient Medical Assistance), AMAs/Integrated UBSs, Specialty AMAs, Specialty Outpatient Clinics and Day Hospitals and Psychosocial Care Centers II, III and IV.

The public veterinary hospitals –North, South, East and West units– will only attend urgent and emergency cases.

So that everyone can follow the departure, buses, CPTM and EMTU will maintain the schedule, with demand monitoring and eventual expansions in the fleet, if necessary. The lines of the São Paulo Metro, for example, will serve passengers with a maximum fleet in circulation until 12:00.

According to the city hall, the assembly of the reversible lanes will take place from 10 am this Friday, to avoid traffic jams.

Those who are driving in the capital of São Paulo need to be aware, as the rotation of vehicles in the city continues to be maintained. This Friday, cars with license plates ending in 9 and 0 cannot circulate from 7 am to 10 am and from 5 pm to 8 pm or they will be fined R$ 130.16 plus four points on their driver’s license.

Users of municipal transport will be served during the usual hours at the points of sale in bus terminals and Expresso Tiradentes, from 6 am to 10 pm. Jabaquara and Santana stores will operate normally, from 7am to 5pm. Already the central post returns to meet on Monday.

Shopping malls, bars, restaurants, lottery shops and high street businesses are free to define their opening hours during Brazil’s matches in this Cup, in accordance with the associations representing each sector.

Markets and municipal grocery stores will close before the game and reopen after Brazil’s match against Croatia.

Brazilians with no interest in the match will be able to take advantage of the weather instability to enjoy the parks and sports centers of São Paulo, which will be open at normal hours. Cultural centers close, and theaters follow their own hours.

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