Corpus Christi changes the way banking and post offices, transport and health services work

Corpus Christi, celebrated this Thursday (16), will change the operation of several services in Porto Alegre. Due to the public holiday, the FGTAS/Sine, banking, CEEE Equatorial and Correios branches will not have service on Thursday. The trade is already allowed to operate, as long as the stores they intend to open have made the collective agreement of the class.

During the holidays, emergency services and hospitals in the municipality will remain open 24 hours a day to serve the population. On Friday (17), the services should not change, following the work rhythm of working days according to each.

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Find out what’s open and what’s closed in Porto Alegre

The Brazilian Banking Federation (Febraban) informs that there will be no service at bank branches on Thursday. On Friday, public service in agencies will return to normal.

As usual, self-service spaces will be made available to customers, as well as digital and remote service channels (internet and mobile banking). Cellular, computer and telephone services are available and allow virtually all financial transactions in the banking system. Consumption bills (water, energy, telephone, etc.) and bills due on June 16 can be paid, at no extra cost, on Friday.

According to Sindilojas-POA, the trade in the capital has permission to operate on Thursday. However, the entity points out that companies must have the collective agreement to be able to use the work of employees on the date. Friday is considered a normal working day in commerce, without changing the rules valid for weekdays.

Post offices in Porto Alegre will be closed on Thursday. The whole service network will operate normally on Friday, and the agencies that work on Saturday will also open on 18. other places) or by Contact us, in this site.

Urban cleaning
The Municipal Department of Urban Cleanliness (DMLU) will normally work with all collections during the holidays: household, selective and public waste. The operational sections work on call, with teams from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The DMLU answers by telephone at 156.

CEEE Grupo Equatorial service agencies will be closed on June 16, Corpus Christi Day. Activities will resume as normal on Friday.
CEEE Equatorial Energia customers can request services, on public holidays, through the following communication channels:

  • Website
  • Telephone: 0800 721 2333
  • Virtual service (Whatsapp) Clara: (51) 3382-5500, to request reconnection and report a power outage (just add the phone to your contact list).
  • For power outages, SMS 27307, which must be filled in with the word LIGHT and the consumer unit number (found in the upper right corner of the energy bill).

The health centers and hospitals in the municipality – Hospital de Pronto Socorro (HPS) and Hospital Materno Infantil Presidente Vargas (HMIPV) – will remain open 24 hours a day to serve the population. The Mobile Emergency Aid Service (Samu) can be reached by telephone on 192. The Hospital Regulation Team and the epidemiological alert mission continue to operate. Health units and district pharmacies do not operate on holiday Thursdays, resuming service on Fridays. In the event of vaccination against covid-19, the points and times for Thursday will be communicated later by the Municipal Health Department.

24 hour emergency service:

  • PA Cruzeiro do Sul (Rua Professor Manoel Lobato, 151, Santa Tereza)
  • PA Bom Jesus (Rua Bom Jesus, 410, Bom Jesus)
  • PA Lomba do Pinheiro (Route João de Oliveira Remião, 5120, stop 12, Lomba do Pinheiro)
  • IAPI Mental Health PA (Rua Valentim Vicentini, s/nº – phone: 3289-3456)
  • UPA Zona Norte Moacyr Scliar (Rua Jerônimo Velmonovitz, corner with Avenida Assis Brasil – phone: 3368-1619)


  • Emergency Hospital (Largo Teodoro Herzl, s/nº, Bom Fim district)
  • Materno Infantil Presidente Vargas Hospital – obstetric and pediatric emergencies (Avenida Independência, 661)

FGTAS/Sine Agencies
The FGTAS/Sine agencies will be closed on Thursday, the Corpus-Christi holiday. Units will reopen to public service on Friday. In Porto Alegre, the closure will also be adopted at the administrative headquarters of the FGTAS (Avenida Borges de Medeiros, 521), at the Casa do Artesão (Avenida Júlio de Castilhos, 144) and at the Vida Humanistic Center (Avenida Baltazar de Oliveira Garcia, 2132 ).

Sinusoidal POA
Sine POA will be closed on Thursdays. Service will resume Friday at 8 a.m.

The Public Transport and Traffic Company (EPTC) informs that public transport will operate with a public holiday schedule on Thursday. Passengers can view updated public transport timetables and routes in real time in the GPS function of the TRI Card app, available for iOS and Android smartphones, as well as in the timetable available on Company Website. Citizen service teams 156 or 118, and inspection, remain with 24-hour service.

According to Trensurb, the operation of the train will follow the timetable for Sundays and Thursday holidays, with departures between 20 and 25 minutes. On other days, operation is normal, following the usual table for each day.

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