Italian Decrees Relevant Requirements

Italian Decrees Relevant Requirements

Italian Decrees Relevant Requirements

Italian Decrees Relevant Requirements

 

 

As the COVID-19 situation has developed there have been a series of decrees from the Italian State aiming to contain the virus. The decree issued on the 11th March required all municipalities nationwide to lock down. 

Subsequently, with decree no. 33 of 16 May, from 18 May 2020, all restrictive measures for circulation within the regional territory cease to have effect.
After the approval of the governamental decree no. 125 of 7th October 2020 it is mandatory within the entire Italian territory to carry along every time and inside every facilities the respiratory protection.
The use of mask can be avoided for children under six years, in case of physical/sport activities and when it is feasible to remain continuosly isolated with regards to the place where you are and the circumstances ruling at that time.

Due to the evolution of the epidemiological situation in Italy, the Italian Government decided to endorse a new Prime Minister decree dated 6th March 2021 in order to face the Covid-19 spread with additional and more restrictive measures. Lombardy is classified as ORANGE ZONE (medium risk).
Curfew is estabilished to all of Italy from 2330 to 0500 hours. Authorized exceptions include mandatory duty reasons, emergency or state of need and medical issues. Return travel from these exceptions is authorized.
Public transport will limit capacity to 50%.
Parks and public gardens are open provided anti-Covid19 preventive measures are respected.
Public areas, such as squares, avenues, roads, etc.., can be closed as required.
The following are summarized all the measure released by the authority in the last mentioned Prime Ministerial Decree:

  1. Movements 
    All movements outside the Region are forbidden except for proven health, work or necessity reasons.
    From 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. it is allowed to travel once a day to a single private home within the municipality, up to two people and children under 14 years of age and disabled or non-self-sufficient people living with them.
    Travel allowed from municipalities with a population not exceeding 5,000 inhabitants, within 30 km. Prohibited to provincial capitals.
    Concerning personnel with symptoms of respiratory infection and fever (more than 37, 5° C), they must remain at their home and limit social contacts as much as possible, by contacting their doctor. 
    It is strictly forbidden to move from their home or accommodation for people living the quarantine measure.
  2. Outdoor and sports activities
    Outdoor physical sport activities are permitted without wearing medical protective mask, ensuring the interpersonal distance of at least two meters. Amateur/recreational contact sports (like soccer, basket, handball…) are prohibited.
    Gyms, sport centers, swimming-pools, sky resort/ facilities are closed, Outdoor activities inside sport centers are authorized provided anti-Covid19 preventive measures are respected.
  3. Shows and social events
    The gathering of people in public and open places is prohibited. Public events such as political meetings, public conferences, public celebrations are permitted respecting anti-covid19 protective measures and in the absence of the audience.
    High school lessons have to be run remotely by e-learning for 100% of activities, primary and secondary schools lessons can occur in person. Scheduled school trips, study trips are suspended. 
  4. Masses and funeral services 
    Churches are open and religious ceremonies can be run respecting health and safety protective measures currently in force and avoiding gatherings.
  5. Professional activities
    It is strictly recommended the massive use of smartworking methods for the activities that can be carried out at home or remotely. The holidays and paid leave for employees are very suggested, as well as other tools provided for by collective bargaining. It is also recommended the adaption of anti-contagion safety protocols. Furthermore, where it is not possible to respect the interpersonal distance of one meter as the main containment measure, the adoption of individual protection tools and the sanitization of the workplace has been encouraged.
  6. Conferences, meeting and workshops
    Conferences, meetings and workshops are suspended unless can be run remotely.
    Each public administration have to run meetings remotely unless specific and motivated reason.
  7. Industrial and commercial activities 
Gradual reopening of companies deemed strategic is allowed, from public construction sites to manufacturing for exports with authorization requests notwithstanding the prefects. 
 
  • Catering: All catering activities remain suspended, take-away allowed until 6 p.m. for bars without kitchens and until 10 p.m. for restaurants, with a ban on eating in the vicinity.
  • Commercial Activities: Closure of all commercial activities, including markets, shopping centres on public holidays and pre-holidays, with the exception of food shops and essential goods shops. 
  • School: In attendance primary, and nursery schools. 100% distance learning for high schools.
  • Museums: Open from Monday to Friday, closed on public holidays.
  • Theme parks/bingo: Luna parks, discos, bingos, theatres, cinemas, concert halls are closed.
  • Exhibitions: Theatres, cinemas, music halls, concert halls, discos and dancing halls, outdoor and indoor, are closed.
  • Marketing of drugs: the production, transport and marketing and delivery of drugs, health technology and medical-surgical devices as well as agricultural and food products are always allowed.
  • Persons services: Barber shops, beauty centers, hair saloons are open respecting health and safety protective measures currently in force and avoiding gatherings.
  • Hotels/B&B: Hotels and bed & breakfast are open provided anti-Covid19 preventive measures are respected. Restaurants within hotels and B&Bs are open.
  • Financial services: Financial/banking/insurance services are open respecting health and safety protective measures currently in force and avoiding gatherings.

For the above mentioned categories/sectors, regional authorities can adopt more restrictive measures in accordance with the local epidemiological situation.  

  1. Prevention measures on the whole national territory 
    To facilitate the containment of the virus dissemination, it is mandatory throughout the national territory to use respiratory protection in closed places accessible to the public, including means of transport and in any case on all occasions where it is not possible to continuously guarantee the maintenance of the safety distance. Children under the age of six are not included in the obligation, as well as people with forms of disabilities that are not compatible with the continuous use of the mask or the people who interact with the aforementioned.
  2.  Regional and Local Provisions.
    The above mentioned Prime Minister Decree established a particular “legislative” mechanism by which at regional or local/municipal level can issue additional and more restrictive measures than national ones in accordance with regional or local epidemiological situation due to Covid19. These additional provisions will be established by a Public Health Minister’s order by the Regional Governor. Additionally, regions or local territories may be divided into: 
    • Orange / level 3 / High Risk Area; 
    • Red / Level 4 / Maximum High Risk Area.
  • ORANGE / LEVEL 3 / HIGH RISK AREA:
Within orange areas national provisions will be applied and the following additional restrictions will also be applied:
  1. Movements outside the relevant regional, local or municipal territories, as determined by a Public Health Minister’s order with the Regional Governor, are prohibited. Authorized exceptions include mandatory duty reasons, emergency or state of need, medical issues and in person schooling. Return travel from these exceptions is authorized;
  2. Cafes, bars, restaurants, ice cream-shops, pastry-shops are closed. Take-away and drive-through (like McDonalds) are permitted until 2200 hours. It is prohibited to drink and eat in public areas close to bars/cafes/restaurants. Facilities providing eating and drinking services in hospitals, gas stations and airports can remain open provided the interpersonal distance of at least one meter is respected.
  • ‚ÄčRED / LEVEL 4 / MAXIMUM HIGH RISK AREA:
Inside red areas national provisions will be applied and the following additional restrictions will also be applied:
  1. Movements outside the relevant regional, local or municipal territories, as determined by a Public Health Minister’s order with the Regional Governor, are prohibited. Authorized exceptions include mandatory duty reasons, emergency or state of need, medical issues and in person schooling. Return travel from these exceptions is authorized;
  2. Cafes, bars, restaurants, ice cream-shops, pastry-shops are closed. Take-away and drive-through (like McDonalds) are permitted until 2200 hours. It is prohibited to drink and eat in public areas close to bars/cafes/restaurants. Facilities providing eating and drinking services in hospitals, gas stations and airports can remain open provided the interpersonal distance of at least one meter is respected.
  3. Retails shops are closed, authorized exceptions include drugstores, pharmacies, tobacco shops and news-papers stands.
  4. Markets are closed.
  5. E-learning distance system will be applied to secondary school starting from the second year of secondary school.
  6. Outdoor sport activities at sport centers are prohibited.
  7. Hair-salons, barber shops and beauty centers are closed.
  8. Outdoor fitness activities are permitted only in the vicinity of own residence.
  9. Public employers must minimize the presence of personnel at work space (only essential personnel).

 

  1. Provisions regarding entry in Italy
    Starting from 3 June 2020, travel to and from the Member States of the European Union is allowed. Limitations can be set from specific States and territories in relation to the origin, travel to and from the Member States of the European Union.

    No limitations applied from the States parties to the Schengen Agreement, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Until 30 June, travel to and from States and territories other than those indicated is prohibited.

    In case of the onset of Covid-19 symptoms, it is mandatory to report this situation promptly to the Health Authority through the specifically dedicated telephone numbers.
  2. Transit and short-term stays in Italy
    Starting from June 3rd, movements are allowed into the whole Italian territory but, it is mandatory to avoid gathering, respecting interpersonal distancing (of at least one meter) and using respiratory protection. 
  3. Disabilty measures
    Social and social-health activities are active in compliance with the provisions for the prevention of contagion and the protection of the health of users and operators.
  4. Execution and monitoring of the measures
    The territorially competent Prefect is responsible for ensuring the execution of the measures and monitors the implementation of the remaining measures by the competent administrations.

    All NRDC-ITA staff are required to comply with the provisions for the prevention of contagion. It is no longer mandatory to show the self-certification for travel into the whole Italian territory.
    All members of the NRDC-ITA community are invited to comply with the instructions of the police authorities, even if it is indicated to stop moving and return home.