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.
The following are summarized all the measure released by the authority in the last mentioned Prime Ministerial Decree:
Starting from 3 June 2020 citizens are allowed to cross regional borders. 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.
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.
- Outdoor and sports activities
Outdoor activity is allowed, always individually or at least at a distance of at least one meter, with the only exception of people living in the same house.
The distance rule has also to be applies within public gardens, the entrance of which will be limited. Also allowed for physical activity with children or for walks with non-self-sufficient people.
Furthermore, for sports activities, the minimum distance foreseen is two meters. For simple outdoor activities it is instead one meter. The activities of gyms, sports centers, swimming pools, swimming centers, cultural centers, social centers and leisure centers remain are allowed, starting from May 25, 2020, in compliance with national protocols and guidelines.
- Shows and social events
The gathering of people in public and open places is prohibited. The manifestations, events and shows of any nature with the presence of the public, including those of a cultural, recreational, sporting and fair nature, as well as any convention or congress activity, in a public or open place, must take place where deemed possible based on the trend of epidemiological data.
- Masses and funeral services
The funeral services can be celebrated again but only in the presence of close family members (first or second degree relatives), no more than 15 people, if possible outdoors and at a distance from each other, and all equipped with a masks.
Religious functions with the participation of people are carried out in compliance with the protocols signed by the Government and by the respective confessions containing the appropriate measures to prevent the risk of contagion
- 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.
- 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.
- Bars and restaurants: from May 18, 2020 will reopen in compliance with the contents of protocols or guidelines suitable for preventing or reducing the risk of contagion.
- Retail stores: as well as hairdressers, barbers and beauty centers will reopen on May 18th
Economic, production and social activities must take place in compliance with the contents of protocols or guidelines suitable for preventing or reducing the risk of contagion.;
- museums, exhibitions: from 18 May they are open in compliance with the contents of protocols or guidelines suitable for preventing or reducing the risk of contagion;
- 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.
- 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.
From April, 26 April 2020 the price of surgical masks is set at 50 cents net of VAT.
* In Lombardy Region, whenever you go outside the home, to protect yourself and others from contagion, a mask or, alternatively, any other garment covering the nose and mouth must be used (Ordinance of the Lombardy Region n 528 of April, 11).
- 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. From 3 to 15 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.