19 January 2021
Below is the list of the new measures issued by the Italian Government for the period between January 17 and March 5, 2021
The colour zones of the Italian regions have been updated and will be valid until January 31. After that date, the colours may change on the basis of several parameters connected wit the spread of the virus.
The following regions have remained yellow:
Molise, Basilicata, Campania, Sardinia, Tuscany and the Autonomous Province of Trento.
The following regions have gone, or remained, orange:
Abruzzo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Marche, Piedmont, Puglia, Umbria, Valle D’Aosta, Calabria, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto.
The following regions have gone red:
Lombardy, Sicily and the Autonomous Province of Bozen/Bolzano.
Both Lombardy and the Autonomous Province of Bozen/Bolzano have appealed against this decision. In the next few days we will see if there are any developments in this respect.
applicable regardless of the colours given to the regions.
Until March 5:
- Wearing of face masks will be mandatory both outdoors and indoors
- The night curfew will be in place from 10.00 pm to 5.00 am
- Gyms, swimming pools, cinemas and theatres will remain closed
- Travel to owned and long-term leased holiday homes (including those located in another region) will be permitted, though only for the members of the same family
- Sports and motor activities will be permitted outdoors, provided that an interpersonal safety distance of at least two metres is kept for sports activities and at least one metre for all other activities respectively
Until February 15:
- Ski lifts will remain closed
- Travel between regions will be prohibited
The ban on travel will not apply in case of proven working needs, health reasons or situations of necessity.
People will be allowed to return to their places of residence or domicile.
BARS and RESTAURANTS
- Closed in the orange and red regions, takeaway services being allowed (until 6.00pm for bars and until 10.00 pm for restaurants respectively). Home delivery will always be guaranteed
- Open in the yellow regions until 6.00pm, table service being allowed (for a maximum of 4 people per table). After 6.00pm, only takeaway services will be allowed (until 6.00pm for bars and until 10.00pm for restaurants respectively)
- Open in the yellow and orange regions. Shopping centres will be closed at weekends and on holidays
- Closed in the red regions until January 31, except for food shops, pharmacies and parapharmacies, tobacco shops and newsstands, laundries, ironmongers’, opticians’, florists, bookshops, stationary shops, computer shops, children’s clothes shops, toy shops, perfumeries, undertakers’, vending machines. For a full list, see Annex 23 to the Prime Ministerial Decree (DPCM) of January 14, 2021
- Barber shops, hairdressers and beauty salons will be open in the yellow and orange regions
- Beauty salons will be closed in the red regions
- In-presence learning will continue for nursery, primary and junior secondary schools
- High school students will be back to school (in-presence learning not exceeding 75% of students) only in the yellow and orange regions
- Distance learning will continue from the 7th grade in the red regions
- Open to limited numbers of visitors Mondays through Fridays in the yellow regions
HOME VISITS TO RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
- Permitted once daily, for 2 adults plus children under 14 and cohabiting disabled people, in the yellow regions. In the orange and red regions, home visits will only be allowed within municipalities