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Corona Virus – Communication #9

27 April 2020

These are briefly the contents of the Prime Ministerial Decree dated April 26, 2020, which marks the beginning of so-called PHASE 2

These measures will apply from May 4 to May 18

They provide for a slow, controlled, partial reopening of businesses and gradual easing of lockdown restrictions.
The following companies have been allowed to restart as from May 4:
companies active in the textile and fashion industries,
manufacturing companies,
construction companies,
car manufacturers,
companies active in the glass industry,
furniture manufacturers.

It is recommended that the following measures be taken:
agile work should be encouraged as much as possible for the jobs that can be done at home or from a distance,
holidays, paid leaves and such other instruments as specified in collective agreements should be promoted,
anti-contagion safety protocols should be adopted, and, if an interpersonal distance of at least one metre cannot be maintained as main containment measure, personal protective equipment should be worn,
sanitation operations in the workplace should be encouraged.
Retail trade remains suspended, except for the sale of food and commodities.Markets will be closed, except for food stalls.Newsstands, tobacconists, pharmacies and parapharmacies may remain open, provided that an interpersonal safety distance of at least one metre is maintained.
Catering services (including bars, pubs, restaurants, ice-cream parlours and pastry shops) remain suspended, except for canteens and continuous catering on a contractual basis, provided that an interpersonal safety distance of at least one metre is maintained.Home delivery and takeaway catering services remain permitted.
It is forbidden to consume food and drinks on the premises or stop close by.Food and beverage services remain suspended inside railway stations, airports and refuelling areas, with the exception of food and beverage services located along motorways, where only takeaway products may be sold.
Personal services
Personal care services (including hairdressers, barbers and beauticians) remain suspended.Banking, financial and insurance services may continue to operate.
Travel will only be possible in response to duly verified professional requirements, emergency situations, or for health reasons.
People are allowed to visit their relatives, provided that they comply with interpersonal distance rules, avoid gatherings and wear facemasks.
However, self-certification is required.The form can be downloaded here.
It is possible to move outside of one’s town or city, but not between different regions.
All travel between regions is banned, except in response to duly verified professional requirements, emergency situations, or for health reasons.Return to one’s domicile, home or residence is allowed.
Those in quarantine, self-isolating or showing symptoms of respiratory infection are strictly prohibited to move from their homes.
Public Transportation
It will be up to the Chairman of each Region to decide on the planning of local public transportation, in order to ensure minimum essential services and avoid overcrowding during peak hours.
Educational services for children and educational activities in schools of all levels, including universities, remain suspended.Remote teaching will keep replacing physical teaching throughout the period of school and university closure.
All organized events as well as events in public or private places remain suspended, including those of a cultural, recreational, sporting and religious nature, even if held in closed places open to the public (such as large venues, cinemas, theatres, pubs, dance schools, game rooms and discos).
Museums and other institutes and places of culture will remain closed until May 18.
Gyms and sports centres
Gyms, sports centres, swimming pools, wellness centres and spas (with the exception of the provision of essential assistance services), cultural centres, social centres and leisure centres remain closed.
Parks, gardens and gathering places
Parks and public gardens may reopen; playgrounds remain closed. No outdoor playing/recreational activities or gatherings in any public or private places are allowed.
Motor activity, fitness and wellness
Motor activity is allowed, provided that an interpersonal safety distance of at least two metres during sporting activity and one metre when just walking respectively is maintained.
Places of worship
Religious ceremonies remain suspended, except for funerals, provided they are only attended by relatives, to a maximum of 15 people.

The above provisions may be subject to change on a regional basis.As far as entry to Italy is concerned, the existing conditions remain in operation:

  • Individuals may travel to Italy (with self-certification) in response to duly verified professional requirements, emergency situations, or for health reasons.
  • Individuals travelling to Italy for justifiable work purposes may apply for a period of entry not exceeding 72 hours; the said period may be extended for an additional 48 hours; after such period has elapsed travellers are obliged to self-quarantine.
  • Individuals entering Italy for duly verified emergency situations shall self-quarantine immediately.
  • Individuals entering Italy shall inform the local Hygiene and Health Prevention Department anyway.

Residence Permits
Residence permits of citizens from third-party countries will be valid until August 31, 2020.

The full text of the Decree published in the Official Gazette is available here

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