Italy’s Minister of Health Roberto Speranza puts his mask on after delivering a speech at the Chamber of Deputies to illustrate the new Council of Minister’s decree on anti-Covid-19 measures, in Rome, Italy.

The following is a translation of the main provisions of the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of November 3, 2020. This also takes into account the two new Ordinances signed by Health Minister Roberto Speranza on November 27 and 29, 2020.  

The new measures take effect on November 6, 2020, and will be in force until December 3, 2020. The measures apply to the whole of the Italian territory.*

Summary

  • Face coverings remain mandatory in public indoor settings and outdoor settings. It is also mandatory to maintain a safety distance of at least one metre from non-cohabiting people.
  • A national night-time curfew applies between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am.
  • The following businesses and venues are closed: gyms, swimming pools, beauty centres, thermal centres, recreational centres, museums and exhibitions, theatres, cinemas, concert halls, clubs, game rooms, betting rooms and casinos. Essential care, rehabilitation or therapeutic services remain available.
  • Restaurants and cafes remain open between 5:00 am and 06:00 pm. Takeaway and delivery services are available until 10:00 pm.
  • Retail shops within malls and markets must close on the festive and pre-festive day, except for pharmacies, para-pharmacies, health stores, food shops, tobacco shops and newsstands.
  • Primary and middle schools remain open.
  • High schools provide remote online education.
  • Universities are requested to provide remote online education.**
  • Preselection and competitive exams in both the public and private sector are suspended.
  • All sports competitions are suspended. An exception is made for those of national interest.

*More restrictive measures apply in regions that are deemed at high or maximum risk.

**First-year classes and laboratories may be taught in presence.

Measures Implemented:

Social distancing, going outside and meeting people

  • For anyone experiencing cold symptoms accompanied by fever: stay home and contact your General Practitioner (GP).
  • Individuals in Italy are encouraged to stay home and to only go outside for work, study or medical purposes, situations of necessity, or making use of services that have not been closed.
  • It is mandatory to stay home between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am, unless otherwise required by work, medical, or necessity reasons exclusively.
  • Face coverings must be worn in public indoor settings and outdoor settings. Only individuals who are exercising, children under six years old, and individuals with illnesses or disabilities incompatible with the use of face-covering, as well as their caretakers, are exempted.
  • The use of face-covering is also recommended in a private setting when non-cohabitants are present.
  • Public transport can only work at a 50% capacity.

Work

  • It is recommended to work from home as much as possible.

Businesses and venues

  • Retail businesses remain open provided they can guarantee the respect of sanitary protocols.
  • Retail businesses located within malls must close on the festive and pre-festive day. An exception is made for pharmacies, para-pharmacies, health stores, food shops, tobacco shops and newsstands.
  • Businesses and venues open to the public must display at the entrance a maximum number of individuals allowed inside.
  • Hospitality venues (restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes) can open between 5:00 am and 06:00 pm, while take-out and delivery remain possible until 10:00 pm.
  • A maximum of four people can sit at a table unless they are cohabitants.
  • Accommodations such as hotels and guest houses remain open provided they can guarantee the respect of the sanitary protocols.
  • The following facilities are closed:
  • Leisure and sports facilities such as amusement parks, gyms, swimming pools, cultural centres, and recreation centres.
  • Game rooms, betting rooms, and casinos.
  • Entertainment events in theatres, concert halls, cinemas or other open.
  • Exhibitions, museums and other cultural institutions.
  • It is possible to exercise outdoors while maintaining a security distance of two metres from other people.
  • Spas and wellness centres can only provide essential care, rehabilitation or therapeutic services.

Events, receptions and banquets

  • Receptions and banquets are prohibited.
  • Celebrations in private and public spaces are prohibited.
  • Celebrations following religious and civil ceremonies are prohibited.
  • Festivals and fairs are suspended.
  • Conferences and congresses in presence are prohibited.

Education

  • Primary and middle schools remain open.
  • High schools provide online education.
  • Universities are requested to provide online education.
  • Public and private training courses are provided online.

Summary of measures within the zones:

Regions Included: Lazio, Liguria, Molise, Autonomous Province of Trento, Sardinia, Sicily, and Veneto.

There are no additional restrictions.

Summary:

  • Retail businesses located within malls must close on the festive and pre-festive day. An exception is made for pharmacies, para-pharmacies, health stores, food shops, tobacco shops and newsstands.
  • The following facilities are closed:
    • Leisure and sports facilities stay open with the exception of amusement parks, gyms, swimming pools, cultural centres, and recreation centres.
    • Game rooms, betting rooms, and casinos.
    • Entertainment events in theatres, concert halls, cinemas or other open.
    • Exhibitions, museums and other cultural institutions.
  • Education:
    • Primary and middle schools remain open.
    • High schools provide remote online education.
    • Universities are requested to provide remote online education.
    • Public and private training courses are provided online.
  • All sports competitions are suspended. An exception is made for those of national interest.
  • Public transport can only work at a 50% capacity.
  • Bars and restaurants must close at 06:00 pm. Takeaway services are allowed until 10:00 pm. No restrictions on delivery services.

Regions Included: Basilicata, Calabria, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Marche, Piedmont, Puglia, and Umbria.

Summary:

  • It is mandatory to stay home between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am,
  • It is introduced a ban on travels in/out Regions and in/out municipalities, unless otherwise required by work, medical, or necessity reasons exclusively. Nonetheless, citizens are highly encouraged to limit their movements within their municipality during the day.
  • Bars and restaurants must close. Takeaway services are allowed until 10:00 pm. No restrictions on delivery services.
  • Retail businesses located within malls must close on the festive and pre-festive day. An exception is made for pharmacies, para-pharmacies, health stores, food shops, tobacco shops and newsstands.
  • The following facilities are closed:
    • Leisure and sports facilities stay open with the exception of amusement parks, gyms, swimming pools, cultural centres, and recreation centres.
    • Game rooms, betting rooms, and casinos.
    • Entertainment events in theatres, concert halls, cinemas or other open.
    • Exhibitions, museums and other cultural institutions.
  • Education:
    • Primary and middle schools remain open.
    • High schools provide remote online education.
    • Universities are requested to provide remote online education.**
    • Public and private training courses are provided online.
  • All sports competitions are suspended. An exception is made for those of national interest.
  • Public transport can only work at a 50% capacity.

** First-year classes and laboratories may be taught in presence.

Regions Included: Abruzzo, Campania, Tuscany, Valle d’Aosta, and Autonomous Province of Bolzano.

Summary:

  • It is introduced a ban on travels in/out Regions, and in/out municipalities, unless otherwise required by work, medical, or necessity reasons exclusively.
  • Bars and restaurants must close. Takeaway services are allowed until 10:00 pm. No restrictions on delivery services.
  • All shops must close. An exception is made for pharmacies, para-pharmacies, health stores, food shops, tobacco shops and newsstands.
  • Education:
    • Primary and middle schools remain open.
    • High schools provide remote online education.
    • Universities are requested to provide remote online education.**
    • Public and private training courses are provided online.
  • All sports competitions are suspended. An exception is made for those of national interest.
  • The following facilities are closed:
    • Leisure and sports facilities stay open with the exception of amusement parks, gyms, swimming pools, cultural centres, and recreation centres.
    • Game rooms, betting rooms, and casinos.
    • Entertainment events in theatres, concert halls, cinemas or other open.
    • Exhibitions, museums and other cultural institutions.
  • Individual physical activity is allowed in the proximity of their own habitations.
  • Public transport can only work at a 50% capacity.

** First-year classes and laboratories may be taught in presence.

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