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Covid-19 - Red zone

Coronavirus - Zona rossa

Rules valid in the RED ZONE

(THE FOLLOWING RULES ARE VALID ON THE WHOLE NATIONAL TERRITORY ON DECEMBER 24, 25, 26, 27 AND 30, 2020 AND ON JANUARY 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 2021, WITH SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO MOVEMENT RESTRICTIONS)

In the red area severe limitations to movements, trade and social activities are provided. The activities allowed can only take place in compliance with movement limitations.

  1. Spostamenti
  2. Accesso a parchi e giardini
  3. Attività motoria e sportiva
  4. Luoghi di culto e funzioni religiose
  5. Scuola e università
  6. Bar e ristoranti
  7. Attività commerciali
  8. Servizi alla persona
  9. Cinema e teatri, altre attività aggregative o culturali, feste private
  10. Come comportarsi nelle strutture sanitarie e a residenze socio-sanitarie

1. Movements

Any movement to, from and inside the red zone is forbidden, except for:

  • proven work reasons;
  • necessity;
  • health reasons.

Movements necessary for guaranteeing classroom teaching activities provided is allowed.

It is allowed to go back to one’s home or residence.

It is allowed to pass through the red zone for reaching the yellow or orange zone or in order to move for the reasons allowed.

2. Children and kids play activities

Except in case of local limitations, access to parks, villas and public gardens is allowed. Please remember the following rules:

  • kids under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult responsible for them;
  • crowding is prohibited and the distance between people of at least one meter must always be respected;
  • Everyone (Minors and accompanying adults) must wear a mask, except for children under 6 years.

3. Sports and physical activities

Physical activity (i.e. walking) is only allowed nearby one’s home. Masks must be used and at least on-meter distance must be respected.

Activities in gyms, sports centres, swimming pools, wellness centres and spas (except for medical treatments) are suspended.

You can only practice outdoor individual sports. Every other sports activities are suspended.

While doing sports you can keep off the mask, but you must respect at least two meters distance from other people. During breaks, you must wear the mask.

Lifts in ski areas are closed.

4. Places of worship and religious functions

You can go to places of worship. Always avoid gatherings and respect at least 1-meter distance from other people. Religious functions can take place in compliance with specific protocols.

5. Schools and Universities

  • Educational services and school activities are functioning according to their respective schedules. Possible cases and clusters will be managed according to the operating procedures created by the Italian Higher Institute of Health;
  • In kindergartens, in primary schools and in the first year of the first cycle of the secondary school ("middle” school), classroom training will continue;
  • In the second and third year of the first cycle of the secondary school ("middle” school) and in "high schools" distance learning is provided. Face-to-face teaching is possible in case of laboratory activities and to ensure the inclusion of disabled students;
  • Educational trips, exchange or twinning initiatives, guided and educational tours are suspended.
  • In universities, teaching and curricular activities are carried out in distance mode.

6. Bars and restaurants

Bars, pubs and restaurants, ice cream parlours, patisseries can only provide the following services:

  • take away from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Food and drink consumption on the spot or nearby is prohibited;
  • home delivery catering, which has no time limitations

Food and drink administration services in motorways, hospitals and airports are open.

7. Trade activities

(except for limitations to movements, the same rules of the yellow zone are applied)

Retail activities are suspended, except for activities related to sale of food and necessary goods (also inside shopping centres).

On public holidays and pre-holidays, the shops inside shopping centers are closed, except for pharmacies, parapharmacies, health centers, food outlets, tobacconists and newsstands.

Regardless of the type of business, markets are closed, except for the sale of foodstuffs.

In any case, tobacconists, newsstands, pharmacies and parapharmacies are open.

8. Personal services

Personal services are suspended, except for:

  • Laundries
  • Funeral service and related businesses
  • Barbers and hairdressers

9. Cinemas, theatres, recreational and cultural activities, private parties

a) Cinemas, theatres, recreational and cultural activities

Indoor or outdoor shows open to the public in cinemas, theatres and similar places are suspended.

Activities in recreational, social and cultural centres are suspended.

Activities in museums and other culture places are suspended.

b) Discos and dance halls

Outdoor or indoor dance activities that take place dance halls, discos and similar premises intended are suspended.

c) Parties

Indoor and outdoor parties are prohibited, including those organised in occasion of civil and religious ceremonies (i.e. weddings).

In private houses no prohibition is provided but it is strongly recommended to avoid receiving people, except for working reasons or in case of necessity or urgency.

d) Game rooms, betting rooms, bingo halls

The activities of gaming rooms, betting rooms, bingo halls and casinos are suspended.

e) Fairsconferences and congresses and meetings

Fairs and similar events are prohibited.

Congresses and conferences can take place only in the distance mode.

In public administrations, meetingg are in the distance mode, except for founded reasons.

Also private meetings are recommended to be in the distance mode.

10. How to behave in health facilities, residential care homes and prisons

(except for limitations to movements, the same rules of the yellow zone are applied)

  • If you accompany a person to the emergency room, you cannot stay in the waiting rooms, unless healthcare staff gives you different indications;
  • if you want to visit a person located in a long-term care facility or a nursing home, a hospice, a rehab facility or a residential care home for the elderly or non-self-sufficient people, you must remember that visits could be limited to particular cases and special precautions may be required (e.g. masks, distance security, access restriction to some areas);
  • meetings with all detainees will be held in telephone or video mode, also for a longer time than normally provided. Personal conversations will be authorized only in extraordinary cases and as long as a 2 meters distance is guaranteed. Permissions and partial freedom will be limited to avoid egress and the ingress to the structure, thus evaluating the possibility of house detention.