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New Dpcm, the yellow zones are back, you can dine out! and traveling between the regions

Posted on April 22nd, 2021

by Expats living in Rome

New Dpcm, the yellow zones are back and the new “green certification” for traveling between the regions arrives. The measures, starting from April 26 as anticipated last week by the government, should be valid until July 31. Up to this date, in fact, the extension of the state of emergency Covid will be arranged, but the end of the curfew which remains at 10 pm is not expected. Here are all the measures of the new decree.

Restaurants, pubs, bars

From 26 April, restaurants will reopen in the yellow zone also for dinner, as long as they are outdoors.

Shows, theaters, cinemas

From 26 April cinemas, theaters, concert halls and live clubs will reopen to the public in the yellow zone. There must be pre-assigned seats and a distance of one meter from each other. The maximum capacity allowed is 50% of the maximum authorized and in any case not exceeding 500 spectators indoors and 1000 outdoors.

In relation to the epidemiological trend and the characteristics of the sites, it will be possible to authorize the presence of a greater number of outdoor spectators, in compliance with the indications of the CTS and the guidelines.

Sports events

From 1 June, in the yellow zone, events and sporting events of competitive level recognized as being of pre-eminent national interest are also open to the public with a provision of the Coni and the Paralympic Committee. The permitted capacity is 25% of the maximum authorized and in any case not exceeding 1000 spectators for outdoor facilities and 500 for indoor ones. For events of particular importance and taking into account the characteristics of the sites, it is possible to authorize the presence of a greater number of spectators.

It is also possible, even before 1 June, to authorize the holding of sporting events of particular importance.

Swimming pools, gyms and team sports

From 26 April in the yellow zone it is allowed to carry out any sporting activity outdoors, including contact.

From 15 May the outdoor pools reopen in the yellow zone.

From 1 June in the yellow zone the gyms reopen.

Fairs and congresses

The fairs will reopen in the yellow zone from 15 June.

From 1 July, green light for conferences and congresses.

Spas and amusement parks

From 1 July in the yellow zone activities in the spas are allowed and theme and amusement parks can reopen.

School and University

School: from 26 April until the end of the school year, classes are also returned to high schools (upper secondary schools). The presence is guaranteed in the red zone from 50% to 75%. In the yellow and orange zone from 70% to 100%.

University: from 26 April to 31 July in the yellow and orange areas, activities take place primarily in presence. In the red areas it is recommended to favour in particular the presence of first year students.

Transfers between Regions

From 26 April, travel between the regions in the white and yellow zones is allowed. People with so-called “green certificates” are also allowed to travel between the regions and the autonomous provinces in the orange or red areas.

Visiting friends and relatives allowed?

From April 26 to June 15, 2021, in the yellow zone, four people in addition to those already living together in the destination home are allowed to move to a single inhabited private home once a day, from 5 to 22.

People who move will be able to bring with them minors over whom they exercise parental responsibility and people with disabilities or non self-sufficient living together. The same movement, with the same hourly limits and in the number of people, is allowed in the orange zone within the same municipality. Movements to other private homes inhabited in the red zone are not allowed.

Green certificates

Can have the green certificate: those who have completed the vaccination cycle (lasts six months from the end of the prescribed cycle); those who fell ill with covid and recovered (lasts six months from the certificate of recovery); those who have carried out molecular tests or rapid tests with negative results (lasts 48 hours from the date of the test).

Green certifications issued by EU member states are recognized as valid in Italy. Those of a third country if the vaccination is recognized as equivalent to that valid on the national territory.

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