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End of emergency!

After two years, Italy is preparing to say goodbye to the covid state of emergency. And so, from 1 April, the gradual easing of more restrictive measures and rules will take effect.

From 1 April a gradual relaxation of anti-covid measures and rules begins.

Means of Transport: As early as April 1st, the Green Pass will no longer be used to travel on public means of local transport. Until the end of the month, FFp2 masks must be used to get on buses, trams and subways. As regards long-distance vehicles – trains, ships, airplanes – the basic Green Pass will be required, with the obligation to wear the Ffp2.

Public offices and shops: From April 71, the Green Pass, neither the super nor the basic one, will no longer be necessary to access the bank, post office, shops or public offices. Both in shops and in public offices it will be enough to wear the surgical mask.

Bars, restaurants, hotels: To consume indoors, in canteens, at the counter or sitting at the table in bars and restaurants, it will be sufficient to show the basic Green Pass. From tomorrow, therefore, no obligation to present the Green Pass in hotels and other accommodation facilities.

Gyms and swimming pools: Until April 30, to access the swimming pools and gyms it will still be necessary to be in possession of the Super green pass.

Stadium and sports facilities: From 1 April the capacity of stadiums and sports facilities returns to 100%, both indoors and outdoors. To go to the stadium you will need the basic Green pass. In sports facilities, in the case of indoor events, the Super green pass is still required. In the latter case, it is also necessary to wear the Ffp2 mask.

Museums, cinemas, concerts: For access to museums, archaeological parks, exhibitions, archives, libraries and other places of culture, inform the Ministry of Culture in a note, the possession of the reinforced green pass is no longer required, nor of that base. The obligation to use surgical masks remains. With regard to cinemas, theaters and concerts from 1 to 30 April 2022, for participation in the shows that take place indoors, the possession of the so-called reinforced green pass and the obligation to wear FFP2 masks are required. From 1 to 30 April 2022, in order to participate in the shows that take place outdoors, the so-called basic green pass and the obligation to wear FFP2 masks are required.

Private parties and discos: To celebrate weddings, graduations, birthdays, communions, the rules do not change: all participants must still have the Super green pass. The super green pass is also required to go to the disco, where the surgical mask will be sufficient, to be removed while dancing. The discos will return to full capacity.

School: In all institutions of the educational, school and training system, the use of surgical masks remains, except for children up to six years of age and for people with pathologies or disabilities incompatible with the use of masks. The mask should not be worn during sports activities; it is recommended to respect the interpersonal safety distance of at least one meter, unless the structural-logistic conditions of the buildings do not allow it.

In any case, the ban on accessing or staying in school premises remains valid if you are positive for Covid or if you have respiratory symptoms and a body temperature above 37.5 °. It will be possible to carry out educational outings and educational trips, including participation in sporting events. Until 30 April, school institutions can only be accessed by showing the so-called ‘basic’ green pass (vaccination, recovery or test).

Regarding the management of positive cases from kindergarten to high school: In the presence of at least four positive cases among the pupils in the same section / class group, the activities continue in the presence and for teachers and educators, as well as for girls and children over the age of six, the use of the Ffp2 masks is foreseen for ten days from the last contact with the positive subject. If symptoms appear, an antigen test (rapid or self-administered) or molecular test is mandatory. If you are still symptomatic, the test must be repeated on the fifth day following the date of the last contact. In this case the negative result of the test is certified with self-certification. Until June 15, the vaccination obligation remains for all school staff.

With regard to integrated digital teaching: In isolation due to Covid infection, they can follow school activities in the integrated digital teaching mode at the request of families or of the adult pupil accompanied by specific medical certification attesting to the pupil’s health conditions. Readmission to class is subject only to the demonstration of having carried out a rapid or molecular antigen test with negative result.

+ 50: From tomorrow the over 50s will no longer have to have the so-called green pass strengthened at work, but the basic green pass will be sufficient until April 30, so there will no longer be suspension from work in the absence of a super green pass. However, the vaccination obligation remains until 15 June. The suspension in the absence of Covid-19 vaccination will remain only for healthcare personnel, hospital workers and RSA workers. Only for them, and therefore no longer for school workers, the security sector and law enforcement, there remains an extension of the vaccine obligation to 31 December. For teachers as well as for police, defense, public rescue, local police and university workers, the vaccination obligation remains until June 15, 2022.

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