Yesterday the prime minister Giuseppe Conte presented, at the end of a council of ministers, a decree law that establishes the rules for movement and confinement during the Christmas holidays.
Italy goes for red zone at Christmas
Antonio De Luca
The government has decided to establish a red zone throughout the national territory on 24, 25, 26 and 27 December 2020; on December 31 and January 1 2021; on 2, 3, 5 and 6 January 2021. Basically on the days before holidays and on holidays. On weekdays, however, all of Italy will be in the orange zone, with the modalities of the dpcm of 4 November.
From 21 December, any movement between regions is prohibited, even to reach second homes.
According to a monitoring by the Higher Institute of Health, for the first time in a month and a half the Rt index, which signals the spread of the virus, has not decreased: in the week from 7 to 13 December it rose from 0.82 to 0 , 86. To secure the hospital system in view of the third wave it would be necessary to bring it below 0.5 instead.
What the red zone provides (24th, 25th, 26th e 27th december 31st december e 1st january 2021; 2nd, 3rd, 5th e 6th january)
Any movement, inside and outside one's municipality, is forbidden, except for work needs, situations of necessity and health reasons. To move, self-certification is required.
During public holidays, you can visit relatives and friends. Moving to private homes is only allowed for two people and once a day. You can bring with you children under 14, people with disabilities or not self-sufficient. Self-certification is always required.
The curfew remains in effect from 10pm to 5am.
For those who violate the prohibitions provided for by the decree, penalties ranging from 400 to one thousand euros are envisaged.
Retail commercial activities (shops, beauty centers) are suspended, except for the sale of food and basic necessities.
Newsagents, tobacconists, pharmacies, parapharmacies, laundries, hairdressers and barbers remain open. Places of worship can remain open until 10pm.
Sono sospese le attività dei servizi di ristorazione (tra cui bar, pub, ristoranti, gelaterie, pasticcerie). Sono consentite la ristorazione con consegna a domicilio e, fino alle 22, quella con asporto.
È consentita l’attività motoria e sportiva individuale nei pressi della propria abitazione.