The Municipality of Milan, in agreement with the Prefecture, has decided to restore the opening hours of the shops as they were before the pandemic.
Palazzo Marino made it known in a note that “the suspension of the provision is made possible after the closure of schools which has significantly reduced the influx of users on the public transport network”.
On the occasion of the growth of infections last autumn, measures were taken to decongest the 07:00 – 10:00 range also in light of the 50% capacity of the means of transport.
With the reopening of the schools in January it was therefore decided to stagger the students’ entrances and to change the opening hours of non-food shops – except street vendors, newsstands, tobacconists, pharmacies and parapharmacies – which could not open before 10:15. Public offices and personal services could not open before 09:30 as well as institutions and companies that provide services to the public, such as banks.
In light of the new provision, the capacity of public transport has been increased from 50 to 80%. It is thought to keep this choice until the reopening of schools and universities, so much so that the Municipality makes it known: “The measures remain in any case conditioned by the evolution of the health context at national and territorial level and by the consequent regulatory framework of reference”.