From 6 August in Italy you will need the Green Pass – obtainable with a single dose of vaccine or negative swab carried out in the last 48 hours – to access bars and restaurants (but only if you eat and drink indoors sitting at the table), gyms, swimming pools, spas, cinemas, theaters, museums, stadiums, arenas for sporting events or concerts. Green certification – required for all citizens aged 12 and over – will also be necessary to access outdoor shows, fairs, conferences. The discos, on the other hand, will remain closed. This is foreseen by the new anti-Covid decree passed today by the Council of Ministers.
The Green Pass will be valid for those who have had at least one dose of the vaccine, have had a negative swab in the previous 48 hours or have recovered from Covid-19 in the previous six months. The state of emergency will be extended until December 31, 2021.
The 14-day quarantine, in case of direct contact with a person affected by Covid-19, will be reduced to 7 days for those in possession of the Green Pass.
Bars and restaurants
The certificate will be used for drinks at the table indoors in restaurants and bars, where it will not be necessary for the service at the counter.
Cinemas, theaters, places of culture
The Green Pass will also be needed to watch a movie in the cinema, attend a show at the theater or visit an exhibition or museum.
Gyms, swimming pools, spas, theme and amusement parks
The same goes for gyms, swimming pools, spas, theme and amusement parks: to access, you must be in possession of the green certification, i.e. having received the first dose of vaccine or exhibiting a negative swab carried out in the last 48 hours. The standard also applies to gaming rooms, betting rooms, bingo halls and casinos.
Sporting events, concerts, fairs, congresses, competitions
In stadiums and concerts it will be accessed only with the Green Pass. Certification will also be required to participate in fairs, congresses, competitions.
The presence of the public at outdoor sporting events will be allowed at 50% of the capacity, and not at 30%. As for indoor sporting and cultural events, the permitted threshold remains at 25% of the total capacity
The discos, on the other hand, will remain closed. No access, therefore, not even for Green Pass holders. The League in the control room would have insisted on opening, with new rules.
Tampons at controlled prices in the pharmacy
The decree approved today by the Council of Ministers also provides for an agreement with pharmacies and other health facilities to limit the prices of tampons, in view of the entry into force of the Green Pass obligation to access the aforementioned services.
Fines of up to one thousand euros for violations
“The owners or managers of the services and activities” for which the display of the green pass is required “are required to verify that access to these services and activities is in compliance with the requirements. In case of violation, a fine of between 400 and 1000 euros can be raised both for the operator and for the user. If the violation is repeated three times on three different days, the exercise could be closed from 1 to 10 days “.
The yellow zone
The limit between the white area and the yellow area will be established by the percentage of occupancy of the available beds. The direction of the control room is to set the limit at 10% for intensive care and 15% for ordinary wards. The Regions had asked for 20% of intensive care, the CTS had given guidance for a threshold of 5%.
The orange zone
To pass into the orange zone, the thresholds were set at 20% for occupancy of the places available for intensive care and 30% for the medical areas.
The red zone
The red zone will be entered when the intensive care units will be more than 30% full and the ordinary wards more than 40%.
With the Green Pass, the short quarantine is shortened to 7 days: if a vaccinated person comes into contact with a positive and has a green certificate, they will have to stay in isolation for a shorter time.
Public transport and vaccination obligation outside the dl
The anti-Covid decree does not contain rules on the use of the Green Pass to access local public transport such as buses, trams and subways. A theme that however – they explain from the control room – “will have to be tackled closely”. The hypothesis of compulsory vaccination for teachers and school employees also remains out.