The date of Monday 7 June marks a new watershed in the gradual reopening that are bringing Italy out of the toughest months in the fight against coronavirus. In Molise, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Sardinia they are added in white area also Abruzzo, Liguria, Veneto e Umbria: therefore go up to set the Regions which are located in the area with the least restrictions. But the easing of measures also passes for it shift of an hour of curfew: in the yellow regions you have to go home a midnight, no longer at 11 pm. In addition, the rules for i restaurants: the main novelty is the possibility, only in the white area, to be able to sit maximum in 6 people at the same table even indoors. In the country that is gradually moving towards the abandonment of restrictions towards a total white zone, the only knot still to be solved remains the date on the opening of discos.
The rules: differences between the yellow and white zone
From Monday in the yellow zone you can therefore move freely between 5 and 24, while from midnight to 5 am the movements will be allowed only for reasons of work, necessity, urgency, health. In the white zone regions, on the other hand, the movements are free, as are also free timetables gods public places. The new ordinance of the minister Roberto Speranza also fixed the differences between the two areas in terms of bars and restaurants. In the open white area there are no limitations (if not the distance between each table), while indoors it has been enlarged to 6 the maximum number of people who can sit at the same table. In the yellow zone, on the other hand, the limit of 4 people, both outdoors and indoors. As for visits to friends and relatives, in the white zone 6 people (excluding children) can go to another home, while in the yellow zone the limit is always 4.
In the Regions in white area those start again too activities for now still firm: so green light a indoor swimming pools, spas, game rooms, theme parks, social centers and cultural ones, which in the yellow areas start again between June 15th and July 1st. The same goes for private events, such as parties of marriage: in the yellow zone the green light is for June 15th, in the white zone you can already have wedding parties, always with green pass: those present must be vaccinated, recovered from Covid or have a swab in the previous 48 hours. Even in the white area, in fact, the basic rules against Covid: mask, spacing, hand hygiene.
The time schedule of the new white areas
All Regions and Autonomous Provinces are now classified a low risk. And the whole national territory has an average Rt of less than 1, therefore a transmissibility compatible with a type one scenario. After Abruzzo, Liguria, Veneto and Umbria, next week’s monitoring should reward Lazio, Lombardy, Piedmont, Puglia, Emilia Romagna and the Province of Trento. In essence, therefore, just as anticipated by the president of the ISS, on June 15 half of Italy it will be in the scenario with fewer restrictions and no curfew. The June 21st, the day on which the curfew will be definitively eliminated, it will therefore be up to Sicily, Marche, Tuscany, the Province of Bolzano, Calabria, Basilicata and Campania to enter the white zone. The only yellow spot in Italy will therefore be represented by Valle d’Aosta who will most likely have to wait until the end of the month for the changeover.
The knots still to be untied
The only knot still to be solved remains the date on the opening of discos. But the issue has now entered the agenda and next week, perhaps Tuesday, a first could start interlocution with ministerial technicians. The managers of the premises ask that the government express itself as soon as possible to provide certainties, which will therefore arrive in the next few days: attention to the issue has been paid not only by the Regions, but also by the Minister for Autonomies, Mariastella Gelmini, and by the Undersecretary for Health, Andrea Costa. The idea of testing in only two cities could fade to make room for a provision that allows for general reopening of the structures in safety around the early July. The discos, however, ad august 2020 they had been just one of the cause of the first resurgence of infections after a summer when the curve had remained flat. In September, with the return to the cities and the end of the summer, the second wave had started.