Decree April 2021, here are the rules: travel, hairdressers, school, sports and second homes

From returning to school in presence everywhere up to sixth grade up to the ban on visiting friends in the regions in the red zone, with the exception of the Easter weekend. And Italy divided only between orange and red for the entire month of April, even if we can hope for exceptions with a decisive decrease in infections and a net increase in vaccine administrations in those territories with yellow data. Here are some of the most important measures envisaged by the new government decree law.

We publish the infographic on the April Decree with the rules against Covid, which will be valid from 7 to 30 April made by Anci.


There will be a return to the presence also in the red areas up to the sixth grade while in the orange ones the pupils up to the eighth grade and those of the high school will be in the classroom, but at 50%. The presidents of the Region, unlike what has been the case up to now, will not be able to issue more restrictive ordinances to close schools.


From 3 to 5 April (as the current decree already foresees) all of Italy will be in the red zone, as at Christmas. You will not be able to circulate even within your own municipality but it is allowed, once a day, to move around the region in a maximum of two people plus children under 14 living together to visit relatives or friends. It is also always possible to carry out physical activity, but only in the vicinity of one’s home, and outdoor sports activities individually.

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Until April 30, all of Italy will be in the orange or red zone. The Scientific Technical Committee has repeatedly stressed that the measures envisaged for the yellow areas have shown “an ability to contain the increase in incidence but not the ability to reduce it”. However, the decree provides for a check in mid-April: if the epidemiological situation allows it, the possibility will be evaluated that the areas where the spread of the virus is more contained may return to yellow and, therefore, proceed with some reopening, in particular of bars and restaurants, cinemas and theaters.


For those Regions in orange which however will have data from the yellow zone, possible exceptions are envisaged based on the trend of data on infections and figures on vaccine administration, in particular to the frail elderly population. Therefore a possible return to yellow only for those territories with low epidemiological data and high numbers of inoculations.


Movements between regions are prohibited, unless you have a second home. Mobility is only allowed for reasons of work, health and necessity. It will always be possible to return to one’s residence, domicile or home.


In the red areas it will not be allowed to visit relatives or friends once a day and in a maximum of two people (in addition to cohabiting children under 14) as it will be allowed on the Easter weekend when all of Italy will be in red. Visits, always once a day and always in no more than two people, will instead be allowed in the orange zone, within the municipality of residence.


Confirmed the ban on leaving the house from 22 to 5. Also in this case, the ban does not apply in case of work, health or necessity.


They remain closed. Only take-away is possible, up to 6 pm, and home delivery, up to 10 pm and only for restaurants. In case of restoration of the yellow areas, bars and restaurants will be able to reopen for lunch.


Still no openings until April 30th. If the mid-month verification gives a positive result and therefore the yellow areas will return, the reopening of cinemas and theaters could be considered with the rules that were already provided for in the previous decree: reservations required, maximum 200 spectators indoors and 400 outdoors. Possible reopening also for museums.


It will always be possible to reach second homes, even in the red zone, as long as there are no ordinances of the regional presidents that impose more restrictive rules. This is the case, for example, of Campania, Puglia and Liguria, which have placed a ban on Easter not only for non-residents but also for residents. Access to second homes for non-residents is prohibited in Valle d’Aosta, South Tyrol, Trentino, Tuscany, Sardinia. In Sicily you can only enter with a negative swab made 48 hours before arrival.


Anyone who works in a health facility, doctors, nurses, social and health workers, pharmacists, employees, including administrative employees of RSA and private practices, must get vaccinated. For those who refuse, their salary will be suspended for a time appropriate to the progress of the pandemic. When mass immunization is achieved or there is a significant decline in the spread of the virus, the sanction would be lifted. The suspension will last until 31 December 2021 at the latest. A “penal shield” is also foreseen for administrators who follow the rules, limiting the punishment only to cases of gross negligence.


The ordinance of the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza valid until 6 April provides that all those who have stayed or passed through in the 14 days prior to entering Italy in one or more EU states and territories are obliged to undergo health surveillance and to a 5-day quarantine period.


The law that unlocks all competitions in the Public Administration after the green light of the Cts to the protocol of the Ministry of Public Administration has been inserted in the decree. The tests will be carried out on a regional and provincial basis and, where possible, in open spaces. From 3 May it is possible to carry out the selection procedures in the presence of the competitions announced by the public administrations.

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