The 140 million euro fund launched by the Ministry of Economic Development to support the continuity of business activities and professions for which closure was ordered due to the restrictive measures adopted during the Covid emergency is operational. The inter-ministerial decree signed by the minister Giancarlo Giorgetti on 9 September it was published in the Official Journal. Discos and dance halls, reads a note from the Mise, are some of the activities that can request special grants up to a maximum of 25 thousand euros, for each beneficiary, and to which a share of 20 million euros of the fund set up by the ministry is destined. Up to 12 thousand euros is the amount of the contributions that can instead be requested by other activities admitted to the measure such as gyms, sports facilities, theme parks, theater events, cinema, art, fairs and ceremonies.
These resources are additional to the contributions already foreseen for business activities and professions in the Refreshments and Support decrees. It is a special instrument provided for by the decree Support bis, wanted by Giorgetti to support those categories and activities that paid the highest price during this period. In particular, the discos and dance halls that will be able to reopen starting from next 11 October as provided for by the Council of Ministers. request the contribution. The terms for theinitiation of requests of the beneficiaries will be communicated by the Revenue Agency, which can then proceed directly with the accreditation.
The new capacities in effect
was published on the night between 8 and 9 October in the Official Gazette on decree on new capacities entitled Urgent provisions for access to cultural, sporting and recreational activities, as well as for the organization of public administrations and for the protection of personal data. The rules contained are therefore in force. The decree, passed last Thursday by the Council of Ministers, foresees, starting from Monday 11 October in the white zone (all of Italy), the increase of the capacities in places of culture (museums, cinemas, theaters) to 100 per 100 and 50 per cent in the yellow zone. L’access allowed exclusively to those with a green pass. In addition, an increase in capacity for sporting events is established, not exceeding 75 percent of the maximum authorized outdoors and 60 percent indoors, always with green certification. the reopening of discos was ordered, with capacity not exceeding 75 percent of the maximum authorized outdoors and 50 percent indoors.
Discos open after 20 months
The reopening of the discos after 20 months of closure due to Covid-19 restrictions is a miracle for those who managed to resist. The owner of the nightclub told LaPresse Divinae Follie Df Disco di Bisceglie, in Puglia, Roberto Maggialetti, among the first to propose, before the start of the summer season, a test on a national scale for the reopening of discos following a safety protocol. Test never done. I believe that the discos sector – he said – was the sector most affected by the restrictions measures. We hope for a return to normal, without any capacity limit.