Mario Draghi signs the new Dpcm: news and reconfirmations

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The signature today, the rules are now clear. The Prime Minister Mario Draghi should give the green light to the Dpcm which will be in force from 6 March to 6 April. There are no openings, but restrictions because the data is deteriorating and Minister Speranza reiterated that “it takes courage to make decisions consistent with the challenge”.

Bands
The division into bands remains: white, yellow, orange and red. There is also a local dark orange band. The regions where for three weeks the incidence of new infected is less than 50 people per 100 thousand inhabitants go into the white band.

Here they can reopen all activities, but you must continue to hold the mask and observe the spacing.

Prohibition to move
The borders between the regions, including the yellow and white ones, remain closed. You can only move for work, health and urgency reasons. Self-certification is always required.

Schools
All schools will be closed in the red band, while in the previous version they remained open until sixth grade. The yellow and orange regions that have over 250 cases of Covid per 100,000 inhabitants for at least 7 days in a row must close them.

Shops
According to the experts of the Scientific Technical Committee, with the schools closed, the shops should also be closed, which is not the case now in the dark orange area. Here, too, the aim is for a unified decision. The shops are closed in the red zone. Only commercial businesses of essential products are guaranteed: pharmacies, grocery stores, hardware stores. Personal services such as barbers and hairdressers are closed in the red zone. Shopping centers are closed on weekends. In the red zone the markets are also closed, “except for the sale of foodstuffs, agricultural and horticultural products only”.

Second box
The rule of second homes is reduced. You can only go there if they are in the white, yellow and orange band. It is forbidden if the second homes are in the dark orange zone and in the red zone and those who live in areas with these colors cannot reach the houses in the white, yellow or orange zone. It is always and only a family unit that can go to second homes that must be owned or rented before January 14, 2021.

Visit
The rule of daily visits to the homes of friends or relatives remains, not for the red band. It is always allowed to travel to see the children in cases of separated couples. For those who live in the orange zone, the exemption of small municipalities remains: residents can leave the municipality, for a distance of no more than thirty kilometers and without going to the provincial capitals. Two people plus children under 14 can travel.

Curfew
You can move from 5 to 22, not at night, in the municipalities in the orange band, in the region in the yellow band. The return to one’s residence, domicile or home is always permitted. The Sardinia region, the only white one, has established a curfew at 11.30pm.

Restaurants and bars
They are open until 18 in the yellow band, in the orange, dark orange and red bands, take-away is allowed: from bars until 18, from restaurants until 22. Home delivery is always allowed.

Cinemas and theaters, museums and exhibitions
From March 27th they will be able to start again in the yellow zone. The seats will be pre-assigned and spaced. Always in the same period and always in the yellow zone, the museums could reopen even at the weekend by reservation.

Sport
Swimming pools and gyms remain closed. Contact and team sports cannot be played. Individual physical activity outdoors such as walking, cycling and running is permitted.

Discos and game rooms
The CTS also opposed the opening of Bingo halls and arcades. Parties and discos are also forbidden in the white band.

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