Conte presents the new close. Gyms and swimming pools, 7 days under review. The mayors can arrange a curfew at 9pm

Close to the nightlife, with the possibility for the mayors to close particularly busy streets and squares at 9 pm, effectively establishing local “curfews”. Premises without seats closed at 6 pm. Stop to all contact sports, even amateur ones. At swimming pools and gyms Giuseppe Conte, who spoke at a press conference at 9.30 pm, gave seven days to adapt to the safety protocols, otherwise the closure is triggered. As for the school, the premier assured that “lessons continue in the presence” but for the high schools flexible modalities will be favored with pupils entering from 9 and, if possible, afternoon shifts “.

“The strategy is not and cannot be the same as in the spring – the Prime Minister reiterates – in recent months we have worked hard. We must protect health and the economy, using a principle of proportionality and adequacy”. And he concluded: “The government is there but everyone has to do their part.” The most effective measures remain the basic precautions: mask, distance and hand hygiene. We pay attention in situations where we let our guard down, with relatives and friends. In these situations, maximum precaution is required “. He then announced a visit to Parliament for a discussion on the new measures” between Tuesday and Wednesday “.

The closures ordered by the mayors

The mayors may order the closure to the public, after 21.00, of streets or squares in urban centers, where gathering situations can be created, without prejudice to the possibility of access and outflow to legitimately open commercial establishments and private homes.


Yes to outdoor sports and physical activity, always respecting the safety distance. Stop to contact sports, even amateur ones. Basic amateur sports, schools and start-up training activities related to contact sports are permitted only individually and competitions and competitions are not permitted. All competitions, competitions and activities related to contact sports having a playful-amateur character are also suspended. Only events and competitions relating to individual and team sports recognized of national or regional interest by the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI), by the Italian Paralympic Committee (CIP) are allowed.

Gyms and swimming pools

The government has decided to give a week’s time to gyms and swimming pools – on which the majority is split with the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza in favor of the closure against that of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora which has fought the opening – to adapt to the protocols of safety. Otherwise it closes. The draft reads: “The basic sporting activity and motor activity in general carried out at gyms, swimming pools, public and private sports centers and clubs, or at other structures where activities aimed at the well-being of the individual are carried out through ‘physical exercise, are allowed in compliance with the rules of social distancing and without any gathering, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Office for Sport, after consulting the Italian Sports Medical Federation (FMSI), without prejudice to the further operational guidelines issued by Regions and autonomous provinces “.


In high school yes to distance teaching, however, alternating with that in the presence and combined with a more marked diversification of the times of entry and exit of the students. The draft of the dpcm reads: “Second grade secondary schools adopt flexible forms in the organization of teaching by increasing the use of integrated digital teaching, which remains complementary to face-to-face teaching, further modulating the management of entry and exit times of pupils, also through the possible use of afternoon shifts and providing that entry does not take place in any case before 9.00 am. Furthermore, the renewal of the collegial bodies of the school institutions (class and school representatives) can also take place according to modalities distance.


Universities prepare, based on the progress of the epidemiological framework, plans for the organization of teaching and curricular activities in presence and at a distance according to the training needs taking into account the evolution of the territorial pandemic framework and the corresponding health security needs and, in in any case, in compliance with the guidelines of the ministry of universities and research.

Bars and restaurants

The activities of the catering services (including bars, pubs, restaurants, ice cream parlors, pastry shops) are allowed from 5.00 to 24.00 with consumption at the table, and with a maximum of six people per table, and until 18.00 in absence of consumption at the table. Catering with home delivery is always allowed in compliance with the hygiene and health regulations for both packaging and transport activities, as well as, until midnight, catering with take-away. It is mandatory for exhibitors to display a sign at the entrance to the venue stating the maximum number of people admitted to the venue at the same time, based on the protocols and guidelines in force. However, the food and beverage outlets located in the service and refueling areas located along the motorways remain open.

Cinemas and theaters

They remain open with a maximum number of 1000 spectators for outdoor shows and 200 spectators for indoor shows, for each single room.

Gaming and betting rooms

The activities of amusement arcades, betting rooms and bingo halls are allowed from 8.00 to 21.00.

Driving school exams suspended

The temporary suspension of practical driving tests is ordered.

Festivals and fairs

Community festivals and fairs are prohibited. National and international trade fairs remain permitted.

Congresses and meetings

All conference or congress activities are suspended, with the exception of those that take place remotely; all public ceremonies are held in compliance with the protocols and guidelines in force and on condition that specific measures suitable for limiting the presence of the public are ensured, with the exception of those of national importance, they take place without the presence of the public; in the context of public administrations, meetings are held remotely, unless there are justified reasons of public interest; It is strongly recommended to conduct private meetings remotely as well.

Hairdressers and beauty centers

They remain open in compliance with security protocols.

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