Milan, 4 February 2021 – First weekend in the yellow zone for Lombardy, after weeks of more marked restrictions. What can you do on the weekend? From sports to restaurants, from trips to purchases, from skiing abroad to encounters with loved ones. Let’s see, in pills, the rules and some advice.
BARS AND RESTAURANTS
They are open until 6pm, even on weekends. So you can go out for lunch even on weekends, even if you can sit at the tables at most in 4. But for dinner you still have to wait at least until January 15th. There remains the possibility of takeaway food or orders to be delivered at home.
They are allowed between 5 am and 10 pm, but pay attention to the use of the car: for people who do not live together the seat next to the driver must be left free and passengers can be a maximum of two, seated behind the windows.
CINEMA and MUSEUMS
Unfortunately the museums reopen, but only on weekdays, so from Monday to Friday. Red light for cinemas, films can only be seen from the sofa at home or on the tablet, until further notice. When open, online booking is recommended and pay attention to physical distances. From Tuesday 9, however, the Pinacoteca di Brera also reopens in Milan.
GYMS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Closed the gyms, pending a mid-month revision of the Dpcm, there remains the possibility of outdoor physical activity, running or cycling.
Always in effect from 10pm to 5am, in fact
In the yellow zone the movements of citizens are always allowed up to 10 pm. After this time, it will be necessary to obtain self-certification in order to be able to move within your own municipality. Can you move between regions? No, until February 15th, according to the rules of the new decree in force since January 16th.
An exception to moving outside your region remains the ownership of a second home, to be self-certified, preferably with an ownership document in tow. The house can be owned or rented, but with a contract made before January 15th. No movement limits, however, for second homes within the same region.
SHOPS AND SHOPPING CENTERS
Shopping centers close on weekends, because they are considered areas with a high risk of crowding; However, food shops, pharmacies, parapharmacies, health centers, outlets for foodstuffs, agricultural and horticultural products, tobacconists, newsagents and bookstores and newsstands remain open. All other shops remain open, in compliance with the anti Covid regulations in force.
REUNITATIONS AND AFFECTS
Reunions between partners or spouses are envisaged but only in the residence, domicile or home, where one usually lives. Return to residence is always allowed. All regardless of the color of the region. You can go to friends and relatives only once a day, at most in two people (children under 14 and disabled people are not included in the calculation), from 5 to 22.
HOTELS AND ACCOMMODATION STRUCTURES
The hotels and other accommodation facilities are open and naturally bars and restaurants function inside them, but they remain open for the exclusive use of customers who have stayed there.
Unfortunately, until further notice, the spas are also closed, but in this case an exception remains: the services that fall within the “essential levels of assistance and for rehabilitation or therapeutic activities”. In short, for the necessary care, the structure is accessible.
It takes patience. Travel for tourism, as well as those to short-term rented accommodation (up to 30 days), are not allowed until February 15th. After this date you can change the region for tourism.
SKI. FROM AND TO SWITZERLAND
For the Lombards, the border with Switzerland was often an opportunity to leave the country and return home in a few hours. Maybe for skiing, especially in consideration of the fact that many Swiss lifts are open, unlike what happens here (the wait for the reopening is always on February 15th). However, the easing decided by the Italian government also has consequences for Switzerland, or at least for Ticino. In fact, the restrictions for those who intend to cross the border have dropped. But pay attention to the regulations that Switzerland could introduce at any moment, to protect itself (for example the obligation of the tampon).
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