what can be done and what cannot be done

The new Dpcm enters into force from today Friday 6 November and in Italy divided into red, orange and green zones, prohibitions, limits, rules and exceptions are back – in addition to self-certification – which will be in force until 3 December. What can you do in Italy, in the regions in the red zone (Calabria, Lombardy, Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta), in those in the orange zone (Puglia and Sicily) and in those in the yellow zone (Abruzzo, Basilicata, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Liguria, Friuli Venezia Giulia, in addition to the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano, Sardinia, Tuscany, Umbria and Veneto)?

New Dpcm in force from today Friday 6 November: can you go out with or without self-certification?

Let’s start from the beginning: all over Italy there is a curfew from 10pm to 5am, except for trips motivated by proven work needs, by situations of need or for health reasons. In the yellow area the self-certification is only needed after 10pm. You can go out to go to work or for work needs but you must indicate the reason for the move in the self-certification. You can go out to go for medical examinations and checks: in this case you must indicate the destination but not the reason for privacy reasons. You can also go out for reasons of urgency (such as assisting a sick person) and even in this case the name can be omitted. It is allowed to go to all the shops open in the various areas, but in the red and orange one you must have the self-certification form completed.

Self-certification is always mandatory in the so-called red zones, i.e. Piedmont, Lombardy, Valle d’Aosta and Calabria, it will also be used in the rest of Italy between 10 pm and 5 am, when the national curfew is applied. The form, available on the Viminale website, is the same that was prepared after the Prime Minister’s Decree of 24 October and can be used in areas where a curfew is already in force on the basis of specific local ordinances. A standard model where citizens must indicate the reasons for the move and on which sample checks will be made. For it to be valid, in fact, it is necessary that the move takes place for proven work needs, health reasons or absolute urgency. In the red and orange regions, where the strongest measures take effect tonight, the Dpcm establishes that it is forbidden to enter and exit. If in the red areas it is forbidden to move, by any public or private means, even within one’s own municipality of residence, domicile or home, in the orange ones it is forbidden to leave one’s municipality of residence, domicile or home by any public means or private.

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Which shops are open? The Corriere della Sera today he makes a list: in the orange and red area there are grocery stores, pharmacies, parapharmacies, tobacconists, newsagents, laundries, hardware stores, opticians, florists, bookshops, stationeries, IT, children’s clothing, toy makers, perfumeries, funeral parlors, vending machines. The newspaper also reminds you that you can pass through the red and orange areas to reach the yellow ones, while the residents of the orange and red areas cannot go to another municipality. You can go out for a walk but you have to stay close to your home as you can go out with the dog without self-certification until 10 pm. You can go for a run, but only with self-certification. It is possible to visit relatives in the yellow zones, but it is recommended to avoid meetings. In the red and orange areas, travel is forbidden and therefore it is necessary to have a “proven need” to be indicated in the self-certification. In the yellow zones it is recommended to avoid encounters.

Even among the yellow regions, however, there are those who take measures to protect themselves. Like Molise, where the president of the region, Donato Toma, has issued an ordinance that provides for a series of restrictions for those arriving from outside the region. For those who have stayed for more than 48 hours in the last 10 days in Puglia, Sicily, Calabria, Lombardy, Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta, for example, there is an obligation to communicate it to the health authorities and to observe, unless otherwise specified, aside a 10-day quarantine. The return to one’s home, residence or residence is always allowed, while the capacity of public transport has been reduced to 50% everywhere, excluding school buses.

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Self-certification for travel: download the form in Pdf

Dos and don’ts in the red, orange and yellow areas

In the yellow zone, travel is also allowed outside the Region, as long as the neighboring Regions are in the same moderate risk zone. In any case, it is strongly recommended that all natural persons, throughout the day, not travel by means of public or private transport, except for work, study, health reasons, for situations of necessity or to carry out activities or use unsuspended services “. The capacity of public transport is halved to 50% and museums, exhibitions, corners for games and bingo (in bars and tobacconists) are closed. In the yellow zone and in the orange zone “the shopping centers (are) closed on holidays and pre-holidays, but food shops, pharmacies, parapharmacies and newsstands located inside them will remain open” and there is “distance learning at 100 % for all students of upper secondary and third grade secondary schools “; apart from this:

  • in the orange zone “any movement into and out of the Regions is prohibited, except for movements motivated by proven work needs or situations of necessity or for health reasons”;
  • in the orange and red areas “bars, restaurants, clubs, pubs, ice cream parlors and pastry shops” are “always closed, but they will be able to continue selling take-away food (until 10pm) or deliver it home”;
  • always in the orange and red areas the shops are “closed, except for the sale of food and basic necessities, both in the neighborhood shops and in the medium and large distribution, also included in the centers commercial;
  • even the markets are “closed, except for activities aimed at the sale of food only”;

These, on the other hand, are the measures that exclusively concern the so-called red areas:

  • “any movement into and out of the Regions and also between Municipalities and Provinces of the same Region is prohibited, except for movements motivated by proven work needs or situations of necessity or for health reasons”;
  • the shopping centers are “closed, but food shops, pharmacies, parapharmacies and newsstands inside them will remain open”;
  • there is 100% distance learning for all secondary school students and for the second and third middle schools;
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In the orange and red areas, the activity of bars, restaurants, ice cream parlors and pastry shops will be suspended while home delivery will be possible. In the orange areas it will also be possible to use canteens and catering. In the yellow areas, on the other hand, the restaurants and bars will be open until 6pm. Take-away is allowed everywhere until 10pm. In the yellow and orange areas, the shopping centers are closed on holidays and before holidays, while in the red areas all the shops retail remain with the shutter down. The rules, as on other occasions, do not apply to groceries, pharmacies, newsstands, hairdressers and barbers.

As for travel, in the yellow areas there are no prohibitions but recommendations. In the orange ones, movements from one region to another or from one municipality to another are prohibited except for proven reasons of necessity which must be self-certified. It will be a 50% cut in public transportthe. Finally, with the new Dpcm the self-certification form for travel throughout Italy. There is still no new model: the form is the one issued by the Ministry of the Interior in October and will have to be delivered at the time of a possible check. Throughout the country, a curfew will start at 10 pm and, therefore, the need to justify one’s movements will also be necessary in the municipalities included in the yellow zones, after that time. The module, already available on the Viminale website, it is the same that had been prepared on the occasion of the Dpcm of 24 October and already usable for the ordinances in force in the Regions where the curfew was established.

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