The new Council of Ministers Decree of April 26th, 2020, will become effective for the period
from May 4
to May 18th
further modifying rules and behavior to be adopted during the
coronavirus state of emergency.
Is Social Distancing Still in Effect?
The compulsory one meter (3 feet) interpersonal safety distance remains in effect, as well as
the recommendation to wear masks, use disposable gloves, and other personal protective
equipment. It's obligatory to use masks when entering an enclosed space that is open to the
public, this includes public transportation.
Is Circulation Permitted?
In addition to the previously stated reasons - work, health conditions, and questions of daily
survival – circulation, limited to the Region where one resides, will be permitted to visit relatives.
During the visit social distancing of at least one meter (3 feet), the use of a mask and a strict
limitation of the number of people involved must be observed. Movement outside one's Region
will be allowed only for work, health and emergency reasons. It's authorized to return to one's
residence, domicile or dwelling.
For further information please contact each Region's COVID – 19 toll free number. If you are
returning from another region, the Regional COVID – 19 toll free number must be contacted
regarding the necessity of personal isolation and quarantine.
What Are the New Self-Certification Forms?
Ministry of the Interior (Viminale) Self-Certification Form to Justify Movement
Self-Certification Form for Entering Italy
Can I Go to the Park?
Admission to parks, gardens and public villas is authorized if the one meter (3 feet)
interpersonal social distance is respected. Playgrounds will remain closed. Mayors have the
power to close these areas if, in their judgment, safety procedures cannot be properly enforced.
Can I Do Sports? Can I accompany a minor?
If the interpersonal social distance of at least two meters for sports and one meter for exercise is
respected, sport and exercise activities are allowed for individuals, accompanied minors and
accompanied not self-sufficient individuals.
Are Funerals and Religious Ceremonies Allowed?
Concerning religious ceremonies: funerals are allowed. Only first and second-degree relatives
up to a total of 15 can participate. It's preferable to hold an outdoor function, to wear masks and
respect the interpersonal safety distance of at least one meter (3 feet.)
Can I Go to a Restaurant or to a Fast Food?
Yes, but only to collect what you have ordered. Restaurant are open only for take-away delivery
service or exclusively for the collection of take-away meals. The interpersonal safety distance
must be respected, and it's not allowed to consume the meal inside the premises.
What do I Do if I Have a Fever?
If before May 4
the recommendation to those who had a 37.5 degrees fever and showed
respiratory symptoms was to stay at home and call one's doctor, now it's compulsory to do so.
Is It Possible to Get a Prescription Online or by Cell Phone?
Yes, with theMarch 19, 2020, Ordinance you can now get the ‘Electronic Prescription Number’
from your doctor without having to pick it up. The pharmacist will fill out the prescription once
he/she has received the Electronic Prescription Number and the Tax Identification Number from
your Health Card.
Do the National Restrictive Measures Suspend Women Shelters' Activities?
No, women victims of violence and stalking must not feel abandoned, and can call the toll free
helpline 1522, open 24/24. Furthermore according to the March 11, 2020 Decree, incidences of
violence determine the 'State of necessity' that authorizes women to go to a women shelter.
Are There Initiatives to Give Psychological Assistance During this Period of Strain Due
To the COVID – 19 Pandemic?
On April 27 the Health Ministry and Civil Protection Agency Toll Free Psychological Helpline
800.833.833 started operations. The Helpline can be reached from abroad at 02.20228733. It's
open 7 days a week from 8am to Midnight. Assistive technologies will be available for the
For further information go to page Toll Free Psychological Helpline of the Ministry of Health
New Coronavirus website. Numero verde di supporto psicologico sito tematico Nuovo Coronavirus del Ministero della Salute.
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