New anti Covid-19 measures
entered into force with decrees of December 2021 and January 2022:
from vaccines for over 50s to the ‘super Green Pass’ to work – the calendar of new obligations
In this note we summarise the new anti-Covid-19 measures approved with the decrees of December 2021 and January 2022, with the relative dates of entry into force.
|ENTRY INTO FORCE||MEASURE|
|8 January||Mandatory vaccination for Italians and foreigners over 50 residing in Italy.|
|10 January||Mandatory ‘super’ Green Pass (which shows proof of full vaccination or recovery) for: all means of public transport (trains, airplanes, buses, ships, metro, trams); outdoor catering services; museums; indoor and outdoor pools; gyms; spas and amusement parks; hotels and accommodation facilities; civil or religious ceremonies (such as baptisms or weddings); festivals and fairs; conferences; ski lifts; team sports also outdoors (such as football); cultural, social and recreational centres for indoor and outdoor activities; game rooms, bingo halls and casinos.|
|Start of booster inoculation with a minimum interval reduced to four months from the second dose (compared to the previous five months).|
|20 January||‘Basic’ Green Pass requirement (which shows proof of full vaccination, recovery, or negative antigenic test valid for 48 hours or molecular test valid for 72 hours) comes into force for customers of hairdressers, barbers and beauty centres.|
|31 January||End of nightclubs closing.|
|1 February||A one-off penalty of EUR 100 for non-vaccinated over 50.|
|Mandatory ‘basic’ green pass to enter public offices, post offices, banks or financial offices and commercial activities (i.e. shops), with the exception of those necessary for fulfilment of essential and primary needs (such as pharmacies and supermarkets).|
|Validity of vaccination Green Pass reduced to six months.|
|Mandatory vaccination for all university staff.|
|15 February||Mandatory ‘super’ Green Pass for all workers (public and private) and freelancers over 50s. Those not yet vaccinated will have to take the first dose by 31st January to get a ‘super’ Green Pass valid from 15th February (the Green Pass is issued immediately after the first dose but is activated on the fifteenth day after inoculation).|
|31 March||End of the state of emergency.|
|15 June||End of mandatory vaccination obligation for over 50s.|
Below such measures in detail in chronological order based on their entry into force.
8th JANUARY 2022
Mandatory vaccination for over 50s.
From 8th January, the measure provided for by the decree law of 5 January 2022, which provides for mandatory vaccination for all over 50s, is in force. The obligation applies to Italians and foreigners residing in Italy.
The mandatory vaccination also applies to foreigners over 50 legally residing in Italy who have regular employment or self-employment activities in progress or are registered in the employment lists, and to foreigners legally residing or who have requested the renewal of their residence permit. – for employment, self-employment, family reasons, political or humanitarian asylum, asylum request, pending adoption, foster care, or for acquisition of citizenship.
Any exemption must be issued by the medical doctors – general practitioner or doctor providing vaccination. People over 50 who do not get their vaccine by 1st February 2022 will be fined EUR 100.
‘Basic’ Green Pass extended to court defence officers, consultants, and experts.
The ‘basic’ Green Pass in courts is extended to defence officers, consultants, experts and other auxiliaries of the magistrate outside the administration of justice – it does not apply to witnesses and parties to the trial. People over 50 need a ‘super’ Green Pass.
10th JANUARY 2022
From 10th January 2022 – until 31st March 2022, date of the end of the state of emergency -, the ‘super’ Green Pass will be required:
- in hotels and accommodation facilities
- in congress centres;
- in museums, cultural, social and recreational centres for outdoor activities;
- to participate in religious and civil ceremonies;
- to use the ski lifts for tourist and commercial purposes, even if those are located in ski areas;
- to access gyms, swimming pools, swimming centres, to play team sports or enter wellness centres, even outdoors;
- for catering, even outdoors;
- to participate in festivals and fairs;
- to board transport means: airplanes, trains, ships and all means of local public transport (bus, tram, metro).
The administration of the third dose of vaccine to children aged 12 to 15 begins.
20th JANUARY 2022
From 20th January 2022 – until 31st March 2022, date of the end of the state of emergency), the
‘basic’ Green Pass will be required:
- for clients of hairdressers and barbers;
- to access beauty centres;
- for face-to-face interviews with inmates, within prisons for adults and minors
1st FEBRUARY 2022
From 1st February 2022, the following measures will come into force:
- Fine of EUR 100 for non-vaccinated over 50s
A one-off fine of EUR 100 for non-vaccinated over 50 years Italians and foreign residing in Italy. The fine will be issued by the Revenue Agency, by checking the data of the resident population against that resulting from regional and provincial vaccination registry.
- Mandatory vaccination for university staff
Mandatory vaccination for university staff will enter into force – this is equivalent to the obligation for school and college staff, which is already into force. The obligation also covers staff of artistic training, musical and coral institutions and technical studies.
- Basic Green Pass in banks, post offices and financial service offices
Mandatory ‘basic’ Green Pass obligation will be entered in force to enter public offices, post offices, banks, and financial offices.
- Access to shop with ‘basic’ Green Pass
Beginning of the obligation to have a ‘basic’ Green Pass to access shops and commercial activities, with the exception of those necessary to ensure the satisfaction of the essential and primary needs of the person (for the complete list, read the DPCM of 21 January 2022).
15th FEBRUARY 2022
Mandatory ‘super’ Green Pass for all workers over 50
On 15th February 2022, the obligation of the ‘super’ Green Pass for all workers over 50 will come into force: to enter their office, whether public or private, workers over 50 years of age, will have to show their ‘super’ Green Pass.
Those who have not been vaccinated yet will have to take the first dose of the vaccine by 31st January to obtain a ‘super’ Green Pass valid from 15th February (the Green Pass is issued immediately after the first dose but is activated on the fifteenth day following the jab).
31st MARCH 2022
State of emergency in Italy ends.
On 31st March 2022, the state of emergency in Italy will end.
15th JUNE 2022
Mandatory vaccination for over 50s ends.
The obligation to be vaccinated for Italians and foreigners residing in Italy over 50 years of age is currently scheduled until 15th June 2022.
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