The Council of Ministers unanimously approved the Covid Christmas decree with the new “measures for the containment of the Covid-19 epidemic and for the safe conduct of economic and social activities”. The government, following the indications that emerged from the control room, launches the crackdown to counter Omicron. From February 1st the validity of the green pass will be reduced from 9 to 6 months. At the cinema, theater and sporting events only with FFP2. The period for the third vaccination dose drops to 4 months. You will also need the pass for the drink at the bar counter
The validity of the green pass drops from 9 to 6 months starting from February 1st, third dose of the vaccine after 4 months, obligation to wear masks outdoors even in the white area, mandatory green pass also to consume at the counter of bars and restaurants and until January 31st, ban on parties or events that involve gatherings in the open.
Durata green pass
From 1 February 2022 the duration of the vaccination green pass will be reduced from 9 to 6 months. Furthermore, by order of the Minister of Health the minimum period for administering the third dose it will be shortened from 5 to 4 months after completion of the primary vaccination course. Technical in-depth analysis is awaited
Obligation of masks
It is expected the obligation to wear masks outdoors even in the white area. Furthermore, the obligation of FFP2 is introduced in cinemas, theaters and for sporting events, as well as on means of transport (including TPL)
Catering and consumption of food and drinks:
Until 31.01 it is expected the extension of the reinforced green pass obligation (2G only for vaccinated and cured) to indoor catering even at the counter. Furthermore, it is forbidden to consume food and drinks indoors, in cinemas, theaters and for sporting events.
Outdoor parties and discos
Until January 31st, no events and parties involving outdoor gatherings.
At the Control room convened by the Prime Minister, Mario Draghi with the delegation heads of the majority parties are also attended by the president of the Higher Health Council and coordinator of the Technical Scientific Committee, Franco Locatelli, and the president of the Higher Institute of Health, Silvio Brusaferro.
They were reportedly explained by the technicians at the meeting the diffusion data of the Omicron variant which appears to be 28.2%.
Vaccinations are racing again
“We are back to the rhythms of July and we are making over 500 thousand doses a day” said the extraordinary commissioner for the coronavirus emergency, Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, visiting the pediatric vaccination center set up in the Rome Explora children’s museum this morning.