Italy: Super green pass over 50 immediately, even fines and checks

Green pass strengthened immediately for the over 50s, obligation in the workplace from February 15, from the end of January a simple green pass for access to offices, banks and personal services. The government explains in further detail the rules contained in the decree passed yesterday evening which also contains the details of the penalties provided for those who violate the indications of the executive.

Super green pass mandatory for over 50s

The decree introduces the obligation of vaccination for all Italian and foreign citizens, aged at least 50, resident in Italy or residing in our country, whether or not registered with the National Health Service. The obligation will be valid immediately, since the rules that provide for it will come into force the day after the publication of the decree-law in the Official Gazette, and will remain in force until 15 June 2022.

Vaccination can be omitted or deferred if there are specific clinical conditions that make it “not indicated” and which must be certified by the general practitioner and then evaluated by the territorially competent health authority which, in the event that it agrees with the evaluation of the general practitioner, will issue a certification of exemption to the SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in compliance with the circulars of the Ministry of Health on the subject.

For those who have already been infected and have had Covid, the vaccination is deferred until the first useful date for the vaccination itself.

Supergreen pass for workers over 50

The obligation of a reinforced Green Pass for all workers (public and private) and freelancers aged at least 50 will instead start from February 15, 2022, when they will have to possess and exhibit the reinforced Green Pass upon entering the workplace. Therefore, anyone who has not yet been vaccinated will have to take the first dose of the vaccine by January 31st to obtain an enhanced Green Pass valid from February 15th.

Simple green pass in shops and offices

From 20 January to 31 March 2022, the obligation of a Green Pass (indifferently basic or reinforced) is envisaged for user access to activities that offer services to the person.

From 1 February (or from another date, if provided for by the implementing dpcm) to 31 March 2022, the obligation of a Green Pass (indifferently basic or reinforced) is envisaged for user access to public offices; postal, banking and financial services; commercial activities, with the exception of those necessary to ensure the satisfaction of essential and primary needs of the person. These activities, exempt from the obligation, will be identified by the implementing dpcm.

Penalties for over 50s

The decree provides for all those (workers and non-workers) who will not be in compliance with the vaccination obligation starting from 1 February 2022, a one-off penalty of 100 euros. The sanction will be imposed by the Revenue Agency, by crossing the data of the resident population with those resulting from the regional or provincial vaccination registries.

Sanctions for workers over 50

For public and private workers and unvaccinated freelancers, subject to the obligation to possess a reinforced Green Pass from February 15, 2022, a penalty of between 600 and 1,500 euros is envisaged in the case of access to the workplace in violation of the obligation.

As is already the case for workers without a Green Pass, workers over the age of fifty who from 15 February 2022 will be without a reinforced Green Pass at the time of access to the workplace will also be considered unjustified absent, without disciplinary consequences and with the right to retention. of the employment relationship but without the right to remuneration or other remuneration or emolument, however denominated.

The penalties for users of offices and services

For people who access the services and activities where it is mandatory to have it without a Green Pass, there is a penalty of between 400 and 1,000 euros. The same sanction applies to the person required to check possession of the Green Pass if he fails to check.

By Editor

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