New rules and regulations to overcome the measures for the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic, as a result of the termination of the state of emergency

Legislative Decree No. 24 of 24 March 2022 sets new rules and regulations to overcome the measures for the containment of the Covid-19 pandemic, as a result of the termination of the state of emergency. 

AS OF 1 MAY 2022:

  • There is no longer the obligation to use the green pass for access to university facilities for any type of activity (lessons, laboratories, exams, degrees, internships, etc.). Without prejudice to the vaccination obligation for university staff until 15 June 2022, access to workplaces will take place without the control and display of the green pass.
  • Until June 15 (although not mandatory, as per Circular Note No. 1/22 of the Minister of Public Administration), in all indoor places, the use of respiratory protection devices, whether surgical or FFP2 masks, IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED in the following cases:
  1. In the case of gatherings, even occasional, for staff who perform their work activities in the same room with one or more other workers, or with persons belonging to the “fragile” category;
  2. For staff who are in contact with the public;
  3. When using lifts;
  4. During meetings, and if experiencing any symptoms concerning the respiratory tract.
  • The use of a respiratory protective device is REQUIRED for participation in events, conferences, and graduations, if there is no safety distance of one meter between one person and the other.


AS OF 1 APRIL 2022:

  • As regards the management of positive cases, the isolation regime ceases when a rapid or molecular antigen test for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 results negative, including the tests carried out in private centres authorised to perform such tests. In the latter case, the sending (including the electronical transmission) of the report with a negative result, to the Prevention Department competent for the territory, determines the termination of the isolation regime.
  • For those who have had close contact with confirmed positive SARS-CoV-2 cases, the self-monitoring regime applies, with the obligation to wear a FFP2 respiratory protection device, indoors or during gatherings, until the tenth day following the date of the last close contact with a person who tested positive to SARS-CoV-2, and the obligation to carry out a rapid or molecular antigen test for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, even in private centres authorised to perform such tests, at the first appearance of symptoms and, if still symptomatic, on the fifth day following the date of the last contact.
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