Here we are: the much-announced moment that has been talked about for weeks on the news, on talk shows and in newspapers, so much so that at times it seemed to have already been approved, it has arrived. Yesterday the Law Decree of the Italian Council of Ministers was launched, introducing the “strengthened” Covid-19 green certification starting from December 6. The new Decree also changes the methods of use of the normal green pass, which is what is obtained if vaccinated or cured, or by making a rapid or molecular swab. Contrary to what has been adopted so far, from December 6 it will be used to access accommodation facilities, and therefore also to campsites.
The data relating to the number of positives in Italy are generally still good, especially if we compare them with the worrying ones of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Austria, Germany, Holland and Northern Europe. Certainly some areas are exceptions, such as Alto Adige, or regions such as Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Marche and Calabria (source ECDC). A situation, therefore, which begins to get serious and which, if not stopped in time and with more drastic measures, could lead to new closures or even lockdowns, as the Technical Scientific Committee and the Government have often pointed out, in particular the Health Minister Roberto Speranza.
And here comes the much-announced reinforced green pass, which can be obtained if vaccinated or cured from Covid-19, but not with the rapid or molecular swab. From December 6 it will be used to sit at indoor tables in bars and restaurants (you can eat at the counter without any pass), participate in sporting events, public ceremonies, parties, shows (cinemas and theaters), enter discos and stadiums.
The new Decree also establishes that the duration of the Covid-19 Green Certification changes from 12 to 9 months. And, as anticipated at the beginning, the “normal” green pass will be needed to access the accommodation facilities, and therefore also the campsites. A big change, since before this was only necessary to enter the closed locations of the accommodation facilities, such as restaurants and bars, and not to stay!