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Old 04.09.2020, 17:56
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Italy - Face masks.

Iím off to Tuscany tomorrow. Just wondering if anyone has any up to date info on the face mask rules in Italy. Iíve seen they have to be worn in public from 6pm - 6am ... struggling to find up to date info on anything else. Thanks
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Old 04.09.2020, 18:06
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Re: Italy - Face masks.

in stores and restaurants (until you are seated at your table) you need to wear them. in the open no need. at least that s how we did it (and all Italians) near Como.
just make sure you always carry one with you, then you can just put it on when needed.
I dont know about public transport, we took the car.
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Old 04.09.2020, 18:31
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Re: Italy - Face masks.

'By effect of the Ordinance of the Minister of Health issued on August 16, 2020, starting August 17, further measures are envisaged, with respect to the ministerial decree DPCM of August 7, 2020. The Ordinance provides the obligation to use respiratory tract protection even outdoors, from 18.00 to 06.00, on the entire national territory, in all areas in proximity of locations and premises that are open to the public, as well as in public spaces ( squares, lay-byes, streets, waterfront promenades) whose physical characteristics may facilitate the formation of gatherings of both spontaneous and/or occasional nature.'
http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuo...english&id=230
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Re: Italy - Face masks.

The shortcut URL advertised by the health's ministry:

http://www.salute.gov.it/travellers

You'll see reminders in airports and train stations.

Masks are mandatory on public transport. If you fly, only surgical masks and FFP2/3 without valve are allowed (or so I have been told by Swiss 5 days ago).
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'By effect of the Ordinance of the Minister of Health issued on August 16, 2020, starting August 17, further measures are envisaged, with respect to the ministerial decree DPCM of August 7, 2020. The Ordinance provides the obligation to use respiratory tract protection even outdoors, from 18.00 to 06.00, on the entire national territory, in all areas in proximity of locations and premises that are open to the public, as well as in public spaces ( squares, lay-byes, streets, waterfront promenades) whose physical characteristics may facilitate the formation of gatherings of both spontaneous and/or occasional nature.'
http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuo...english&id=230
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Feel free not to go to Italy...as Italian (coming from a severely impacted area) living in Switzerland I was absolutely impressed to see Italians very strictly following these rules and even exceeding them.

Thatís perhaps for bonkers, but there are significantly less cases in Italy now than in rest of Europe.
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Old 18.09.2020, 21:52
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Re: Italy - Face masks.

I admit the rule may look a bit weird, but the goal is to increase the protection of packed gatherings outside of bars in the evening, which this summer has been one of the most sources of concern. I'm totally for it.
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Old 18.09.2020, 22:14
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Re: Italy - Face masks.

What are the current rules for people in cars in Italy?

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Old 18.09.2020, 22:44
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Feel free not to go to Italy...as Italian (coming from a severely impacted area) living in Switzerland I was absolutely impressed to see Italians very strictly following these rules and even exceeding them.

Thatís perhaps for bonkers, but there are significantly less cases in Italy now than in rest of Europe.
Oh, I will hopefully visit Italy soon.

And yes, Italy doing well for now. Also other countries still doing well without ridiculous outdoors mask rules. I am not per se against masks, but outdoors I doubt their effect plus they are not the single solution.
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Re: Italy - Face masks.

Just come back from Tuscany and Lake Orta - very strict in HŰtels, restaurants, shops - and many wearing masks in street too. We travelled by car.
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What are the current rules for people in cars in Italy?

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In your own car, no need for mask. Not sure if there are any rules about not sharing with 'strangers'? We shared with daughter and sil from UK, who had flown into Tuscany. Not an issue.
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Old 19.09.2020, 00:41
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outdoors I doubt their effect
As I said, this very strict rule was created because the "movida" is very popular in Italy, particularly after 3 months of strict lockdown, and people pack the squares tighter than inside buses before covid. In this condition the advantages of outdoor environments are highly reduced, an indoor office with social distancing is probably safer.

It would be way cheaper and wiser to just keep the distance, but since people don't, at least masks provide some protection.

If people are drinking and smoking the entire exercise might be just a waste, but still authorities are trying everything to avoid a second lockdown.
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As I said, this very strict rule was created because the "movida" is very popular in Italy, particularly after 3 months of strict lockdown, and people pack the squares tighter than inside buses before covid. In this condition the advantages of outdoor environments are highly reduced, an indoor office with social distancing is probably safer.

It would be way cheaper and wiser to just keep the distance, but since people don't, at least masks provide some protection.

If people are drinking and smoking the entire exercise might be just a waste, but still authorities are trying everything to avoid a second lockdown.
Fair enough. But if I sit on a promenade, say 20m from a group of people who are close, what sense does a mask make for me? Also the language of the law is so vague - so every cop can just write me up because I am in a place where potentially people could suddenly surround me to have a party? I am not that attractive.

I was recently in Alto Adige / SŁdtirol. Nobody followed that rule.
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Oh, I will hopefully visit Italy soon.

And yes, Italy doing well for now. Also other countries still doing well without ridiculous outdoors mask rules. I am not per se against masks, but outdoors I doubt their effect plus they are not the single solution.
Just stick to the law and quit your whining.
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In your own car, no need for mask. Not sure if there are any rules about not sharing with 'strangers'? We shared with daughter and sil from UK, who had flown into Tuscany. Not an issue.
I have heard differently, mask required if not residing together, and possibly limits on the number of people.

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It depends on the make
Make, well... i can imagine convertibles count as being in the open air...
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Just stick to the law and quit your whining.
Yes, comrade.
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Fair enough. But if I sit on a promenade, say 20m from a group of people who are close, what sense does a mask make for me?.
No sense in my opinion. The law is clearly a "patch", it's designed to address some special situations with a general rule and of course this leads to many silly counterexamples.
Nevertheless it's a law, and I wanted to show the reason behind it. I went in Italy and I followed it, even if I didn't participate in crowd drinking.
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Re: Italy - Face masks.

Great. Now that I am in Tuscany not only the weather starts getting questionable but also as of tomorrow I have to wear a mask when outside and at any time. This is really annoying.
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