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Lockdown Phase 2 – 4th May 2020: List of shops and services opening

Lockdown Phase 2 – 4th May 2020: List of shops and services opening

The Decree DPCM April 26 2020 identifies in Annexes 1 and 2 the commercial activities allowed to open as from  May 4th 2020. These measures will remain valid until May 17th .

The following list includes the establishments which shall be allowed to open: Retail business activities

  • Hypermarkets 
  • Supermarkets 
  • Discount supermarkets 
  • Convenience stores and other grocery stores 
  • Frozen food stores 
  • Non-specialised shops selling computers, peripherals, telecommunications equipment,
  • Electronic audio and video equipment, household appliances 
  • Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores  
  • Petrol stations 
  • Specialised shops selling computer and telecommunications equipment (ICT)  
  • Retail sale of metal hardware, paints, flat glass and electrical, plumbing and heating supplies 
  • Retail sale of hygiene and sanitary products 
  • Retail sale of lighting equipment 
  • Retail sale of newspapers, magazines and periodicals 
  • Pharmacies 
  • Retail sale of over-the-counter medicines in other specialised stores 
  • Retail sale of medical and orthopaedic supplies in specialised stores 
  • Retail sale of perfumery, toiletries and personal care products 
  • Retail sale of small pets 
  • Retail sale of optical and photography products 
  • Retail sale of fuel for household use and for heating 
  • Retail sale of soaps, detergents, polishing products and similar products 
  • Retail sale of any type of product via the Internet 
  • Retail sale of any type of product on television 
  • Retail sale of any type of product via mail order, radio, telephone 
  • Sales through vending machines 
  • Stationery shops
  • Book shops
  • Baby stores
  • Retail sale of flowers, plants, seeds and fertilizers

Personal services 

  • Laundry and cleaning of textile and fur products
  • Industrial laundries 
  • Other laundry facilities 
  • Funeral services and related activities

For more Covid-19 FAQs in English, click here to see Ministero della Salute official website.

Last updated 30 April 2020

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