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Milan is in the Covid-19 White zone, what now? (Update June 2021)

Milan is in the Covid-19 White zone, what now? (Update June 2021)

Published Milan, June 15, 2021

White Zone for Lombardy from June 14, 2021

With the vaccination campaign actively making leeway, herd immunity is rapidly being reported and many regions have been designated as “White Zones” meaning that there is low risk and cases of Covid-19 have significantly decreased.

Since last year, Italy has assigned a new color code classification system classifying the Covid-19 risk of each region.

Dates and rules change frequently, follow us on Facebook for updates.

Color codes

  • White, low risk
  • Yellow, moderate risk
  • Orange, medium to high risk
  • Red, high risk alert

From June 14, 2021, Lombardy has been designated a White Zone.
Abruzzo, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Emilia Romagna, Lazio, Liguria, Molise, Piemonte, Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Puglia, Sardegna, Umbria, Veneto. are also considered white zones. Curfew has been lifted in all white zones.

Other areas remain “Yellow”; for now, the regions of Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Marche, Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano, Sicilia, Toscana, and Valle d’Aosta reamin Yellow. Curfew in these regions has been pushed up to midnight (rather than 10pm) until June 21st when curfew is expected to be lifted throughout Italy.

White Zone – What does it mean?

Classification of the zones is determined by the number of cases and vaccine coverage per region. The higher number of COVID-19 cases, the higher the risk. The lower number of cases, the lower the risk.

A region may enter the White Zone when the number of COVID-19 cases does not exceed 50 cases per 10 thousand inhabitants for three consecutive weeks.

White zone is considered Low risk, but although restrictions are lessened, some rules still do apply.

The Rules of the White Zone

  • Curfew has been lifted in all White Zones.
  • You still must wear a mask (indoors and outdoors, except when exercising) and are expected to respect social distancing etiquette.
  • Restaurants and bars with outdoor seating no longer have limits on number of people per table, whereas indoor seating is open but limited to six people per table.
  • Shopping and entertainment (cinemas, theaters and galleries) are open but have limited capacity based on space.  Shows and exhibits require reservations in advance.
  • Betting and bingo halls, spas and indoor swimming pools remain closed.

From June 15th

Fairs, markets and theme parks will reopen on June 15. To go to discos or attend conferences, large events and even weddings you will need a “Green pass”, a digital confirmation that you have had two vaccine doses. Green passes are issued once you have gotten your vaccine or have had a test in the last 48 hours. Green passes are issued by the vaccination or testing center.

Changes from June 21st

The national goal is that all other regions and autonomous provinces be designated White Zones by or on June 21st.

From July 1st

Other reopenings are scheduled on 1 July for arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls and casinos. Indoor swimming pools will open and sports venues (up to 25% capacity, maximum 500 people) will open. Spas and wellness centers, cultural, recreational and social centers will also be able to open.

Dates and rules change frequently, follow us on Facebook for updates.

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