Covid, new rules for May 2022: masks, green pass, sport

From May 1, 2022, new anti-Covid rules are in place: that’s when green lanes and masks are still needed

Lucia Resta

A new month begins and New anti-Covid rules are in place. from May 1, 2022the changes More important than in recent months, because the two measures that kept us company for so long, will now be greatly reduced. Let’s talk about green lane Anduse masks. They are already doing it More steps towards normal life, even if the epidemic has not yet been defeated, as evidenced by the numerous cases of Sars-CoV-2 positivity that are recorded daily, which is why the rules are still in force, especially in the places most at risk, which are those where the distance cannot be guaranteed. Personal. So let’s try to understand what is happening today and why We don’t have to put green walkways and masks in the stairs yet.

Covid, rules from May 1 on the green lane

Sure enough, the first big news of May 2022 has to do with green traffic. In fact, it is no longer necessary to get to the workplace or to spend leisure time. It will no longer be required to enter cinemas, theaters, venues of various kinds, including bars and indoor restaurants, or for transportation. It is also not necessary for indoor pools and gymsThe reinforced green lane was needed until yesterday. also Sports halls and stadiums can be accessed without a green corridor. Thus, access becomes free again everywhere. The only cases where the Enhanced Green Corridor will continue to be offered, i.e. those that certify a full course of vaccination or recovery from Covid-19, are Hospital visits and nursing homeswhich will be required until December 31.

Green Passage When Traveling

The holidays are one reason why it’s best not to tear up the green driveway. In fact, if you’re traveling abroad, you still need it. The rules differ from country to country, but Basic green laneso what testifies to vaccination, recovery, or a negative tampon result is still the same Required to enter the European Union. The Italian Ministry of Health has extended measures for those arriving in or returning to Italy from abroad until May 31.

Masks from May 1st: Where to use them

Masks will be used much less from now on, but they will still need to be used Keep them close at hand Because there are still cases where it is needed. In particular, until June 15 is still Is mandatory FFP2 Mask On all means of transportation Local and long-distance, then buses, subways, regional and high-speed trains, ferries and planes. Moreover, always FFP2, required until end of May In cinemas and theaters for all kinds of indoor shows and even in gyms. Obviously, it’s also essential in hospitals and nursing homes. On the other hand, the mask is no longer needed in stores of any kind, in bars and restaurants even indoors, in public offices, post offices, banks, museums, discos, hairdressers/barbers and beauticians. However the mask is still strongly recommended In all those situations where the distance between people is not guaranteed. The mask is no longer used on the field Nor for other types of external offers. In this case, there is no longer even a recommendation for its use, but it is clear that if someone wants to continue using it, they can do so without problems.

school masks

School is one of the few cases where a mask is still mandatory and will be until the end of the school year, which is still very close. but only surgical mask Hence FFP2 is not necessary.

Anti-Covid rules in the workplace

In the workplace, the use of a mask is no longer mandatory, but In the private sector Employers can decide to continue their employees’ use of masks and maintain protocols that require them to be mandatory. So it is up to the owners to decide, also based on their business, which products they are dealing with, and to contact the public, whether or not they will continue to use the mask. different case is public officesdue to the intervention of the Minister of Public Administration Renato Brunetta with custom circular in which it explains that the use of FFP2 masks in public offices is “recommended, in particular, for employees who are in contact with the public without appropriate protective barriers, for those queuing in the canteen or other common areas, for those sharing a room with “fragile” staff. “, in elevators and in cases where spaces cannot exclude crowding.” So public sector workers are advised to use a mask if they work in shared rooms with colleagues, even if there are only two of them, unless there are enough spaces to avoid crowding. It is also recommended for use during meetings, if you are in line at the bar or to enter the office and then “in the presence of any respiratory symptoms”. In corridors, on stairs and in large rooms, as long as there is no crowding, you can avoid using a mask. there Circular from Brunetta It defines the following: “Each department will have to adopt the measures it deems most appropriate to health and safety needs in the workplace, taking into account the evolving epidemiological context and health requirements that can be adopted, even at the local level, by the competent authorities.”

Covid rules from May 1st: the duty to vaccinate

The vaccination obligation remains in effect until June 15, 2022 For teachers, school staff and law enforcement agencies And for all citizens aged 50 or over, otherwise they risk a fine of €100. to Doctors, nurses, health workers and nursing homesThe vaccination obligation continues until December 31.

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