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by Arianna De Carlo | May 28, 2020 | infoflash




The D.P.C.M. 26 April 2020, concerning Phase 2 of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus – COVID 19, in force from 4 May to 17 May 2020, was published in the Official Gazette no. 108 of 27 April 2020.

The measure contains several annexes, including, in particular, the security protocols:

  1. Retail trade;
  2. Services for the person NOT suspended;
  3. Industrial and commercial production activities allowed (ATECO codes);
  4. Sanitation measures;
  5. Measures for commercial establishments;
  6. Shared protocol for the regulation of measures to combat and contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus in working environments between the Government and the social partners;
  7. Shared regulatory protocol for the containment of the spread of COVID-19 on construction sites;
  8. Shared regulatory protocol for the containment of the spread of COVID-19 in the transport and logistics sector;
  9. Guidelines for the information to users and the organizational modalities for the containment of the diffusion of COVID-19 in the field of public transport.
  10. Principles for health risk monitoring.

With regard to the theme of work, the Decree:

  • revises the list of permitted work activities;
  • allows companies whose activities are suspended as a result of the changes introduced to complete the activities necessary for the suspension, including the shipment of goods in storage, within 3 days of the adoption of the measure causing the suspension;
  • provides for the possibility, for suspended activities, subject to notification to the Prefect, of access to company premises by employees or delegated third parties for the performance of surveillance, conservation and maintenance activities, payment management, cleaning and sanitation, or the activities of shipment to third parties of goods in stock as well as the receipt of goods and supplies;
  • introduces, for companies that resume their activities from 4 May 2020, the possibility of carrying out all preparatory activities from 27 April 2020;
  • allows cross-border workers to enter and leave the national territory for proven reasons of work and the consequent return to their residence, dwelling or stay.
  • As far as it is of more interest, we would also point out the following.
  • in principle, what has already been prescribed continues to apply. Remote working is recommended, regardless of the sector, because it allows you not to move around;
  • it is also permitted to move to a different region for work reasons;
  • the more restrictive containment measures adopted by the Regions with regard to specific areas of the regional territory continue to apply;


  • the activities of gyms, sports centres, swimming pools, swimming centres, wellness centres, spas (except for the provision of services falling within the essential levels of care), cultural centres, social centres, leisure centres are suspended;
  • retail trade activities are suspended, with the exception of the food and basic necessities activities identified in Annex 1, both in the neighbourhood shops and in the medium and large-scale retail trade, including those included in shopping centres, provided that access to these activities is allowed only. Markets are closed, regardless of the type of activity carried out, with the exception of activities aimed at the sale of foodstuffs only. Newsstands, tobacconists, pharmacies and parapharmacies remain open. In any case, the interpersonal safety distance of one meter must be guaranteed;
  • the activities of catering services (including bars, pubs, restaurants, ice-cream parlours, pastry shops) are suspended, with the exclusion of canteens and continuous catering on a contractual basis, which guarantee the interpersonal safety distance of at least one metre. Catering services with home delivery in compliance with health and hygiene regulations for both packaging and transport, as well as catering services with take-away, remain permitted, without prejudice to the obligation to respect the interpersonal safety distance of at least one metre, the prohibition to consume the products inside the premises and the prohibition to stay in the immediate vicinity of the same;
  • activities relating to personal services (including hairdressers, barbers, beauticians) other than those identified in Annex 2 shall be suspended;
  • banking, financial and insurance services and the activities of the agricultural and zootechnical sectors, including the supply chains providing goods and services, shall remain guaranteed in accordance with health and hygiene standards;
  • as regards professional activities, remote working, the use of paid holidays and leave or other collective agreement instruments, the assumption of anti-accounting safety protocols, the sanitation of workplaces are recommended.
  • The contents of the annexes to the D.P.C.M. are reported below.


Annex 1: Retail trade activities NOT suspended
  • Hypermarkets
  • Supermarkets
  • Food Discount
  • Minimarkets and other non-specialised miscellaneous grocery stores
  • Retail of frozen products
  • Retail trade in non-specialised stores of computers, peripherals, telecommunications equipment, audio and video consumer electronics, household appliances
  • Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores (ATECO codes: 47.2)
  • Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores
  • Retail sale of computer and telecommunications equipment (ICT) in specialised stores (ATECO code: 47.4)
  • Retail sale of hardware, paints, flat glass and electrical and thermo-hydraulic equipment
  • Sanitary ware retail trade
  • Lighting retail trade
  • Retail of newspapers, magazines and periodicals
  • Pharmacies
  • Retail sale of non-prescription medicinal products in other specialised stores


  • Retail sale of medical and orthopedic items in specialized stores
  • Trade to the detail of articles of profumeria, produced for toletta and for the personal hygiene
  • Commerce to the detail of small domestic animals
  • Commerce to the detail of material for optics and photography
  • Commerce to the detail of fuel for domestic use and for heating
  • Retail sale of soaps, detergents, polishing and related products
  • Retail sale of any type of product made via the internet
  • Retail sale of any type of television product
  • Retail sale of any type of mail order product, radio, telephone
  • Trade carried out by means of vending machines
  • Trade in paper, cardboard and stationery
  • Commerce to the detail of books
  • Trade to the detail of clothes for boys and babies
  • Retail sale of flowers, plants, seeds and fertilizers


Annex 2: personal services NOT suspended
  • Laundry and cleaning of textiles and fur
  • Industrial laundry activities
  • Other laundries, dry cleaners
  • Funeral services and related activities
Annex 3: industrial and commercial production activities NOT suspended (ATECO codes)



01 Agricultural cultivation and production of animal products, hunting and related services
02 Forestry and use of forest areas
03 FISHING and aquaculture
05 coal extraction (excluding peat)
06 Extraction of crude oil and natural gas
07 Extraction of metal ores
08 Mining of other minerals from quarries and mines
09 Activities of extraction support services
10 Food industries
11 Beverage industry
12 Tobacco industry
13 Textile industries
14 Making of clothing; packaging of leather and fur items
15 Manufacture of leather and similar articles
16 Industry of wood and wood and cork products (except furniture); manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials
17 Manufacture of paper and paper products
18 Printing and reproduction of recorded media
19 Manufacture of coke and products from oil refining
20 Manufacture of chemicals
21 Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations
22 Manufacture of rubber and plastic products
23 Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products
24 Metallurgy
25 Manufacture of metal products (excluding machinery and equipment)
26 Manufacture of computers and electronic and optical products; electro-medical devices, measuring devices and watches
27 Manufacture of electrical and non-electric domestic appliances
28 Manufacture of machinery and equipment nec
29 Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers
30 Manufacture of other means of transport
31 Manufacture of furniture
32 Other manufacturing industries
33 Repair, maintenance and installation of machines and equipment
35 Supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning
36 Collection, treatment and supply of water
37 Sewerage management
38 Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; recovery of materials
39 Remediation activities and other waste management services
41 Building construction
42 civil engineering
43 Specialized construction work
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
46 Wholesale trade (except of motor vehicles and motorcycles)
49 Land transport and pipeline transport
50 Sea and water transport
51 Airplane transport
52 Storage and transportation support activities
53 Postal services and courier activities
551 Hotels and similar establishments
58 Publishing activities
59 Production, post-production and distribution of cinema, video and television programs, music and sound recordings
60 Programming and transmission activities
61 Telecommunications
62 Software production, IT consultancy and related activities
63 Information service activities and other IT services
64 Financial services activities (excluding insurance and pension funds)
65 Insurance, reinsurance and pension funds (excluding compulsory social insurance)
66 Auxiliary financial services and insurance activities
68 Real estate activities
69 Legal and accounting activities
70 Business management and management consultancy activities
71 Architectural and engineering practice; technical testing and analysis
72 Scientific research and development
73 Advertising and market research
74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities
75 Veterinary services
78 Research, selection, staffing activities
80 Surveillance and investigation services
81.2 Cleaning and disinfestation activities
81.3 Landscape care and maintenance (including parks, gardens and flower beds)
82 Support activities for office functions and other business support services
84 Public administration and defense; compulsory social insurance
85 Instruction
86 Health care
87 Residential social work services
88 Non-residential social assistance
94 Activities of membership organizations
95 Repair of computers and personal and household goods
97 Activities of families and partnerships as employers for domestic staff
99 Extraterritorial organizations and bodies


Annex 4: recommended sanitation
  1. Wash your hands often. It is recommended to make hydroalcoholic solutions for hand washing available in all public places, gyms, supermarkets, pharmacies and other meeting places;
  2. avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections;
  3. avoid hugs and handshakes;
  4. maintain, in social contacts, an interpersonal distance of at least one meter;
  5. practice respiratory hygiene (sneezing and / or coughing in a handkerchief avoiding contact of the hands with respiratory secretions);
  6. avoid the promiscuous use of bottles and glasses, in particular during sports activities;
  7. do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands;
  8. cover your mouth and nose if you sneeze or cough;
  9. do not take antiviral drugs and antibiotics, unless they are prescribed by your doctor;
  10. clean the surfaces with chlorine or alcohol based disinfectants;
  11. it is strongly recommended in all social contacts, to use respiratory protection as an additional measure to other personal hygiene protection measures.


Annex 5: measures for commercial establishments
  1. Maintenance of interpersonal distancing in all activities and their phases.
  2. Guarantee of cleanliness and environmental hygiene at least twice a day and according to the opening time.
  3. Guarantee of adequate natural ventilation and air exchange.
  4. Wide availability and accessibility to hand disinfection systems. In particular, these systems must be available alongside keyboards, touch screens and payment systems.
  5. Use of masks in closed places or environments and in any case in all possible work phases where interpersonal distancing cannot be guaranteed.
  6. Use of disposable gloves in purchasing activities, particularly for the purchase of food and drinks.
  7. Regulated and staggered access in the following ways:
  8. a) by expanding the time slots;
  9. b) for rooms up to forty square meters, one person can access at a time, in addition to a maximum of two operators;
  10. c) for rooms larger than those referred to in letter b), access is regulated according to the available spaces, differentiating, where possible, the entry and exit routes.
  11. Information to ensure the clearance of customers awaiting entry.



LDP Payroll stay at your disposal for any further information.


De Carlo Arianna – adecarlo@ldp-payroll.com

Head of Payroll Department

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