ROME – New reopenings in Italy

Playgrounds and summer camps for children could be allowed to reopen as of Monday (15 June), according to the latest draft government decree. Games rooms and betting agencies will also be allowed to reopen that day, provided they comply with their respective regions’ health protocols.

The first official football match after the lockdown will be played on Friday (12 June), with the second leg of the League Cup match between Juventus and Milan to be held behind closed doors.

Contact sports like football, basketball and volleyball will restart on 25 June. This includes sports at the amateur level, provided the region’s epidemiological situation allows it.

Attendance of public shows in theatres and cinemas will be allowed again, however, seats will be preallocated and socially distanced. While a maximum of 200 people will be allowed at indoor venues, outdoor ones will be allowed to welcome up to 1,000. 

Museums will have to ensure visitors keep a minimum one-metre distance at all times.

Ballrooms, discos, fairs and congresses will not be able to reopen until 14 July, but local administrations will be able to assess a different date according to their specific situation.

Cruises flying the Italian flag also remain suspended until 14 July.

(Alessandro Follis |

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