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Compulsory mask in the crowded areas of the town centre

Municipal Ordinance.

May 29 - July 27, 2020

By an ordinance, the obligation to wear the respiratory protection mask - with the exception that the use of the mask is incompatible with personal needs of the moment (e.g. eating or drinking) - is required until July 27, 2020 - from 6.00 p.m. to 2.00 a.m on the following day of Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and pre-holiday days.

This obligation applies to all those who find themselves passing through or stopping, on foot or by bicycle, in the following areas of the town centre:

  • piazza Fontanesi;
  • piazza XXIV Maggio;
  • piazza San Prospero;
  • piazza Prampolini;
  • piazza Gioberti;
  • piazza Scapinelli;
  • piazza Casotti;
  • vicolo Broletto;
  • via Caggiati;
  • via San Carlo;
  • via Mercato;
  • via Campo Marzio;
  • via della Volta;
  • via del Guazzatoio;
  • vicolo Casalecchi;
  • via Emilia Santo Stefano (from via della Volta to piazza Gioberti).

 

In case of failure to comply with these obligations, an administrative sanction - from Euros 400.00 to Euros 1,000 - will be applied as required as per Decree 19 of March 25, 2020, converted into Law 35 of May 23, 2020. The obligation to respect, on all the municipal territory, the use of a mask to protect the respiratory tract, if the physical distancing foreseen by the regulations cannot be respected. The ordinance was issued following situations that arose in the town centre of Reggio Emilia with the end of the lockdown and the consequent reopening of the food and drink administration exercises for on-site consumption. Especially in the past weekend, there were very high inflows of patrons and passers-by, which made it impossible to comply with the indication of physical distancing, required by the regulations in force for the containment of the Coronavirus pandemic. In several cases, in addition to non-compliance with physical spacing, there was a failure to use the surgical mask by the same present.

In case of failure to comply with these obligations, an administrative sanction - from Euros 400.00 to Euros 1,000 - will be applied as required as per Decree 19 of March 25, 2020, converted into Law 35 of May 23, 2020. The obligation to respect, on all the municipal territory, the use of a mask to protect the respiratory tract, if the physical distancing foreseen by the regulations cannot be respected. The ordinance was issued following situations that arose in the town centre of Reggio Emilia with the end of the lockdown and the consequent reopening of the food and drink administration exercises for on-site consumption. Especially in the past weekend, there were very high inflows of patrons and passers-by, which made it impossible to comply with the indication of physical distancing, required by the regulations in force for the containment of the Coronavirus pandemic. In several cases, in addition to non-compliance with physical spacing, there was a failure to use the surgical mask by the same present.

 

Cover photo by Antonardo.

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