The Italian government has enacted what is known as the “Green Pass bis Decree” (Law Decree no. 127 of September 21, 2021), introducing urgent measures to ensure the safe performance of public and private work through the extension of the scope of application of COVID-19 green certification (“Green Pass”) and the strengthening of the screening system.
On April 6, 2021, the Italian government, trade unions, and various employers’ associations agreed upon and adopted a national protocol permitting employers to facilitate vaccinations by organizing vaccination clinics in the workplace.
With message No. 3653 of October 9, 2020, the Italian National Social Security Institute (INPS) clarified several particularly critical issues relating to the management of employees in quarantine and the relevant social security.
By means of Law Decree No. 137/2020 (the “Law Decree”), known as the “Decreto Ristori,” the Italian government is extending the emergency measures adopted via the August Decree in order to contain the negative effects of the second wave of infection on the employment marketplace.
By means of Law Decree No. 34 of May 19, 2020, known as the “Decreto Rilancio” (the “19 May Decree”), and the new provisions on health and safety protocol (the “H&S Protocol”) executed on April 24, 2020, new measures have been put in place that deal with the reopening phase (commonly known as Phase 2) and the effects of the lockdown on business over the next few months.