In the restaurant for the classic espresso or on long-distance trains and buses: without the “Green Pass”, i.e. the digital Corona certificate, little is currently possible in Italy. If you want to go to the restaurant, fitness center or football stadium, you need digital proof.
The government has now decided to massively expand the “Green Pass” to the world of work. Anyone wishing to continue working from October 15th needs proof that he or she has either been vaccinated, recovered or tested. The regulation applies to all employees and self-employed persons as well as all civil servants in public offices, writes the “Tages-Anzeiger”.
Accordingly, the government now wants to convince the last four million or so certificate refusers to download the Green Pass. Of the 18 million inhabitants, 14 have already installed the corresponding app on their smartphones.
75 percent of all Italians double vaccinated
The control of compliance lies with the respective companies and departments. Anyone who shows up at work and is checked without a Green Pass can expect hefty fines of up to 1000 euros.
In companies with home offices, people can work from home even without a certificate. For civil servants, however, the home office time is limited to a maximum of 15 percent. Italy is one of the front runners when it comes to vaccination. Overall, more than 75 percent of all Italians have already been vaccinated twice. (zis)