Covid-19: Tuscany returns to “orange zone”

Covid-19: Tuscany returns to “orange zone”

Fri 04 Dec 2020 5:21 PM

At midnight on Saturday, December 5, Tuscany will return to “orange” zone status, the category that indicates a medium-high risk of infection from Covid-19.



November 11, 2020, Florence / ph. Francesco Spighi






Restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops still cannot offer table service, but they can continue to provide a takeaway service until 10pm; no time limit applies to home deliveries of food. All other shops can reopen.






You may only move around within your municipality, unless you need to leave for work, study, health, necessity or to use services not available in your area (such as post offices and supermarkets).


If you leave your municipality for work, you must be able to show adequate documentation provided by your employer to prove the reason for your movements. If stopped by the police for a check, you will be required to fill in the self-declaration form, which can be downloaded here.


You do not need require the self-certification form between 5am and 10pm if you remain in your municipality.


You may leave your municipality where you live to go to neighbouring municipalities to buy products that you need (and cannot find locally), products that are cheaper and to collect takeaways from restaurants; to go to neighbouring municipalities to use your usual businesses or services (such as hairdressers, beauty parlours, mechanics, etc.); to carry out urgent or necessary work on holiday homes, boats, camper vans or caravans; to tend to land or look after animals. In case of separated or divorced families, you may go to other municipalities to see your child(ren) who live with the other parent.


You can leave your home for a walk or to exercise within your municipality (remember to maintain social distancing and to wear a mask unless you’re in an isolated area or are running/cycling). Outdoor sports are allowed at sports centres.


The nationwide curfew between 10pm and 5am continues to apply in orange zones as does the country’s shuttering of museums and the weekend closure of shopping centres. Returning to your home or place of residence is always allowed. You are permitted to leave your home to care for a family member or a friend who is not self-sufficient.


Separated and divorced parents are allowed to move between municipalities to see their children if they are minors, in observance of the health regulations in place (taking into account quarantine, positive cases and the immune-suppressed).





It is strongly recommended that you do not receive guests in your home, unless for work or for situations of need and urgency.




Read the nationwide rules here. 


Read the Tuscany rules here. 




Article updated 05 Dec 2020 16:10

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