Red area in Italy and children: can you go to the park? Is it possible to go out to visit grandparents? And how should separated parents behave with children?
School, masks, games, parks, grandparents and visits to separated parents. From the Government faq to the Miur notes, here is what the children (and their families) who live in the red areas can and cannot do according to the decree-law of 13 March 2021, n. 30 and the dpcm 2 March 2021.
These indications take into account only the measures introduced by national provisions.
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In this area educational services for children are suspended:
- spring sections
- supplementary services such as play areas, centers for children and families, educational services in the home context, however named and managed.
The school and didactic activities of schools of all levels (nursery, elementary, middle, high school, technical institutes, etc.) take place exclusively in dad, distance learning. The possibility of carrying out activities in presence for pupils with disabilities and with bes, special educational needs remains guaranteed.
Movements in the red area
Can we go to grandparents?
The answer can be read in the faq on the Government website.
Is it possible to move to accompany their children to their grandparents or to pick them up at the beginning or at the end of the working day?It is possible but strongly discouraged, Why the elderly are among the categories most exposed to COVID-19 infection and must therefore avoid contact with other people as much as possible. Therefore, this shift is allowed only in case of extreme necessity, if both parents are unable to keep their children with them for reasons of force majeure.
In this case, parents can accompany the children to their grandparents, along the route strictly necessary to reach them and go to the workplace, or to pick up the children on their return. Whenever possible, it is absolutely preferable that children stay at home with one of the two parents who take advantage of agile work arrangements or leave.
Can I go to the public park to play?
Yes, unless otherwise specified by local authorities, provided that the strict compliance with the ban on gathering and in any case in proximity of your home.
It is also allowed the access of minors, even together with family members or other people habitually cohabiting or delegated to care play areas in parks, villas and public gardens, for outdoor play or recreation in compliance with the guidelines of the Department for family policies.
Parks and public gardens also include parks and gardens open free to the public, belonging to museums and other institutes and places of culture.
It is understood that the justification for all permitted movements, in the event of any checks, can be provided in the forms and in the manner of self-certification.
Can you go for a walk or ride a bike?
The walks they are allowed, as a motor activity, exclusively in proximity of your home. They are also clearly allowed if they are motivated to make the other permitted trips (go to work, health reasons or necessity). For example, it is justified by reasons of necessity to go shopping, to buy newspapers, to go to the pharmacy, or in any case to buy goods necessary for daily life. It is understood that the justification for all permitted movements, in the event of any checks, can be provided in the forms and in the manner of self-certification. In any case, all movements are subject to the general ban on gathering, and therefore the obligation to respect the minimum safety distance of 1 meter between people.
In any case, the walk is allowed, in order to accompany minors or people who are not completely self-sufficient, without it being necessary in this case to respect the distance of one meter.
And then it is allowed to use the bicycle for outdoor physical activities in the vicinity of one’s home, maintaining the interpersonal distance of at least one meter, or to carry out sports activities, maintaining the interpersonal distance of at least two meters.
Can I leave the Municipality to do sporting activities on a bicycle?
In the red area it is allowed to carry out sports activities exclusively within the territory of one’s own Municipality, from 5.00 to 22.00, individually and outdoors, maintaining an interpersonal distance of two meters. It is however possible, in the performance of a sporting activity that involves a movement (for example running or cycling), enter another municipality, provided that this movement remains functional only to the sporting activity itself and the final destination coincides with the municipality of departure.
Can the separated / divorced parent visit their minor children?
Yes, the trips to reach the minor children with the other parent or in any case at the foster home, or to take them with you, are also allowed between Regions and between different areas.
Such movements must in any case take place choosing the shortest route and respecting all the health requirements (people in quarantine, positive, immunosuppressed, etc.), as well as in the manner prescribed by the judge with the separation or divorce measures or, in the absence of such measures, as agreed between the parents.
In the case of travel to / from abroad, however, it is necessary to consult the appropriate section on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for information on the specific health requirements relating to the country from which one comes or to which one must go.
Can anyone who is subjected to quarantine or isolation measures be moved?
No, there is an “absolute prohibition” to leave the house for those subjected to the measure of isolation, having tested positive for the virus, or the precautionary quarantine if it has been identified as a close contact in the COVID-19 case. In the latter case, it is allowed to go out, using a private vehicle, exclusively for the purpose of carrying out the diagnostic tests prescribed by the doctor, avoiding contact with other people and scrupulously observing all the precautionary measures, including the obligation to …