Covid green pass required for all workers in Italy

Italy first EU country to make Green Pass mandatory for all workers

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On Thursday, the Italian government announced sweeping changes to work rules with a new decree. The Green Pass will become mandatory for all workers from 15 October.

The Italian government brings in sweeping Green Pass restrictions for both public and private sector employees. Italy becomes the first country in Europe to make the pass mandatory for all workers.

The new measures will come into effect on 15th October. Workers without the pass on that day face suspension without pay. The temporary decree is in place until 31 December when the country’s covid state of emergency expires.

Read: Green Pass rules from 1st September

Fines for those without Green Pass

“We’re extending the ‘green pass’ obligation to the entire world of work, both public and private,” Health Minister Roberto Speranza told a press conference after the government took the decision on Thursday evening.

 “And we’re doing it for two basic reasons: to make these places safer and make our vaccination campaign stronger,” Speranza said.

Businesses and employees, including the self-employed, who are found to be working without the pass could face fines of up to €1,500.

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