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Cultural And Recreational Associations


These guidelines apply to places in which cultural associations, clubs, leisure centres, social centres, free time and third age study centres meet.

▪    Suitable information must be provided to raise user awareness of the health and behavioural measures suitable to containing SARS-CoV-2 transmission by appealing to individual common sense. Messages must be easy to understand for non-Italian speaking users and may take the form of signs and information panels and notices promoting and encouraging health measures by staff.

▪    Spaces, trajectories and activity programmes must be organised in such a way as to ensure interpersonal distances of at least one metre (two metres in the event of physical activities). Exemptions to current regulations apply and are a matter of individual responsibility. A reduction in venue capacity may be considered.

▪    Outdoor activities are to be prioritised where possible, guaranteeing respect for interpersonal distances in any event.

▪    Small group activities are to be preferred, guaranteeing respect for interpersonal distances even during leisure activities. Activities requiring the use of objects (e.g. board games, snooker, boules) should be organised in such a way as to reduce the numbers of people using them such as playing in shifts and fixed composition teams with masks and hand cleansing to be required prior to each new game. In any case worktops, game tables and all objects supplied to users must be disinfected before and after each use shift. Games which cannot be disinfected after each shift (such as playing cards) must not be used.

▪    Airway protection masks must be used in all indoor spaces accessible to the public and whenever interpersonal distances cannot be ensured at all times except in the event of the exceptions set out in current regulations (children under 6, those with disabilities incompatible with long term mask use and those interacting with these).

▪    Hand disinfectant solutions must be made available in multiple locations for user and staff use. It should be noted that gloves cannot replace appropriate hand cleaning and must be frequently changed every time they get dirty or are damaged. Used gloves must not be re-used once they have been removed and are to be thrown away in non-recyclable waste.

▪    Body temperature can be measured and access denied to those with temperatures of over 37.5 °C.

▪    A daily attendance register must be kept and retained for 14 days, guaranteeing respect for data protection laws.

▪    User reception stations can be equipped with physical barriers (e.g. screens).

▪    Seating layout must guarantee interpersonal distancing of at least one metre both frontally and laterally.

▪    Frequent cleaning of all spaces must be guaranteed with the most frequently touched surfaces being regularly disinfected (e.g. counters, tables, desks, handrails, light switches, buttons, door and window handles, equipment, games, toilets, showers, changing rooms, etc.).

▪    Internal spaces must be aired frequently. As regards air conditioning, where technically possible all air circulation must be totally excluded. Where this is not technically possible natural air circulation measures must be reinforced and air filters cleaned when the air conditioning is switched off, to maintain adequate filtering/removal standards in line with Istituto Superiore di Sanità document technical guidelines.

▪    As far as specific organisational and prevention measures for the various sorts of activities are concerned (e.g. serving food and drinks, exercise and sports, education, conferences, debates, shows) the relevant themed information sheets should be consulted.