Wedding in Italy with Covid-19

How to cope with coronavirus wedding rules in Italy putting your security in the first place.

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Dear spouses, we thought it was good for you to continuously update the government measures relating to the pandemic’s containment in progress.
The wedding filed -given the conviviality of the events that characterize it- is undoubtedly more sensitive to the corona virus’s threat.

Considering that you will have to plan a trip here in Italy (for you and your guests) for your much-desired destination wedding, we recommend that you consult this section of our website, which will be regularly updated and translated from Italian into English to provide you significant information regarding covid-19 restrictions and protocols in regards to the weddings in Italy.

The legislation proposed below is “national.” Therefore, the governors of Italy’s regions may, from time to time, issue stricter restrictions.
Therefore, if you have any doubts or questions about the region where you would like to get married in the coming months/years, do not hesitate to contact us.

The measures listed below are arranged from the most recent to the least recent.

January 15, 2021. As stated with Article 1, paragraph 10, letter “n” of the President of the Council of Ministers’ Decree, all wedding receptions in indoor and outdoor places are suspended all over the Italian territory until march 5th, 2021.

December 3, 2020. According to Article 1 letter “n” of the President of the Council of Ministers’ Decree, all wedding receptions in indoor and outdoor places are suspended. However, on the other hand, both religious and wedding civil ceremonies remain permitted if carried out in compliance with all the preventive measures for the containment of the infection from SARS-CoV-2.
For religious functions, are in effect the rules previously established with the protocol of annex A 2 of the decree of August 7 of the Government in agreement with the CEI are unchanged, which sets the maintenance of the interpersonal distance of at least 1 meter a mask used for respiratory protection tract. Access to the church can be regulated by volunteers who, equipped with disposable gloves and an evident sign of recognition, favor the guests’ entry and exit, respecting the interpersonal distance of at least 1.5 meters. It is also advisable to use multiple entrances, where present, distinguishing those reserved for entry from those intended for the exit. The same preventive measures also apply to civil rites, for which, where possible, the use of outdoor spaces is recommended. A legal body establishes the maximum capacity of worship or room where the ceremony will take place with a minimum distance of 1-meter side and frontal contour.

November 3, 2020. Article 8 letter, “n” of the President of the Council of Ministers’ Decree provides that parties are prohibited in indoor and outdoor places, including those resulting from civil and religious ceremonies.

October 13, 2020. Article 6 letter “n” of the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers October 13, 2020, establishes the holidays resulting from civil or religious ceremonies are allowed with the maximum participation of 30 people in compliance with the protocols and guidelines in force.

June 11, 2020. In the Document of the Conference of the Regions of June 12, the “Guidelines” relating to wedding ceremonies appear for the first time, which is explicitly mentioned in the premise of the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of June 11, 2020.
Regarding wedding receptions, the following rules apply:
In compliance with the general measures listed above and the protocols adopted for carrying out the rites (religious and civil), the following supplementary indications constitute specific guidelines for banquets as part of ceremonies such as weddings and similar events.
Provide adequate information on the prevention measures to be observed during the event.
Maintain the list of participants for 14 days.
Reorganize the spaces, ensure access to the event venue in an orderly manner, avoid gatherings of people, and ensure the maintenance of at least 1 meter of separation between users. If possible, organize separate routes for entry and exit.
The tables must be arranged in such a way as to ensure the maintenance of at least 1 meter of separation between guests, except people who, according to the provisions in force, are not subject to interpersonal distancing. This last aspect refers to individual responsibility.
Where possible, favor the use of outdoor spaces (e.g., gardens, terraces), always respecting the spacing of at least 1 meter. Ensure adequate cleaning and disinfection of the interior and any equipment before each use.
Guests must wear the mask indoors (when they are not seated at the table) and outdoors (if it is impossible to respect the distance of at least 1 meter). The service personnel in contact with guests must use the mask and frequent hand hygiene with sanitizing products.
It is possible to organize a buffet mode through administration by personnel in charge, excluding the possibility for guests to touch what is exposed and providing in any case, for guests and staff, the obligation to maintain the distance and the obligation to use of the mask to protect the respiratory tract. The self-service model can be allowed for buffets made exclusively with single-dose packaged products. In particular, the distribution of food must take place with organizational methods that avoid the formation of gatherings also through a reorganization of spaces concerning the size of the premises; Appropriate measures must also be assessed (e.g., signs on the ground, barriers, etc.) to ensure interpersonal distancing of at least one meter during the queue for access to the buffet.
For any musical performances by professionals, please refer to the instructions contained in the specification sheet. In any case, activities and opportunities for aggregation that does not allow the maintenance of an interpersonal distance of at least 1 meter must be avoided.

May 7, 2020. the agreement between the government and the Italian Bishops’ Conference is signed to share the protocol aimed at religious ceremonies’ safety. This text will be recalled several times in the government measures that will follow.

The following acts have currently lost their legal effect:

April 26, 2020. Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers April 26, 2020

This government act confirmed the suspension of civil and religious ceremonies;

April 10, 2020. Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers

This provision ordered the suspension of civil and religious ceremonies.

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To read all the government’s emergency acts, please click on the following link.

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