COVID-19 Italy: shutdown of all non-essential production activities

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The Italian government has ordered further requirements in the transport and logistics sector

On March 20, 2020, the Italian Minister of Infrastructure and Transport defined further regulatory measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the transport and logistics sector.
From this morning, 23 March, all non-essential production activities are closed throughout the country, for the time being until April 3. Companies will have three days, or until March 25, for the suspension.

Among the essential activities which therefore remain open: land, sea and air transport, in addition to good transport. Storage and transportation support activities. Therefore, the strategic logistics nodes remain open: ports, inland ports, railways and airports.

Here is the uptdated list (as per Amendments to the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers 22 March 2020) of activities and sectors that will continue to operate:

  • Agricultural cultivations and production of animal products
  • Fishing and aquaculture
  • Coal extraction
  • Extraction of crude oil and natural gas
  • Activities of support services for oil and natural gas extraction
  • Food industries
  • Beverage industry
  • Manufacture of other technical and industrial textile articles
  • Manufacture of twine, ropes, ropes and nets
  • Manufacture of non-woven fabrics and articles in such ways (excluding clothing)
  • Packs of overalls, uniforms and other work clothes
  • Manufacture of wooden packaging
  • Paper making (excluding codes: 17.23 and 17.24)
  • Printing and reproduction of recorded media
  • Manufacture of coke and products from oil refining
  • Manufacture of chemicals (excluding codes: 20.12 – 20.51.01 – 20.51.02 – 20.59.50 – 20.59.60)
  • Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations
  • Manufacture of rubber articles
  • Manufacture of plastic products (excluding codes: 22.29.01 and 22.29.02)
  • Manufacture of hollow glass
  • Manufacture of laboratory glassware, for hygienic use, for pharmacies
  • Manufacture of radiators and metal containers for central heating boilers
  • Manufacture of light metal packaging
  • Manufacture of irradiation equipment, electromedical equipment and electrotherapeutic
  • Manufacture of electric motors, generators and transformers and equipment for electricity distribution and control
  • Manufacture of batteries and electric accumulators
  • Manufacture of automatic machines for dosing, packaging and packaging
  • Manufacture of machines for the paper and cardboard industry (including parts and accessories)
  • Manufacture of machinery for the plastics and rubber industries (including parts and accessories)
  • Manufacture of medical and dental instruments and supplies
  • Manufacture of safety protective clothing and equipment
  • Manufacture of funeral boxes
  • Repair, maintenance and installation of machines and equipment (excluding the following codes: 33.11.01, 33.11.02, 33.11.03, 33.11.04, 33.11.05, 33.11.07, 33.11.09, 33.12.92, 33.16, 33.17)
  • Supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning
  • Collection, treatment and supply of water
  • Sewerage management
  • Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; recovery of materials
  • Remediation activities and other waste management services
  • Civil engineering (excluding the following codes: 42.91, 42.99.09 and 42.99.10)
  • Installation of electrical, plumbing and other construction installation works
  • Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles
  • Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories for the sole maintenance and repair of motorcycles and trade in related parts and accessories
  • Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals
  • Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco products
  • Wholesale of pharmaceutical products
  • Wholesale of magazines and newspapers
  • Wholesale of machinery, equipment, machinery, accessories, agricultural supplies and agricultural tools, including tractors
  • Wholesale of scientific instruments and equipment
  • Wholesale of fire prevention and accident prevention articles
  • Wholesale of petroleum products and automotive lubricants, fuels for heating
  • Land transport and pipeline transport
  • Sea and water transport
  • Air transport
  • Storage and transportation support activities
  • Postal services and courier activities
  • Hotels and similar establishments
  • Information and communication services
  • Financial and insurance activities
  • Legal and accounting activities
  • Business management and management consultancy activities
  • Architectural and engineering practice; technical testing and analysis
  • Scientific research and development
  • Professional, scientific and technical activities
  • Veterinary services
  • Temporary employment agency activities
  • Private security services
  • Services related to surveillance systems
  • Cleaning and disinfestation activities
  • Call center activities
  • Packaging and packaging activities for third parties
  • Distribution agencies for books, newspapers and magazines
  • Other business support services
  • Public administration and defense
  • Compulsory social insurance
  • Instruction
  • Health care
  • Residential social work services
  • Non-residential social assistance
  • Activities of economic organizations, employers and professionals
  • Repair and maintenance of computers and peripherals
  • Repair and maintenance of landline, cordless and cell phones
  • Repair and maintenance of other communication equipment
  • Repair of household appliances and household items
  • Activities of families and partnerships as employers for domestic staff


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