The Italian government is preparing to generalize the obligation in the workplace of the health pass which will be required in both the public and private sectors, according to a project presented Thursday evening in the Council of Ministers. “We are moving towards the obligation of the health pass not only in the public sector, but also in the private sector”, declared the Minister of Regional Affairs, Mariastella Gelmini, at the microphone of Radio Rai.
From October 15, the “green pass” would therefore be required at all workplaces, a device which in fact excludes only retirees, housewives and men and the unemployed, according to Italian media. Objective of this measure: to increase the vaccination rate as much as possible before the onset of the cold, which risks promoting a resurgence of contagions.
At this stage, nearly 75% of the population over the age of twelve is vaccinated, or 40.46 million people.