Draghi signs Dpcm for green pass guidelines. What changes for workers from Friday
From Friday, workers who do not have a green pass will have to be removed from their workplaces. This was stated by the decree of the president of the council of ministers (dpcm) containing the guidelines relating to the obligation of the Covid-19 green certification, which from next October 15 will be required of all public and private workers.
The provision signed by Draghi specifies that in no case the absence of the green pass will lead to dismissal. However, each day of non-service, up to the showing of the green certification, is considered “unjustified absence”. A period of absence that must also take into account any holidays or non-working days.
The dpcm, which adopts the measures proposed by the Minister of Public Administration, Renato Brunetta, and the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, is aimed at public administration staff, but also contains rules to be followed for the private sector.
Who will have to do the checks
According to the decree, starting from Friday the person in charge of controlling the green pass will be the employer, who can however choose to delegate this function in writing “to specific personnel, preferably with managerial qualifications”.
The guidelines leave flexibility on how to control the green pass, which can take place both at access and subsequently. The checks may take place “on a carpet basis or on a daily sample of not less than 20% of the personnel in service, ensuring the rotation and therefore the control of all the personnel”.
How the checks will take place
For the verifications, it will be possible to use the free application “Verification C-19”. Furthermore, the dpcm affirms that administrations will be provided with “applications and platforms aimed at facilitating automated control, on the model of what happened for schools and universities”.
With regard to controls, the dpcm states that it is forbidden to memorize the QR code that accompanies the green passes and the information provided for the controls, or to use them for other purposes.
According to the guidelines, each administration will have to extend the time slots of entry and exit from the workplace, also in order not to employ an excessive number of workers in the verification of green certification.
For the public administration, in addition to the employees of the individual administrations, those “of the companies that have contracted out the cleaning, catering, maintenance, supply of vending machines, consultants and collaborators and lenders or attendants of training courses, as well as couriers who deliver office or private mail to the offices “, with the sole exclusion of users.
Those waiting for green certification will be able to use the documents issued “by public and private health structures, pharmacies, analysis laboratories, general practitioners and pediatricians of free choice”.
Obligation valid until December 31st
The extension of the green pass obligation to all workers will be in effect until December 31, according to the decree unanimously approved by members of the government in September. The provision, which will come into force next Friday and still has to be converted into law by the parliament, provides for penalties of up to 1,500 euros and the suspension of salary for those who do not have the certification.