Article. 1, letter b) of the Prime Minister’s Decree of March 4, 2020 states the “suspension of all demonstrations, events and shows of any kind, including cinema and theatrical performances, held in whatever place, both public and private, which involve crowding of people, not allowing compliance with the interpersonal safety distance of at least 1 meter referred to in Annex 1, letter d)”. Annex 1, which deals with “health and safety measures”, in its letter d) contains the textual reference in “maintaining, in any social contacts, an interpersonal distance of at least one meter”.
Consequently, whatever participation in manifestations and events, even of religious nature, is allowed in “rispetto respect of the interpersonal safety distance of at least one meter”.Therefore, this requirement is to be assured within all Places of Worship, such as inside the Shrine of Divine Mercy at the seat of the Church, as well as in outdoor places, such as in the spaces in front and adjacent to the “Little Cradle of Baby Jesus” in the Land of Gallinaro (Italy).
These safety measures are also to be taken along the way that the faithful travel in groups to reach the places of worship mentioned above, in order to respect the interpersonal safety distance of at least one meter between each member or accompanying person.