Obligatory masks outdoors in Rome in crowded places. The mayor Roberto Gualtieri has in fact signed this afternoon the ordinance which introduces the obligation to wear the mask outdoors in the shopping streets identified by the Police Headquarters and submitted starting from 10 on Saturday 4 December, until midnight on Friday 31 December. to extraordinary control measures and in all places where interpersonal distancing cannot be guaranteed. Children under the age of 6, people with disabilities and those engaged in sports activities continue to be excluded from this obligation. “Maximum attention and respect for the rules to be more free” is the principle behind this ordinance according to the Mayor Gualtieri. “The mask is a fundamental tool for the prevention of infections. This is why we have ordered it outdoors in the areas identified by the Police Headquarters and subjected to quota measures, but also in all the other shopping streets and meeting places where the high influx of people makes it necessary to always wear it to prevent the possibility of being in contact with other people without this protection. Thanks to the Prefecture, the Police Headquarters and the Local Police we will be able to implement effective control mechanisms. and to the Romans with their behavior to guarantee the application of this and other fundamental safety rules by protecting themselves and others. We will evaluate the effects of the ordinance and the trend of the contagion curve, and we are ready, if necessary, to strengthen the provision with a generalized obligation “. After a careful analysis of the data, a series of areas of the Capitoline territory in which extraordinary control measures are in place and which will be promptly affected by the ordinance had already been identified by the Police Headquarters. Starting with those of the so-called Trident, in the historic center (via del Corso, via di Ripetta, via del Babuino, piazza di San Lorenzo in Lucina, piazza del Parlamento, piazza San Silvestro, largo Chigi, largo Carlo Goldoni, piazza di Spagna, piazza del Popolo, via della Croce, via dei Condotti; via Borgognona and via Frattina) to others particularly interested in the flow of shopping such as: via Cola di Rienzo, via Marcantonio Colonna, via Fabio Massimo, piazza Cola di Rienzo, via Ottaviano, viale Giulio Cesare, via Candia and viale Libia The Capitoline Administration has also clarified that, also taking into account the Ordinance of the Ministry of Health of 22 June 2021, the obligation to use a mask must be strictly applied in all areas where gatherings and crowds can occur (other shopping streets, meeting places, markets, Christmas markets, fairs of various kinds, exhibitions and any other event organized for the Christmas holidays and outdoors) where, in agreement with the Prefect and the heads of the Police Forces, controls will be strengthened.