Over Christmas, New Year and Epiphany, Italian authorities implemented sweeping national measures aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus. The nationwide rules were then extended last week.
Strict orange zone restrictions were in place across the country over the weekend, with travel between towns limited to essential trips, and bars and restaurants only allowed to serve takeaway.
But from Monday January 11th, the country is back under its previous system of red, orange and yellow zones.
Most of the country is now classed as a yellow zone.
The regions of Calabria, Emilia Romagna, Lombardy, Sicily and Veneto became orange zones, Health Minister Roberto Speranza announced on Friday after reviewing the latest data from Italy's Higher Health Institute (ISS).
No regions are currently under 'red zone' restrictions.
This is despite the worrying health data released on Friday, which showed the Rt (reproduction rate) has risen above 1 for the first time in six weeks. According to the ISS, almost every region of Italy should be classed as either high or medium risk.
While most regions will return to yellow zone rules from Monday, Calabria, Emilia Romagna, Lombardy, Sicily and Veneto will remain orange zones until at least January 15th, when the prime minister is due to announce a new emergency decree replacing or extending Italy's current set of coronavirus rules.
- Evening curfew between 10pm and 5am
- Shopping centres closed at weekends
- Museums and galleries closed
In addition to these national rules, the regional tier system means red, orange and yellow zones have differing restrictions.
Yellow zones do not face any additional restrictions beyond the national ones.
- Travel restrictions
- Business closures
For more information please see the Italian Health Ministry's website (in English).