On 28 April, Italy's Prime Minister released a plan outlining Italy's economy reopening, beginning with factories and construction activities, retail stores, museums and hair salons, and eventually 'higher risk' services such as restaurants.
All retail is now open as long as social distancing and hygiene measures are followed. Restaurants, cafes and bars have also opened with limits on the number of people who can enter.
On 16 May, the Prime Minister issued a Decree providing for an accelerated opening of social and economic activities. Production and manufacturing began to restart on 4 May, with other sectors following at fortnightly intervals. These have been determined according to economic necessity and perceived levels of risk.