Regulations in force:
"The psychological professional activity ("proven work and health needs"), from DPCM March 9, 2020, March 11, 2020 and March 22, 2020 - referring to the Ateco 86 codes - can take place previously the most rigorous observance of the hygienic-preventive measures of the Ministry of Health.
The underlying principle, which the professional psychologist is required to adhere to carefully, is always to minimize all the activities in presence as much as possible , to postpone or replace them whenever it is practicable with other modes of interaction (video calls, telephone consultations, smart working, etc.). This is also in order to minimize the avoidable mobility of patients and professionals. "
"If the professional believes clinically necessary to start a path or to continue one that has already begun in presence, it is necessary to strictly comply with the hygienic precautions indicated by the Ministry of Health
Professional and patient must be completely asymptomatic and have no epidemiological risk factors (cohabitation, frequentation or contacts with positive, suspicious or at risk subjects, etc.). If there are even very slight symptoms (fever, cough, dyspnoea, sore throat), or even only suspicions about potential epidemiological risk factors of the professional or patient, appointments in the presence must be postponed without exception. "
"The Prime Ministerial Decree of 26 April (Article 3, paragraph 2) expressly provides: 'For the purposes of containing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it is mandatory throughout the national territory to use respiratory protection in closed places accessible to the public, including means of transport and in any case on all occasions in which it is not possible to continuously guarantee the maintenance of the safety distance. Children under the age of six are not subject to the obligation, as well as those with forms of disability not compatible with the continuous use of the mask or the subjects who interact with the aforementioned '. "
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