Green Pass, MiC launches campaign to return to safe culture experience


The Ministry of Culture is launching a digital campaign on its social channels to illustrate the use of the green pass in cultural venues. The claim is "To return to experiencing culture safely."

On the occasion of the entry into force of the Green Pass in museums, exhibitions and cultural venues(here is everything you need to know), the Ministry of Culture has launched a digital campaign on its social channels to promote the new regulations. The campaign is titled Culture with the Green Pass, and the ministry is urging the public to equip themselves with this tool “to return to experiencing culture safely” (so the campaign reads).

As of Aug. 6, as is now well known, entry to museums, exhibitions, institutes and places of culture, archives, libraries, cinemas, theaters, concerts and outdoor live performances is allowed upon presentation of the green certificate proving the inoculation of at least the first vaccine dose, as established by the decree law “Urgent measures to cope with the epidemiological emergency from COVID-19 and for the safe exercise of social and economic activities,” or, alternatively, recovery from Sars-CoV-2 (valid for six months) or obtaining negativity to the rapid molecular or antigenic test with to Sars-CoV-2 virus (validity 48 hours). The provisions do not apply to children under the age of 12 and exempt persons based on appropriate medical certification.

It should be noted, however, that access to museums and places of culture still remains restricted, there is still a requirement to wear a face mask, and one is still subject to the obligation to measure temperature and sanitize hands.

Many followers of the ministry’s social channels, however, do not like this and object. “Truly the safety protocols and guidelines coupled with mandatory booking, mask and spacing were not enough?” wonders one Instagram user. Yet another writes, “Already there were three cats entering cinemas, museums, libraries and theaters, now there will surely be half as many. I’m just waiting for the further cut from our minister for the low utilization of art and cultural sites.” Still another observes that “We were already living culture freely for a few months now.” And then there is no shortage of more vehement comments, and on and on it goes, “You are shameless,” “They look like slides of a dictatorship, other than the ministry of culture,” “shame on you,” “illiterate,” and countless posts crying out for the repression of “freedoms.” However, there are also comments in favor: “Those who speak of dictatorship or discrimination,” writes one user on Facebook, “in my opinion have not understood much about culture (and the constitution, and the management of a global health emergency). As for me, knowing that from now on entering a museum, an archaeological site, or a theater I will have around me only healed or vaccinated people calms me not a little and allows me to devote myself with greater serenity to my activities, to visiting and research, without worrying about the lifestyles of those around me.” But such comments are a distinct minority compared to those of resentful users, who are not known to what extent they are truly representative of the real sentiment of cultural venue-goers, but they are nonetheless very vocal.

Green Pass, MiC launches campaign to return to safe culture experience
Green Pass, MiC launches campaign to return to safe culture experience


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