The executive has proposed that this law be debated in Parliament on Friday, 23 October, said the government source.

The text, to which Lusa had access, provides for a system of fines of between €100 and €500 for cases of non-compliance with the law.

Article 4 of the law states that "it is mandatory, in the context of work or similar, school and academic context, to use the Stayaway Covid application if you possess equipment that allows it.

And it is determined that this obligation "covers in particular, workers in public functions, civil servants and agents of the Public Administration, including the business sector of the State, regional and local, professionals of the Armed Forces and security forces".

A third provision stipulates that a user with a confirmed case must, "as defined by the Directorate General for Health (DGS)" use the codes in the application.

In the explanatory memorandum, the executive argues that it is "essential to establish" a "sanctioning regime to ensure that the population complies scrupulously with the measures that are essential to contain the infection", as regards to the "obligation to wear a mask and use the mobile application".

"The use of a mask or visor is mandatory for people over 10 years of age for access, when in public spaces and streets whenever the physical distance recommended by the National Health Authority proves impracticable", reads the text of the proposal.

The law lays down three exceptions to this obligation, in the case of "persons with cognitive disabilities, development and psychological disorders", who must have a medical certificate.

There is also an exception for persons with a "medical condition" which "does not conform to the wearing of masks", attested to by a medical declaration.

The requirement to wear a mask or visor is also waived if "it is incompatible with the nature of the activities that persons are performing", without specifying which ones.

According to the text of the proposal, "the National Republican Guard, the Public Security Police, the Maritime Police and the municipal police are responsible for monitoring the law".

The fines are imposed under Decree-Law 28-B/2020 of 26 June, which lays down "the administrative offence system, in the context of calamity, contingency and alert", and provides for fines of €100 to €500.