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Factsheet for measure IT-2020-1/1616 – measures in Italy

New COVID-19 related provisions for the bilateral fund for domestic workers Cassacolf

Nuove prestazioni Cassacolf COVID-19

Country Italy , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 01 January 2020 – 31 December 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Bipartite collective agreements
Category Income protection beyond short-time work
– Paid sick leave
Author Lisa Dorigatti (University of Milan) and Eurofound
Measure added 21 December 2020 (updated 11 January 2021)

Background information

In order to help its members to cope with the COVID-19 health emergency, the bilateral fund of domestic workers, CAS.SA.COLF, by mutual agreement between the Social Partners signatory of the corresponding collective agreement, has drawn up new set of provisions. Among those are daily indemnity for hospitalisation or home isolation, financial support for psychological help, a medical video consultation service.

Content of measure

The provisions set up by CAS.SA.COLF for supporting members in the COVID-19 emergency are the following:

  • a daily indemnity of €40 for each day of hospitalisation (maximum 50 days per year) or home isolation (maximum 14 days per year);
  • a refund for health materials used for the home care period (drugs, oxygen cylinders and oximeter), up to €200, and a refund for home or extra-home visits by medical or nursing staff, up to €100;
  • a refund for goods and services acquired by domestic workers for their children under 14 years of age in situation of difficulty due to the COVID-19 emergency, up to €200;
  • a refund for the attendance of psychological support sessions, up to €400;
  • a specialist video consultation service in various medical disciplines.

Use of measure

The amount of resources allocated for these provisions is equal to €6 million.


  • Bonuses
  • Health and safety
  • Income protection
  • Other topics

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Particular professions
Does not apply to businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Social partners jointly
Trade unions
Employers' organisations
Social partners jointly

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Social partners jointly
  • Main level of involvement: Sectoral or branch level


The social partners agreed to set up the measure.

Views and reactions


Sectors and occupations

This case is not sector-specific.

    • Occupation (ISCO level 2)
      Cleaners and helpers



Eurofound (2020), New COVID-19 related provisions for the bilateral fund for domestic workers Cassacolf, measure IT-2020-1/1616 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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