Greece's Courts Require Workers, Users Vaccinated, Not COVID-Infected


FILE - People wearing face masks, wait in queues outside Peristeri vaccination center in Athens, Wednesday, May 5, 2021. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Sotiris Dimitropoulos)

ATHENS – Judicial officers in Greece's court and members of the public going in on business with either have to show proof of being vaccinated against COVID-19, having recovered from it or produce a negative molecular test.

It includes judges but it wasn't indicated how many employees in the court system haven't been vaccinated or would be required to be as the New Democracy government so far has made shots mandatory only for healthcare workers.

The directive, said Kathimerini, applies to anyone over 12 years old and affects all regular employees in civil, criminal and military courts, prosecutor’s offices, cadastral offices, and all judicial officers, including court clerks and lawyers.

Children aged 4-11 can present a negative self-test, as so can adults who attend courts briefly, such as for for submitting legal documents only, it was noted. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has been reluctant to make vaccinations mandatory for all.