Greece to Reopen Indoor Gyms for Vaccinated Citizens Only


Gym in Athens. (Photo by Eurokinissi/ Sotiris Dimitropoulos)

ATHENS -- The detailed plan for the reopening of several more social and professional activities will be drawn and announced this coming week, Development & Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis told Open TV on Saturday.

This will include decisions concerning outdoor marriage receptions and catering services, he added, the aim being to gradually allow more people to attend these.

The minister also underlined his initiative for the resumption of trade expos, so that business owners can begin their scheduling well ahead of those.

Concerning the reopening of outdoor sports facilities (such as municipal swimming pools) and indoor gyms, Georgiadis pointed out that these will resume "at around May 17 for vaccinated citizens only, then at the start of June for everyone else." More details on all this will also be announced next week, he noted.

Tattoo parlors and wellness centers are also being considered for a gradual reopening, he said.

It would be good if music could be allowed in outdoor cafes and restaurants as of May 15, the date when tourism in Greece relaunches, noted Georgiadis, but the ministry follows the precise instructions of medical experts on this and all such matters, he stressed.

The click-in-shop shopping method (by appointment only) might also be done away with on May 15, he highlighted, as it seems to have slowed down consumers and businesses alike.