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Greece: Indoor & Outdoor Entertainment Venues to Be Vaccinated-Only from July 16

ATHENS — As of July 16, both indoor and outdoor places of entertainment in Greece, including reception centres and live music stages, will operate only as Covid-Free areas that admit only customers that are either vaccinated or naturally immunised (through illness in the last six months), the development and investments ministry said in an announcement on Friday.

They must also have only seated customers and cover a maximum of 85 pct of their usable space, while observing all normal Covid-19 precautions (distancing etc).

Customers must display a certificate of vaccination or of previous illness with Covid upon entering the venue, in printed or electronic form via their cell phone, so that these can be checked by the business using the Covid Free GR app, and cross-checked against a valid ID (ID card, passport, driver's licence).

Customers are also obliged to wear masks while waiting to enter, as are staff at all times.

Each table can seat a maximum of 10 people, while singers, dancers and other entertainers must remain on the stage and not mingle with the audience.

Indoor venues must additionally post, with as a sign or electronically, the maximum number of customers that can be admitted.

The above was included in a Joint Ministerial Decision on "Emergency measures for protection of public health from the danger of a further spread of coronavirus Covid-19 throughout the country for the period Friday, July 16, 2021 at 6:00 until Monday, July 26 2021, at 6:00".

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