Greece Updates Protection Measures Against the Spread of the Pandemic

October 25, 2021

ATHENS — Changes in the measures against the spread of the SARS-COV-2 came into effect from Monday 25 October at 06:00 until Monday 8 November at 06:00.

According to the decision published in the government’s gazette the measures in effect from today are:

-Use of protection mask in all indoor areas including working places, in all outdoor areas where many people gather. People with respiration or other problems that have the necessary documents and children under 4 years of age are excepted.

-The distance between individuals should be 1.5 metres (1 person per 2 sqm) in indoor and outdoor areas.

-The number of persons allowed in shops and other businesses should be dispayed at a place that would be visible to all.

-Ventilation of the areas in a natural or techinal way

-Placement and use of antiseptic

Additionally, with a joint ministerial decision from Monday 25 October the optional extended working hours (07:00-21:30) in super markets and in stores (07:00-21:00) is lifted.


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