Gyms, sports facilities will open on Monday

The Greek government announced Friday that it will reopen gyms and other outdoor sports facilities from May 31, which will facilitate further social activities as the tourist season begins.

Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias said that strict hygiene measures, including masks, will be applied in gyms, adding, however, that some changes will be made to the protocols to accommodate exercises that cannot be performed with face covering.

He also said that the percentage of compulsory teleworking will be reduced to 25 percent from 50 percent in both the private and public sectors.

Hardalias also announced the approval of elections and electoral meetings of trade unions and other bodies with up to 150 registered members on Tuesday. However, he noted that permission to listen to music in restaurants is not currently being discussed, as it is considered a high risk and could threaten the improvement of the epidemiological picture in the country.

It is worth noting that in Greece in the summer season, the load of gyms drops several times, and in July and August, many are closed altogether. So, the people employed in this business are unlikely to be able to count on any income before autumn.

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