The government is tightening the loop for the unvaccinated, saying it will not relax measures for indoor dining and entertainment venues in the fall, when a gradual worsening of weather will effectively make it impossible to use open spaces like in summer.
In practice, this means that from September the unvaccinated will not be able to enter the closed and heated premises of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which will remain covid free.
But vaccinated people will be able to enter freely by simply presenting their digital certificate and identity card at the entrance. Fully vaccinated can easily and in a few minutes download the certificate to their mobile phone via emvolio.gov.gr (https://eudcc.gov.gr/start/).
The government’s strategy was outlined by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during a press conference. “The vaccinated will not ‘pay’ for the unvaccinated few,” he said.
Official announcements at the end of August
Official announcements are expected at the end of August when the existing rules will expire. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, however, left no room for misinterpretation. “We have already provided several samples of the letter. Therefore, do not expect that there will be a significant difference in our approach to who may or may not enter closed entertainment venues when we return to the cities in a good mood and the weather starts to deteriorate (the cold snap begins), ”he said.
At the same time, the Prime Minister clarified that horizontal measures to suspend economic activity will no longer be applied, since some citizens refuse to vaccinate. “The economy will work, the society will remain open. And our answer to the Delta mutation problem is not isolation, but vaccination, basic protection and common sense. ”
Do vaccinated people transmit the Delta strain?
All scientific studies show that vaccines reduce the risk of contracting the Delta mutation, but primarily protect against the onset of serious and dangerous symptoms if the vaccinated person becomes ill. This protection also has a beneficial effect on the health care system, as the number of vaccinated people who need help is very small and they will not overwhelm the health system.
“If you are vaccinated, you are not completely protected from the virus, but the chances of getting seriously ill and dying are very, very small, extremely small,” the Prime Minister said.