Monday the 13th: what awaits the unvaccinated

The Greek Ministry of Health issued a circular outlining the regulations for the unvaccinated, that is, what requirements will apply to employees in the workplace (private and public sector), to the staff of catering establishments (cafes, bars, restaurants, snack bars, taverns, nightclubs) , theaters, cinemas, museums and gyms, as well as schoolchildren and students.

According to the Minister of Health, from 09/13/2021 to 03/31/2022:

1. Unvaccinated workers in the private and public sector are required to:

do 1 laboratory express test per week, carried out exclusively in private diagnostic centers at the expense of an employee 10 euros / test. This is confirmed by a digital certificate (declaring a negative test result for covid on the gov.gr platform) and must be verified by the employer using the covid free app.

2. Unvaccinated teachers and teachers, as well as workers in the field of tourism, catering, television, cinema, theater workers, actors, dancers, etc. must:

do 2 laboratory express tests per week, which are carried out exclusively in private diagnostic centers at the expense of an employee 10 euros / test. This is confirmed by a digital certificate (declaring a negative test result for covid on the gov.gr platform) and must be checked using the covid free app or in accordance with the special conditions that will apply to educators.

3. Unvaccinated students must:

do 2 self-tests per week (tests are provided by the state free of charge). The test result must be declared on the self-testing.gov.gr platform.

4. Unvaccinated students are required to:

do 2 laboratory rapid antigen tests per week (PCR), carried out exclusively in private diagnostic centers at the student’s expense 10 euros / test. This is confirmed by a digital certificate (declaring a negative test result for covid on the gov.gr platform) and must be checked by the employer using the covid free app by the university directorate.

Unvaccinated citizens traveling to the mainland and islands by plane, ship, train and bus must:

do 1 laboratory rapid test 48 hours before the trip (applies to adults and minors 12-17 years old). Self-diagnosis of minors from 5 to 12 years old is carried out 48 hours before the trip exclusively in private diagnostic centers at the expense of the traveler – 10 euros / test. The result is registered on the gov.gr platform, and the certificate is presented during boarding the vehicle along with an identity card (passport) using the covid free app.

5. Catering establishments operating on premises (cafes, bars, restaurants, taverns, nightclubs)

Entrance only for those vaccinated or ill with covid (up to 6 months from the date of diagnosis). The presence of a vaccination certificate or a past illness is checked at the entrance to the institution using the free covid free app.

6. Indoor premises, including open areas (mixed establishments)

Entrance only for those vaccinated or ill with covid (up to 6 months from the date of diagnosis). The presence of a vaccination certificate or a past illness is checked at the entrance to the institution using the free covid free app.

7. Theaters, cinemas, museums and archaeological sites (operating indoors)

Entrance for vaccinated or underwent covid (up to 6 months from the date of diagnosis) and unvaccinated who underwent a rapid laboratory antigen test 48 hours before. Checking a certificate of vaccination, a past illness or a negative test result at the entrance to the institution (verification with the citizen’s documents is required).

* Enterprises of cultural leisure can legally operate only as “clean” (covid free).

8. Gyms in the premises

Entrance for the vaccinated or survivors (up to 6 months from the date of diagnosis), as well as for the unvaccinated, who underwent an express laboratory antigen test 48 hours before. Checking the certificate of vaccination, past illness, presenting a negative test with checking the citizen’s documents.

* The management can legally require compulsory vaccination or a certificate of illness from all permanent members of the sports club, fitness room.

9. All other indoor workplaces

By law, the employer reserves the right to know if employees of his company are vaccinated, and is also obliged to check the result of the test done by the employee, depending on the frequency of diagnostics established for each individual category of professional activity.

10. Use of a mask for vaccinated and unvaccinated

Mandatory use of the mask in all enclosed spaces and in open spaces where people gather.

Note.

Where it is indicated that an employee or citizen must do a test at his own expense and present a certificate of this, certificates (certificates) obtained during free vaccination are NOT ACCEPTED.

How the Covid Free GR application works:





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