On New Year’s Eve, Greek Health Minister Thanos Pleuris announced new government measures to limit the spread of the Omicron strain of the coronavirus. They begin to apply from tomorrow, from 6:00 on December 30.
New Year’s Eve in restaurants and entertainment venues will last until 2 am, without music and only with seating – up to six people at one table. All other measures announced for January 3, come into effect tomorrow, Thursday, December 30, at six o’clock in the morning:
Mandatory use of a high-protection mask (FFP2 / KN95) or double mask in restaurants, supermarkets and crowded places, including transport, and catering workers. Opening hours of restaurants and entertainment establishments until 12.00 am, no music and only seating, 6 people at the table. The occupancy of the stadiums with vaccinated spectators will be up to 10% of their capacity, up to 1000 people. (According to the minister, in case of non-compliance with the measures, the games will be held behind closed doors). In nursing units and chronic care facilities, visits are only possible if there is a negative PCR test in the last 48 hours. There is a complete ban on visits in hospitals. Remote work in government services and private companies – at least 50%, according to a sliding schedule for the rest.
The introduced measures will be valid until January 16, as it was originally announced, however, in accordance with the epidemiological situation, this may change.