New measures announced by Greek PM
ATHENS. More restrictions for the unvaccinated. Deadline for getting booster shots. Private doctors and clinics to be requisitioned.
1. From Monday unvaccinated adults will be barred from entering more indoor spaces, even with a negative test result, including cinemas, theatres, museums and gyms.
Unvaccinated churchgoers must present a negative Covid-19 test (rapid or PCR) result - as the Holy Synod has already called for.
2. Vaccination certificates for those over 60 will expire seven months after the vaccine process was completed, allowing this age group one month to receive the third dose (booster shot).
3. Staggered workdays will be introduced in the public and private sectors, meaning that employees will start work at different times. This is to avoid overcrowding, especially at rush hour times, and minimize exposure on public transport systems. Special provisions will apply for employees with children at school.
4. Checks for vaccination certificates will intensify. “Inspections will continue, even more intensively," Mr. Mitsotakis said. "There are no ‘suckers’ and ‘know-it-alls’ in a national battle. Everyone must enter it more decisively, taking on their responsibilities: the state, the local government, the scientific bodies but also the individual professional associations.”
5. Greece’s national health system to be further supported with more intensive care beds in private clinics and private doctors will be requisitioned where needed.