SMS

6 categories of movement allowed during lockdown - SMS to 13033

13033 is being reactivated for people to send SMS

ATHENS. Taking children to and from school has been added to category 4 (Travel to provide assistance to people in need).

05
November / 2020

The lockdown is returning to our daily lives from 06:00 on Saturday 7 November and will be in force until 30 November.

The same measures regarding movement will be in force as before. The number 13033 is being reactivated for members of the public to send SMS to be allowed to go out.

As before, the following information must be provided in the SMS:

- First name and surname
- Home address
- Reason for going out

The SMS must be in the following form:

X space first name and last name and home address - where X is the number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 according to reason for going out from the categories below:

1. Visits to chemists or doctor if this has been advised following previous communication.

2. Travel to open shops for basic necessities (supermarket, mini market) when delivery is not possible.

3. Travel to banks if online transactions are not possible.

4. Travel to provide assistance to people in need.

Travel to take children to and from school has been added to category 4.

5. Travel to ceremonies (e.g. funerals, weddings, christenings) under the current legal restrictions. Travel for divorced or separated parents to ensure contact between parents and children, under the current legal restrictions.

6. Physical exercise outdoors or walking pets - limited to one or two people

When your SMS has been successfully sent to 13033 you will receive the response "Movement space X space First name and last name and home address".

Please not that the use of a mask is mandatory everywhere with the exception of people exercising by themselves.