They have been submitted 7.000 applications for the catering subsidy. The first ones have already been cleared 400 applications and the rest will be cleared within the next one to two days. This was stated by the Minister of Development & Investment, Adonis Georgiades, in an interview today, at the Open TV station.
More detail, for the catering subsidy the minister stated the following:
"We have worked very hard before opening the platform. We are ready to give the world his money. All restaurants that have a reduction in turnover 30% the 2020 in relation to 2019 can now enter www.ependyseis.gr with their accountant, to submit the specific details of the business and will receive their money, which are a subsidy and not a refund ".
He also said that so far they have submitted 7.000 applications and the first ones have already been cleared 400 and have received approval of the amount and have been given a date for when they will receive their money. "The rest will be cleared within the next one to two days. From the moment of submitting the application, one will be able to get his money inside 4 weeks "he noted.
For the subsidy in gyms-playgrounds he repeated that “28 me 30 The platform for gyms and playgrounds opens in May ", he added: "The amount is also a subsidy. There is no question of reducing turnover, they all enter automatically. All gyms and all playgrounds. Those who have an employee will receive 4.000 euros and those who have from 9 and above employees, 17.000 euro. In the meantime there are some categories with the amounts increasing gradually ".
For the number of guests at weddings- baptisms, the minister clarified that he would raise the issue of their limit again in the committee 100 people. "I am absolutely convinced that we do not need their limit 100 people for weddings and baptisms. Today a restaurant with its tables 6 and the distances we predict may have 100, 200, 300 customers. It is absurd that the restaurant can and can not have an estate whose presumably space is much larger and there we could increase the distance between the tables. We discussed it last week. It was not accepted by the Health Committee. "We will see it again this week and I believe we will convince them," he said
For the opening of the interiors, Mr.. Georgiadis pointed out that "they will open when 50% population has been vaccinated with at least one dose ", considering that "this is not far from today", while for music he said: "I imagine that music will come around the same time. When will it be 50% of the population vaccinated, at least in one dose, we will be very close to the so-called herd immunity ".
For tourism forecasts
Asked about the forecasts for the course of tourism, the minister noted: In an interview with "Kathimerini tis Kyriakis", one of the strongest men of TUI stated that Greece this year will have more tourism possibly even from Spain, as well as that the interest in Greece is huge. also, according to the table of international organization, Greece is today the only country in the world where the flights coming this year for the summer months are much more than,what was last year. What does this mean; That the airlines expect more traffic to Greece ".
Advertising message of GSEVEE for the vaccination
Finally, the Minister expressed his satisfaction for the initiative of GSEVEE to make a spot in favor of vaccination, which has played on various television networks:
«Θέλω ως υπουργός να συγχαρώ δημοσίως τη ΓΣΕΒΕΕ, τον κύριο Καββαθά και όλους τους συνεργάτες του για την πρωτοβουλία να φτιάξουν ακόμα και σποτ υπέρ του εμβολιασμού, which has played on various television networks. Δείχνει το βαθμό της υπευθυνότητας των ανθρώπων αυτών και ότι έχουν καταλάβει και οι ίδιοι πως το κλειδί για να γυρίσει η οικονομία, να ανοίξουμε τους εσωτερικούς χώρους, να ανοίξουμε τους υπαίθριους, να παίξει η μουσική και να τελειώσουν όλα, είναι ο εμβολιασμός. Σε αυτό η ΓΣΕΒΕΕ έπαιξε έναν πολύ υπεύθυνο ρόλο και τους ευχαριστώ» είπε ο κ. Georgiadis.