Based on the health and safety charter presented by the Minister of Digital Government, Kyriakos Pierrakakis and the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management, Nikos Hardalias, 74 regional units of the country are now included in levels of health safety and protection with corresponding packages that apply to all. More specifically, they are included in the following levels: Level 1 - Readiness, Level 2 - Surveillance, Level 3 - Increased Surveillance and Level 4 - Increased Risk.
What is valid from today throughout Greece
The use of a mask is mandatory in indoor workplaces and outdoor areas with paint, at all alarm levels for the whole country.
The opening hours of restaurants and entertainment centers are limited to all alarm levels, that is, throughout the country, throughout the territory. More specifically, the above companies will not operate from 1 after midnight to 5 in the morning, in areas located on the level 1. From the 12:30 in the evening until 5 in the morning, in areas located on the level 2. And from midnight to 5 in the morning in the areas located on the level 3.
At outdoor and indoor gatherings, a ceiling is set without exception 100 people for areas at the level 1, the 50 people for areas at the level 2 and 9 people in the areas at the level 3.
Proportional rules of squares and completeness are set in conferences, places of worship and museums.
Strict occupancy limits are set in theaters, cinema and concerts, which are the following: 65% at the level 1, 50% at the level 2, 30% at the level 3.
Focus limits on focus are set at 80% for the level 1, 65% for the level 2 and 50% for the level 3.
The use of a mask in the gyms is provided for the staff, but also the athletes, depending on the alarm level.
At what level is each regional unit distributed?
According to the Charter of Health Safety and Protection from 74 Regional Units the 27 belong to the level 1, (on hand), 25 are on the level 2, (in surveillance mode), and 22 at the level 3, (in a state of increased surveillance), while none is in a state of increased risk (level 4).
They are distributed in detail as follows:
Level 1: Man's, Arcadia, Arta, Drama, Evros, Evrytania, Ilia, Thassos, Thesprotia, Ithaca, Ikaria, Kavala, Kalymnos, Karpathos- Κάσος, Kefallinia, Lasithi, Lefkada, Lemnos, Messinia, Apple, Rethimno, Serres, Sporades, Syros, Τήνος, Φωκίδα, Chania
Level 2: Etoloakarnania, Argolis, Boeotia, Grevena, Euboea, Imathia, Thessaloniki, Corfu, Kilkis , Corinth, Kos, Laconia, Larissa, Magnesia, Naxos, Blonde, Paros, Pieria, Preveza, Rodopi, Rhodes, Fthiotida, Florina, Chalcidice, Chios.
Level 3: East Attica, Achaia, Northern Sector of Athens, West Attica, Western Sector of Athens, Zante, Heraklion, Thira, Janina, Karditsa, Kastoria, Kea- Κύθνος, Central Sector of Athens, Kozani, Lesvos, Mykonos, Islands of Attica, Southern Sector of Athens, Piraeus, Pella, Samos, Trikala.
Alongside, In the latest information on the course of the pandemic in the country, the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management clarified that "based on current data we are far from the integration of Attica at the level 4, and every measure applied remains to bring some results. For the time being, the curve in Attica remains flat ".
Determining the alarm level in each area depends on the increasing or decreasing trend of epidemiological variables, such as the number of cases per 100 thousands of inhabitants, of the completeness indicators of the Health system (e.g. used single beds and beds of Intensive Care Units) and the qualitative characteristics of the epidemiological situation, as they are captured by the tracking data. The geographical reference and implementation of the measures is carried out at the level of the regional unit, unless emergencies arise in accordance with the protocols of the Ministry of Health and Civil Protection justifying exceptions at local level within the regional unit.
Information on precautionary measures in each region of the country can be done in three ways: a) by entering a postal code in the relevant field b) selecting the peripheral from the relevant menu or c) by clicking on the area of interest on the map.
The map, according to the RES, will be updated per 14 days based on the recommendations of a special committee of infectious disease specialists of the Ministry of Health or more often, when required by health and epidemiological indicators. The definition of measures and rules is subject to modification based on the latest scientific and research data.
It is noted that the website with the health safety and protection map is https://covid19.gov.gr/