The government is not going to relax the measures for indoor restaurants and entertainment in the fall, when the gradual deterioration of the weather will make it virtually impossible to use the open spaces , which today operate as mixed.
In practice, this means that from September those who are not vaccinated will not be able to enter the closed and heated areas of restaurants, bars and nightclubs , which will remain clean.
Instead, vaccinated people will be able to enter without hindrance, simply by presenting their digital certificate and identity at the entrance. Fully vaccinated can download the certificate on their mobile phone easily and in a few minutes, via emvolio.gov.gr (https://eudcc.gov.gr/start/).
The government strategy was outlined by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis himself during a press conference he gave on Thursday. “The vaccinated will not pay the few unvaccinated,” he said.
The official announcements are expected at the end of August , when the existing rules are scheduled to expire. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, however, did not leave much room for misinterpretation. “We have already given some writing samples. “Do not expect, therefore, that there will be a substantial difference in our approach to who may or may not enter indoor entertainment venues when we return to the cities in good spirits and the weather starts to get cold,” he said.
The Prime Minister
He also clarified that horizontal measures to suspend economic activity will not be applied again because some citizens refuse to be vaccinated. “The economy will work, society will remain open. “And the answer to the Delta mutation problem is not lockdown, it's vaccination and basic protection and common sense .”
All scientific studies show that vaccines reduce the risk of Delta mutation, but primarily protect against the onset of serious and dangerous symptoms in the event of vaccination. This protection also has a beneficial effect on the health system, as the number of vaccinated people who will need help is very small and will not overload the units.
“If you are vaccinated you are not completely protected from the virus, but the chances of getting seriously ill and dying are very, very small, infinitesimal. “The same does not apply to those who are not vaccinated ,” the prime minister said on Thursday.