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Removal of restrictive measures against COVID19: What changes from Sunday – End to SafePass

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The new relaxation of the restrictive measures against the COVID-19 disease, decided by the Council of Ministers on April 20 and May 10, 2022, enters into force on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health gives instructions for positive incidents and close contacts of confirmed positive incidents, while publishing electronic links in relation to the clinical laboratories, which are contracted with the Ministry of Health and will serve free of charge only those who declare themselves as contacts. confirmed positive incidents.

According to the competent Ministry, the suspension of the Safe Pass demonstration obligation will take effect on Sunday in all areas, while visits to nursing homes, closed structures, outpatient clinics, medical and diagnostic centers, clinics, rehabilitation centers and hospitality centers.

A 48-hour Rapid test or a 72-hour PCR will be required for individuals who do not hold a valid vaccination or disease certificate, and no obligation for individuals who hold a valid vaccination or disease certificate.

Will be allowed visits to patients in public and private hospitals with a maximum of 2 people per day, with the presentation of a 24-hour Rapid Antigen Test (1 person per visit).

It is understood that in exceptional In emergencies, the number of people and visits may be increased, provided approval by the hospital management.

Also, the Safe Pass demonstration by employees in hospitals, clinics, medical centers, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and closed care structures and accommodation of vulnerable groups comes into force, while for people who do not have a valid vaccination or disease certificate, the presentation of a 48-hour Rapid test or a 72-hour PCR.

In addition, for people who have a valid vaccination or disease certificate, it is recommended to perform a self-test once a week. positive certificate and do not have a valid vaccination or disease certificate.

In the meantime, from 15 May 2022, those who go through self-limitation as close contacts of a confirmed positive incident will be able to be released.


Certificates of absence from work for reasons of public health, due to close contact with a confirmed positive case COVID-19 will be issued only for dates until 14 May 2022.

In addition, the obligation to use a protective mask by children is suspended under 12 years old, while it is clarified that children over 12 years old, who attend Primary education, are not obliged to wear a protective mask inside the school.

It is also clarified that children under the age of 12, who attend Secondary Education are obliged to wear a protective mask within the school.

It is emphasized that for all persons over the age of 13 the obligation to use a protective mask applies only to internally spaces.

It is still recommended that all citizens, regardless of historical vaccination history, undergo a self-test or rapid antigen test once a week, while those citizens who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have a self-test with If positive, they should contact their Personal Physician and be referred for a free PCR examination. to perform a free examination on the 3rd and 5th day after contact, which will be performed in clinical laboratories contracted with the Ministry of Health. The workshops are listed at https://bit.ly/3Lc4y0E.

Citizens wishing to undergo a rapid antigen test (Rapid test) should go to clinical laboratories and pharmacies, at the expense of themselves.

The mobile units of the Ministry of Health, for epidemiological surveillance purposes population will be sampled only on weekends and will be accessible to all citizens regardless of vaccination history.

It is recalled that from April 22, 2022, a ceiling has been set on the price of the package of 5 self-tests at the price of 6 euros.

In addition, on May 15, the capacity of restaurants, centers entertainment, music and dance centers, events including weddings and baptisms, churches, places of worship, conferences, trade fairs, stadiums and casinos.

500sq.m at 85% of the capacity.

Also in force is the suspension of the Safe Pass demonstration obligation for students attending all school levels, as well as the suspension of the test to stay measure for students and teachers in Primary and Secondary Education as well as in kindergartens and the National Guard. .

Instructions for confirmed COVID-19 cases are available in Greek https://bit.ly/3PgKDB5 and English https://bit.ly/37H3V1G. Also the instructions for close contacts of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Greek https://bit.ly/3PgKDB5 and English: https://bit.ly/3swksfV.

Source: KYPE

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The sampling points for rapid test on Saturday 14 May (catalog)

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Source: politis.com.cy

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