The new decree of the Minister of Health has been issued and enters into force, with its publication in the Official Gazette of the Republic regarding the new relaxations with effect from June 4.
The movement of persons is allowed until 3 in the morning in cases of participation in wedding events, provided that they provide evidence (eg invitation) and the operation of gambling and betting companies is allowed, in accordance with the relevant protocol, using indoor tables by presenting SafePass.
It is also allowed to hold events in playgrounds, amusement parks and theme parks with the presentation of SafePass. Events in the above venues were scheduled to be allowed on June 16 and the date is moved earlier. Specifically, the decree states that “the movement of persons is allowed until 03.00 am. in cases of participation in wedding events and provided that they hold evidence “.
The operation of gambling and betting companies is allowed, in compliance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the National Betting Authority, and for the use of indoor table seats, it is required to have either a negative laboratory test or a rapid antigen detection test for sampling must have taken place within 72 hours, either a vaccination certificate for COVID-19 at least one dose and given that three weeks have elapsed since the date of vaccination, or proof of release in the case of persons with COVID-19 and provided that no more than six months have elapsed from the date of sampling of their initial positive diagnosis.
The Decree states that the measures apply “because, due to the urgent need arising from the epidemiological data for the protection of public health, to deal with the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 and taking into account that the vaccination program for COVID-19 satisfactory rates and that by 1 June 2021, 54.1% had received the first dose of the vaccine and 31.9% had completed the vaccination schedule, while at the same time, from 28 May 2021 until 1 June 2021, 208 cases had been recorded, while the average number of patients treated daily is between 65 and 85 patients per day and given that during the above period 3 deaths of patients with a final cause of death of COVID-19 disease were recorded, as well as that the percentage of positive diagnostic tests for the disease Coronavirus COVID-19, is close to 0.2% “.