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New Covid-19 supportive measures for April 2021

Friday, April 16, 2021

1. Operation of retail stores and self-tests  By virtue of Joint Ministerial Decision 20651/03.04.2021, being in force from Monday 5th of April, the re-initiation of retail trade was officially announced. Retail shops will operate only: (a) by the method of remote pre-purchase / pre-selection

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New Covid-19 measures and suspension of employment contracts for March 2021

Friday, March 5, 2021

1. New restriction measures By virtue of Joint Ministerial Decision 13805/03.03.2021, being in force from Thursday 4 th of March until Tuesday 16 th of March: (a)  Especially for service providers , mandatory teleworking has been set to 60%. ( b) New restrictions apply for movements with SMS

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Extension of Lockdown and Covid-19 measures

Monday, March 1, 2021

On Friday afternoon, 26 February, the representatives of the Ministry of Health and the General Secretariat for Civil Protection announced the extension of the general lockdown in Attica until the 8 th of March, 06:00, while by virtue of the Joint Ministerial Decision 8689/198/25.2.2021, it is announced

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Announcement of a total lockdown for Attica

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Due to the high epidemiological level and the pressure of the National Healthcare System, the Prime Minister addressed the nation on Tuesday afternoon and announced a strict lockdown, like the one in the beginning of the pandemic, so far for Attica, Greece. The new measures will apply from Thursday 11th of February until the 28th of February 2021.

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New COVID-19 measures until the 8th of February 2021

Monday, February 1, 2021

Due to the deterioration of the epidemiological numbers in Greece the Government has announced new restrictive measures which apply as of Saturday, 30th of January and will be in force until at least the 8th of February in most of regions of Greece.

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Extension of Teleworking Regime

Friday, January 29, 2021

By virtue of the Joint Ministerial Decision 4012/111/2021/27.01.2021 issued by the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Economy, regarding teleworking and the organization of the staggered schedule at workplaces, it is announced that the obligatory teleworking regime for the 50% of the employees (to

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Retail trade to restart on Monday 18/01

Monday, January 18, 2021

Re-initiation of retail trade was officially announced by the Greek Prime Minister and the competent government staff, starting from Monday 18th January. Retail shops, including outlet stores and malls, will operate under certain specific conditions, which are explained below.

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New supportive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic for December 2020

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Government spokesman, Mr. Stelios Petsas, proceeded to numerus announcements during the press briefing on Monday, December 7, regarding the Government’s strategic plan which will apply across the Greek State during the upcoming holiday season.

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Extension of restricting measures (lockdown) in Greece.

Friday, November 27, 2020

According to announcements of the government spokesman during the press briefing, existing restrictive measures for the protection against the coronavirus pandemic are extended until 6 am Monday, December 7, 2020.

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Exceptional measures announced by Greek Government to support workers and enterprises in view of the second lockdown

Friday, November 6, 2020

A 3.3-billion-euro package of measures was announced by the Greek Government on Thursday, aiming at relieving workers and households from the pressure of the second imminent lockdown. In this context, and according to a speech given by the Greek Minister of Finance, the key – points of the supporting

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New set of measures against the pandemic, including employment provisions

Thursday, November 5, 2020

A new set of measures, aiming to prevent coronavirus pandemic, especially focused on employment and entrepreneurship, was recently announced by the Greek Government. The new package of measures includes compulsory teleworking for the 50% of a company’s personnel, as well as adaptation of working

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Protection of vulnerable groups against COVID-19 in private-sector entities

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

A ministerial decision dated 17.09.2020 issued by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, provided for definitions of “vulnerable groups”, by publishing a list of health conditions which are considered to be either of high – risk or of medium-risk against COVID-19.  Recently,

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