Greece's “click away” shopping method will resume as planned on Monday, January 11.
The announcement was made by General Secretary for Commerce and Consumer Protection Panagiotis Stambolidis.
'Click away' shopping: customers pre-order their purchases and then go to shops by appointment to pick them up. Goods must be collected at the entrance of shops, without customers entering, while payment must be made electronically or through a POS.
“We are restricting movement, and this will help broaden the scope so that schools can reopen in a safer manner,” he told MEGA.
'Click away' was paused for a week by the government to contain a spike in coronavirus infections in the wake of the holidays.
“Our desire is to return to how we were before the latest lockdown. That’s the plan so far, to return on Monday to [all the activities] that were in operation during the holidays,” he added.
It was not clarified whether this would also include hair and nail salons and other businesses that were allowed to open during the festive period.
Kindergartens and primary schools in Greece to reopen on January 11
Kindergarten and primary school students will return to the classroom next Monday, January 11.
Grades 7-12 are to restart remote learning on Friday January 8 – until further notice.
New safety measures will be introduced to minimise the simultaneous presence of students’ parents and teachers.
It is recalled Greece tightened coronavirus for a week, to deal with a flood of new cases.