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Organised beaches in Greece reopen on May 15 with restrictions

Organised beaches in Greece reopen on May 15 with restrictions

Organised beaches in Greece reopen on May 15 with restrictions

Organised beaches in Greece will reopen on Saturday, May 15, with strict health measures in place.

  • The minimum distance between the axles of the sun umbrellas is set at 4 metres, while the minimum distance of 1 metre between the perimeter of the umbrellas.
  • There can be up to 2 sun-beds per umbrella, with the exception of families with minor children.
  • The minimum distance between two sun-beds located on different umbrellas is set at 1.5 meters.
  • The minimum distance between customers in line to be served is set at 1.5 metres.
  • Employees are strongly recommended to wear masks.
  • The staff at the organised beaches are obliged to disinfect the sun beds and chairs after each customer. They are also obliged to regularly disinfect the sanitary facilities, by posting a relevant program which will be displayed in case of inspection.
  • A towel must be placed on the sun bed, a responsibility of the customer.
  • No music is allowed to be okayed.

It should be reminded that in order to protect public health, it is necessary to observe the necessary distances on the beaches, to avoid gatherings and to observe all the rules of hygiene.

Explaining the ban on music, General Secretary for Commerce and Consumer Protection Panagiotis Stamboulidis said that expert reports have indicated that ambient noise can contribute to the spread of the virus by forcing patrons to raise their voices, spreading more particles into the air, and come into closer proximity with one another.

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