Greece’s Sport Ministry announced yesterday that spectators may return to sports facilities to watch games as long as adults are vaccinated, the ratio of unvaccinated youths does not exceed 5%, and all wear masks without exception.
The announcement comes following the approval of the Health Ministry’s national health committee which advised adult spectators will be obliged to show a vaccination certificate when purchasing an electronic ticket, while younger people be obliged to show a PCR or rapid test result, negative to coronavirus.
At facilities without an electronic ticketing system, proof will be required at the door.
Open-air facilities may seat up to 80% of full capacity (or a maximum 25,000 people) while closed facilities will seat a maximum of 60% capacity (or a maximum 3,000 people).
In addition, the committee strongly recommended that sports organisations and mass media use vaccinated professionals on site, with the rest providing proof of a negative PCR or rapid test before the start of a game.
In addition, a health protocol for the Half-Marathon race of Athens (September 12) was approved, with the provision that only fully vaccinated athletes are allowed to register.
The date these regulations will go into effect will be revealed expected in a few days.