The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) is calling on its member hotels to adhere to a series of revised Covid-19 protective measures, that were announced by the Greek government earlier this week, following a spike in coronavirus cases in the country.
The new “emergency rules” will be in effect at least until 6am on November 8.
More specifically according to the government decision:
– masks are obligatory in all indoor spaces and all outdoor spaces where there are crowds
– safe distancing of 1.5 meters between people or one person per 2m2 indoors and outside irrelevant of Covid venue status (mixed or vaccinated-only)
– immediately available 70 percent alcohol hand sanitizer on tables etc
– establishments (hotels, restaurants, etc) are obliged to publicly display safety rules as well as the permitted number of people allowed in the given space
– regular air cleansing/filtering.
Revised regulations for indoor dining/cafe areas at Greek hotels and airports:
– mandatory mask-wearing by staff as well as guests at reception or indoors
– up to 10 people per table
– operation at 65 percent capacity
– no live music
– no events, gatherings, functions
– hotels with more than one outdoor dining area can designate vaccinated-only or Covid recovered (in the last six months) areas, indicate this clearly, and operate at full capacity (100%) in these spaces.
Additionally in this case:
– mandatory sanitization of menus and tables after each customer
– mandatory use of mask by staff
– customers must display Covid-19 certificate or proof of recovery. Customers aged four-11 will be required to present a negative self-test result; customers aged 12-17 must show negative PCR or rapid test result.
The same health protocols apply to catering or F&B services offered in outdoor spaces at hotels.