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    Covid-19 Information for Crete

    Travel Tips Advice & Info Covid-19 Information for Crete

    Greece has been one of the least affected countries by the novel coronavirus mainly due to the preventative measures taken early on. Crete has been no exception, as there are only a few cases since the start of the pandemic.

    The Greek government has created an interactive map which will show the level of risk around the whole country, which you can use to find out what are the measures and restrictions to the area you are traveling to.

    Currently in Crete, Chania is on Level 1, Rethymno on Level 1, Heraklion on Level 3 and Lasithi on Level 1. You can click on each Level section below to learn more information about the measures and use of masks.

    Please note the Levels are updated every 14 days, and we recommend visiting the official website for the most current update.

    Use of Mask

    • In all indoor work areas
    • In all outdoor areas with socialasation

    * More specific rules may be provided for specific areas

    Gatherings

    • Measures to limit gatherings depending on the epidemiological situation of the neighboring areas and the whole country
    • Up to 100 people with use of masks
    • Keeping distance of 1.5 m

    Elderly Care Homes

    • Use of mask for staff & visitors
    • Restrict visitors based on specific protocols

    Hospitals and Diagnostic Centres

    • Use of mask for staff & all incoming patients

    Schools

    • Mask from 4 years and older

    Universities

    • Use of mask
    • Up to 50 students sitting in amphitheatres
    • Tele-education

    Conferences/Exhibitions

    • Use of mask
    • Indoors: 1 person per 5 sq.m., up to 200 seated

    Places of Worship

    • 1 person per 5 sq.m. and up to 200 people, seated with a mask

    Archaeological Sites & Museums

    Archaeological sites and open (outdoor) museums:

    1.5 m distance
    Mask for the tour guide and employees

    Closed (indoor) museums:

    2 m distance
    1 person per 10 sq.m.
    Group tours up to 20 people
    Mandatory use of mask for everyone

    Concert venues, Theater performances, other performing arts (seated only)

    Open (outdoor) venues

    • 65% occupancy
    • Mandatory use of a mask
    • Operation until 31/10/2020

    Closed (indoor) spaces

    • 65% occupancy
    • Mandatory use of a mask
    • Mandatory issue of an electronic ticket
    • In closed stadiums and gyms a maximum number of seats 500

    Cinemas

    Open (outdoor) venues

    • 65% occupancy
    • Mandatory use of a mask
    • Operation until 31/10/2020

    Closed (indoor) spaces

    • 65% occupancy
    • Mandatory use of a mask
    • Mandatory issue of an electronic ticket

    Playgrounds (indoor)

    • 1 child per 5 sq.m.
    • Mandatory use of mask (>2 years)
    • 1 escort per child.
    • Escorts with mask in the waiting area
    • Keeping distances in table seats and hygiene rules

    Entertainment venues including banquet venues, bars (seated-only)

    • 6 people per table
    • Venues with a capacity of more than 300 people: 50% of the potential population of the permit with a maximum of 500 seated
    • Venues with a capacity of up to 300 people: 65% : of the potential population of the permit with a maximum of 200 seated
    • Distances 1.8 m between tables
    • Mandatory use of a mask on staff
    • Closed 01.00-05.00

    Music venues (seated-only)

    • 6 people per table
    • Venues with a capacity of more than 300 people: 50% of the potential population of the permit with a maximum of 500 seated
    • Venues with a capacity of up to 300 people: 65% : of the potential population of the permit with a maximum of 200 seated
    • Distances 1.8 m between tables
    • Mandatory use of a mask on staff
    • Closed 01.00-05.00

    Food & Beverage

    • Mandatory use of a mask on staff
    • 6 people per table
    • 80% occupancy (open – closed) of the useful surface
    • Table-seat distances (relevant CYA)
    • Closed 01:00-05:00 (excluding Take away – delivery with prohibition on the sale of alcohol)

    Transportation

    • Mandatory use of a mask from everyone on all public transport
    • 65% max occupancy on public transport
    • 80% max occupancy on ships

    Sports (matches, training sessions)

    • Workouts and races without spectators.
    • Specify a maximum number of athletes per installation (attached table)
    • Instructions and Health Protocols for Trainings and Matches

    Gyms

    • Mandatory use of Mask on staff
    • Mandatory use of a mask while waiting in gym areas and in all public areas of the gym.
    • Excludes group and individual exercise with distances of 2m
    • 1 person per 5 sq.m.

    Food shops (supermarkets, mini markets, bakeries etc)

    • Mandatory use of mask for personal and public
    • 1 person per 10 sqm (4 persons 20-100 sqm and 1 person for every 10 sqm extra)

    Open Markets

    • 3 meters distance between benches
    • Mandatory masking for everyone

    Hairdressers, personal hygiene services, etc.

    • Mask to staff and customers
    • Area-based containment measures
    • Remove standby
    • Recommendation for appointments

    Public services and private businesses

    • Use a mask on employees and audiences
    • Protection of workers belonging to vulnerable groups/increased risk with back office or remote employment

    Use of Mask

    • In all indoor work areas
    • In all outdoor areas with socialasation

    * More specific rules may be provided for specific areas

    Gatherings

    • Measures to limit gatherings depending on the epidemiological situation of the neighboring areas and the whole country
    • Up to 50 people with use of masks
    • Keeping distance of 1.5 m

    Elderly Care Homes

    • Use of mask for staff & visitors
    • Restrict visitors based on specific protocols

    Hospitals and Diagnostic Centres

    • Use of mask for staff & all incoming patients
    • One escort per patient
      Limitation* of scheduled surgeries up to 20%
      *Oncological and emergency cases are excluded from restrictions

    Schools

    • Mask from 4 years and older

    Universities

    • Use of mask
    • Up to 50 students sitting in amphitheatres
    • Tele-education

    Conferences/Exhibitions

    • Use of mask
    • Indoors: 1 person per 10 sq.m., up to 100 seated

    Places of Worship

    • 1 person per 10 sq.m. and up to 100 people seated with a mask

    Archaeological Sites & Museums

    Archaeological sites and open (outdoor) museums:

    1.5 m distance
    Mask for the tour guide and employees

    Closed (indoor) museums:

    2 m distance
    1 person per 15 sq.m.
    Group tours up to 10 people
    Mandatory use of mask for everyone

    Concert venues, Theater performances, other performing arts (seated only)

    Open (outdoor) venues

    • 50% occupancy
    • Mandatory use of a mask
    • Operation until 31/10/2020

    Closed (indoor) spaces

    • 50% occupancy
    • Mandatory use of a mask
    • Mandatory issue of an electronic ticket
    • Suspension in closed stadiums and gymnasiums

    Cinemas

    Open (outdoor) venues

    • 50% occupancy
    • Mandatory use of a mask
    • Operation until 31/10/2020

    Closed (indoor) spaces

    • 50% occupancy
    • Mandatory use of a mask
    • Mandatory issue of an electronic ticket

    Playgrounds (indoor)

    • 1 child per 5 sq.m. up to 50 children
    • Mandatory use of mask (>2 years)
    • 1 guardian per child.
    • Guardians with a mask in the waiting area.
    • Keeping distances in table seats and hygiene rules

    Entertainment venues including banquet venues, bars (seated-only)

    • 6 people per table
    • Venues with a capacity of more than 300 people: 50% of the potential population of the permit with a maximum of 300 seated
    • Venues with a capacity of up to 300 people: 50% : of the potential population of the permit with a maximum of 150 seated
    • Distances 1.8 m between tables
    • Mandatory use of a mask on staff
    • Closed 01.00-05.00

    Music venues (seated-only)

    • 4 people per table
    • Venues with a capacity of more than 300 people: 50% of the potential population of the permit with a maximum of 200 seated
    • Venues with a capacity of up to 300 people: 50% : of the potential population of the permit with a maximum of 100 seated
    • Distances 1.8 m between tables
    • Mandatory use of a mask on staff
    • Closed 01.00-05.00

    Food & Beverage

    • Mandatory use of a mask on staff
    • 6 people per table
    • 65% occupancy (open – closed) of the space
    • Table-seat distances
    • Closed 00:30-05:00 (excluding Take away – delivery with prohibition on the sale of alcohol)

    Transportation

    • Mandatory use of a mask from everyone on all public transport
    • 65% max occupancy on public transport
    • 65% max occupancy on ships
    • Up to 3 passengers on taxis

    Sports (matches, training sessions)

    • Workouts and matches without spectators
    • Reduction to 75% of the maximum number of athletes
    • Instructions and Health Protocols for Trainings and Matches

    Gyms

    • Mandatory use of Masks on staff, while waiting in gym areas and in all public areas of the gym as well as in group exercise.
    • Excludes individual exercise (e.g. treadmill, weights) with distances of 2 m
    • 1 person per 10 sq.m.

    Food shops (supermarkets, mini markets, bakeries etc)

    • Mandatory use of mask for personal and public
    • 1 person per 10 sqm (4 persons 20-100 sqm and 1 person for every 10 sqm extra)
    • Special disinfection in wheeled and non-carts/baskets

    Open Markets

    • 65% of the sellers with 3 meters distance between stands
    • Parallel Shopping Mode
    • Mandatory mask use by everyone

    Hairdressers, personal hygiene services, etc.

    • Mask to staff and customers
    • Area-based containment measures
    • Remove standby
    • Appointment only

    Public services and private businesses

    • Mandatory use of masks by employees and the public
    • Mandatory teleworking at 20% regardless of whether it concerns a vulnerable/increased risk group

    Use of Mask

    • In all indoor work areas
    • In all outdoor areas with socialasation

    * More specific rules may be provided for specific areas

    Gatherings

    • Measures to limit gatherings depending on the epidemiological situation of the neighboring areas and the whole country
    • Up to 9 people with use of masks
    • Keeping distance of 1.5 m
    • Recommendation to limit visits by people from different households

    Elderly Care Homes

    • Use of mask for staff & visitors
    • Suspension of visitors

    Hospitals and Diagnostic Centres

    • Use of mask for staff & all incoming patients
    • One escort per patient
      Exclusion* of scheduled surgeries up to 40%
      *Oncological and emergency cases are excluded from restrictions

    Schools

    • Mask from 4 years and older

    Universities

    • Use of mask
    • Up to 50 students sitting in amphitheatres
    • Tele-education

    Conferences/Exhibitions

    • Use of mask
    • Indoors: 1 person per 15 sq.m. and up to 50 people, seated with a mask
    • Suspension of exhibitions

    Places of Worship

    • 1 person per 10 sq.m. and up to 100 people seated with a mask

    Archaeological Sites & Museums

    Archaeological sites and open (outdoor) museums:

    1.5 m distance
    Mandatory use of mask for everyone

    Closed (indoor) museums:

    2 m distance
    1 person per 20 sq.m.
    Prohibition of group tours
    Mandatory use of mask for everyone

    Concert venues, Theater performances, other performing arts (seated only)

    Open (outdoor) venues

    • 30% occupancy
    • Mandatory use of a mask
    • Operation until 31/10/2020

    Closed (indoor) spaces

    • 30% occupancy
    • Mandatory use of a mask
    • Mandatory issue of an electronic ticket
    • Suspension in closed stadiums and gymnasiums

    Cinemas

    Open (outdoor) venues

    • 30% occupancy
    • Mandatory use of a mask
    • Operation until 31/10/2020

    Closed (indoor) spaces

    • 30% occupancy
    • Mandatory use of a mask
    • Mandatory issue of an electronic ticket

    Playgrounds (indoor)

    • 1 child per 10 sq.m. up to 20 children
    • Mandatory use of mask (>2 years)
    • 1 guardian per child.
    • Guardians with a mask in the waiting area.
    • Keeping distances in table seats and hygiene rules

    Entertainment venues including banquet venues, bars (No live music – Seated only)

    • 4 people per table
    • Venues with a capacity of more than 300 people: 30% of the potential population of the permit with a maximum of 150 seated
    • Venues with a capacity of up to 300 people: 30% : of the potential population of the permit with a maximum of 90 seated
    • Distances 1.8 m between tables
    • Mandatory use of a mask on staff
    • Closed 01.00-05.00

    Music venues (seated-only)

    • 4 people per table
    • Venues with a capacity of more than 300 people: 30% of the potential population of the permit with a maximum of 100 seated
    • Venues with a capacity of up to 300 people: 20% : of the potential population of the permit with a maximum of 50 seated
    • Distances 1.8 m between tables
    • Mandatory use of a mask on staff
    • Closed 01.00-05.00

    Food & Beverage

    • Mandatory use of a mask on staff
    • 4 people per table
    • 50% occupancy (open – closed) of the space
    • Table-seat distances
    • Closed 00:00-05:00 (excluding Take away – delivery with prohibition on the sale of alcohol)

    Transportation

    • Mandatory use of a mask from everyone on all public transport
    • 65% max occupancy on public transport
    • 50% max occupancy on ships
    • Up to 2 passengers on taxis
    • Restriction on the number of occupants in vehicles up to 4 persons

    Sports (matches, training sessions)

    • Workouts and matches without spectators
    • Reduction to 50% of the maximum number of athletes
    • Instructions and Health Protocols for Trainings and Matches

    Gyms

    • Mandatory use of Masks on staff, while waiting in gym areas and in all public areas of the gym as well as in group exercise.
    • Excludes individual exercise (e.g. treadmill, weights) with distances of 2m
    • 1 person per 15 sqm
    • Prohibition of the use of locker rooms, etc.

    Food shops (supermarkets, mini markets, bakeries etc)

    • Mandatory use of mask for personal and public
    • 1 person per 10 sqm (4 persons 20-100 sqm and 1 person for every 10 sqm extra)
    • Special disinfection in wheeled and non-carts/baskets
    • Extended opening hours

    Open Markets

    • 50% of the sellers with 3 meters distance between stands
    • Parallel Shopping Mode
    • Mandatory mask use by everyone

    Retail Shops

    • Mask mandatory for all
    • Area-based restriction
    • 1 person per 10 sqm (4 persons 20-100 sqm and 1 person for every 10 sqm extra)
    • Extended opening hours

    Hairdressers, personal hygiene services, etc.

    • Mask to staff and customers
    • Area-based containment measures
    • Extended opening hours
    • Appointment only

    Public services and private businesses

    • Mandatory use of masks by employees and the public
    • Mandatory teleworking at 40% regardless of whether it concerns a vulnerable/increased risk group

    Football Stadiums                                                                        

    • Stadium for a maximum of 11×11 80 people (within the stadium and seat belts)
    • Stadium for a maximum of 7×7 40 people (within the stadium and seat belts)
    • Stadium for a maximum of 5×5 25 people (within the stadium and seat belts)

    Other Sports Facilities

    • Athletics stadiums for a maximum of 150 people (within the stadium and the surrounding area)
    • Open basketball/volleyball/handball courts for a maximum of 30 people (within the stadium and the surrounding area)
    • Other open sports facilities
      1 person per 12 sq.m. for the first 600 sq.m.
      1 person per 20 sq.m. for more than 600 sq.m.
    • Closed courts and gyms
      1 person per 15 sq.m. for the first 400 sq.m.
      1 person per 20 sq.m. for more than 400 sq.m.
    • Gyms with instruments
      1 person per 10 sq.m. for static exercises
      1 person per 15sq.m for motor exercises

    Outdoor Pools

    • Pool dimensions 50×25 Up to 12 people per trip or 120 people in total.
    • Pool dimensions 50×20 Up to 12 people per trip or 96 people in total
    • Pool dimensions 33×25 or 33×21
      Up to 6 people per route in the dimension of 25m.
      Up to 8 people per route in the dimension of 33m.
      or 80 people in total (no routes)
    • Pool dimensions 25×15 or 25×12 Up to 6 persons per route or 36 persons in total
    • Smaller dimensions 1 person per 5sq.m of water surface

    Indoor Pools

    • Pool dimensions 50×25 Up to 10 people per route or 100 people in total
    • Pool dimensions 50×20 Up to 10 people per route or 80 people in total
    • Pool dimensions 33×25 or 33×21
      Up to 5 people per route in the dimension of 25m.
      Up to 7 people per route in the dimension of 33m.
      or 65 people in total (no routes)
    • Pool dimensions 25×15 or 25×12 Up to 5 persons per route or 30 persons in total
    • Smaller dimensions 1 person per 8sq.m of water surface

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