Greece to open hotels, summer cinemas, pools starting June 1

Greece to open hotels, summer cinemas, pools starting June 1
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Hotels, summer cinemas, swimming pools, marriage agencies, golf courses and massage salons are scheduled to open up in Greece on June 1, as part of the next phase to ease strict restrictive measures introduced in early March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the country's Ministry of Development and Investments representative said on Monday, APA reports citing TASS.

Starting Monday, June 1, hotels operating 12 months out of the year (seasonal hotels will start working on June 15), campsites and campgrounds (with the exception of children's camps), summer cinemas, and banquet catering organizations, buffets and canteens in sports facilities, swimming pools for individual visits (sports teams were previously allowed), golf courses or mini-golf have all been allowed to open. Library and archival activities, weddings and a number of other recreational activities, the work of marriage agencies, tattoo parlors, piercing and massage salons, cultural associations and unions without the right to hold mass events are also opening up.

Sunday markets and fairs will start working again. All of these organizations are required to comply with the rules of social distance to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

After an 83-day break caused by measures to combat coronavirus, kindergartens adapted to new working conditions will be re-opened. Both the Greek Interior Ministry and most of the country's municipalities have declared their full readiness for the normal operation of kindergartens in order to ensure the return of about 90,000 children to 1,600 municipal kindergartens in conditions of maximum safety for children and staff. Starting Monday, classes will begin again in elementary and specialized schools, which have been closed since March. Schools were opened earlier and the school year will last until June 26.

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