Road map for Christmas lockdown – All measures

Travel bans, concentration restrictions, click away and closed businesses compose the scene of this year’s festive season, which will definitely be different. Everything you need to know.

Retail: click away, drive through, seasonal

The retail operates only through the service Click away, ie the receipt from the store. It is reminded that the customer will place the order either through the e-shop or via telephone order and the payment will be made via POS outside the store.

In order to move, a customer must have with him the receipt from the electronic payment or sms where the name of the company and the time of the move will be written. Only one person will be allowed and not families or groups of people to reduce social mobility on the streets, while up to 9 people in line will be allowed, with a distance of at least two meters between them.

The ability to take advantage of his method “Click away” also have closed shopping malls, as the relevant joint ministerial decision allows the provision of the click away service to the companies located in closed shopping centers, and obliges the companies to deliver the orders outside and the total number of people in the queue for all companies does not exceed 9 people. Precisely because the last point actually made the JMC inapplicable to businesses, malls are essentially providing service drive through.

This solution has already been activated by The Mall Athens and the Golden Hall, and whether this system will work will depend on what the companies housed in these malls will do. However, it is possible to deliver orders to customers based on of course appointments in the parking lots of shopping malls, without the customer even getting out of his car.

Concerning the seasonally, the retail businesses of purely seasonal Christmas items are operating, as well as the sale of these items from the supermarkets, until Friday, January 8th.

Bookstores, KTEO, hairdressers and nail care

Last Monday, bookstores, hairdressers and barbershops “rolled up”. Their optional opening hours are from 7:00 to 21:00.

In addition, as of today, the KTEO for motorcycles, passenger cars for private and public use and trucks with a gross weight of up to 3.5 tons were opened.

According to the decision:

For bookstores, the retail trade of books from specialized stores with main KAD 47.61 is allowed under the conditions:

a) Four people up to 100 sq.m. and one person for every 15 sq.m. In addition.

b) Commissioning on Monday 14 December 2020.

c) Optional (extended) opening hours from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

d) Possibility of operation on Sundays 20 and 27 December 2020.

The following conditions apply:

  1. Four people up to 100 sq.m. and one person for every 15 sq.m. In addition.
  2. Two meters distance between jobs.
  3. Customers only arrive by appointment by phone or electronic means.
  4. Businesses must complete a list of customer appointments on their daily start-up, which is displayed to the auditors.
  5. Start of operation on Monday, December 14, 2020.
  6. Optional (extended) opening hours from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
  7. Possibility of operation on Sundays 20 and 27 December 2020.

For road transport vehicle inspection services, customers are required to arrive by appointment only by telephone or electronic means.

At the same time, companies must complete a list of customer appointments at the start of their day, which is displayed to the auditors.

  • Manicure

The nail care centers have been operating since Tuesday 15/12, with the government spokesman pointing out that “the phenomena of” black labor “are unfortunately widespread”. That is why, as he said, it is better to operate with rules and health protocols than uncontrolled at home.

It is clarified that for travel related to retail, hairdressers and bookstores, in the aforementioned context, their number should be stated in the sms sending.

Travel, traffic ban and return from abroad

It is reminded that the traffic ban has been extended, at least until January 7, with a small change, as it starts at 22.00 and not at 21.00 and will last until 05.00.

At the same time, the ban on moving from prefecture to prefecture during the Christmas festive period is in full force, in order to exclude another way of spreading the virus.

It is also noted that the mandatory preventive quarantine for those traveling from abroad to Greece and entering the country from December 18, 2020 to January 7, 2021 is limited, from the 10 announced, to 3 days.

New Year’s Eve

As for Christmas and New Year – eve and day – the government spokesman noted that it is not allowed to gather in the homes of more than nine people who should come from a maximum of two families, while the curfew will apply from 10 m .μ. until 5 p.m.

In addition, hotel restaurants will not be open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, according to the official announcement of the General Secretariat for Trade and Consumer Protection of the Ministry of Development and Investment.


Regarding the churches, the services of 25/12/2020, 1/1/2021 and 6/1/2021 with the presence of believers are foreseen. One believer per 15 sq.m. with a maximum hall of 25 believers for the holy temples and a maximum number of 50 people for metropolitan temples.

For the Epiphany, the performance of water in open spaces is prohibited. They are only allowed inside the holy temples.