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posted May 30, 2020, 3:45 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board


Restart Tourism: Greece Presents Official post-Covid-19 Plan

posted May 21, 2020, 11:38 PM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

The minister presented the following time frame for Greek tourism’s restart:
source @ gtp headlines
Monday, May 25: Yachting restrictions will be lifted
Monday, June 1: Camps, campsites and year-round hotels will open
Monday, June 15: All other accommodation (seasonal hotels and resorts) will open. On the same day, the first stage of lifting restrictions on international flights will take place, with aircraft landing initially only at Athens Airport
Wednesday, July 1: Second stage of lifting restrictions on international flights at all Greek airports.
July 15: Gradual lifting of remaining restrictions
read more


May 2020 Newsletter

posted May 17, 2020, 6:26 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Dear Members Congratulations to everyone who has been abiding by the stringent rules! Let’s feel proud of ourselves!

Please find attached the latest Newsletter 

Coronavirus: 5 Reasons to Feel Optimistic

posted May 13, 2020, 12:50 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Much of the media coverage of COVID-19 is focused on bad things happening.

To counterbalance negativity, we also need to look towards the positives so that people can see what has been done, what is working and how things might look in the future if we encounter a second wave of the virus.

  1. COVID-19 IS UNDER CONTROL IN MANY COUNTRIES

    • The value of R0 (pronounced “R nought” is the basic reproduction number that describes the intensity of contagiousness and translates to the average number of people infected) was about 3 when the pandemic kicked off. Now it is down below 1 in many countries. This means the disease is under control and in decline. Even if there is still a long way to go to nail this disease down, we should not understate this achievement and what it means.
  2. THIS HAS BEEN ACHIEVED BY US ALL ABANDONING OUR WAY OF LIFE TEMPORARILY

    • It is remarkable to have witnessed this unity of action that would have been unthinkable just a few months ago.
    • The rapid transition to a strategy of social distancing has been an immense success even if it has been tough going.
  3. WE NOW KNOW A LOT MORE ABOUT HOW TO MANAGE THIS DISEASE

    • For a virus, we never knew existed five months ago, thanks to a huge effort to collect data behind the scenes, we now know it almost molecule by molecule. However, much we may wish for a vaccine and useful tests, we have methods to control COVID-19 that we now know can work.
    • We also know a lot more about the kind of challenges there are ahead. For example, we can predict a winter resurgence of the disease. Troublesome though it may be, we can, if we have the will to do so, keep COVID-19 under control even without a vaccine and testing. That is no small achievement.
  4. WE HAVE LEARNED HOW TO ACT IN UNISON AT A MASSIVE, GLOBAL SCALE

    • The global response to the significant problem of COVID-19 has been remarkable. It has averted a disaster for humanity and it suggests we do have the organisational ability to tackle the really big problems facing people and the planet.
  5. WE KNOW A LOT MORE ABOUT OUR VULNERABILITIES AND HOW TO MANAGE THEM

    • Individual countries are learning by doing. Modification of the social distancing policy needs to happen while also being informed by reliable knowledge about how much any change might tend to push the R0 figure back up towards 1.

How To Wear A Medical Mask Safely

posted May 4, 2020, 1:15 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board


Face Mask rules as of Monday May 4th

posted May 3, 2020, 5:41 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Updated Sunday May 3rd, 2020



                                               Face Mask rules as of Monday May 4th


                                                                                             Use of FACE MASK
                                                                                         
                                                           MANDATORY                                         STRONGLY     RECOMMENDED
                                            PERSONNEL      GEN. PUBLIC                            PERSONNEL      GEN. PUBLIC 

           
Offices                                                                                                                         X                               X
                                                                             
Schools/Frondistirio, etc                                                                                              X                               X

Places of worship                                                                                                        X                                X

Restaurants, Cafes , etc            X                                                                                                                   

Food & Super Markets               X                                                                                                                X

Public Means of Transport
TAXIS                                         X                           X                                                                                      .

Elevators                                     X                           X                 (to be used at 40% of its capacity)               

Open spaces                                                                                                                                                 X

Hospitals, Med. centres 
doctors' offices                           X                             X                                                                                     

Retail Shops                                                                                                                 X                               X

Beauty Salons &
Hairdressers                               X                                                                                                                 X


The use of face Masks is additional to Hand wash hygiene and social distancing.   Our new motto is

Χ(έρια), Α(πόσταση), Μ(άσκα), HANDS - DISTANCE - MASK



Scale the Andes to see Machu Picchu

posted Apr 30, 2020, 3:39 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Machu Picchu has long been the top tourist destination in Peru. As making this trip in person is currently out of the question, you can have a look around “The Citadel” via this 360-degree tour.

Assisted by an audio guide, you can see Machu Picchu’s steep slopes and the remnants of royal residences, the sacred district that includes the famous Temple of the Sun, and courtyards with grazing alpacas and llamas on the lawns.

Explore the ruins here.

Untitled Post

posted Apr 30, 2020, 12:11 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board


The plan of lifting the lockdown and re-opening the economy

posted Apr 30, 2020, 12:05 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board

Dear Friends,

 

This is the plan for the gradual lifting of the restrictive measures as announced by the prime minister Mr Mitsotakis and his team.

We consulted quite a few sites (all our sources after the end of the post), the official government presentation and translated the parts which were only in Greek into English.  As you well know, we are NOT a news agency, but only trying to help, please forgive us for any possible inaccuracy.

 

We promise to update constantly and keep you posted.

 

 

1st stage 4th MAY

 

·      small retail shops like electronics and mobile-telephony stores and hair salons - by appointment only

·      bookstores, beauty parlours - by appointment only

·      stationers, sports clothing stores etc. will be allowed to open.

 

*    the SMS system for venturing outside the home will also be scrapped.

*    Monday (May 4th) will also see the lifting on the movement of people within their prefecture of residence, but not outside.

*    Churches will reopen for individuals to pray alone, and with strict rules for the maximum number of worshippers allowed inside the church at the same time (10).  Services are still banned.

 

Ø Wearing masks will be obligatory in all closed spaces, a specific number of people will be allowed inside the stores at the same time and distances will

be kept like today.

Ø Wearing masks will be obligatory in all public means of transport, and people are advised to avoid all unnecessary transfers. There will be more frequent schedules during peak times for buses and other transportation.  This will result in fewer schedules at non-peak times, which he said were from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to midnight during the week.

Ø There will be no traffic restrictions (odd-even), and 2 passengers + driver will be allowed in each car.

Ø Taxis will continue to carry a maximum one passenger, excepting a parent with underaged children or someone accompanying a person for medical reasons.

Ø People are advised not to use the elevators.

Ø In addition, civil servants will go to work at ministries in stages, starting at 7 a.m. The same will hold in large businesses, to avoid crowding.

Ø Retirees clubs like KAPI and Friendship Clubs as well as city nurseries will remain shut, but open-air athletic courts will open, keeping health rules. Children's open-air playing grounds and gyms will remain shut for the time being.

 

 

2nd stage, MAY 11

 

·      Only senior high schoolers will be able to return to their classes and all retail stores (except Malls) will reopen as well as the frondistiria.

 

MAY 17

·      On May 17 churches will be allowed to resume services and sacraments but will have to adhere to strict social distancing rules.

 

3rd stage MAY 18

 

·    lower grades of Gymnasium and high school will open

·    archaeological sites will open for visitors.

·    Thematic parks, botanical gardens and Zoos will open

 

4th stage 1st JUNE 

 

·    Malls

·    Cafes and Restaurants (only with outside sitting) will be back in business on June 1, following social distancing rules. (restaurants in malls will remain shut)

·    Swimming in non-organized beaches will be allowed on June 2nd.  Organized beaches will open 10 - 15 days later.

 

5th stage in June

 

*   year-round hotels will open, and the opening date of the seasonal hotels will be announced on a later date.

*   domestic flights will be restored

*   Later in June, outdoor children's play areas and

*   open-air cinemas will be back in business.

*   No festivals, concerts or athletic events will take place all summer.

 

 

This plan will be assessed every day and altered if necessary. 

 

Our sources where you can find more info: (click on the links)

e-kathimerini

TANEA English edition

ethnos.gr

Dave's Travel Pages 

e-kathimerini.com

greekreporter

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, STAY SAFE !!!
 
       Katerina Tsitsipi
 Event & Activity facilitator
      
 Land line:    (+30) 210 8077073
 Cell phone:  (+30) 6988 607866
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Easing of Lockdown Restrictions - Guidelines

posted Apr 30, 2020, 12:02 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board


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