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Christmas shops during lockdown: Operation hours and sms option

Seasonal retail stores selling exclusively Christmas decoration and trees will open on Monday, December 7, 2020, and will operate until January 8, 2021, Secretary General for Trade & Consumer Protection Panagiotis Stampoulidis announced on Friday evening.

The sale of Christmas decorations and other items relating to the holiday season will be allowed in supermarkets too, he added.

Opening hours of the Christmas shops start at 07:00 a.m. and until 08:30 p.m.

Strict public health safety rules will be followed: 1. wearing of masks, 2. only 4 customers per 100 square meters 3.elevators can only be used by people with special needs and for restocking purposes only.

All customers must be standing 2 meters apart from each other.

In order to visit the Christmas stops, citizens will use option <2> in the SMS to number 13033  or handwritten notices before they leave their homes.


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  1. people need to shop for presents, for gifts for their children. People are om low budgets, who can afford new decorations when last year’s can be used again? New decorations and Christmas trees are for the rich in the present situation. The one euro shops selling toys and useful household items would be appropriate.

  2. What a joke.
    This also implies that general lockdown will not be lifted on 15/12 and that after Christmas i.e. around 7th Jan. 2021, it will be introduced again. All this is sick!!!
    Open the whole economy and country……. those afraid of Coronavirus…… STAY AT HOME !!!

    • Steve Whitty – you fail to understand that it is YOU, who are “not afraid of Coronavirus” who need to STAY AT HOME – as you and your unafraid like are the ones spreading it ! STFAH