Individual self-tests for Covid-19 will be one of the major tools that will help the restart of the economy and reopening of schools in Greece, health authorities said on Friday. The tests will be available form April and will be mandatory for workers at specific sectors once per week.
Mandatory will be for employees in retail, business, catering, tourism and courts, as well as for teachers and students.
The free distribution of the test kits will start from pharmacies at the beginning of April and for a period of two months.
The tests will be carried out at home and not in the pharmacy.
Priority is expected to be given to people up to 67 years old, who are considered as the most active members in the society.
The citizen will need a social security number AMKA to obtain the self-test at the pharmacy. They are supposed to be free of charge or for a fee of two euros. The price issue is still to be settled.
The country’s epidemiologists’ committee is expected to give their suggestions in the middle of upcoming week regarding the gradual reopening of business and social activities as well as schools. According to media scenarios, the first stage of reopening is scheduled for April 5 and 12, 2021.
More information on coronavirus in Greece here.