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Monday 3rd Bars, restaurants and cafes open…… what the measures area & table settings (diagrams available)

without music, with SMS movement and only outdoors, the restaurant is getting ready to open on Easter Monday, May 3rd.

As you know, restaurants, cafes and bars will only operate outdoors and only for the seated.

Many suitors for a May Day square
To go to restaurants and eateries, such as cafes, citizens should also send an SMS with code 6 to 13033.
Due to the curfew, these places will close at 22:45, ie 15 minutes before the start of the curfew at 23:00. “However, everyone should be at home at 23:00,” said the Deputy Minister of Citizen Protection, Nikos Hardalias.

The shops will operate with distance measures, in the presence of only seated customers and up to 6 people per table, while they will close from 11 at night until 5 in the morning. Delivery services with a ban on the sale of alcohol are excluded from this schedule.

What will happen to the masks

The opening of the restaurant this year will be different from last year, when part of the company’s interior was in use.

This year, as the Deputy Minister of Development, Nikos Papathanasis, pointed out, only the outdoor areas are used and we are reminded that the mask is mandatory until the customers sit at the table, while the measures such as disinfection of areas and benches must be observed.

So far it has not been clarified whether the companies will be able to occupy additional space from the Municipality, as happened last May in regards to extendeding tables outside.

Everything provided by the health protocols

The measures with which catering services will be reopened have as a central idea is the security of the distance measures.

In particular, catering businesses will operate as follows:

  • They will be closed from 11.00 p.m. until 05.00 a.m.
  • Customers will only be allowed to sit outdoors. Indoor semi-outdoor spaces will not be allowed.
  • Standing customers will not be allowed, only sitting.
  • Up to 6 people can sit at each table.
  • The distances between the tables range from 90 cm to 1.8 m, depending on whether or not there is a chair in the space
  • At the same time, the maximum allowed number of customers will not be set based on the square footage.

The bar will be used only with seated customers. Up to two stools may be placed side by side. The next pair of stools should be 1.5 meters away.
Catering workers will have to take self-tests twice a week.

The cost for one self test will be covered by the state, while for the other the cost will be covered by the employer.
Disinfectants on every table.
Employees will be required to wear a mask.

Customers must also wear a mask while waiting, and there is a strong mask recommendation for seated customers.
Catalogs should be disinfected when customers switch to tables.

How to set at the tables.

In particular, the distances between the tables will be the following:

0.90 cm when in the space between two side tables no chair is placed in either
1.20 cm when in the space between two side tables a chair is placed in one of the two,
1.80 cm when in the space between two side tables a chair is placed in each of the two

diagrams below:-




Please note that night clubs at this stage will not be open.

Source:- Ta Nea.gr

About Louise Inzk

Louise is Australian born and has been a Greek citizen since 1991. She has deep cultural ties with the island, often writing about Zakynthian Traditions and Culture. She is also an active member of the Volunteer Group of Zakynthos, Giostra Di Zante and is a member of the women's choir "Rodambelos". Her love of the island and all it offers saw her joining the Zakynthos (Zante) Informer admin team in 2014.

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