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Factsheet for measure GR-2021-43/2094 – measures in Greece
|Country||Greece , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 18 October 2021 – 31 December 2022|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Occupational health and safety
|Author||Elena Kousta (INE GSEE) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||13 December 2021 (updated 07 February 2022)|
With effect from 18 October 2021 the mandatory diagnostic testing for COVID-19 applies to all unvaccinated private sector employees providing work with a physical presence at the workplace. The testing (PCR or Rapid antigen test) takes place once a week, at the expense of the employee themselves, in private diagnostic laboratories, private clinics, pharmacies, or with private doctors.
By virtue of Ministerial Decision No. 64232/16.10.2021, mandatory diagnostic testing (PCR or rapid test) for COVID-19 applies to unvaccinated private sector employees with a dependent employment relationship, or with an internship to trainees/students of public or private educational structures and students of Higher Education Institutions or Higher Ecclesiastical Academies, and to beneficiaries of the Public Benefit Programs of the Manpower Employment Organization (OAED), employed in municipalities, prefectures, regional Social Welfare Centres, and ministries, in order to provide their work with a physical presence.
The diagnostic test must be performed weekly. For employees in the sectors of food, tourism, passenger transport, TV, cinema, theater, music or dance productions, private education and health personnel officially exempted from mandatory vaccination, the testing takes place twice a week. The test is performed for a fee at the expense of the employee. From the diagnostic testing are exempted those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, infected by COVID-19 within the last 6 months, and employees subject to mandatory vaccination.
No available information yet.
Employees in standard employment
||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No available information.
No available information.
Eurofound (2021), Mandatory COVID-19 testing for private sector employees, measure GR-2021-43/2094 (measures in Greece), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/GR-2021-43_2094.html
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