Lockdown: Transfers by SMS and written certificates – What applies to school, olive picking etc.

On Saturday at 6 in the morning, the nationwide lockdown and the restriction of movements begin . Citizens should now send an SMS to the five-digit number 13033 or have a special written certificate.

For most movements that will take place until November 30, when the lockdown is expected to be lifted, citizens will have to make use of the text message, however there are some cases for which special certificates are needed.

For which trips should we send an SMS

The SMS sending to 13033 for 6 cases of citizens’ movements returns from Saturday, November 7th. It’s about:

  1. Travel for health reasons (going to a pharmacy, visiting a doctor or going to a hospital or health center, if recommended after contact). In this case an SMS with the code 1 is sent.
  2. Go to an in- house supply store , where it is not possible to send them on time. In this case the code 2 is used in the SMS.
  3. Going to a public service, if the electronic or telephone service is not possible only for urgent needs, after setting an appointment for which the citizen is informed in writing or electronically and under the additional condition of presenting the above information, as well as going to the bank , to the extent that electronic transaction is not possible. To go to a public service or bank, the code 3 is used in the SMS.
  4. Going to help people in need, as well as to transfer a spouse or first-degree relative to and from his or her place of work, if necessary, or to accompany a student to school by a parent or guardian. In these cases (providing assistance, transferring a spouse or relative to work and accompanying a student), an SMS with the code 4 is sent.
  5. Going to a funeral under the conditions provided by law or for going to parents who are in a dimension that is necessary to ensure communication between parents and children, in accordance with the provisions in force. In these cases the code 5 is used in the SMS.
  6. Physical exercise outdoors or movement with a pet, individually or in pairs of two (2) persons, provided that in the latter case the necessary distance of one and a half (1.5) meters is observed. As well as a transition for feeding stray animals, provided that the transition takes place within the municipality of residence of the citizen. In these cases, the code is used in the SMS.

What applies to the hours 21: 00-05: 00

Regarding the travels from 21:00 to 05:00, it will take place like the other hours of the day, ie with a message to 13033 and travel forms for:

  • Work
  • Health reasons
  • Individual exercise and going out with a pet

For which movements the certificates are necessary

However, there are some cases of travel that citizens should have with them specific documents, as these are not covered by SMS. Specifically, in order to move from home to work , citizens must have an Employee Traffic Certificate , which will be given to them by employers.

At the same time, as the government spokesman Stelios Petsas made known, for the olive harvest the citizens should have specific documents with them. These are:

  • Workers must have a certificate of employment from their employer.
  • Owners and heirs should have the E9 with them. 
  • Olive growers should have with them the IACS declaration, on the basis of which they receive the subsidies. 

Both SMS and a certificate for the transfer of students to school

In the case of transportation for the transfer of students from home to school and then for their return, it is necessary for parents / guardians / attendants to send an SMS to 13033 for category 4 or to have completed the certificate of exceptional travel of citizens, but also the certificate from the school with the name of the student, the school he / she attends, his / her home address and the arrival and departure times.

Clarifications are expected for these movements

The hairdressing and personal care services have been extended and will remain open this weekend, and will come into force in lockdown, but has not made clear to which category should send SMS citizens to visit. In communication of iefimerida with the Secretary General of Civil Protection on the issue, the answer was that the necessary clarifications are expected to be given within the day.

Source – iefimerida.gr

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