Civil service staff, visiting public must all wear masks, Interior Minister says

Facial masks are now required for all civil sector employees and citizens visiting civil services, Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos said in a circular on Monday.

All civil servants who belong to vulnerable groups are allowed to work from home until August 31, he added.

In terms of shift schedules, the circular leaves it up to human resources departments to reintroduce three rolling shifts (07.00-15.00, 08.00-16.00 and 09.00-17.00) or even to provide services in shifts, regardless of the usual service hours, to decongest the offices and mass transport means when personnel are going to or leaving work.

If the three above-mentioned shifts, staff should be as equally distributed as possible, in order for the measure to be successful, he said.