13 March 2020 – Ministry of Health and Civil Defence encourage home isolation, establish helplines

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Guidance
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Health
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel; Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: State

Overview: The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Civil Defence issued a decree and a subsequent public campaign calling all citizens to home isolation (‘stay at home’) for as long as the COVID19 crisis needed to be regulated. At the same time, two free of charge telephone numbers where provided to the public (one for communicating with the relevant Health department concerning potential virus infection, the other for communicating with the appropriate Health department in case of psychological and social support).
Full details here: https://menoumespiti.gr/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, National – government
Evidence/Justification: Urgent reasons of public health necessitated this public measure that ordained all citizens to abide to strict social distancing rules, and, specifically to stay at home.