The most important decisions taken by polish government:
From 7th to 29th of November:
- the cultural institutions will be closed (theatres, cinemas, museums, art galleries, community centres)
- the functioning of the shopping centres will be limited.The grocery stores, drugstores, pet stores, repair and construction products, newspaper stores and services remain open
- hotels will be available only to guests on a business trip
- 1 person per 10m2 allowed in shops up to 100 m2, 1 person per 15 m2 allowed in shops over 100 m2
- 1 person per 15 m2 allowed in churches
- meetings in public spaces up to 5 people
Moreover the current security measures are extended until November 29th
- in public transport there are half of the seats left vacant or 30% of all space available will be in use
- pools, aqua parks and gyms are out of their services
- restaurants are closed (take-away or delivery only)
- ban on organizing meetings and events
- remote teaching is obligatory in universities and schools
From 17th of October Bialystok will be in the red zone.
- Limitation of the number of people in shops to 5 people per 1 cash register- From 19.10 - ban on organising special events (weddings, consoles and others)- During religious ceremonies no more than 1 person per 7m2
- The maximum number of participants in public gatherings shall be limited to 10 people
- Remote teaching (excluding practical classes) is obligatory in universities and secondary schools
- Restaurants may be open between 6:00 and 21:00. Every second table may be occupied. After 21:00 only take-away meals can be ordered
From 10th of October using a mask in the public places will be obligatory.
Masks remain obligatory:
- in buses, trams and trains;
- in passenger cars, when riding with somebody you don’t live with on a daily basis;
- in a store, bank, market and post office;
- in the cinema and theatre;
- at the doctor’s office, clinic, hospital, massage and tattoo parlours;
- in church, at school, at the university;
- in public buildings, including offices, in particular while handling official matters;
Exceptions. Where don't you have to cover your mouth and nose?
- in a restaurant or bar – when you take your place at the table and eat or drink
- at work – if you do not have contact with outsiders (e.g. when serving clients and applicants)
- in the forest
- when eating meals or drinks after taking a seat on a train subject to mandatory seat reservation, including meals and drinks issued on board the train (WARS restaurant wagon)
Note: Covering your mouth and nose in public spaces is mandatory. Exemptions are provided for individuals who cannot cover their mouths or noses due to:
- pervasive developmental disorders, mental disorders, moderate, severe or profound intellectual disabilities;
- difficulties with covering or uncovering one’s mouth or nose on their own.
The police may issue a fine of up to 500 PLN for not having the mask.