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 24th of October whole Poland will be in the red zone.
- Restaurants will be closed with permission to carry out delivery or take-away activities
- The maximum number of participants in public gatherings, events, meetings shall be limited to 5 people (except the business meetings)
- Remote learning in classes 4-8 of primary schools
- The obligation for children under sixteen to move under the care of a parent or guardian between 8:00 a.m. and 16:00 p.m.
- Restriction on the movement of persons over 70 years of age- excluding the exercise of professional activities, necessary needs related to current affairs of everyday life or participant in mass or religious rituals

From 17th of October Bialystok will be in the red zone.

New restrictions:

- 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

- The number of people in public transport can be limited to 50% seats or 30% of all number of places
- Sports events without public participation
- In cultural events max. 25% of seats occupied by the public
- Suspended activity of swimming pools, aquaparks and gyms
From 15th of October only people over 60 can enter grocery stores, drugstores and pharmacies.

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.