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Additional Covid-19 measures in Poland from 10 October

Additional Covid-19 measures in Poland from 10 October

In response to an increasing number of cases of Covid-19, the Polish Government has announced that the restrictions in place in the ‘yellow zones’ will be extended to the entire Polish territory from Saturday 10 October. The red zones will remain, now including 32 counties and 6 cities*.

Please find a brief summary of some of the key measures in both Red and Yellow zones:

Red zones

  • Red zones prohibit organisation of and participation in cultural events, while strictly limiting the number of people allowed at cinemas (25% capacity) as well as baptisms, weddings and other special events (max. 50 people).
  • There is an obligation to cover your nose and mouth in all public places, including on the street.
  • Distancing requirements in restaurants will be much stricter (1 person per 4m2).
  • Opening hours of bars and restaurants will be restricted to 06:00 – 22:00.
  • Public transport will be restricted to 50% of available seats or 30% of all sitting and standing places.

Yellow zones (all other places in Poland)

  • The rest of the country, or ‘yellow zones’, will have strict capacity limits for cultural events, both indoor (25% capacity) and outdoor (max. 100 people). The number allowed at special events is capped at 75.
  • There is an obligation to cover nose and mouth in all public places, including on the street.
  • Distancing requirements in restaurants will be much stricter (1 person per 4m2).

For full information on the restrictions in place (in Polish), please visit https://www.gov.pl/web/koronawirus.

*Please note that the counties listed as ‘red zones’ may be subject to change. Please continue to follow the latest updates at the link provided.

Image courtesy of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

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