The Polish Government have today announced new restrictions which will apply over the Easter Period. The restrictions will be effective from Saturday 27th March 2021 for 2 weeks, until Friday 9th April.
The Press Conference is still ongoing. This article will be updated as announcements are made.
The new restrictions include:-
- Large-format furniture and construction stores over 2,000 m are closed. Wholesalers remain open
- In stores that remain open, ie retail outlets, fairs and at the post office etc:
1 person per 15 m2 in stores up to 100 m2; 1 person per 20 m2 in shops over 100 m2.
- Hairdressing and beauty salons closed
- Nurseries and kindergartens are closed – except for children of medics and law enforcement. (Care will remain only for children of parents working in the medical profession and uniformed services while performing their duties)
- In churches a maximum of 1 person per 20 square meters, keeping a distance of min. 1.5 meters
- The activity of sports facilities is limited to professional sports only.
Tennis courts and climbing walls, for example will be closed.
- Recommendation of remote work
- EASTER CELEBRATIONS, GATHERING OF FAMILY & FRIENDS.
During the press conference, a question was asked whether the meeting limits would change.
In response, the Minister of Health stressed: “All the safety rules that have been in force so far – apart from those that we have informed that will change – apply the same, that is, the limit of meetings is five people.”
“Let me remind you that this limit does not include persons who have undergone vaccination” – added Adam Niedzielski.
This means that – in accordance with the applicable government regulation – for example, we will be able to invite a maximum of 5 guests to an Easter breakfast: this limit does not include household members or people vaccinated against Covid-19.
UPDATES FROM THE PRIME MINISTER’S PRESS CONFERENCE:
Prime Minister on the possibility of introducing a state of emergency:
“We do not rule out any scenario if the epidemic situation worsens after two or three weeks.”
The Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said at the press conference:
Vaccines are our primary weapon in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic. Accessibility is the bottleneck.
He noted that so far over 5 million Poles have been vaccinated. “We could vaccinate even 10 million a month”
Prime Minister Morawiecki added that Poland is today in the most difficult moment of the pandemic in 13 months . “The pressure of the third wave is very strong” .
He appealed for us to spend the upcoming Easter in the company of our immediate family.
“It is a difficult appeal, because it is a holiday that is to bring hope and joy“
He added that restriction of mobility and economic freedoms is necessary.
“We have to tighten these rules“
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