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The state of epidemic threat

 

 

 

Using scarves and visors prohibited - starting from February 27

Wearing visors, scarves, headscarves, etc. prohibited starting from February 27. These do not meet the safety criteria and do not protect against infection as effectively as protective masks.

 

Changes in restrictions from 12 February

Hotels

  • Hotels and accommodation providers may be opened under sanitary regime, with up to 50% beds occupied.

  • Food can only be delivered to rooms, while hotel restaurants continue to be closed.

Culture

  • Cinemas and theatres may be opened, with up to 50% seats occupied, compliance with sanitary regime, audiences must wear face masks.

Sport

  • Open-aid activities are allowed, including open ski runs, outdoor playing fields, tennis courts, etc.

  • Swimming pools may be opened.

 

Vaccination against COVID-19

Detailed information on the organisation of vaccinations and issues related to the administration of the vaccine are available via a 24/7 helpline operated by the National Health Fund (NFZ) - phone: 989. Information is provided in four languages – Polish, English, Russian and Ukrainian.

More information 

 

The following rules and restrictions will continue to apply:

  • Stores and retail establishments in shopping centres will be reopened subject to sanitary restrictions. 

Customer limits apply: 1 person per 10 sq. m in shops up to 100 sq m and 1 person per 15 sq. m in shops over 100 sq. m Note! Restaurants and catering establishments in shopping centres will remain closed except for food takeout and delivery services.

  • Art galleries and museums will be opened subject to sanitary restrictions.

The shopping hours for seniors (which were available from 15 October to 31 January, Monday to Friday, between 10:00 and 12:00) will no longer apply. 

Sporting infrastructure will be available only for professionals.

  • Individuals entering Poland in organised transport will be subject to a 10-day quarantine. Note! From 28 December individuals who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine (provided that they produce a certificate that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19).

  • House parties and meetings of more than 5 people are prohibited. Note that this limit does not include the organiser of the party or meeting and the individuals who share their apartment or house with them. Under new law the limit will also exclude individuals who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. 


The following rules and restrictions will continue to apply:

  • Masks: nose and mouth covering must worn in all public spaces (including in streets);

  • Primary schools (grades 4-8) and secondary schools will continue to teach on a remote basis; children in grades 1-3 at primary schools will attend school normally;

  • Teaching and learning at tertiary institutions will be on a remote basis;

  • Individuals aged 70 and over are asked to stay home at all times, unless they need to go out:

    • for occupational reasons;

    • to meet their essential living needs;

    • to perform, or participate in, rituals of religious worship;

  • Public transport restrictions: 

  • 50% of seating capacity or

  • 30% of the entire seating and standing capacity, with at least 50% of seats left unoccupied.

  • Restrictions in places of religious worship – a maximum of 1 person per 15 sq. m;

  • Public gatherings: limited to a maximum of 5 individuals;

  • Parties, wedding receptions, First Communion receptions and funeral banquets may not be organised;

  • Gyms, fitness clubs, water parks are closed;

  • Sporting events will be held without audience;

  • In shops and post offices with an area of no more than 100 sq. m, a maximum of 1 person per 10 sq. m will be allowed. For shops and post offices with an area of more than 100 sq. m, the limit is 1 person per 15 sq. m;

  • Restaurants, bars and catering establishments are closed except for food takeout and delivery services.

  • Trade fairs and congresses may not be organised;

  • Sanatorium establishments are suspended;

  • Discotheques and night clubs are closed;

  • Government agencies, departments and offices will continue to operate on a remote basis.

 

Quarantine on arrival from the Czech Republic and Slovakia from 27 February – exception for vaccinated individuals and those with a negative test result

The epidemic situation of our neighbours is alarming, so all people returning from the Czech Republic and Slovakia will be placed in quarantine. This also applies to people who cross the border by car. Exceptions apply to people who have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or who have a negative test result. The test must be performed before crossing the border. It is valid for 48 hours, counting from the moment of receiving the result.

  

Restrictions reapplied in the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship as of 27 February

Starting from 27 February hotels, shopping malls, cinemas, theatres, museums, art galleries, swimming pools and tennis courts will be closed.

 

A 10-day quarantine

As of 28 December 2020, persons who have crossed the Polish border (both internal and external EU border) by airplane, bus or other means of public transport are subject to obligatory quarantine, for 10 days starting from the day following the border crossing date.

As of 23 January, persons with a negative SArS-CoV-2 test are exempt from the obligation of quarantine. The test must be performed before crossing the border. The test is valid for 48 hours starting from the moment of receiving the results.

Note! If you have been vaccinated against COVID-19, you will not be sent to quarantine. This rule has been in force since 28 December 2020.

 

Air traffic

Note! Air traffic bans were lifted on 14 January 2021.

 

Specimen collection points in municipal outpatient clinics

Municipal outpatient clinics are establishing specimen collection points where patients with a referral from their primary care physicians (obtained during a phone consultation) can undergo tests for coronavirus infection.

There are currently eight such points operating in Warsaw, and further six are due to be opened between 12 and 19 October. The tests are free of charge - they are financed by the National Health Fund (NFZ). Residents with a referral for swab collection, issued by their primary care physician, may undergo tests in a location of their choice, irrespective of their address of residence.

 

Specimen collection points in municipal ambulatory healthcare centres:

No.:

Warsaw District

Service provider

Address of the specimen collection point

Activity commencement date

1.

Bemowo

Healthcare Centre Warszawa Bemowo-Włochy

ul. Coopera 5

05/10/2020

2.

Białołęka

Independent Public Healthcare Centre Białołeka

ul. Milenijna 4

12/10/2020

3.

Bielany

Independent Public Ambulatory Care Clinics Warszawa-Żoliborz

ul. Żeromskiego 13

05/10/2020

4.

Ochota

Independent Public Ambulatory Care Clinics Warszawa-Ochota

ul. Szczęśliwicka 36

15/10/2020

5.

Praga-Południe

Independent Public Ambulatory Care Clinics Warszawa-Praga Południe

ul. Kickiego 24

08/10/2020

6.

Praga-Północ

Independent Public Ambulatory Care Clinics Warszawa-Praga Północ

ul. Dąbrowszczaków 5a

19/10/2020

7.

Rembertów/Wesoła

Independent Public Ambulatory Care Clinics Warszawa-Wesoła

ul. Kilińskiego 48

01/10/2020

8.

Śródmieście

Solec Hospital

ul. Solec 99

15/10/2020

9.

Targówek

Independent Public Ambulatory Care Clinics Warszawa-Targówek

ul. Poborzańska 6

12/10/2020

10.

Ursus

Independent Public Ambulatory Care Clinics Warszawa-Ochota

ul. Kadłubka 18

15/10/2020

11.

Wawer

Independent Public Ambulatory Care Clinics Warszawa-Wawer

ul. Żegańska 1 (a car park near the District Office building)

06/10/2020

12.

Wesoła

Independent Public Ambulatory Care Clinics Warszawa-Wesoła

ul. Kilińskiego 48

01/10/2020

13.

Wilanów

Independent Public Ambulatory Care Clinics Warszawa-Mokotów

ul. Kostki Potockiego 31a

05/10/2020

14.

Włochy

Healthcare Centre Warszawa Bemowo-Włochy

ul. Cegielniana 8

07/10/2020

 

Epidemic-related procedures at municipal hospitals

Due to the epidemic situation in establishments managed by the City, special procedure for admitting patients for surgeries have been introduced. All patients waiting for elective surgeries are obliged to take part in an epidemic-related medical interview and have a swab collected, about one day before the surgical procedure. While waiting for the results of tests for COVID-19, they must be isolated until they are admitted to hospital.

The procedures for admitting to hospital emergency departments also require that every person seeking treatment is subject to examination for coronavirus (swab and medical interview). Patients with symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection are referred to entities providing Level 2 hospital services with beds for COVID-19 patients. Municipal hospitals currently provide Level 1 hospital services, and have isolation rooms for patients with suspected COVID-19 infection.

Additional equipment and personal protective equipment

From the onset of the COVID-19 epidemic, Warsaw allocated over PLN 30 million  for the purchase of medical devices and equipment, out of which PLN 7.6 million was taken from the city’s crisis reserve.

This way we are protecting the medical staff working at municipal hospitals and outpatient clinics by providing equipment used for combating coronavirus.

So far, we have purchased:

  • 30 ICU beds (consisting of respirators, patient monitors, infusion pump units, beds with pressure-reducing mattresses, and medical aspirators),

  • 6 renal replacement therapy devices,

  • 10 decontamination devices (biological decontamination)

The purchased medical equipment and devices have been used in Solec, Bielański and Wolski Municipal Hospitals since July.

Moreover, we allocated funds for the purchase of personal protective equipment, including

  • over 1 million surgical masks, half-masks, protective shields and goggles,

  • over 1.6 million disposable nitrile gloves,

  • over 0.5 million medical coats,

  • 45 000 protective suits and over 260 000 safety boot & shoe covers, and head covers, and over 130 000 litres of hand and surface disinfectants.

We are purchasing coronavirus tests

Warsaw has allocated over PLN 3 million for the purchase of coronavirus tests for the staff and residents of Municipal Nursing Homes (or entities run for the City) and the Warsaw Treatment & Care Centre (Stołeczne Centrum Opiekuńczo-Lecznicze - SCOL).

Under the agreements made by the City, privately-owned laboratories have performed over 4 000 diagnostic tests for the City. The greatest number of tests were performed among the staff and residents of Nursing Homes and the staff and patients of treatment & care centres (SCOL). We have recently made another agreement for the performance of further 6 000 diagnostic tests for COVID-19.

 

Tourist Information Centres is open again

Both Tourist Information Centres (at the Palace of Culture and Science and Koneser at Ząbkowska Street) are open again. The employees are also available to respond to any inquiries from tourists by phone (503 033 720) or through e-mail (info@go2warsaw.pl) between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.

The relevant information was placed at the displays of both Tourist Information Centres, at the www.go2warsaw.pl (link https://warsawtour.pl/) website and the city's social media profiles.

 

Coronavirus – important information!

We are changing the working procedures of the City of Warsaw and its subordinate institutions. Our goal is to help prevent the spreading of coronavirus and to ensure the continuity of the city's services and administration. We also would like to guarantee reliable information and care for all the city's users.

As far as the office's work procedures are concerned, we cancelled regular meetings, introduced teleworking, teleconferences, videoconferences. We also temporarily suspended certain non-obligatory tasks, directing our employees to priority tasks.

We urge the residents not to come to the office with non-pressing matters.

Remember that many official matters can be handled via electronic means, through the trusted profile (e-Puap). Electronic documents signed with a trusted profile are valid official documents. This channel can be used to submit official letters and applications to the office.

Some matters can be resolved with a simple email. From Monday on new recruitment rules for kindergartens and first forms of primary schools apply – documents can be sent via electronic means. Due to the situation, the office is introducing new procedures providing more options of obtaining information and resolving matters through the phone.

If a matter is not urgent or its deadline is instructional in nature, leave it for a later date. If you do have urgent business at the office, please book a date via the system rezerwacje.um.warszawa.pl

(link https://rezerwacje.um.warszawa.pl/)


Note! Due to challenging housing conditions (no work reorganisation options), from Monday until further notice, Civil Registar's Offices will be closed in the following districts of Warsaw: Ochota, Bielany, Białołęka, Wesoła, Wilanów and Wola. Residents wishing to settle matters at Civil Registrar's Offices (USC) may visit other district offices featuring USCs: Targówek, Praga-Południe, Wawer, Ursus, Ursynów and other USC locations: for Praga-Północ at 1 Kłopotowskiego St., for Śródmieście at 5 gen. Andersa St., for Mokotów at 10 Falęcka St.

Note! In the nearest days payments at office cash desks will not be accepted.

Detailed information on the functioning of offices will be available on the districts' websites:

Municipal Consumer Spokesman suspends personal appointments, while being available for advice under number (22) 44 33 444.

Labour office in Warsaw helps

Entrepreneurs, employers and NGOs can apply for low-interest loans and funding from the Labour Office of the City of Warsaw

During the epidemic Warsaw helps to feed students

School canteens are closed, but children from the poorest families can still receive a warm meal. The city authorities ensure: no needy student will remain hungry.