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The state of epidemic threat

 

 

 

EU Covid certificate

In order to travel freely within the European Union, it is worth having with you a Covid certificate. This is proof that:

  • you have recovered from Covid-19,
  • your result of Covid-19 PCR or rapid antigen test is negative,
  • you have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

    The certificate will be issued from 1st July and used in all EU Member States, but in Poland it has already been available for download since 1st June.

    The certificate can be downloaded in digital form via:
  • Online Patient Account (IKP),
  • mojeIKP app (as of 25th June),
  • mObywatel  app (as of 25th June).

    Note! The certificate is also available in paper form in vaccination clinics (for vaccinated persons) or can be issued by a doctor/nurse in primary health care institutions (to convalescents and persons with a negative Covid-19 test result).

 

Changes to restrictions as of 13th June

  • Permitted sale and consumption of food and drink in cinemas, theatres, at concerts and other institutions of culture and entertainment.
  • Places of worship - max. 50% of full capacity. The limit does not apply to persons fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Changes in restrictions as of 26th June
  • Gyms, fitness clubs, casinos, commercial facilities, post offices, libraries, trade fairs, conferences, exhibitions and playrooms - new limit of guests - 1 person per 10 m².
  • Places of worship - max. 75% of full capacity.
  • Discos - max. 150 persons.
  • Events and meetings organised outdoor, indoor or in an isolated eating areas - no change, max. 150 persons; Gatherings - max. 150 persons.
  • Transport – 100% occupancy. Passengers should wear masks covering their mouth and nose.
  • Amusement parks - max. 75% occupancy.
  • Cinemas and theatres - max. 75% of full capacity.
  • Hotels - max. 75% occupied rooms. The limit does not apply to organised groups of children and youth aged under 12.
  • Restaurants - max. 75% occupancy.
  • Audience in sports facilities - max. 50% occupancy.

    Note! The limits do not apply to persons fully vaccinated against COVID-19


Safety rules in force

The following safety rules are currently in force in the whole territory of Poland:

  • nurseries and pre-schools are open;
  • students of primary and secondary schoolsin-school learning, strict sanitary regime: airing of classrooms during breaks, disinfection of establishments at weekends
  • in schools for adults, lifelong learning institutions, vocational training centres and higher education institutionsremote learning;
  • shops in shopping centres and malls, multi-surface furniture and DIY shops are open. Commercial establishments, marketplaces and post offices are still subject to strict sanitary regime and the limit of max. 1 person per 15 m2, customers are obliged to cover their mouths and noses. Senior hours have been lifted.
  • in places of worship, during service in sanctuaries the limit of 1 person per 15 m2 is in effect, it is recommended that all ceremonies be held outdoor;
  • open cinemas and theatres: max 50% occupancy, operation under strict sanitary regime; viewers are not allowed to eat meals or drink;
  • open cultural and community centres, educational and entertainment activity performed by cultural institutions indoors;
  • open playrooms for children: the limit of 1 person per 15 m2
  • open  art galleries and museums: the limit of 1 person per 15 m2 is in effect, operation under strict sanitary regime;
  • beauty, hairdressing and tattoo salons are open;
  • open outdoors amusement parks, 50% of full capacity
  • doing sports in sports facilities in the open air is allowed with the observance of the limit of max. 150 persons;
  • doing sports in indoor sports facilities and swimming pools: facilities available for anyone, max. capacity up to 50% (Including audience)
  • doing sports in gyms, fitness clubs,  tanning salons: the limit of 1 person per 15m2, operation under strict sanitary regime
  • the obligation to wear masks outdoors has been lifted. Attention! The obligation to cover mouth and nose with a mask in enclosed spaces is still in force.
  • open restaurants: max. 50% occupancy, operation under strict sanitary regime. A distance between individual tables must be maintained (only every second table may be occupied, with a 1.5 m distance between tables – unless there is a screen between them with a height of at least 1 m, counting from the table’s surface);
  • fairs and conferences – the limit of 1 person per 15m2;
  • a possibility to organise, i.a., weddings and communions: the limit of up to 150 persons, under strict sanitary regime - among others, a distance between individual tables and the limit of persons per table must be maintained (the same rules as for indoor eating places). Important! The limit excludes persons fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
    Discos and night clubs are closed.
    Public transport is subject to restrictions. 75% of all seats can be occupied. Passengers are obliged to cover their noses and mouths.

 

Starting from March 20 till April 9, the same restrictions as in Mazowieckie Voivodeship, will apply throughout Poland.

Starting from March 22 till April 9, students across the country will attend classes through distance learning methods.

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.