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Recommendations for residents

THE RULES APPLICABLE 

Education and young people

  • Distance learning is mandatory in higher-education institutions, secondary schools and Years 4-8 of primary schools  (except practical classes).

  • Between 8:00 am and 4:00p.m, children and teenagers under 16 can only leave their house attended by an adult.

Social life and seniors

  • Only events, meetings and public gatherings attended by maximum 5 people are allowed. This does not apply to people living together in the same house, or to work-related meetings.

  • Restricted mobility of persons over 70, except:

    • performing work-related tasks,

    • leaving the house to meet one’s daily needs (e.g. shopping, doctor’s appointment),

    • going to church.

  • Suspended activities of sanatoriums, except stays which commenced before 26 October.

Food establishments

  • Restaurants, pubs and cafés are closed;  only take-away orders are permitted.

Sport

  • Sports events are held without spectators. The activities of fitness clubs, swimming pools and water parks are suspended.

 

Covering your mouth and nose in the public space, including

  • in public transport vehicles,

  • in streets, roads and squares, at cemeteries, promenades, boulevards, parking spaces, and forest car parks,

  • in common areas of residential properties, in staircases, lifts, laundry rooms and other common premises used by the residents of such buildings;

  • at work and in public utility buildings, e.g. offices, banks, post offices,

  • in retail or service premises and outlets, and on open-air markets (stands);

  • in churches and other places of worship,

  • at cinemas and theatres,

  • at doctor's offices, outpatient clinics and hospitals,

  • in massage and tattoo parlours.

Where is covering your mouth and nose not obligatory?

  • in forests, parks, green areas, botanical gardens, historic gardens, at family allotment sites, and at the beach,

  • in restaurants or bars - if you are sitting at a table, eating or drinking,

  • at work - if you do not have contacts with persons from the outside,

  • while having a meal or a drink after you take your seat on a train covered by obligatory booking, including meals and drinks served on the train (in WARS buffet cars).

Who does not have to cover their noses and mouths in public spaces?

  • children under 4,

  • persons who cannot cover their noses and mouths due to pervasive developmental disorders, mental disorders, moderate, severe or profound intellectual disability,

  • persons who have difficulties in covering or uncovering their mouths and noses without assistance,

  • persons who have trouble breathing (they must have a medical decision or certificate confirming such condition!),

  • public transport drivers and private transport service providers, if they are separated from the passengers with a screen,

  • clergymen performing religious ceremonies.

Collective public transport

  • a limited number of public transport passengers - only 50% of seats, or 30% of all places may be occupied;

  • the obligation to cover your mouth and nose.

Stores, open-air markets

  • the number of visitors to retails outlets is limited to 5 persons per 1 cash desk;

  • hours for seniors as of 15 October - from Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 12:00 a.m., stores, chemist’s and pharmacies are open only to persons over 60;

  • the obligation to cover your mouth and nose;

  • use of disposable gloves or hand disinfectants.

Education

Higher-education institutions and secondary schools are running classes remotely (except practical classes).

Beauty, hair and tattoo salons

Only the staff and the clients currently being served may stay inside.

Fitness clubs

Their operations have been suspended.

Food establishments

  • Food establishments may be open between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Every second table can be occupied. After 9:00 p.m., only takeaway orders are permitted.

  • Inside the restaurant and in pavement cafés, clients are obliged to cover their mouths and noses until they take their seats where they will have their meal or drink. The staff must cover their mouths and noses.

Water parks and swimming pools

Their operations have been suspended.

Cinemas

25% seats occupied, a 1.5 metre distance; viewers are obliged to cover their mouths and noses.

Gatherings

  • Maximum 10 persons can take part in public gatherings;

  • participants are obliged to keep a 1.5 metre distance and cover their mouths and noses.

Churches

  • No more than 1 person per 7 sqm during religious celebrations;

  • the obligation to cover your mouth and nose

Weddings, communions, funeral receptions and other family celebrations and special events

As of 19 October - The organisation of the aforementioned events  (weddings, funeral receptions, and other) is prohibited.

Cultural events

  • As for cultural events, the audience should occupy maximum 25% seats during cultural events;

  • the obligation to cover your mouth and nose.

Sports events

Sports competitions, classes and events are organised without the participation of spectators.

Congresses, fairs

The organisation of congresses and fairs is prohibited.

Night clubs, discos and other dancing venues (the so called free dance floor).

Such operations are prohibited.

 

Senior shopping hours

From 10 to 12 a.m., Monday through Friday, only seniors 60+ will be allowed to shop in pharmacies drug stores and shops.

 

International flights

Air connections with European Union countries are open, apart from that you can now travel to: Georgia, Japan, Canada, Albania, South Korea, Ukraine, and from July 29 also to Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Rwanda, Turkey, Thailand, Uruguay, New Zealand and Australia and to Belarus. The government extended the ban on flights to Sweden and Portugal until August 11, 2020, flights to

Luxembourg and Montenegro are also banned.

 

Protectors

You can cover your mouth and nose with a scarf, a shawl, a bandanna or any other piece of clothing. It is not expressly required to use a protective face mask. However, once you opt for the mask, you have several options to choose from. Face masks can be made of cotton, cotton and elastane, cotton and linen, linen, polyester, viscose, viscose with polyester, polyamide with polyester, or non-woven interlining.

While closely adhering to the face, the mask should offer adequate wearing and breathing comfort. Reusable face masks must be washed after each use.

DIY face mask

You can easily and quickly make your own mask (an exemplary punch is attached). What you need is a piece of fabric (the list of materials which can be used to make a face mask is provided above) and two elastic bands. When using a light material, you should consider adding extra layers.

·         The mask should have ties that go around the back of your head or elastic loops that can be put behind your ears

·         The central part of the mask should have folds so as to closely adhere to your face and adequately cover your nose, mouth and chin.

·         The upper edge should be reinforced to let the mask closely adhere to the nose.

·         Minimum dimensions (lay-flat measurement) are 17.5 cm x 9.5 cm.

Discard used gloves and masks to mixed waste

Used protective equipment poses a threat of spreading coronavirus. Therefore, residents, after using disposable gloves and masks, should immediately throw them into the mixed waste bin. Take off gloves and masks carefully.

 

Protect yourself against infection:

Wash your hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based disinfectants. Always cover your mouth and nose when sneezing. If you are returning from a region where the coronavirus is present and you show signs of the disease or you have had any contact with an infected person, reach out to a sanitary and epidemiological unit or report to an observation and infection ward. Avoid crowded areas.

If you have questions about the coronavirus, please call the toll-free helpline 800 190 590 or go to www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus (link https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus) or A map of infections  (link https://www.gov.pl/web/koronawirus/wykaz-zarazen-koronawirusem-sars-cov-2)