09.10.2020 13:07 By: International Relations

New restrictions in Poland in the fight against COVID-19

From Saturday 10th October 2020 the entire territory of Poland will be designated as "yellow" zone (some cities and districts are "red" zones with additional restrictions). This is the consequence of the increasing spread of COVID-19 in Poland.


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Within yellow zone covering the mouth and nose outdoors will be obligatory in public space. The restrictions will also be enforced at gatherings and events, where the number of people allowed to participate in the event will be limited to 75. In restaurants and cinemas social distance will be kept of 4 square meters, the cinemas will have to limit the number of viewers to a maximum of 25 percent. There will be a ban on running discotheques and nightclubs, as well as activities providing space for dancing indoors and other enclosed spaces.

Anyone who does not wear a mask will be obliged to present a medical certificate or other document confirming the person's disability at the request of the police or municipal guard.

At the same time, however, there will be no need to cover mouth and nose in forests, parks, green areas and botanical gardens.

More rules and restrictions designed to fight COVID-19 will be published on Saturday, October 10.

More information on the current situation is available on the website of the Ministry of health (in English): ttps://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations