On Friday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced "very decisive actions" due to the 13,632 new, record-breaking confirmed COVID-19 infections in Poland. From Saturday (October 24), all of Poland becomes “the red zone”.
New governmental security rules for the prevention of COVID-19 apply to:
- upper grades of primary schools (4-8) willl switch to online learning,
- minors up to 16 years of age will be allowed to leave their homes during the day (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) only in the company of an adult,
- the closure of sanatoria, with the possibility of completing those started before October 26,
- ban on indoor dining (takeaway only),
- ban on gatherings of more than five people,
- people aged 70+ are recommended to stay at home (Shopping Hours for Seniors will be valid).
The government is also launching Solidarnościowy Korpus Wsparcia Seniorów (Solidarity Corps of Seniors’ Support) - a programme dedicated to coordinate assistance to the elderly. A special, free helpline for Seniors (22 505 11 11) will be launched as part of the Corps.
All earlier established restrictions for the red zone are now obligatory throughout Poland.
Stay at home, save lives!
Transmission dynamics of COVID-19 depends on us. Therefore, it is important to follow the established sanitary restrictions. We suggest to stay at home and work from home again, if possible. That way you are reducing your interaction with others and preventing the spread of the virus. Leaving home should be limited to an absolute minimum. If we choose to confine ourselves to our homes as much as possible, we can each play our part in reducing deaths from COVID-19.