Covid-19 measures in Poland from 24 October

In response to an increasing number of cases of Covid-19 in Poland, the Polish Government has announced new measures, which come into effect on Saturday 24 October. From then all of Poland will become a Red Zone.

From Saturday 24 October, restrictions include:

  • Limits on the number of people in retail establishments;
  • Prohibition of the organization of special events, e.g. weddings;
  • No more than 1 person per 7m2 at religious celebrations;
  • A maximum of 5 people from different households may participate in public gatherings (except for business);
  • Remote learning in grades 4-8 of primary school, higher and secondary education;
  • Children under 16 years of age will need adult supervision when outdoors between certain hours;
  • Senior citizens, particularly those 70 years or older, should restrict their movements;
  • Bars, cafes and restaurants will only be able to offer take-away or delivery services;
  • Reduction in the number of people on public transport – 50% of seats or 30% of all places can be occupied;
  • No public participation at sports events;
  • Maximum of 25% of venue capacity at cultural events;
  • Swimming pools, aquaparks and gyms are to be closed.

Full detail on the new measures can be found here: https://www.gov.pl/web/koronawirus/regionalne-obostrzenia-dla-wybranych-powiatow

Last updated: 23 October 2020; please note that updates may be announced and changes introduced rapidly. 

Image courtesy of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland.

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

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