There is a regulation on the restrictions that has been repeatedly announced by the Minister of Health, Adam Nidzelsky, and Deputy Minister Waldemar Kraska. It is valid from today.
A week ago, Health Minister Adam Nedzelsky announced new restrictions. In his opinion, those presented on December 1 did not achieve the expected results, and Poland is facing a fifth wave regarding the Omikron variant.
On December 15, a new regulation, published the day before, came into effect. We summarize the most important changes.
New frontiers for people
From December 15, the limits for people will be tightened:
- Restaurants, bars, hotels – Max. 30 percent occupancy by unvaccinated people (increase the limit only for vaccinated people who have been verified by the entrepreneur with a COVID-19 certificate)
- Cinemas, theaters, sports and religious facilities – max. 30 percent occupancy by unvaccinated people (increase the limit only for vaccinated people who have been verified with a COVID-19 certificate)
In addition, it is forbidden to eat and drink in cinemas during performances.
- From December 20, 2021 to January 9, 2022, all primary and secondary school students will learn remotely.
- Nurseries and kindergartens will continue to operate unchanged.
Closed clubs and discos
Clubs, discos and other open spaces for dancing will be closed from December 15th until further notice. The exception will be New Year’s Eve (31.12-1.01). On this night, events can occur in a strict sanitary regime – max. 100 people (limit does not apply to people with a COVID-19 certificate).
Compulsory test for corona virus
From December 15, every person before arriving in Poland from outside the Schengen area will have to be tested for COVID-19. The test must be taken no later than 24 hours before crossing the border. Most importantly, vaccination does not set you free from the test.
From December 15, mandatory testing will also apply to people who live with someone infected with the COVID-19 virus. Again, vaccination will not free you from the test.
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