Filter for Poland Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
If you have entered into a civil law contract and the contract has not been concluded or there has been a limitation in its implementation due to a downtime in conducting business as a result of COVID-19, apply to ZUS through your client or ordering party for a parking benefit that will compensate you for the loss of income.
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2020-07-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
National governement double funds to local governments for Covid-19 counterfitting fund.
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2020-07-17 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
As of July 17, the restrictions on the size of public gatherings have been lifted. Groups of more than 150 people are allowed, but participants must follow social distancing and face covering requirements.
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2020-07-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Pursuant to the regulations, insured parents of children under the age of 8 who do not have a certificate of disability or need special education are entitled to an additional care allowance in the case of: 1) closure due to COVID-19 of a nursery, children’s club, kindergarten, school or other facility attended by the child, but also in the event of opening these facilities during COVID-19, if the parent takes personal care of the child; 2) the inability to provide care by a nanny (link to external website) or the inability to provide care by a day caregiver (link to external website) due to COVID-19.
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2020-07-08 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
A modern Computed Tomography Laboratory has been established at the University Center of Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia. The new equipment found its way there thanks to EU funds from the Ministry of Health, allocated to the fight against Covid-19. The cost of the new investment is over PLN 3.2 million.
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2020-07-01 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All travelers who are permitted to enter Poland, except for the categories mentioned below, must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Except EU
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2020-06-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
1) Waiver of charging interest for late payment for receivables for the period from January 2020. 2) Relief in the payment of premiums without extension fee - postponement of the payment date or distribution of payment due to premiums into installments.
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2020-06-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
A standstill benefit for people running a business
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2020-06-19 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Football fans able to return to the stadiums
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2020-06-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Exemption for small firms from corporate income tax
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2020-06-16 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Free personal protection equipment for members of precinct electoral commissions
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2020-06-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
PLN 250 million for the safety of staff and elderly patients
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2020-06-12 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Poland re-opening the national border with Lithuania
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2020-06-11 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Extension until 16th June: International flights suspended
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2020-06-11 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Extension until 12th June: Border crossing limitations
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2020-06-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Additional care allowance for children up to 8
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2020-06-06 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Hotels will be able to open their swimming pools, gyms and fitness clubs
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2020-06-06 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Gyms, swimming pools, fitness clubs and dance clubs opened
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2020-06-05 In Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
Maximum 50 persons to attend funerals
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
All gatherings and events can now be attended by up to 150 people
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2020-06-01 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Domestic flights resumed
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
All school children may return for consultations
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2020-05-30 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Face masks are no longer required in open spaces
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2020-05-30 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
No more restrictions on the number of people per m2 apply for religious masses anymore
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2020-05-30 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
New 150 person limit also applies to sport events and practises
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2020-05-30 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Hotel bars and restaurants may now be opened and serve meals to the guests.
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2020-05-30 Out Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
Person limit for funerals lifted to 150 persons
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2020-05-30 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
It’s required to wear face masks inside religious buildings and temples
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2020-05-25 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Universities allowed to reopen where remote teaching is not possible and for didactic classes
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2020-05-25 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Extension until 7th June: Limitations in foreigners entering the country (even transit is banned)
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2020-05-25 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Preschools and elementary schools can open for childcare and high schoolers may return for exams
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2020-05-23 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Resumption of some selected flights internationally
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2020-05-23 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Resumption of flights domestically
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2020-05-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Postponement of the date of the qualification procedure for specialized training for physiotherapists
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2020-05-19 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Extension until 12th June: Foreigners banned from entering the country even for transit purposes, with exemptions though
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2020-05-19 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Extension until 23rd May: International flights suspended
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2020-05-19 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Public transport is only allowed to operate at reduced capacity (30-50%) to ensure distance between passengers
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Where possible, wearing of masks mandatory for opened services (hairdresser’s and in the beauty salon)
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Wearing of masks and gloves by chefs and catering staff (customers do not need to wear protective gear)
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
For a religious mass or other rite, there must be 10 m2 per participant (down from 15m2)
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Increase limits of number of people who can practice at open sports facilities to 14 +2 trainers (stadiums, sport fields, jumps, skate parks) and up to 22 persons +4 coaches (in open full-size football fields)
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Post-secondary schools as well as early development support and special care schools to reopen
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Educational classes in grades 1-3 of primary school
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Consultations with teachers in schools for high school graduates
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Services of beauticians and hairdressers are allowed to resume
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Restaurant, cafe, bar, as well as in a shopping center (in a separate gastronomic space) are allowed to reopen (both outdoors and indoors)
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Passenger limit in public transport is being lifted
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Resumption of organization of classes in closed facilities (with person limits per m2 from 12-32 people depending on size)
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Resumption of cultural institutions/activities: outdoor cinema activities (including car cinemas), work on film sets (including sanitary regulations), resumption of phonographic and audiovisual recordings in cultural institutions, individual classes at art colleges
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Institutions and facilities with accommodation and care and educational activities will be opened (youth hostels, sports centers or community centers)
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2020-05-17 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Children under the age of 13 will be able to leave the house without adult supervision
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2020-05-16 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
People crossing the border for business are exempted from the 14 day quarantine
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2020-05-15 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Podcasts on the economic crisis shield with information for business owners and employers launched
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Reminder to the general public about the diversity of psychological and psychotherapeutic offers (mostly through ICT) since beginning of April
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Call for blood donations with increasing needs again
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2020-05-12 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Reminder that despite reopening the individual responsibility is still key
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
Extension until 12th June: checks at all borders (Germany, Lithuania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia) incl. seaports and airports
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Testing policy
People in home quarantine may get tested on 12th day of quarantine, provided that they have a car allowing them to move alone to the mobile testing centres
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Resumption of medical examinations
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2020-05-07 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
School exams across levels will be taken
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2020-05-07 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Domestic flights are suspended
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2020-05-06 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Kindergarten to reopen, under strict hygiene measures
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2020-05-05 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Guidance on uptaking "balance examinations" of children during COVID-19
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Social Insurance Institut is restoring standard customer service at ZUS branches under strict hygiene measurements
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Shopping centres to reopen, under strict hygiene measures and without food centres and on-site catering services; fitness centres within shopping centres need to remain closed
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Hotels allowed to reopen, under strict hygiene measures
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2020-05-04 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Medical rehabilitation services taken up again
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2020-05-04 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Extension until further notice: Trips to rehabilitation centers for therapeutic rehabilitation as part of ZUS pension prevention are still suspended_x000D_
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2020-05-04 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Any visitors to the ZUS branches, that are newly reopening, need to wear face mask
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2020-05-04 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Residents who regularly cross the border for working or studying in neighbouring countries no longer need to quarantine upon return to Poland._x000D_
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Recreational sport allowed, with person limits depending on sports
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2020-05-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extension until 24th May: additional care allowance for another period_x000D_
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2020-05-02 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Extension until 9th May: mandatory quarantine for arriving persons (with exemptions)
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2020-05-02 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Extension until 9th May: International air travel suspended
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2020-05-02 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Extension until 9th May: Limitations in foreigners entering the country
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2020-04-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extension until 3rd May: period of additional care allowance
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2020-04-24 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Extended until 24th May
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2020-04-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Training and examination deadlines for various health professionals extended
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2020-04-21 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Distribution of masks and disinfectants to pharmacies
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2020-04-20 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
For the synergies and risks of heart disease and COVID-19
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2020-04-20 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Persons aged 13 and above will be allowed to move around without being accompanied by an adult.
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2020-04-20 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Maximum number of persons permitted at places of religious worship will be increased to 1 person per 15 sq. m
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2020-04-20 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Stores with less than 100m2 to reopen, with max 4 persons at check-out; stores larger than 100m2 with max 1 person per 15 m2
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2020-04-20 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Parks and forests will reopen (playgrounds to still keep closed)
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2020-04-19 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Suspension of general vaccination programs until 18th April
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2020-04-18 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Resumption of general vaccination programs
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2020-04-17 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Examinations for physicians to renew their license postponed
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2020-04-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Anti-crisis shield 2.0 with additional economic measures launched; including benefits payments, contribution exemptions until May; waiving of interest for late payment
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Face coverings are mandatory when walking in public.
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Telehealth system launched for persons suspecting a coronavirus infection
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2020-04-13 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Restaurants, pubs, night clubs and casinos are closed.
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2020-04-09 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Extension until further notice: All public gatherings, events, and reunions are banned. No gatherings of more than two people are allowed in public, except for family groups
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2020-04-09 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Extension until 19th April: Minors under the age of 18 are not allowed outside without a parent or guardian.
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2020-04-09 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Extension until 19th April: closure of restaurants, entertainment and cultural institutions, parks and recreational areas, hotels and hostels
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2020-04-09 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Stores closed on Easter weekend
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2020-04-09 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Extension until 26th April: mandatory quarantine for arriving persons (with exemptions)
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2020-04-09 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
People who have to undergo 14 day quarantine after arriving in Poland, if covered by sickness insurance, are entitled to benefits
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2020-04-09 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Sickness and care allowances for persons who perform a medical profession - from 1 April 2020 on preferential terms
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2020-04-09 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Extension until 26th April: International air travel suspended
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2020-04-09 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Extension until 26th April
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2020-04-09 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Extension until 26th April: Limitations in foreigners entering the country
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Poland’s Monetary Policy Council cuts interest rates
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Mobile app to counter mis-information developed
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Additional PLN 100 billion (4.5 percent of GDP) liquidity program for micro, small/medium, and large enterprises, to be financed by the Polish Development Fund.
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Limitation of sales of Arechin and Plaquenil medicinal products
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Single-use gloves mandatory during shopping
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2020-04-02 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
visas, temporary resident permits, and work permits which would have expired during the Epidemic State of Emergency will be extended until 30 days after the conclusion of the Epidemic State of Emergency.
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Recommendations for nurses, midwives and dentists in the dealing with patients disemminated
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Suspension of job seeking requirements for the unemployed
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2020-03-31 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extension of previously established care allowed period and extending rights to parents with children having a disability even if older than 8 years
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2020-03-31 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Public parks are being closed
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2020-03-31 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Hotels and hostels will be closed
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2020-03-31 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Building supply shops to be closed on weekends
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Recommendations for employers to protect their employees and public health
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Care allowance for parents of children <8 years increased and easier access
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Recommendation to avoid all unnecessary travel
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extensive support: reduction of rent for businesses, liquidity support, co-financing of employees, take-over of social security payments; direct benefit payments to the employed,
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2020-03-24 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
All public gatherings, events, and reunions are banned. Groups of only two people will be allowed in public (except for families); fines up to 5000PLN
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2020-03-24 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Public transport will continue to operate, but no more than half of the available seats may be taken at any given time, i.e., if there are 70 seats on a bus, only 35 people may be on the bus at the same time. ; fines up to 5000PLN
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2020-03-24 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Minors under age 18 are not allowed outside on their own without a parent or guardian
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2020-03-24 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
People are not allowed to leave their home, apart for essential matters, including any kind of work
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Extension of a programme under which some prisoners are allowed to serve their sentence at home to help curb the spread of coronavirus
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2020-03-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Additional loans for micro-firms
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Cancellation of all visa appointments
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
New restrictions on foreigners entering Poland have been introduced on all borders (land, air, and sea) beginning March 15, 2020. Only the following categories of travelers will be allowed to enter:
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
on the borders between Poland and EU countries, from March 15 to March 24, 2020
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2020-03-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sickness benefit for people under quarantine
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2020-03-14 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Places of worship closed
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Polish citizens and foreigners with permission to work and reside in Poland who return from abroad will be required to quarantine for 14 days after returning; fines increased on 23.03.2020 to 30.000 PLN due to non-compliance issues
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2020-03-13 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
From March 15th
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2020-03-13 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Introduction of epidemic threat status
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2020-03-12 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Until March 25th
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2020-03-12 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Until March 25th
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2020-03-10 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Police is following-up and supporting people quarantined due to being suspected cases
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2020-03-09 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Including collecting information of suspected cases
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2020-02-25 In Public health measures: General recommendations
If returning from the area of ??northern Italy (regions of Lombardy, Veneto, Piedmont, Emilia Romagna, Lazio) and have symptoms present to the health authorities
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2020-01-31 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Preparation of laboratory capacity in line with WHO recommendation
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