From 14 March 2020 until further notice, the following restrictions apply in the Republic of Poland:
- restrictions on the operation of shopping centres (pharmacies, grocery stores and drug stores remain open everywhere, including in shopping centres!),
- ban on public, national and religious gatherings of more than 50 people. The ban applies both to indoor and outdoor gatherings.
All grocery stores, banks, pharmacies and chemist’s stores remain open
All stores which sell clothes, jewellery, cosmetics, tools and any other products remain open. The restrictions apply solely to shops located in shopping centres.
The following stores remain open in shopping centres:
- grocery stores,
- chemist’s stores,
Banks and financial service outlets are operating normally.
Restaurants can only offer delivery or takeout food
Restaurants, cafes and bars will be able to continue selling food. The restrictions only apply to having meals on the premises. Orders may be taken out or delivered.
Other restrictions for the nearest future
The next two weeks will be a time of extensive actions to prevent the rapid spread of coronavirus in Poland. We are taking preventive measures. Since large gatherings of people are conducive to the spread of coronavirus, we decided to close gyms, swimming pools, dance clubs, fitness clubs, museums, libraries and cinemas.
Previously, we suspended activities at schools, kindergartens and nurseries as well as at higher education institutions. All these actions are made possible thanks to a special statute – the act on special measures for combating the coronavirus.
Restrictions on the operation of shopping centres
We are limiting the operation of shopping centres. However, grocery stores, chemist’s stores, laundrettes, pharmacies as well as bank and financial service outlets in shopping centres remain open.
Higher education institutions suspended classes from 12 to 25 March.