The government is preparing new sanitary restrictions amid a recent spike in coronavirus infections. Even weddings will take a hit by banning elderly relatives and people will have to wear masks!
Earlier this week, the Minister of Health, Łukasz Szumowski, announced new regulations aimed to stop the spread of coronavirus epidemic. Large events such as weddings are to take place under strict supervision of the sanitary inspectorate and will have to be registered. There will also be limits on the number of participating guests. The Minister also mentioned shop inspections to check whether customers and staff are wearing face masks or visors. Business owners should also expect higher fines for not complying with sanitary rules.
Tougher restrictions in 19 districts
Given a recent spike in new coronavirus cases in particular places around the country, on Saturday, the Minister of Health will introduce tougher restrictions in 19 selected districts. The districts were classified into red (higher number of cases) and yellow zones.
More severe restrictions will be imposed in “red” districts in southern Poland such as Ostrzeszowski, Nowosądecki, Wieluński, Pszczyński, Rybnicki, Wodzisławski, and in the cities of Nowy Sącz, Rybnik and Ruda Śląska.
“Yellow” districts such as Wieruszewski, Jastrzębie Zdrój, Jarosławski, Żory, Kępiński, Przemyski, Cieszyński, Pińczowski, Oświęcimski and Przemyśl will see lesser restrictions.
People living in 9 of the „red” districts will have to comply with a mandatory order to cover their faces in all public places. The restrictions will also apply to means of public transportation (50% seating capacity). There will be a limit of 50 guests for weddings organized in “red” zones. In 10 of the selected “yellow” zones the maximum number of wedding guests will be 100 people.