Nearly 14 thousand fines, 6 thousand court cases and almost 55 thousand people let off with a warning – this is the current record of police activities checking whether Poles comply with the obligation to cover their mouth and nose. And this is just the beginning – checks in stores will begin this week.
According to a statement by Mariusz Ciarka who is a spokesman of Police Headquarters, since the introduction of the epidemic, the police have performed almost 2.7 million patrols, independent of checking people in quarantine.
“Every day, we continue to engage in preventive activities to ensure safety, public order and stop infections between people, he said. He also added” By checking the obligation to cover the mouth and nose, we have already dealt with almost 55 thousand people of which 14 thousand were punished with a fine”.
The police remind you that a fine for the lack of a mask where it is mandatory (i.e. in shops, public transport and other closed public places, as well as in public open spaces, where it is impossible to keep a distance of 1.5 m from other people) ) amounts to 500 PLN
In turn, in accordance with the Act on preventing and combating infections and infectious diseases in humans, businesses who do not comply with the restrictions and regulations may be punished by the sanitary inspector from 5,000 to 30,000. zł.
An amazing statistic also is that police officers have checked people locked in quarantine over 11.6 million times with 651 people not adhering to the lockdown and fines were issued. The police have also provided the latest data from public transport inspections. “We have inspected over 345 thousand public transport vehicles” it read in their public statement.