Changes in the regulations regarding the coronavirus epidemic in Poland are underway. Starting this week, new rules will include police checks in shops and the registration of weddings. Health Minister Łukasz Szumowski spoke about the new rules on Polish Radio. Government spokesman Piotr Muller said more on TVN 24 revealing that a package of legislative changes was being prepared to allow for region-specific coronavirus restrictions on many levels.
“This will depend on us, all of us. This will depend on how well we stick to the rules, if we wear a face mask or a face shield entering the store, and here we do not have anything as an excuse for medical reasons, because if someone cannot use a medical mask then that person should use a face visor. This week we are going to start inspections in the stores by either police or health department inspectors in order to check whether the shoppers and the personnel are obeying the rules. I think that now the main concern is with epidemic centers in production facilities and at some weddings. We will be changing the law in this area by introducing a requirement to register all wedding party guests and all workers involved in order to deal with the case of the coronavirus being discovered afterwards. We need to take the epidemic more seriously and avoid situations that for example if the wedding party limit at present is 150 guests, we witness gatherings of 300 or even 400 people. We have serious proven reports that virus infections occurred during wedding parties and I appeal to people to obey the rules and follow common sense”, said minister of health, Łukasz Szumowski in an interview for Polskie Radio.
“Right now we are preparing steps to introduce amendments in the government regulations and some in parliamentary bills in order to tailor the epidemiology restrictions locally and on many levels. On one hand this is in regards to the number of people allowed in a restaurant, in a store, along with penalties attached to the lack of conforming to those rules. The ability to tailor restriction levels is also connected to the functioning of schools. We need to be prepared for such changes and that is why we need to have legislation allowing us to do that, just in case. At this time we have a parliamentary session planned for next week. At this time we are wrapping up the analysis of various scenarios and in case we need that, the correction in the law will come as a parliamentary bill. It is also possible that some changes will be made by government decree“, added Piotr Mueller on TVN24.
Author: Michał Wyrzyk
Source: Poland Daily
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