– This holiday is a time of hope, but also a test that will determine how many Polish companies will survive, how many families will avoid the drama of losing jobs – said on Saturday the deputy prime minister Jaroslaw Gowin. He announced a dialogue with business on subsequent decisions regarding the operation of the economy in a pandemic.
As he emphasized – during the joint with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at a press conference – Deputy Prime Minister Gowin, a great responsibility rests with each of us. – Ahead of us are the most important holidays for Poles during the year – Christmas holidays he said. He appealed on behalf of Polish entrepreneurs, trade unions and employees to make them “especially intimate”. – We should spend it among those who are really the closest of our loved ones – he emphasized.
The “especially intimate” nature of the holidays means that, in line with the new restrictions, up to five people can take part in home parties. This limit does not apply to people who live together.
After Christmas, on December 28, a stabilization stage is to take place. “As the number of cases decreases, we will return to the division into zones: red – poviats with the highest number of patients, yellow and green – poviats with the lowest number of patients. We will also gradually loosen the existing restrictions” – reads the governmental statement.
Poland is not the only country where the coronavirus pandemic has forced a reduction in social life. Belgian authorities have announced that the police in this country will intervene on holidays if the restrictions are not complied with. The country has restrictions on the number of people you can meet.
Households can currently only invite one person at a time. Each member of the household is allowed to invite one and the same person to an apartment or house. Single people can have two people who can invite, but not both. Outside, you can meet up to three other people, for example on a walk.