Coronavirus: Yellow zone all over the country, hours for seniors return

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In recent days, the number of diagnosed cases of coronavirus in Poland has been growing very and rapidly, amounting to about 4-5 thousand per day. Therefore, some restrictions are returning, including hours for seniors. The yellow zone has been extended to the whole country. At the moment, there is no question of a lockdown like the one in the spring, but with the increasing number of cases, the situation may change.

Yellow zone all over Poland

For some time now, counties with the highest number of diagnosed cases in the last two weeks in Poland have been secreted as part of the fight against the coronavirus. There were additional restrictions in the yellow and red zones. Since Saturday, October 10, the whole country has been covered by the yellow zone (except for the districts in the red zone, of which there are 38 at present, including six cities). All because, according to the latest amendment, the yellow zone would cover over 100 counties in Poland, i.e. one third of all.

The obligation to cover one’s nose and mouth not only in an enclosed space, but also in the air is back. Forests, parks and beaches are excluded. Compared to the summer, restrictions on gastronomic facilities are tightened.

The hours for seniors are back

In the red zone, catering establishments may only operate between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., with the exception of services consisting in the preparation and serving of take-away food or the preparation and delivery of food. Additionally, in the yellow zone, there can be only 1 person per 4 square metre in a restaurant. From 17 October, the maximum number of guests during occasional events (including weddings) is 75 in the yellow zone and 50 in the red zone. The ban on discos and nightclubs has been maintained, until further notice. In addition, there is a ban on providing space for dancing organised indoors or in other closed spaces.

From 15 October, the hours for seniors also come back. These will apply from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. for people over 60 in grocery shops, pharmacies and drugstores.

The industry is responding quickly to the changing situation, including Biedronka, among others. The chain is returning to Action24 conducted in the spring. Already at the weekend, 40 shops in Poland operated on a 24-hour basis, and 650 were open until 11.30 p.m. “‘The extension of shop opening hours will affect a smaller number of customers at one time, which will increase the safety of purchases for both customers and employees” – Biedronka argues in the communication.

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