There was a big confusion in Poland because Polish government was keep changing the plans. At first, it was said that there would be curfew hours from 7pm to 6am. Then Prime minister canceled those hours. Later, health minister said there would be restriction of movement on New Year’s Eve. So what is the final version?
As published officially today, according to the government regulation, from 7pm on December 31, 2020 to 6am January 1, 2021, it is possible to go out only for the purpose of:
- Performing official or professional activities
- Conducting business activity
- Meeting the necessary needs related to the current affairs of everyday life
A government spokesperson emphasized that the ban on gathering and moving around on New Year’s Eve is to prevent the coronavirus epidemic from spreading.
Here’s the proper explanation and the points that you have to keep in mind:
- From 7pm to 6am, there is no curfew but it is called Police hours.
- About twenty thousand police have been appointed to control the city
- During police hours, you are not allowed to go out of the house just for fun. Which means, you must have a proper reason to go out.
- You are not allowed to gather in public as a group of more than 3 people.
- Police has rights to stop you anytime anywhere and ask for the reason why you are out.
- If police stops you, they can give you: 1)Just a warning 2) A ticket of up to 500zl 3) up to 30,000zl if you were drunk and misbehave
- There is no proper rule, for which offense which kind of punishment you will get. It purely depends on the mercy of the police who stops you, and it depends on how you respond to them.