The fourth coronavirus wave made it Polish
The Ministry of Health decided on new restrictions from December 15. It goes, among others o restriction of places in restaurants and cultural institutions, means of transport or closing discos (except on New Year’s Eve limited to 100 people).
The variant is also causing concern throughout Europe
Omicron, considered to be the most contagious variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. For this reason, in many countries completely new restrictions have been reintroduced or introduced.
Restrictions across Europe. There is a state of emergency in some countries
In Italy since Monday, the rules for the use of a covid pass, issued on the basis of vaccination against COVID-19, recovery or a test from the last 48 hours, have been tightened, which is now also required in public transport. For the use of the metro, buses, trams and suburban railway without the so-called The Green Pass may be fined up to EUR 400 (about PLN 1,830). There are ongoing inspections at stations and stops. From October, the pass, which has been reduced from 12 to 9 months, is required for all workplaces and must also be carried on the ski slopes. In addition, the so-called Super Green Pass, which can only be obtained by recovered and vaccinated people. Only holders of this enhanced pass have access to cinemas, theaters, concert halls, closed dining venues and stadiums.
IN Germany New country-wide restrictions for people unvaccinated against COVID-19 were agreed last Thursday. As agreed by the federal and provincial governments, the 2G rule is to apply in cultural, entertainment and commercial facilities, which means that cinemas, theaters, restaurants and shops will only be accessible to vaccinated and cured persons (2G); an up-to-date test (2G-plus) can also be optionally recommended. Shops with everyday items (e.g. supermarkets and drugstores) are excluded from this rule. Unvaccinated people can now meet only two people from one other household, and this also applies to private meetings. During the events, the maximum number of participants is 50 inside and 200 outside. In both cases, the rule of 2G and masks applies. Clubs and discos in the so-called coronavirus hotspots, in which the number of cases exceeds 350 per 100,000 residents will be closed during the week.
IN Portugal from December 1 to March 20, 2022, there is a state of natural disaster. People arriving in this country by plane must provide a negative coronavirus test or a medical certificate confirming they have passed COVID-19 in the last six months. The EU certificate confirming vaccination is not recognized. It is honored only at the land border, but only for travelers coming from EU regions with a low level of infection. This document is required from people entering the interior of the restaurant, while people going to large cultural and sports events must have a valid test from December 1. Between January 2 and 9, there is also a national quarantine period for students and office workers who have no contact with applicants.
In France from Friday, the government closes discos for four weeks, and from Monday it introduces a stricter sanitary protocol in schools, where the wearing of masks is obligatory for teachers and children from 6 years of age not only during lessons, but also during sports activities. Sanitary passports are required for public places and long-distance public transport. Wearing masks is obligatory in closed and open places, if there are a lot of people, incl. at Christmas markets. The prime minister announced a tightening of the control of sanitary passports, which are to expire on January 15 if they are not vaccinated with a booster dose.
IN Czechia a state of emergency applies from November 26, but is not accompanied by travel restrictions or a ban on leaving. There is a ban on drinking alcohol in public spaces, and restaurants, bars and clubs must close by 22. Masks of at least FFP2 rating are mandatory in all confined spaces. In restaurants, bars and some service establishments, covid certificates documenting vaccinations or a past disease are required. Negative test results are no longer evidence of epidemic safety. Once a week, tests are carried out in schools and in workplaces. Based on the results, employees can be transferred to another job or sent on unpaid leave. By the end of this week, the Ministry of Health is to publish an ordinance introducing mandatory vaccinations for seniors and certain professional groups.
The state of emergency and the related ban on leaving, which was supposed to last in Slovakia until December 10, it will continue. From Friday, covid certificates will be required in public transport, including tests, and churches and temples that are currently closed, as well as stores with non-essential goods will be open to vaccinated and healed people. Some schools will switch to online learning from Monday. Restaurants and service establishments will remain closed and will be opened for vaccinated and convalescents on December 17. Hotels and ski lifts will operate from December 25, only for the vaccinated and convalescent.
Covid certificates necessary, among others in Denmark and Lithuania
Among the Scandinavian countries, she introduced the strictest restrictions Norwaywith COVID-19 cases rising to its highest level since the start of the pandemic. From Thursday in this country, it is forbidden to serve alcohol in pubs after midnight, it is recommended to receive up to 10 guests at home (on holidays it may exceptionally be 20), as well as wearing masks in places where it is crowded. In addition, the rule of one meter spacing has been restored. Norwegian municipalities also have the right to require the presentation of covid certificates locally.
IN Denmarkwhere the daily number of infections has reached a record level of over 6,000, a certificate confirming the vaccination or a current negative COVID-19 test is required in public places. Covering the nose and mouth on public transport is recommended.
IN Sweden, which has twice the population of Norway and Denmark, the daily number of COVID-19 is lower, with about 2-2.5 thousand people registered. cases, but the number of infections continues to increase. Authorities have already introduced a requirement to show vaccination certificates in cinemas and at indoor sports events if the congregation has more than 100 people. The introduction of a similar principle has been announced in the case of restaurants. From Wednesday, Swedes were recommended to return to remote work, and to cover their faces in public transport.
For two weeks, they have been in force in The Netherlands new restrictions, which are a consequence of record rates of coronavirus infection. There is a 1.5 meter social distance rule, and masks must be worn in all public places. Shops, restaurants, museums, service companies and gyms must be closed by 5.00 p.m. A sanitary pass is generally applicable, which is necessary, among others, to visit a museum, go to a restaurant or gym.
As part of the fight against the pandemic on Lithuania For a month now, in public places, it is obligatory to wear medical masks or with filters, from December 1, masks are obligatory for all students. From September, the country has a covid passport, which is obtained on the basis of the accepted vaccine, a negative test result or after obtaining immunity after passing the disease and without it, it is impossible to enter bars and restaurants, most shops, participate in stationary education at universities and work in health, education and social care. In order to speed up the vaccination process, the tests have been paid for a week. If you want to obtain a covid passport on the basis of a negative test, each person has to spend about 70-100 euros (320-460 zlotys) per month.
On Ukraine applies the so-called adaptive quarantine, making the degree of anti-epidemic restrictions dependent on the situation in a given region. In the so-called the red zone with the strictest restrictions, shopping malls, restaurants, gyms, cinemas etc. cannot accept clients unless all employees and visitors are vaccinated, tested negative or have a recovery certificate. It is compulsory to wear masks indoors and on public transport throughout the country.
IN Bulgaria the number of new infected for the first time since October fell below 100,000, which allowed students to return to full-time education, if at least 50 percent. parents of a given school agree to test their children. From October, covid passports are in force in public places. Masks are mandatory in public places and public transport.
IN England cover your face in shops and public transport. Facial masks should be worn by staff, visitors, and students from the age of 7 in public areas of universities and schools. A 10-day quarantine is mandatory for anyone who has come into contact with someone who may have been infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
As coronavirus infections escalate in November, several Autonomous Communities Spain sanitary regulations were tightened. From December 1, people arriving in the Canary Islands must have a vaccine passport or a document confirming a negative COVID-19 test or a medical certificate confirming the presence of the disease. Among the regions which, under certain conditions, have limited the possibility of entering dining and entertainment establishments, there are, among others Aragon, Catalonia, Galicia, Navarre, Balearic Islands and Valencia. Medical documents confirming the absence of coronavirus are required from customers there.