On March 15th Polish boarders closed to foreigners to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Only Polish citizens can get into the country and when they do, they must go into quarantine. Lines for all types of goods are very long. International public air transport, public international railway transport are shut down. International cargo remains operative.
- Everyone is asked to work from home if possible.
- Schools are closed and parents of children under 8 years of age receive additional paid leave (80% of salary) for a maximum of 14 days. It is paid by the social security office.
- The government is discussing postponing social fare payments for employers.
- Implementing the second phase of the Employee Capital Plan is postponed until October.
Employers can find more information on Poland’s Ministry of Health website.
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