On 15th October, the government introduces senior hours. This means that shops, pharmacies or chemist’s stores will be available only to persons aged above 60 from 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
‘Our aim is to decrease the Covid-19 growth dynamics,’ said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at a press conference on 10th October. The prime minister also requested seniors to stay at home and go out only whenever absolutely necessary: ‘I appeal for help to seniors. We know there are methods to limit the spread of the epidemic: distance, disinfection, mask. This system of support for seniors should encompass non-government organisations – I request you to support elderly people.’
The government announces also a packet of new solutions, with senior hours being one of them. The new rules are to be presented every Thursday/Friday.
However, the prime minister did not announce any decisions concerning the functioning of schools. No lockdown is being planned, either.
The head of the government presented three main strategic goals for the upcoming months: firstly, to limit the number of deaths as much as possible and to protect seniors as the most vulnerable group; secondly, to ensure the efficiency of the health care system. The third goal is a strict sanitary regime of economy in the normal mode of operation.