What should I do to protect myself, my family, and my community from COVID-19?
At all times, practise good hygiene, including:
- Regularly washing your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based rub
- Maintaining at least 2 metre (6 feet) distance between yourself and anyone.
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze, then disposing of the used tissue immediately
- Staying home if you feel unwell
For trusted information on how to protect yourself, your family, and your community, visit the World Health Organization Website at https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses
What are common COVID-19 symptoms?
Most common symptoms are fever, cough, difficulties with breathing, muscle aches and fatigue.
More information on coronavirus characteristics is available at: https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus
What should I do and where do I go if I develop COVID-19 symptoms?
If you feel unwell, call: 800 190 590 (free of charge) (for English press 6) for information on how to deal with a suspected COVID infection.
You should contact the nearest sanitary – epidemiological station as soon as possible by phone. You should not come before phone contact. Each station has a duty call open 24 hours a day.
Until you receive help, isolate yourself from other people.
For more information: https://www.nfz.gov.pl/
Do I have to pay for the diagnosis or treatment?
No. COVID-related assistance is free for all, regardless of your status in Poland.
Can I get vaccinated if I am applying for international protection?
Yes, you can. People in the asylum procedure can get vaccinated against COVID-19 within the national immunization programme. Ask your doctor for more details regarding vaccinations as part of the healthcare system for applicants for international protection.
For more information on COVID vaccinations in Poland (Polish, Russian, English):
Is the vaccine against COVID-19 free of charge?
Yes. The vaccine is free for those applying for international protection.
Where can I find out about recent developments or movement restrictions in Poland and in the place where I live?
Information on recent developments, general information, travel restrictions and temporary limitations is available at https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus (Polish, English, Ukrainian, Russian).