March 27, 2022 is a non-commercial Sunday, but Because of the wave of Ukrainians fleeing the war in the east of the country is pouring into Poland In the county in the Podkarpackie and Lubelskie regions, “it should be possible to open shops, especially along roads used by refugees”.
– There is a general provision – in both the Criminal Code and the Petty Offenses Act, which states that no crime shall be committed, which serves to remove the immediate danger to a commodity protected by law, if the risk is otherwise unavoidable, and the consecrated good represents no greater value than the good Al-Mahfouz – Government spokesman Peter Mueller stressed in his statement on Sunday 27.02.
He also added, “Perhaps no one has any doubt that the opening of the store on Sunday in the county. Lublin or Podkarbasi – If some refugees, people who move from Ukraine from war, (…) open a shop It is in this case (…) preserving the public good“.
In other parts of the country, no trading on Sunday means most shops and malls will be closed. Since Tuesday, February 1, the trade ban has been tightenedWhich means that on Sunday this Sunday, for the first time in several months, the stores of large chains (Auchan, Pedronka or Lidl), which operate on the basis of post offices, will be closed. We will wait for trading on Sunday until April 10, 2022.
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Non-commercial Sunday – major changes from February 1, 2022
More and more retail chains have recently been broken from the ban (including. AuchanAnd the Ladybug if Lidl) and we also have shops open on non-commercial Sundays as post offices.
According to the regulations, shops and shopping centers are closed on non-commercial Sundays, and only places covered by the exception to the trade ban are open, that is, gas stations or chain stores that act as post offices or the owner (such as Żabka chain stores).
The United Right government has tightened these rules even more, Among others by entering the condition from February 1, 2022 For a store that also serves as a post office to open on a Sunday, it must have at least 40 percent of revenue from postal activities. As a result, we are returning to the situation since the start of the trading ban on Sunday when On non-commercial Sundays, local shops and small franchise chains (including Żabka) are open.
Some stores began trying to circumvent the trade ban in February. They are open, among other things network facility intermarsh.
What are the trade restrictions?
When shopping on Sunday, remember that Trade restrictions are in force throughout Poland in connection with the fourth wave of the coronavirus epidemic, also on Sunday. There is a healthy system when shopping – Masks, keep distance, disinfect hands and limit peoplethat may be in a particular store.
Sunday non-commercial. How do you open Żabka stores?
Żabka was the first to open its Sunday stores using a post office case The chain’s stores will not be closed despite the tightening of the trade ban on Sunday. This information was confirmed by Adam Manikovsky, managing director of Żabka Polska, in an interview with Business Insider Polska.
– Taking into account the new law, which will enter into force on the first of February, Żabka stores will be available all the time and open to customers, because the legislator, to which we are very pleased, took care of the interests of small shops — Adam Manikovsky, Managing Director of Żabka Polska, announced in an interview with Business Insider Polska Editor-in-Chief, Mikowaj Konica. He added that it would ultimately be the entrepreneur’s decision.
Manikovsky pointed out this An exception is that the store is allowed to open on the seventh day of the week, as long as the entrepreneur or concessionaire is behind the counter. – This exclusion in the law is very important from the point of view of not only the customer, but also the construction of the competitiveness of small shops – he said. Stores’ location and opening hours can also be checked in the żappka app.
Trading Ban – Who can trade on non-commercial Sundays?
Sunday trading ban law provides for a catalog of 32 exemptions. The ban does not apply, among other things, to pastry shops, ice cream parlors, liquid gas stations, flower shops, newsagents, and coffee shops (but these activities must be dominant).
There is a penalty for breaking the Sunday trading ban In the amount of 1000. Polish zlotys up to 100 thousand. PLN, and in case of a persistent violation of the law – the penalty for restriction of freedom.
This article was first published on FACT on March 25, 2022.
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