Part of the weekend in May falls on the days covered by the trade ban. Then it will not be possible to make purchases in large institutions, and only those who have their owners will open behind the counter. When can you shop on the outing? Here is the trading calendar.
Stores will be closed on Sunday 1 May and Tuesday 3 May. May 1 and May 3 are holidays with trading prohibited. The ban does not apply to establishments where the owner is behind the counter. On Monday, May 2, stores will open.
Sunday trading ban
The law introducing a gradual Sunday ban went into effect on March 1, 2018. A catalog of 32 exemptions is also scheduled. The ban does not include, inter alia, postal activities, and also does not apply to: pastry shops, ice cream shops, liquid gas stations, flower shops, newsagents or cafes. To break the trading ban on Sunday, the risk is from PLN 1,000 to PLN 100,000. A fine of PLN, and in case of a persistent violation of the law – restriction of freedom.
From 2020, the trade ban will only apply on the seven Sundays: the last Sunday in January, April, June and August, as well as on the two consecutive Sundays before Christmas and the Sunday before Easter.
As of February 2022, regulations tightening the ban were enforced on Sunday. Stores that employ staff cannot operate on non-commercial Sundays on the pretext of providing postal services if the revenue from that activity is less than 40 percent. Revenues of a particular facility.
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