Polish Health Minister Adam Niedzielski announced at a press conference on Tuesday a "zero tolerance policy" for non-compliance with the restrictions imposed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Poles can now travel freely to Lithuania and, as of September 19, to Finland, as both countries have lifted coronavirus pandemic-related quarantine requirements for some countries, including Poland.
Deputy Health Minister Waldemar Kraska said on Thursday that two new counties in Poland had been named 'red' zones, while two others had been changed from 'red' to 'yellow' zones.
Fifty-one percent of Poles negatively assess the government's decision to reopen schools on September 1, whereas 80 percent support the introduction of penalties for not wearing a face mask in enclosed public places, shows the latest United Surveys study.
Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin said on Friday that Poland will not impose a general lockdown again despite rising coronavirus infection numbers in the country.
The government has announced new coronavirus guidelines following a record infection rise over three days of last week, peaking at 658 cases on Saturday.
Additional coronavirus restrictions could be imposed for regions in Poland with the largest spikes in cases, but no decision has yet been made and the restrictions are unlikely to be nationwide, Poland's government spokesman Piotr Muller said on Friday.
The government does not rule out the re-introduction of sanitary restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, but another lockdown is not being considered, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawecki said at a press conference on Thursday.
Poland is considering quarantine requirements for people returning from some EU and some non-EU states, a government spokesman Piotr Muller said on Thursday, as the country may face a spike in coronavirus infections.
From Saturday, Poland eases restrictions on the number of spectators present at open air events, including stadiums, increasing the maximum percentage of occupied seats to 50 percent from 25 percent, according to a Culture Ministry communique.