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Factsheet for measure PL-2020-44/1344 – Updated – measures in Poland
|Country||Poland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 29 October 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||28 October 2020 (updated 16 August 2021)|
In reaction to the autumn wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent, partial economic lockdown affecting selected branches of economy, the government decided to introduce supportive measures targeting those branches (restaurants, fitness and sport activities, entertainment and open-air retail). The measures, known as the "Anti-Crisis Shield 6.0", or simply "Sectoral Shield", and are set to be launched in November.
The measures will have three main forms:
As for more details, they are not known at the moment. They will become known once the official draft legislation is delivered to the parliament.
The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.
|12 August 2021||
The transfers were activated in early 2021.
Not yet known, as the measure has not been activated. The transfers may not begin earlier than December.
|Applies to all workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
This case is sector-specific
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|G - Wholesale And Retail Trade; Repair Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles||G47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles|
|I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities||I56 Food and beverage service activities|
|J - Information And Communication||J59 Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities|
|M - Professional, Scientific And Technical Activities||M74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities|
|N - Administrative And Support Service Activities||N77 Rental and leasing activities|
|N82 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities|
|P - Education||P85 Education|
|Q - Human Health And Social Work Activities||Q86 Human health activities|
|R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation||R90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities|
|R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities|
|S - Other Service Activities||S96 Other personal service activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Sectoral shield: Support measures for sectors affected by lockdown measures, measure PL-2020-44/1344 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2020-44_1344.html
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