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COVID-19 and anti-crisis shield - what do we know so far?

On the weekend of 21st and 22nd of March this year, the first information on detailed solutions of the planned package of laws, known as the anti-crisis shield, was published. Only a few hours later it was revealed that proposals for changes and additions were presented by the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy, the Social Insurance Institution and the Office

of Competition and Consumer Protection (Urząd Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów; UOKiK). It has also been made public that the new provisions are to take into account proposals for supporting entrepreneurs announced by the President of the Republic of Poland. In the meantime, a draft act to amend the act on special solutions related to the prevention, counteraction and eradication of COVID-19, other infectious diseases and crisis situations caused by them as well as some other acts was also made available.

On 26th March this year, a partially amended draft was adopted by the Council of Ministers and sent to the Polish Parliament. The Sejm (lower Parliament’s chamber) adopted the law that included further amendments on 28th March. The Polish Senate dealt with the draft law produced by the Sejm on 30th March and proposed some further amendments. On March 31st the Sejm shall decide whether to accept these.

HERE you can find an updated summary of the proposed solutions divided into specific relevant topics.

The update, which results from the comparison of the content of the project submitted to the Sejm with the content of the law finally passed by the Sejm, is marked in red.

We will keep updating this information regularly.

Team of SDZLEGAL Schindhelm