As at 29-03-2020, there has been enacted an act of 2 March 2020 on specific arrangements for preventing, preventing and combating COVID-19, other communicable diseases and the resulting emergencies (“COVID-19 Act”).
Under the COVID-19 act the regular Polish legislation re. development process (i.e. Construction Law, Planning and Development Act; Monumental Protection Act) does not apply to the design, construction, reconstruction, overhaul, maintenance and demolition of buildings, including changes in use, in connection with the COVID-19 countermeasure (meaning means all activities related to the control of the infection prevention of dissemination, prevention and mitigation of impacts, (including socio-economic impacts) of COVID-19; "Countermeasures"). In addition, Polish Public Procurement Law does not apply to service, supply or works contracts awarded in connection with the prevention or suppression of an epidemic in an area in which an epidemic or epidemic-threat has been declared.
Currently, there is an advanced legislation process re. a very extensive amendment to the COVID-19 Act (“COVID-19 Amendment”). As communicated by the government, the COVID-19 Amendment is to be enacted soon, nevertheless the draft Act is still subject to changes. The COVID-19 Amendment For more details on the scope of the COVID-19 Amendment please see below.