Changes to the Sunday trading ban. The president made a decision

Andrzej Duda signed the amendment to the law on Sunday trading, said Małgorzata Paprocka from the President’s Chancellery.

This year Christmas Eve falls on Sunday. Under current regulations, the trading ban does not apply on seven Sundays a year. This includes: two consecutive Sundays before Christmas. Therefore, Sundays on December 17 and 24 had to be closed, but on Christmas Eve the shops were only allowed to be open until 2 p.m.

The amendment to the law signed by President Andrzej Duda on Monday assumes that any Christmas Eve that falls on a Sunday will be a day subject to a trading ban. The two Sundays before Christmas Eve are trading Sundays. This year the shopping Sundays before Christmas fall on December 10 and 17.

President Duda signed the amendment

“The purpose of the law is to modify the scope of the prohibition on trading in commercial establishments applicable on Sundays and public holidays, as well as to entrust an employee or employee with work in the trade and to carry out trade-related activities In accordance with the provisions of According to the law, the trading ban does not apply to two consecutive Sundays preceding the Sunday falling on December 24 if the Sunday preceding Christmas Day falls on December 24. At the same time, the law specifies that if 24 December on a Sunday in a certain year it falls under the trade ban,” we read in a message on the website

As mentioned, the law comes into effect on the day after its publication.

Trading ban on Sunday

The law gradually introducing the Sunday trading ban came into effect on March 1, 2018. From 2020, the trading ban will no longer apply on seven Sundays a year: the last Sundays of January, April, June and August, the Sunday before Easter, and the two subsequent Sundays before Christmas.

The fine for violating the Sunday trading ban is PLN 1,000. PLN up to PLN 100,000 fines, and in case of persistent violation of the regulations – a penalty of restriction of liberty.

Source: Do Rzeczy