No access to the forest in the Lubuskie Province
On November 30, 2019, the Lubuskie Voivode issued another decision regarding the protected area due to the spread of the African Swine Fever (ASF). As Radio Zielona Góra reported (LINK) that the currently excluded areas are:
- the municipality of Sława in the Wschowa poviat,
- the municipalities of Kolsko, Siedlisko, Otyń, Bytom Odrzański, Nowa Sól and Kożuchów in the Nowosolski poviat,
- the municipalities of: Bojadła, Trzebiechów, Zabór, Kargowa, Babimost, Sulechów, Czerwieńsk, Świdnica, Nowogród Bobrzański, Zielona Góra and the city of Zielona Góra in the Zielona Góra poviat,
- the municipalities of: Brzeźnica and part of the Żagań commune, located north of the line marked by No. 12, up to the administrative border of the city of Żagań, excluding the city itself in the Żagań poviat,
- the commune: Jasień and part of the Żary commune located north of the line marked by road No. 12, up to the administrative border of the city of Żary, excluding the city itself, then east of the line marked by road No. 287 to the border of the Jasień commune in the Żary poviat.
We placed the above, to the website of Radio Zielona Góra, as a reference for you because the regulation of 30/11 has so far not been published by the Lubusz Voivodeship Office. The last one published by the office is dated 27.11, which has been amended by the one from 30.11, mentioned above. We also didn't find any updated graphical representation of the restricted area.
At the website of the Chief Veterinary Inspectorate (LINK) there is a map on which ASF endangered areas are marked.
In turn, at the website of State Forests, the prohibited area the forest, for "extraordinary reasons", looks slightly different:
Al those inaccuracies are irritating, although they are no longer surprising. It was weekend after all.
We suggest that players from restricted areas modify their plans for playing games in forest areas. The fine for violating the prohibition is 500 PLN. So it's better to switch to CQB for a while.
At the same time, remain calm as, according to available information, ASF does not pose a direct threat to humans. The introduced restrictions are to prevent transmission of the virus on shoes or clothing to places not previously contaminated.