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Miners' Day 2021 celebrations of the mining supervisory authorities

5 November 2021

The President of the State Mining Authority has sent a letter to the invited guests in connection with the upcoming miners' supervisory authorities' St. Barbara's Day celebrations on 25 November - at a difficult time of pandemic threat in the country. Here is its content:

Dear Sir or Madam,

The day of our St. Barbara's Day celebrations is approaching, an event that will bring together many colleagues and guests of the State Mining Authority in Katowice on 25 November. The time in which we will have to meet is exceptionally difficult and, in view of the pandemic threat that prevails, requires us to make special preparations. Human health, life and safety are paramount values and this must not be forgotten. Therefore, in order to minimise the negative effects of the pandemic caused by the infectious disease COVID-19, we must consciously and responsibly follow the applicable legislation and the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, medical experts and sanitary services. In view of the aforementioned rigours, I would like to inform you that the hall in which the ceremony will be held will only be approximately 30 per cent full.

As the host of these celebrations, I feel it is my duty to appeal to all the participants in the Miners' Day celebrations of the mining supervisory staff to remember - for their own safety and the safety of others - to vaccinate against COVID-19 and to take sanitary protection measures. For my part, I can assure you that we will do everything to ensure that this traditional meeting of the Miners' Brotherhood is safe, but your help is also needed here. At the same time, I would like to assure you that the Miners' Supervisors' St. Barbara's Day celebrations will take place in accordance with the sanitary guidelines in force on 25 November this year. I therefore ask you to familiarise yourselves with the regulations of the planned celebrations.

I realise that vaccination against COVID-19 is an individual decision for each of us. So perhaps in situations where various considerations have prevented you from having the aforementioned vaccinations, you should consider taking part in our event, thus protecting your own health and life as well as that of others. SARS-CoV-2 is a strong adversary against which we are constantly fighting an unequal battle. Let us be responsible, let us be safe, let us be vaccinated.

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