cont. question. What does the expression "in such a situation a foreigner may take advantage of conditional legal residence and submit an application for a residence permit in an extended period" mean?
The stay in the visa-free regime shall be prolonged until the 30th day following the date of cancellation of the epidemic emergency or epidemic state, depending on the last one, only those persons who were in Poland on 14 March 2020 under the visa-free regime. If the entry to Poland took place after 14 March 2020, in order to stay in Poland longer, the foreigner should apply for temporary stay and work during the period of legal stay, i.e. until the last day of visa-free stay at the latest.
If the end of the period of work indicated in the declaration on entrusting work to a foreigner falls in the period of an epidemic emergency or a epidemic state, announced because of SARS-CoV-2 virus outbreaks, the foreigner may perform work specified in the declaration for the benefit of the entity that submitted the declaration, in the period or periods not covered by the declaration, until the end of the 30th day following the date of cancellation of that state, which was last in force, without a work permit. This also applies to declarations registered during the epidemic, i.e. after 14 March 2020. If on the date of expiry of the registered declaration, the epidemic state or epidemic emergency will continue to be in force, the foreigner will be able to continue performing work specified in the declaration for the employer who submitted the declaration. However, the condition of continuing employment is a legal stay in the territory of Poland.
The phrase "in such a situation the foreigner may benefit from a conditional legal stay and submit an application for a residence permit in an extended period" - refers to a situation in which a foreigner was staying in Poland on 14.03.2020 and during the epidemic the validity of his or her residence title expired, e.g. visa, residence card.