Heres a novel idea, learn how to speak the language before you move there?
note to mods: this does get to the topic of the thread: do not move!
My point was that the "rule orientation" (as it's called in the literature) is just as big a hurdle as the language (and we know how formidable that is....).
Basically most English speaking countries have a set of attitudes about rules in common
-there shouldn't be more rules than necessary
-rules should make sense and be fair
-everybody should follow the rules
None of that applies in Poland, where the attitudes toward rules are (roughly)
-yes, rules! the more the better!
-it would be nice if they made sense and were fair, but what are you gonna do?
-other people should definitely follow the rules, but my case is special
That's why things like lockdowns and quarantines are only of limited effectiveness in Poland where very many people will think a quick run to the closest store isn't really breaking the quarantine... not really, it was just for two minutes! or why someone who just came back to Poland after three years won't view family visiting as breaking quarantine - they're family!
That's one reason the government has announced it won't be repeating the lockdown for a hypothetical second wave.... that was a one time move and the population won't follow it a second time.
The fact that people aren't keeling over on the streets in Poland is probably proof that coronavirus isn't nearly as deadly as people thought in the beginning.