The Polish government has decided to gradually lift some of the restrictions imposed in relation to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The aim of the four-step process, commencing on 20 April 2020, is to allow the population and the economy to return to normal functioning by degrees, while still following reasonable precautionary measures.
For now, the following restrictions remain unchanged:
- maintaining a 2-metre distance from others in public places,
- covering the mouth and nose in public places,
- working and studying remotely, wherever possible,
- following sanitary regulations in public places (hand disinfection and social distancing),
- quarantine and isolation of infected or potentially infected persons.
The first step of introducing new, eased restrictions is planned to begin on 20 April 2020. The dates of implementing the next stages will be determined on an ongoing basis, depending on the development of the epidemic situation.
NEW RESTRICTIONS – THE FIRST STEP
- Shops will allow more customers at any given time – max. 4 people per 1 cash desk/service desk/market stall in stores smaller than 100 sq.m., min. 15 sq.m. per 1 person in stores larger than 100 sq.m.;
- Getting around for recreational purposes is allowed – parks and forests will be open, jogging or cycling will be allowed if necessary for your mental health (social distancing and covering your face are still mandatory);
- Participation in religious events depends on the size of the sanctuary - min. 15 sq.m. per 1 person in a church or other type of religious institution;
- Teenagers over 13 years of age will be allowed to move around without adult supervision.
More information can be found on the official website of the Polish government.