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 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 began on 20 April 2020 - more information.
Starting from 4 May 2020, the second step will be introduced. 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 SECOND STEP
- Shopping malls and large stores will be open, with a limit to the number of customers - min 15 sq m per 1 person;
- Fitness clubs, leisure spaces and food courts within shopping malls will still be closed for use;
- Hotels will be open, but their swimming pools, leisure areas, restaurants, or gyms will still be closed;
- Libraries, museum and other cultural institutions will gradually be opening;
- Rehabilitation therapy services will be available, but massage parlours will still be closed;
- Childcare centre will be open, with some limitations.
More information can be found on the official website of the Polish government.