The following is Poland’s new timetable for easing lockdown restrictions:
From 8 May
- Hotels and accommodation providers can reopen at 50 per cent capacity (hotel restaurants as well as wellness and spa facilities remain closed).
From 15 May
- You do not need to wear a face mask outside provided that you can keep a safe distance of 1.5 metres from others. Note that it is still necessary to cover your face in enclosed spaces (shops, banks, public transport etc.).
- Restaurants and other hospitality venues (pubs, bars etc.) can reopen and serve customers outside - every other table must be left empty so that customers can maintain a safe distance of 1.5 metres.
From 29 May
- Restaurants and other hospitality venues can serve customers indoors provided that every other table is left empty (to maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres) and all the staff wear face masks. Customers may remove their face masks only when seated at their table.
- Gyms and fitness centres can allow customers inside (1 customer per 15 sqm).
- Indoor swimming pools and sports centres can reopen at 50 per cent capacity.
Note that the above measures will remain in place until at least 5 June. Any further easing of restrictions will depend on COVID-19 infection rates in Poland. Remember that regardless of whether you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 or not, you are still required to follow safety precautions such as social distancing, keeping your hands clean or covering your mouth and nose in crowded public spaces.
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