In May, hotels, museums and restaurants will be able to welcome back guests
Polish people’s responsible behaviour, compliance with safety rules, and a growing number of those vaccinated against COVID-19: all this enables us to look to the future with optimism. If the favourable trend of decreasing new infections continues, it will become possible to ease the pandemic restrictions.
As long as low levels of new infections continue, the Polish government has announced a gradual lifting of restrictions according to an earlier planned schedule. It is important to note that the dates it lists might be changed – depending on the epidemic situation. Complete and up-to-date information is posted on the www.gov.pl website.
Currently planned easing of restrictions will progress as follows:
AS OF 4 MAY
- Reopening of art galleries and museums – under a strict sanitary regimen and with a limit of 1 person per 15 sq. m
AS OF 8 MAY
- Reopening of hotels – up to 50% of capacity; hotel restaurants and wellness & spa zones will remain closed
AS OF 15 MAY
- Opening of restaurant outdoor dining areas – under a strict sanitary regimen, maintaining safe distances between tables and a limit of guests per table
Opening of outdoor cinemas and theatres – under a strict sanitary regimen, up to 50% of capacity
Possible lifting of the requirement to wear masks outdoors – if the infection incidence drops below 15 per 100,000; wearing masks covering the nose and mouth will still be mandatory in closed spaces
AS OF 29 MAY
- Reopening of restaurant indoor dining areas – up to 50% of capacity, under a strict sanitary regimen, maintaining safe distances between tables and a limit of guests per table
- Reopening of cinemas and theatres – under a strict sanitary regimen, up to 50% of capacity
A lot in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic depends on ourselves. Despite some restrictions being eased, we must continue to remember to follow all the safety rules and the recommended sanitary regimen. We appeal for continued social distancing, regular hand washing, mask wearing, and ventilation of closed spaces. The virus is still dangerous, but if everyone follows the guidelines and looks out for their own and others’ safety, we can get the virus to retreat, and a speedy return to normal will become more likely.