The Polish government is easing restrictions on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) quarantine in the interests of gradually returning the country to normal as the infection rate decreases.
Starting today, more people will be allowed in shops, parks and forests will be reopened, and children will be allowed outside without adult supervision, among other changes.
More precisely, here are all the current rules:
- maintain a 2-meter distance from others in public
- your nose and mouth must be covered in public
- work and learn from home when possible
- follow the sanitation rules listed for public spaces (like post offices)
- people who are infected or who have been exposed to the virus must remain in isolated quarantine
- number of customers allowed at one time in smaller shops (less than 100 sqm): four times the number of payment points
- in larger shops, there must be at least 15 sqm of space per customer
- parks and forests are reopened (playgrounds remain closed)
- people over 13 may go outside without adult supervision
- religious services must provide at least 15 sqm per worshiper
The Polish ministry of health will review the guidelines weekly. The current plan is to continue to ease the restrictions over three additional stages depending on the progress of the pandemic, finally opening up fitness clubs and cinemas again.