The Prime Minister of Poland and the Health minister announced at a conference today, the easing of restrictions. The restrictions will be lifted on 1 March.
We are lifting most of the restrictions. The wearing of masks in public places, shops and means of transport will continue to be obligatory – said Mateusz Morawiecki. The government also announced that offices are returning to stationary work.
The restrictions that will expire on March 1 are:
- Limit of 30 percent occupancy by unvaccinated persons in hotels, restaurants, cinemas, religious and sports facilities
- Limit of 1 person per 15 square meters in shops, museums, art galleries and libraries
- Limit to 100 people who can participate in gatherings or celebrations (e.g. weddings)
- Closure of discos and clubs
The Minister of Health added that in the coming weeks or months decisions will be made to lift further restrictions.
“We always consult these decisions with specialists; in this case it is the Covid Council, which operates in a new formula. Yesterday there was a meeting and we discussed on this subject – said the Minister of Health on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Morawiecki said that after observing the course of the Omikron variant in other countries, we can see that changes can be recommended. He added that more European countries are lifting restrictions and returning to normality.
Minister Adam Niedzielski was asked when we can expect the abolition of the obligation to wear masks. “We want to see if this return to schools will have an impact on the number of infections. I will not give an exact date, but observing the trends, we will make decisions. Probably within two weeks” – announced the head of the Ministry of Health.