Easing of restrictions should begin with return of children to school - poll

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The majority of Poles want the first easing of coronavirus restrictions to allow children to return to school, a new survey has found.

According to the United Surveys poll, 58.3 percent of Poles want children off to school as soon as restrictions can be lifted.

This was followed by 32.7 wanting the full opening of shopping malls, and 30.7 in favour of restaurants and bars opening.

The abolishment of shopping hours for senior citizens was called for by 26.7 percent, and 26.6 percent wanted fitness clubs and swimming pools to reopen.

When asked what should be done first if the epidemic situation worsens, 33 percent of Poles suggested a ban on travel between cities, 28.9 percent said churches should be closed, and 26.2 percent backed a Christmas lockdown.

The United Surveys poll for Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, Dziennika.pl, RMF FM and rmf24.pl was carried out on November 13 on a nationwide sample of 1,000 adult Poles through the use of computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI).