National Stadium to return to normal role after Covid hospital closure

Michał Dworczyk, announced that the National Stadium will soon return to its normal activities, with cultural and sports events being hosted at the venue. Marcin Obara/PAP

Warsaw's National Stadium will soon return to its normal activities but some rooms used by Poland's first temporary hospital, located there, will remain on standby in case of a fourth wave of Covid-19,

In an interview with private broadcaster Radio Zet, the head of the Prime Minister's Office and government plenipotentiary for the vaccination programme, Michał Dworczyk, announced that the National Stadium will soon return to its normal activities, with cultural and sports events being hosted at the venue. The Polish national football team is already set to play matches there in September.

Dworczyk added that "some of the rooms that were used by the hospital will be maintained and secured along with equipment in the event of a fourth wave of Covid-19." He explained that only some of the elements of the hospital will be disassembled. "The point is that, if necessary, within several dozen hours, the temporary hospital at the National Stadium could be reopened once again," Dworczyk said.

The vaccination point at the National Stadium will continue to function as normal. "More than a quarter of a million Poles have already been vaccinated at the point. The absolute majority of opinions of people who used the vaccination point at the National Stadium are very positive," said the Prime Minister's Office head and the government plenipotentiary for the vaccination programme. "

"I am one of those people who also vaccinated there and I can say that it is absolutely a professionally organised process," said Dworczyk.

The temporary hospital at the National Stadium closed on Saturday.