Poland continues to relax Covid restrictions

Starting June 13 Poland allows the reopening of snack and drink bars in cinemas, theatres and concerts, as well as raises the attendance limit for churches to 50 percent, according to a government regulation published on Friday night.

From June 26, Poland will relax attendance caps for retail premises to one person per 10 square metres.

The seating limit for restaurants and other eateries will be raised to 75 percent from the previous 50 percent, with the same limit applying to amusement parks.

Poland will also ease occupancy caps for hotels, cinemas and other leisure facilities to 75 percent, not including children under 12.

Clubs and discotheques will be allowed to function with a limit of 150 people.

Trade fairs and conferences will be able to invite more people than under current rules, with the number of square metres per person reduced from 15 to 10. The same 10-square-metre-per-person rule will also apply to gyms and fitness clubs, casinos, post offices, libraries, exhibitions and playgrounds.

Also, sports events and concerts in sports facilities will be able to admit up to 50 percent of the venue's capacity from June 26.

All attendance caps exclude fully vaccinated persons.

The rules to be introduced on June 26 will apply throughout the summer holiday period.