Poland opens restaurants and sports facilities

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Poles can now enjoy a meal in a restaurant again owing to a loosening of lockdown restrictions that took effect on Friday.

Along with the re-starting of indoor dining, swimming pools, fitness clubs and solariums have opened their doors although visitor numbers are limited. In restaurants there is a 50-percent occupancy cap.

Gyms and fitness clubs can welcome guests again but with only 1 person per 15 sqm. Swimming pools also have to keep visitor numbers, including spectators, down to 50 percent. On May 1, swimming pools opened for organised groups of children.

Special events, including weddings, may be held on premises, but attendance is capped at 50 people, excluding those fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

From Friday to June 5 this year, slot machines may be played, and casinos can also resume operations but, like gyms, can have one person per 15 sqm.