Polish hotels to reopen in mid-February - PM

Hotels in Poland can reopen from February 12 but will not be allowed to exceed 50-percent capacity, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, said on Friday.

Speaking at a press conference the prime minster said that cinemas and theatres could also reopen but the same 50-percent rule would apply.

Outdoor sports and recreational activities would also be allowed, however restaurants, gyms and fitness clubs will remain closed, added Morawiecki.

The prime minister said that the new regulations would be in force for two weeks from next Friday.

"Two weeks after the introduction of the new rules, we will check the behaviour of the virus in relation to basic parameters, such as the number of infections, the number of deaths, occupied beds, occupied ventilator beds and the vaccination rate," said the prime minister.

He added that the past two weeks have seen signs of stabilisation in the level of new infections, and that the situation regarding the number of beds occupied by Covid-19 patients had improved. However, the prime minister stated that the number of deaths was still a cause for concern.