Students will go back to schools from Sept, PM pledges

Schools have remained closed since March 12 and classes have been held solely online. Lech Muszyński/PAP

Polish pupils and students will go back to schools from September and students will return to universities from October, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki told local public media on Thursday.

"I want to stress that from the beginning of September children and youth are returning to schools. From the beginning of October students are going back to universities. It's a certain decision," Morawiecki said.

Morawiecki said Poland is not threatened by a second freeze of the economy due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In case of a second wave of the coronavirus in the autumn, the government has "much more experience and is not planning to shut down the economy to the previous degree," Morawiecki said. "There will be restrictions, I encourage you to keep social distancing, to disinfect and wash hands often, to wear face masts," he added.

Schools have remained closed since March 12 and classes have been held solely online.