The debt of hotels, restaurants and catering firms increased by one third in 2020 compared to the previous year and now stands at around PLN 280 million (EUR 61.8 million).
Pandemic affected restaurants, hotels and non-public schools have received over PLN 700 million (EUR 154.4 million) in aid from the government's so-called financial shield, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday.
The Polish health minister has announced that the retail trade sector will likely be the first to be released from the binding coronavirus restrictions, which will probably be lifted after the first quarter of the year.
Poland's Civic Coalition opposition grouping has called for the reopening of the hotel and hospitality sectors, and the return of, at least, grades 1-3 to school.
Poland will impose a national quarantine from December 28 to January 17 as a measure against the spreading Covid-19 disease, the Polish health ministry announced on Thursday.
Following a gentle curve, and opening out at the mouth of Wawel Castle, is ul. Kanonicza 22. A guestbook exposes some of the past guests that have slept here: Jim Carrey; Depeche Mode; Hans Zimmer. Not bad company that I keep, I think to myself, as my gaze falls on a signed snap of Benedict Cumberbatch.
Hotels and restaurants will probably have to remain closed during the winter holiday scheduled for January 4-17, the spokesperson of the Polish health ministry said on Tuesday.
Poland will allow shopping centres to reopen from next Saturday but will keep restaurants, fitness clubs, cinemas, and theatres closed at least until December 27, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told a press conference on Saturday.
According to a new report by food delivery platform UberEats, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has seen a change in eating trends, with one quarter of Poles deciding to limit meat in their diet.
Poland's restaurant, bars and cafes will remain shut down for an indefinite time but can still offer deliveries and take-out services, according to a Monday-updated government regulation on epidemic-related restrictions.