The value of the Polish hotel, restaurant and catering market (HoReCa), which plummeted by 31 percent last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, will rebound by some 14 percent this year and reach PLN 25.9 billion (EUR 5.69 billion), a report has shown.
The country is bracing itself for a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic as the Delta variant of the virus gains dominance.
Poland may face another partial lockdown in the autumn if most of the society is not vaccinated against Covid-19, Piotr Mueller, the government spokesman, has warned.
Fitness club operators are demanding compensation for losses caused by restrictions on their operating activities during the Covid-19 epidemic, a Polish newspaper reported on Friday.
The Polish hospitality sector is facing labour shortages owing to the high number of people who left their jobs due to lockdown restrictions being unwilling to return to work.
Further easing of restrictions for the upcoming holiday period will be announced later in the week, the Ministry of Health spokesperson said on Tuesday.
Poland's health minister has announced that detailed information regarding the further loosening of Covid restrictions till June 26 will be announced on Wednesday.
Poles can now enjoy a meal in a restaurant again owing to a loosening of lockdown restrictions that took effect on Friday.
Concerts and other open-air events will be permitted from June 4 as Poland gradually loosens its pandemic regime, the Culture, National Heritage and Sport Ministry informed on Wednesday.
Discussions in the government are currently underway as to decisions on further loosening Covid restrictions, with a timetable for the future hopefully being presented this week, the government's spokesman said on Tuesday.