Polish railway company PKP Intercity announced that its 50-percent seating capacity limit will cease to apply from May 15 owing to the waning strength of the pandemic.
Poland will allow cinemas, threatres, philharmonic halls and cultural institutions to open on May 21, earlier than previously expected, as coronavirus restrictions are being gradually eased, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has announced.
Lockdown restrictions in Poland could be lifted faster than planned, if the Covid-19 infection rate continues to fall, according to a spokesman for the Health Ministry.
Hotels in Poland resumed operations on Saturday but only at 50-percent capacity, restaurants and cafes will open on May 15 but only for customers sitting outside as part of measures easing lockdown restrictions.
From Saturday until May 14, more people will be allowed to travel on Poland's public transport network and the limit will rise again from May 15 under a new regulation from the Council of Ministers.
Poles will no longer have to wear facemasks outdoors from May 15, but will still have to maintain social distancing rules.
From May 4 shopping malls, art galleries, museums and building material and furniture stores will reopen. Hotels will be able to resume operations on May 8 but only at 50-percent capacity, and restaurants, cafes and bars on May 15 but only for customers sitting outside. May 15 will also see lifting of facemasks in public.
Possible changes to lockdown restrictions will be announced on Wednesday, a government spokesman has said.
Poland is past the peak of the current third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, and in some regions restrictions can be eased from April 26, the health minister told an online press conference on Wednesday.
A health ministry spokesman has said there is no room for loosening lockdown restrictions despite a downward trend in new Covid-19 cases.