Since midnight restaurants, cafés and bars are allowed to operate on terraces and gardens, the masks are not mandatory outside…

Photo : Loreta Terrace

This is the day, since midnight outdoor gastronomy is authorized to operate. Bars, restaurants and cafés are now allowed to open terraces and gardens, at the same time the obligation to wear a mask outside is lifted, open air cinemas and theaters are now allowed to operate… Today is also the ‘Night of Museums‘, hundreds of events will be organized all over Warsaw.

From midnight several places in the city were already open:

Banking and Financial Centre Nowy Świat

Vistula Left bank

Hala Koszyki

Next week, on May 21st cinemas, theaters, operas… will be allowed to operate under sanitary restrictions and one week later, on May 28th gastronomy will resume also indoor and most of the businesses should be authorized to operate including fitness clubs, swimming pools and also events with audience.

FROM 1 MAY

Uniformed safety rules throughout the country – open hairdressing and beauty salons

Sport – practicing sport in outdoor sports facilities :

  • limit – max. 50 people

Sport – practicing sports in indoor sports facilities and swimming pools :

  • for organized groups of children and youth
  • max. 50 percent occupancy of the facility

FROM 4 MAY

Culture – open art galleries and museums :

  • limit of 1 person per 15 m2
  • operating in a strict sanitary regime

Trade – open construction and furniture stores, shopping malls

  • limit of 1 person per 15 m2
  • operating in a strict sanitary regime

Religious worship  services with a limit of people:

  • limit of 1 person per 15 m2 in temples
  • recommendation for holding ceremonies in the open air

Education – primary schools :

  • full-time education for grades 1-3 of primary school
  • strict sanitary regime – incl. airing the rooms during breaks and disinfecting facilities at weekends

FROM 8 MAY

Hotels – open to guests:

  • max 50 percent occupancy of the facility
  • closed restaurants and wellness & spa area

FROM MAY 15

Wearing masks in the open air – end of the obligation :

  • If the infection rate per 100,000 people falls below 15 – it will be possible to waive the obligation to wear masks in the open air .
  • The obligation to cover the nose and mouth with a mask in closed rooms will remain the same.

Outdoor gastronomy (in the open air) – open restaurant gardens:

  • activities in a strict sanitary regime – incl. safe distance between the tables and the limit of people per table

Culture – open  air cinemas and theaters:

  • max 50 % occupancy
  • operating in a strict sanitary regime

Special events outside – the possibility of organizing, among others weddings and communions:

  • limit up to 25 people
  • in a strict sanitary regime – incl. a safe distance between the tables and the limit of people per table (regulations are the same as in the case of outdoor gastronomy)

Education – primary and secondary schools:

  • hybrid learning for grades 4-8 of primary schools
  • hybrid learning for grades 1-4 of secondary schools
  • strict sanitary regime: airing the rooms during breaks, disinfecting facilities at weekends

Sport – practicing sports in outdoor sports facilities:

  • max 25 percent the audience

FROM MAY 21

Culture – open cinemas and theaters

  • max occupancy 50 percent facility
  • operating in a strict sanitary regime

FROM MAY 29

Indoor gastronomy – open restaurants:

  • max occupancy 50 percent the premises
  • activity in a strict sanitary regime – a safe distance between the tables is kept, the limit of people per table

Occasional events inside – the possibility of organizing, among others weddings and communions:

  • limit up to 50 people
  • in a strict sanitary regime – incl. a safe distance between the tables and the limit of people per table (regulations are the same as in the case of internal gastronomy)

Sport – practicing sports in indoor sports facilities and swimming pools:

  • facilities accessible to all
  • max occupancy up to 50 percent (with audience)

Sport – practicing sports in gyms, fitness clubs, solariums:

  • limit of 1 person per 15m2
  • operating in a strict sanitary regime

Education – primary and secondary schools:

  • full-time learning for all students
  • strict sanitary regime: airing the rooms during breaks, disinfecting facilities at weekends

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