Reopened hair and beauty salons, partial reopening of gastronomic services, as well as changed limits in public transport are the most important changes that will apply from May 18.
Business activity. From May 18, it will be possible to:
- use the services of beauticians and hairdressers,
- eat in a restaurant, cafe, bar, shopping centre (in a separate gastronomic space), in the hall, inside and in the restaurant garden.
- Beauty salons: servicing clients by prior appointment, by phone or online. The client cannot wait for the service in the waiting room.
- limit of people in the premises (there must be at least 4m2 per person);
- at least 2m distance between tables and 1.5 m between guests sitting at separate tables;
- wear of masks and gloves by chefs and catering staff.
- restaurant guests can take off their masks, when they are already sitting at their table.
CHILDCARE AND EDUCATION
From May 18 it will be possible to conduct:
- practical classes in post-secondary schools,
- revalidation and education classes as well as classes of early development support and specialist revalidation.
On May 18, youth hostels, sports centres and community centres will reopen.
From May 25:
- conducting care and education classes in grades 1–3 of primary school,
- holding consultation with teachers in schools, for students preparing to high school exit exam and students of the 8th grade of primary school, individually or in small groups.
Important note! The care allowance for parents of children under 8 years old will be extended.
From June 1, consultations at schools with teachers for other students in all subjects.
From May 17, children under the age of 13 will be allowed to leave home without adult supervision!
Higher limits for public transport (from May 18)
We are raising the passenger limit in public transport
- 30% of all seating and standing positions (half of the seating positions must remain unoccupied).
- Example: If there are 30 seats and 70 standing positions (i.e. 100 in total) in the bus, 30 people can travel at the same time, but half of the seats must remain unoccupied.
From May 17, during a mass or other ceremony, there must be at least 10m2 per 1 participant (currently 15 m2).
Sports and recreation
May 18 – higher limits regarding people at sports facilities:
- up to 14 people at stadiums, pitches, jumps, tracks, “Orlik” complexes, skate parks (+ 2 trainers);
- up to 22 people (+ 4 trainers) on open full-size football fields.
Note! It is possible to divide a football field into two halves separated by a safety buffer.
Classes in closed facilities from May 18. In gyms and sports halls, practicing at the same time will be allowed for:
- 12 people + trainer (in facilities up to 300 m2),
- 16 people + 2 trainers (in facilities from 301 to 800 m2),
- 24 people + 2 trainers (in facilities from 801 to 1,000 m2),
- 32 people + 3 trainers (in facilities over 1,000 m2).
Important note! The use of changing room or bathroom (except for WC) is forbidden.
Culture (from May 18)
- activity of outdoor cinemas (including car cinemas),
- resumption of work on film sets, phonographic and audio-visual recordings in cultural institutions,
- individual classes at art colleges,
- resumption of rehearsals.
Universities (from May 25)
- Resume of didactic classes (for final year students) and classes that cannot be carried out remotely.
- The resumption also applies to PhD students and classes organised e.g. in laboratories and medical simulation centres.
Border check at the internal border with Germany, Lithuania, Czech Republic and Slovakia until 12 June 2020. The border can only be crossed at designated places. Border checks will be continued also at seaports and airports.