The responsibility of the Poles and the growing number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 are bringing better and better results. Thanks to this, from April 26, we can ease some restrictions in 11 provinces with the lowest average daily number of infections. Hair and beauty salons will reopen there. In addition, children in grades 1 to 3 of primary school will switch to hybrid education. Other restrictions are extensive. In the remaining 5 voivodships, all existing restrictions remain unchanged. Check what the new safety rules will look like in your region!
Easing of restrictions in voivodeships with the lowest average daily number of cases
Recently, we have seen a decrease in the number of infections. However, there are still places on the map of Poland where mean the daily number of cases is too highso that the relaxation of restrictions was possible there. These are the provinces where the average daily number of infections per 100,000 inhabitants exceeded 35. These are the voivodships:
- Lower Silesia,
- Greater Poland,
- Province of Opole.
Here we extend the restrictions that were in place until now.
In 11 departmentsin which the average daily number of infections per 100 thousand. inhabitants does not exceed 35, we decided to go to ease restrictions from April 26. These are the provinces:
- Subcarpathian Voivodeship,
- Province of Warmia-Masuria,
- province of Lublin,
- Lubusz Voivodeship,
- Masovian Voivodeship,
- Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship,
- West Pomeranian,
- Little Poland.
Easing of restrictions in 11 provinces – hair and beauty salons, partial return to schools
We have decided to ease restrictions in 11 provinces across the country. From April 26, it will include opening of hairdressing and beauty salons, as well as partial return of children from grades 1 to 3 to schools (in hybrid mode). Other restrictions are extended. Check what will change!
- Hairdressing, beauty and cosmetics salons – from April 26, they can be opened to customers. Such places will be able to operate in strict sanitary regime.
- Partial return to school for children in grades 1 to 3 of primary school – from April 26, children in grades 1 to 3 of primary school will move to hybrid science.
Other safety rules – unchanged
We are extending the existing restrictions – they apply to the 11 provinces with a lower daily sickness rate. But also 5 voivodeships (Śląskie, Dolnośląskie, Opolskie, Łódzkie and Wielkopolskie voivodeships) in which the restrictions are not relaxed. Hotels remain closed until May 3.
In addition, there are still closed hairdressing and beauty salons in the Śląskie, Dolnośląskie, Opolskie, Łódzkie and Wielkopolskie voivodeships. Children in all grades are learning remotely.
- Large-format furniture and construction stores with an area of more than 2,000 m2 will remain closed.
- Shopping centers and malls – as at present – remain closed, with the exception, among others: grocery stores, pharmacies and drugstores, press rooms, bookstores.
There are limits of people in the commercial establishments of the market or the post office:
- 1 person per 15 m2 – in shops up to 100 m2,
- 1 person per 20 m2 – in shops over 100 m2.
- There is a limit of people in religious places of worship – there must be 20 m2 for 1 person.
- The obligation to cover your mouth and nose and to keep 1.5 m from other people remains unchanged.
- Students in primary schools, high schools, students in continuing education establishments and vocational training centers are learning remotely. Warning! In 11 voivodeships where restrictions are eased, children in classes 1 to 3 of primary schools will learn in the hybrid system from April 26.
- Nurseries and kindergartens are operating normally.
- Theatres, cinemas, museums and art galleries are still closed.
- They remain closed until May 3.
- Exceptions are, among others, workers’ hotels, as well as accommodation provided in the context of certain business trips – for example, doctors, drivers carrying out road transport or the military.
- Possible participation of children and adolescents in sports competitions organized by the appropriate Polish sports association.
- It is also possible to play sports in the outdoor sports facilities – with a limit of 25 people (children and teenagers and adults).
- The activities of the remaining sports infrastructure (halls, indoor playgrounds, etc.) are still limited to professional sports (as before). All events can take place without public participation.
- Are closed, among others, gymnasiums, fitness clubs, swimming pools, saunas and solariums. Exceptions to the rules are provided for in the regulations.
Safety rules – protect yourself and your loved ones
The easing of restrictions does not mean that the fight against the coronavirus is over. We still have to remember safety rules. So we remind you:
- Wear a mask
- Avoid large groups
- Keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters from other people
- Wash or sanitize your hands
- Ventilate the rooms
- Download the STOP COVID – ProteGO Safe app
Remember that how quickly we defeat the coronavirus is up to us. Our behavior not only affects our health and life, but can also determine the fate of other people.
COVID-19 vaccines hope for quick recovery
Vaccines against COVID-19 are the hope of defeating the pandemic. So far more than 9 million injections. Above 2.3 million people has already taken two doses of vaccine. The second quarter of this year is a significant acceleration. We will be vaccinated faster thanks to the fact that many more vaccines will reach us than before. Each day we begin by recording individual years.
We are launching the General Vaccination Points to make this process even faster. Until May 10, all Poles over the age of 18 will have issued e-references and can register for a specific date of vaccination against COVID-19. Detailed information on the national vaccination program can be found at gov.pl/szczepimysie – visit us!