Polish hotels closed due to SARS-COV2 surge, but business guests are allowed

City Hotel, Bydgoszcz
Double room in City Hotel, Bydgoszcz

Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced the latest restrictions. Distance learning has been extended for grades 1-3, cinemas, theaters and other cultural institutions will be closed, hotel facilities remain available only for business trips.

The restrictions come into life on Saturday, November 7, and won’t be lifted until November 29. Only grocery stores, pharmacies and service points will remain open in shopping malls.

In shops with an area of ​​less than 100 square meters, the restriction will be 1 person per 10 square meters, in larger stores – 1 person per 15 square meters.

“The step following the one that we are taking today is total quarantine and total lockdown” – said the prime minister. “If the epidemic exceeds the tipping point, we will have to implement more rigorous restrictions” – he added.

Prime Minister Morawiecki made this decision basing on the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants. He stressed that drastic decisions will have to be introduced if this number exceeds 75 per 100,000 surveyed people.

At the same time, the prime minister mentioned hotel and tourism as industries that could count on additional state aid.