Radio Gdansk News in English: Further easing of restrictions planned

The Polish government is preparing new regulations which would relax social distancing requirements from 2 meters to 1,5 meters while allowing more people to attend concerts, stadium events, and festivals.

The proposed regulations would also eliminate the requirement for staggered seating in theatres and cinemas, but indoor concert halls, clubs, theatres, and cinemas would continue to restrict the total number of guests to half the venue’s official capacity.

Under the new regulations, football and żużel stadiums will also be allowed to increase the number of spectators to 50 percent of the stadium capacity, while swimming pools — both outdoor and indoor–will be able to set their own limits as to the number of swimmers allowed at any given time.

Most of the new regulations are set to take effect on July 21, with additional rules coming into force August 4. The order to cover one’s face and mouth with a mask in enclosed spaces, however, is unaffected by the proposed changes.

As of last Friday, July 17, there are no longer restrictions on the number of people who can gather for concerts and events outdoors, though requirements for 2 meters of social distancing remain in effect.

Source: Radio Gdańsk, Radio Poland

One of the venues taking advantage of the relaxed restrictions is Klub Żak in Gdańsk Wrzeszcz, who kicked off their “Jazz Jantar” concert series yesterday evening. The weekly series of live jazz concerts takes place every Saturday starting at 20:00 in the outdoor pavilion of Klub Żak. More information is available on the Jazz Jantar website at

If you missed last night’s concert, the 16th annual Ladies’ Jazz Festival in Gdynia will be starting tomorrow at 19:00 and continuing throughout the week. Due to most concerts being indoors, ticketed seats are limited; however, concerts of guest artists from outside Poland will be streamed online. Live concerts take place each night this week at 19:00 at Konsulat Kultury or Teatr Muzyczny in Gdynia. Tickets can be purchased online at:

Polish photographer Marek Miś beat out thousands of other applicants to win the prestigious international “Wiki Science” competition run by Wikimedia.

The photo by Miś, which won in the “microscopic images” category, depicts a daphnia – or water flea – at the moment the creature is giving birth, an event only visible at 100x magnification.

The photograph beat roughly 200,000 other pictures from 48 countries to take the top prize, according to the Polish Press Agency.
The Wiki Science Competition is an international photography contest which aims to collect pictures documenting the world of science in order to expand Wikimedia Commons free photo database.

Source: Radio Poland

Igers Gdańsk, in partnership with ERGO Arena, is offering a series of free photography workshops using only smartphones.

Four cycles of the workshop will be offered, with each cycle consisting of sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1pm – 4pm. Participants will learn the basics of composition and photo editing while learning how to photograph people, nature, and architecture in and around the stadium.

The grand finale of the series of workshops will be a show of photos of workshop participants displayed on the LED HD screen hung on the ERGO ARENA facade.

Each workshop cohort is limited to 30 participants, with the first round set to kick off next Monday, July 27. For more information on how to register, visit


Sunday will be mostly sunny and warm with a slight breeze coming in from the east. Temperatures will peak around a high of 26°C, or 79°F, dropping overnight to 16°C or 61°F. Unfortunately, the nice weekend weather won’t last into the week, as thunderstorms are set to roll in tomorrow afternoon.





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