From Iceland — COVID Regulations To Relax Slightly From November 18th

COVID Regulations To Relax Slightly From November 18th

Published November 13, 2020

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Art Bicnick

Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir has announced that, starting November 18th, there will be some relaxation of the social restrictions that were put into place two weeks ago.

Vísir reports that the relaxations cover three main details:

1. Self-employed businesses will be allowed to operate again. This includes hair salons, barbers, massage parlours, and so forth.

2. Childrens’ sports, whether with contact or not, will be permitted again.

3. Groups of up to 25 will be permitted in secondary schools, so long as the two-metre rule can be maintained.

All of the other previously reported restrictions still apply. This means that pools and gyms are still closed, and the 10-person gathering ban will be maintained—even in the aforementioned self-employed businesses—and masks should be used in most places. More details on those restrictions can be found here.

These regulations will apply until December 2nd, barring any changes one way or the other in numbers of coronavirus cases in Iceland.

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