Up to 200 People Allowed to Gather as of May 25

Vala Hafstað

At yesterday’s press conference, Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason announced that he would recommend to Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir that restrictions on the ban on public gatherings in Iceland be eased May 25, allowing up to 200 people to gather at a time, instead of the current limit of 50.

Also on May 25, he recommends that bars be allowed to reopen. They would only be permitted to stay open until 11 pm, just like restaurants.

That same day, fitness centers will be permitted to reopen, with some restrictions. They will only be allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity in terms of number of guests. By June 15, they, as well as swimming pools, will most likely be able to operate at full capacity.

When swimming pools reopen May 18, they will only be able to admit 50 percent of the maximum number of guests they can accommodate.

On Monday, May 18, visiting patients at Landspítali National University Hospital will be permitted with certain restrictions.

One new case of COVID-19 was confirmed yesterday – the first one in six days. The individual diagnosed was already in quarantine. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Iceland to 1,802. Only 12 of those are active cases. No one remains hospitalized in Iceland with COVID-19.

For the latest COVID-19 information, go to covid.is

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