Up to 500 People Allowed to Gather in Iceland

Vala Hafstað

As of today, restrictions on public gatherings in Iceland have been eased, mbl.is reports. Up to 500 people are now allowed to gather at once, instead of 200. The new rules will be in effect until July 5.

Starting today, swimming pools and fitness centers are allowed to operate at full capacity.

Restaurants, night clubs, bars and game rooms will continue to have to close by 11 pm. Lottery machines are permitted to be open, as long as they are disinfected after each use.

The same requirements as before will remain in place regarding the disinfection of public spaces. The two-meter social distancing rule is optional, but restaurants, theaters and movie theaters will be required to offer several seats to customers who wish to keep a two-meter distance.

The ban on public gatherings of more than 500 people applies to conferences, meetings, organized outdoor gatherings, recreational events (concerts, plays, film screenings, athletic events and private parties), and religious ceremonies of any type.

The restrictions do not apply to international airports, international harbors, aircraft or ships.

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