COVID-19 Restrictions in Iceland Extended

Vala Hafstað

Minister of Health Willum Þór Þórsson just announced, following an unusually long government meeting, that current COVID-19 restrictions in Iceland will be extended for the coming three weeks, mbl.is reports.

A maximum of 20 people may convene.

A two-meter social distancing rule will remain in place.

Events can be held with a maximum of 200 people in each space, provided everyone born 2015 and earlier can present the negative result of a rapid COVID-19 test, taken no more than 48 hours prior.

Swimming pools and fitness centers may receive up to 50 percent of the number of guests their licenses permit (down from 75 percent).

To view the complete set of restrictions that took effect December 23, see here.

Willum Þór states that the government unanimously agreed to extend the current restrictions. He added that in his decision, he followed the recommendations of the chief epidemiologist in every respect.

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