Second Phase of Easing of Restrictions Announced

Vala Hafstað

Following a government meeting this morning, Minister of Health Willum Þór Þórsson announced the second phase of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Iceland, reports. The changes will take effect at midnight.

Restrictions at the border remain unchanged.

The main change involves the elimination of quarantine after exposure to COVID-19 domestically. That change takes effect today.

Rules regarding isolation remain unchanged, that is, five days.

The maximum number of people allowed to gather indoors will increase from 50 to 200.

There will be no rules limiting the number of people who gather outdoors.

There will be no limit on the number of customers allowed in stores.

The use of face masks will be mandatory only where the one-meter social distancing rule can’t be respected.

Up to 1,000 people may attend events where guests are seated, as long as they wear face masks.

Swimming pools and fitness centers may operate at full capacity.

There may be up to 200 spectators in each area at sports events.

Restaurants, bars and night clubs may admit guests until midnight. Everyone must leave the premises by 1 am.


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