COVID-19: Tighter restrictions take effect at midnight; gatherings restricted to 10 persons

A stricter regime of measures against the COVID-19 pandemic takes effect throughout Iceland as from midnight tonight, Wednesday 24 March 2021.


Most gatherings will be limited to 10 people, not counting children born in or after 2015. Primary and lower-grade secondary (age 6 to 16), music schools, senior schools and universities will be closed until the beginning of the Easter holidays.


Activities of many types involving more than 10 participants will be prohibited. The decision by the Minister of Health to impose these tougher restrictions was based on proposals from the Chief Epidemiologist for an immediate response in view of group infections that have arisen in the country over the past few days so as to limit the spread of the virus. The new rules will remain in force for 3 weeks. 


Please read more about this in  an anouncement made by the government of Iceland.

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