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Mask Use Mandatory on Reykjavík Buses

By Yelena

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Photo: Strætó bs.

All passengers and drivers on Reykjavík’s public bus system Strætó are required to wear face masks as of today. Mask use remains mandatory on Strætó’s long-distance bus service throughout the countryside. Children born in 2005 or later are exempted from this rule.

The mask requirement is in line with tightened COVID-19 restrictions which took effect across the country today. “Customers in the capital area and in the countryside who do not wear face masks will therefore not be allowed to use public transport,” a notice on Strætó’s website reads.

Buses are exempt from the newly-imposed gathering limit of 20, perhaps one reason why mandatory mask use has been implemented inside the vehicles. Customers are responsible for providing their own face masks and are reminded to avoid travelling by bus if they have flu symptoms.

Shopping Malls Emphasise Mask Use

Both Kringlan and Smáralind shopping malls are placing additional emphasis on mask use in their operations, Vísir reports. Kringlan administration has suggested all stores in the shopping mall institute a mandatory mask policy for staff. Smáralind authorities have also recommended the use of masks wherever possible.

Mask use is mandatory in Iceland for all services where one-metre distancing cannot be maintained, such as at hair salons and massage parlours. As of today, it is also mandatory for audience members in theatres.

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