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Police Conducting Social Distancing Inspections at Reykjavík Restaurants

By Larissa Kyzer

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Police in the capital area are making inspection visits to local restaurants to ensure that social distancing regulations are being followed, RÚV reports.

During a press conference, Detective Superintendent Rögnvaldur Ólafsson said that police have received a number of tips about restaurants that are not abiding by the rules. Police have, however, now visited a number of businesses in the capital area, he says, and most have been in compliance.

In some cases, patrons needed to be reminded of social distancing rules, said Rögnvaldur, and in select instances, significant changes needed to be enforced. For the most part, when rules weren’t being followed to the letter, it was usually that tables weren’t appropriately spaced or that hand sanitizer wasn’t being made readily available to patrons.

For now, authorities are treating infractions with leniency. “We’re going to give people a chance to address the issues.”

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