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Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir
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Most Current Gathering and Distancing Regulations Extended

Iceland’s current gathering limitations and social distancing protocols are set to expire on Friday, but Health Minister Svandís Svavarsdóttir announced yesterday that most of the current regulations will be extended until August 27. RÚV reports some notable adjustments, however: a one-metre distance will be observed within upper secondary schools and universities and contact sports will be allowed to resume.

Outside of upper secondary schools and universities, a two-metre distance will still be enforced in public places. Students at these institutions will not be required to wear a mask in class or on campus, although outside of these settings, mask usage is required when it is not possible to maintain a two-metre distance. Masks are still not required on city buses, although passengers are encouraged to wear them when buses are crowded and/or it isn’t possible to maintain two metres of distance from one another.

Sports involving any kind of contact will be allowed to resume, with some provisions, such as that athletes must observe the two-metre rule within locker rooms.

The current gathering limit of 100 people in one place at a time will be extended as well. Children born in 2005 or after are exempt from the gathering ban and the two-metre distancing rule.

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