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Because of new group infections of COVID-19 that have happened this week, the Ministry of Health has issued a new regulation with tightened measures to prevent further mitigation of COVID-19. The regulation will go into action from 12 midnight today.
The action is taken because of group infections which have turned out to be the UK strain of the coronavirus. This strain has proven to be more infectious than previous strains of coronavirus found in this country. Because of the situation all primary schools will be closed along with music schools. Preschools will be operating as much as is possible in regard to the regulation. Children who are born before 2015 are not subject to the regulation.
Tomorrow, Thursday 24. March preschools in Reykjavík will be closed until 12 noon. This will give the staff time to organize the days ahead.
The City of Reykjavík will take the following measures in heed of the regulation
Welfare service centers remain open. Traffic at the front desk will however be restricted. People should use the phone and e-mail as much as possible to book appointments and visits, rather than walk directly in from the street without an appointment.
The service centers are:
Other departments of the City of Reykjavík will follow previously decided emergency plans and limitations to prevent the disease from spreading and ensure that only ten people are together in a room where the two meter rule can be applied.
The City Service Desk at Borgartún will be open but visitors have to wear masks. The City Hall is also open, masks required.
The City would like to point out the service telephone 411 1111 and webchat at the cities main website, reykjavik.is. Use those resources instead of visiting without appointment.
Further information about restrictions and closures can be found here. https://reykjavik.is/covid19