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Covid-19 Actions

3rd of April 2020

Ban on assembly due to Covid-19 is extended until 4th of May 2020

The Minister of Health announced today that the strict ban on assembly is extended.

This means that all gatherings are limited to 20 people, whether in public or private spaces, and the requirement of a two-meter distance is also enforced. Hygiene and quarantine should be followed. The ban is in force until 4th of May 2020.

For further information: The website Covid.is in english here.

 

22nd of March 2020

A strict ban on assembly due to Covid-19 until 12th of April 2020

The Minister of Health announced yesterday that at midnight today, March 23rd, at. 24:00 a strict ban on assembly takes affect.

This means that all gatherings are limited to 20 people, whether in public or private spaces, and the requirement of a two-meter distance is also enforced. Hygiene and quarantine should be followed. The ban is in force until 12th of April 2020.

For further information: The website Covid.is in english here.

 

20th of March 2020

All sports activities are cancelled

The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture has issued guidelines for participation in sports for children, youth and adults.

Regarding the sports activities of children and youth The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education recommend that no sports activities should take place until the restriction of schooling ends. 

Regarding the sports activities of adults The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education recommend that no sports activities should take place if it involves contact or proximity between practitioners of less than 2 meters.

At the same time, the ministries encourage sports organizers to sustain social work by utilizing the technology to manage their teams and stay in touch with practitioners and encourage them to participate in appropriate activities and movement.

For further information: The website Covid.is in english here.


15th of March 2020

Sports in Iceland and Covid-19

The National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland (ÍSÍ) would like to announce the following:

The Directorate of Health, the Chief Epidemiologist and the Civil Protection Department has stated to ÍSÍ that due to difficulty organizing work in preschools and elementary schools, in accordance with the rules currently in force regarding a four week ban on public events taking effect 16th of March, that guidelines for youth participation in sports have not been completed. Thus, there will be disruption in sports activities over the next few days until sports clubs, the school community and municipalities have come up with solutions that will apply for the next four weeks.
In order to properly implement the restrictions that are currently in force, it is advisable to assume that sports activities for this age group will not start until Monday 23rd of March. ÍSÍ recommends that these recommendations be complied with.
Regarding the sporting activities of adults ÍSÍ recommends that the instructions given by the Minister of Health is followed. The restrictions are that there are no more than 100 people gathered in the same space, whether indoors or outdoors and to respect to have at least 2 meters in between persons. It is also necessary to take steps to clean or disinfect equipment or exercise areas daily and ensure access to sanitary facilities for hand washing and disinfection. It is clear that these conditions may exclude practice of numerous sports. The sports clubs, individually, must therefore, communicate with their members what sporting activities they consider to be able to fulfill the conditions given by the respective authorities. It should be reiterated that no discount should be given to the requirements set by the authorities to counteract the spread of this virus.
We are living an unprecedented time now, and it is important for everyone to work together to make it as bearable as possible. By solidarity and by the fact that everyone adheres to the rules that The Directorate of Health, the Chief Epidemiologist and the Civil Protection Department have issued, we can assume that we should be able to get through this time as successfully as possible.

ÍSÍ is in constant contact with the authorities and will share information with the sports movement as they arrive.

For further information: The website Covid.is in english here.