15. Oct 2020 : 10 good advice in times of coronavirus

The Directorate of Health has put together 10 good advice based on the results of research on what is useful to do to nurture mental, physical and social well-being. 


15. Oct 2020 : EU encourage participation in a survey for 11-17 years

The European Union (EU) encourage participation of children and young people aged 11-17 in a survey of their own rights. Two large projects are in preparation. 


15. Oct 2020 : Online chess tournament for all primary schools in Hafnarfjörður

From Saturday 17 October, all children of primary school age can take part in an online chess tournament on Saturdays at 11.

The health town of Hafnarfjörður has decided to continue where it left off this spring. From Saturday 17 October, online chess tournament will be held for all kids of primary school age on Saturdays at 11. This will apply at least while other sports / leisure activities for students are not available.


9. Oct 2020 : Information on sports activities in the capital area

The Icelandic Chief Epidemiologist and the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management have focused on cancel sports activities and sport exercises in the capital area for the next two weeks to prevent group formation, intimacy and gatherings of people from different backgrounds. To reduce the risk of infection and reduce the risk of pressure on the health system.


8. Oct 2020 : The museums are closed until 19 October

Hafnarfjörður Museums; Hafnarfjörður Museum, Hafnarfjörður´s Library and Hafnarborg will be closed from 8 October to 19 October due to stricter rules due to the Covid19 epidemic, and all events have been postponed or cancelled.


8. Oct 2020 : COVID19: Impact of stricter rules on town services

Hafnarfjarðarbær's organizational structure and services will, in spite of these stricter rules, remain unchanged and all actions, now as before, are aimed at maintaining daily activities as much as possible and ensuring the activities and services that need to remain uninterrupted at all levels. 


7. Oct 2020 : COVID-19: Stricter rules to combat infection in the metropolitan area

The Minister of Health has accepted the recommendations of the Chief Epidemiologist for stricter limits on the size of gatherings in the metropolitan area. These take effect on 7 October 2020. The restrictions announced on 5 October remain unchanged in other parts of the country. The restrictions announced here will remain in force until 19 October.


7. Oct 2020 : Emphasis on service via phone, online chat, e-mail and Facebook

Due to COVID-19 the current response phase in Iceland Emergency phase, inhabitants and other guests that need to contact Hafnarfjarðarbær Municipality Offices at Strandgata 6 or Norðurhella 2, are kindly asked to contact Hafnarfjörður by e-mail or by phone 585-5500 to decrease visits to our Municipal Offices.


6. Oct 2020 : Swimming pools will close from October 7

Stricter regulations and restrictions in the capital area, which took effect at midnight on October 7, include e.g. closure of swimming pools and bathing areas. The Hafnarfjörður swimming pools will therefore continue to be closed. The restrictions are valid until October 19.


5. Oct 2020 : COVID-19: Changes to the rules on gathering sizes and schools

New regulations setting out stricter measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 have been approved by the Minister of Health and took effect at midnight on 4 October 2020. With certain exceptions, the size of gatherings is now restricted to 20 persons. Here follows a summary of the main changes.


1. Oct 2020 : The heart of Hafnarfjörður and Hafnarborg in pink light

Pink October has begun. Over the years, Hafnarfjörður has shown support for the campaign, illuminating pink light on beautiful houses, public artwork or walls.

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