22. Oct 2020 : Earthquakes: Duck-Cover-Hold

There is seldom advance warning of an earthquake. Therefore, it is important to take safety measures ahead of time and to learn how to respond. If needed SMS warning text messages are sent to mobiles phones after earthquakes from the Civil Protection to the affected area. 

21. Oct 2020 : Let's enjoy the outdoors

This weekend is a long weekend in Hafnarfjörður's primary schools. Just beyond the quiet buzz of Hafnarfjörður's charming streets lie dozens of spectacular nature areas. Within the environs of Hafnarfjörður, walkers, hikers, and nature enthusiasts can explore the coastline, volcanoes, lava fields, and more. In the vicinity of Hafnarfjörður there are various walking and cycling routes, suitable for the whole family.


21. Oct 2020 : COVID-19: Restrictions to 10 November

New regulations have taken effect laying down restrictions on the size of gatherings and certain school activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The regulations will remain in force until 10 November (inclusive), with the exception of interim provisions applying to the metropolitan area, which will apply until 3 November 2020. The changes introduced by the new regulations are summarised below.


20. Oct 2020 : Swimming pools and museums are still closed

Stricter rules due to COVID-19 in the metropolitan area, which took effect in the beginning of October, included e.g. closure of swimming pools, gymnasium and museums. The closure will be reassessed on 3 November.


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.

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