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26. Feb 2021 : Special leisure grant: Application deadline extended!

Did you know that you may be entitled to a grant from your local authority to enable your child to play sport or take part in leisure activities? As part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, children born in the years 2005-2014 who live in households where the adults supporting them have a total income of less than ISK 740,000 per month, on average, in the months of March-July 2020 qualify for such grants.

24. Feb 2021 : Earthquakes: Prevention and preparedness

The National Commissioner of Police's Civil Protection Department would like to remind all citizens in known earthquake areas to make arrangements to minimize the risk of damages due to earthquakes. There are several ways to do this.

24. Feb 2021 : Significant easing of domestic restrictions take effect today

The Government of Iceland announced today new loosening on COVID-19 measures. The general limit on gatherings will be raised from 20 to 50, with ongoing emphasis on distancing and other personal precautions.

The new rules will allow fans to attend sporting events and higher number of spectators to attend cultural events, where attendees are seated, face in the same direction, wear facemasks and the opportunities for mingling are reduced.

The maximum number of people allowed cultural, religious and sports settings, as well as shops will be 200. Bars and restaurants can stay open until 23:00, and capacity restrictions at public swimming pools and gyms have been loosened.

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18. Feb 2021 : Registration of preschool children for summer vacation

From now on the preschools in Hafnarfjörður will be open all year round, the change will take effect the summer of 2021. The summer holiday period for preschool children is from May 15th – September 15th each year. Registration must be made before March 18th 2021. 

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18. Feb 2021 : Information about vaccination against Covid19

Detailed information on vaccinations and statistics for vaccinations against Covid19 can be found on the covid.is website. Information on the site changes as new information is received about the efficacy and delivery of vaccines and the implementation of vaccinations.

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18. Feb 2021 : Grants from the Town Council Executive Committee- application deadline

Each year, the town council provides grants to associations, companies or individuals for activities and services that fall within the municipality's role or are otherwise considered in accordance with the municipality's strategy, priorities and priorities. Grants are distributed twice a year and now it is time for the first distribution of the year this year. The application deadline is March 19, 2021.

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16. Feb 2021 : We are hiring!

Hafnarfjörður is the third largest municipality in the country with about 30,000 inhabitants and over 2,000 individuals in jobs that carry out various projects and services at about 70 locations across the town. 

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16. Feb 2021 : Ash Wednesday in Hafnarfjörður 2021

The Civil Defense in collaboration with the Office of the Medical Director of Health and Home and School recently published guidelines regarding Ash Wednesday with ideas for a good and happy but different Ash Wednesday during epidemic times. It is most certain that far fewer shops, companies and workplaces will welcome singing children this year than before. 

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16. Feb 2021 : Get your G-vitamin for the day! Free swimming on February 17th

Hafnarfjarðarbær invites all of Hafnarfjörður residents and friends of Hafnarfjörður to Hafnarfjörður swimming pools for free on Wednesday 17th February and thereby participates in the G-vitamin project taking place in February. 

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16. Feb 2021 : Take part - make a difference!

Do you have a suggestion to make, a story to tell of experience of our service or want to share an idea? At Hafnarfjarðarbær, equality and democracy are important part, with the aim of giving all individuals equal opportunities and possibilities for influence. We encourage you to take an active part and contribute to the development of the municipality's services, on our society, environment and resources.

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11. Feb 2021 : Different Ash Wednesday / Öskudagur due to Covid19

The Civil Defense in collaboration with the Office of the Medical Director of Health and Home and School have compiled guidelines regarding Ash Wednesday, which all relevant parties are kindly asked to take part in and take an active part in the task of holding a good and happy but different Ash Wednesday during epidemics. 

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