30. Mar 2021 : Easter break - Important message from Civil Protection to parents/guardians

The primary school Easter break is fast approaching, and some of you will be leaving the country to reunite with loved ones abroad. However, everyone must remain aware of the measures in force at the Icelandic border on their return. Passengers must show a certificate proving that they have tested negative in a PCR test for COVID-19 before boarding on their return journey to Iceland. The test must have been taken no more than 72 hours before departure (the first part of the journey)


29. Mar 2021 : The Icelandic Music Awards 2021 - many nominations connected to Hafnarborg

Like Hafnarborg , Hafnarfjörður municipality wants to congratulate Guðrún Jóhanna Ólafsdóttir and Francisco Javier Jáuregui, the founders and directors of the Hafnarborg Songfest, on the nominations for The Icelandic Music Awards 2021, as the Hafnarborg Songfest has been nominated as “Music Event of the Year – Festivals” and Stuart Skelton‘s concert, The Modern Romantic, which took place at the Songfest, has been nominated as “Music Event of the Year – Concerts”, both in the field of classic and contemporary music.


29. Mar 2021 : Funding provided for continued development in Seltún

The Tourist Attractions Investment Fund recently allocated ISK 16 million for further development in Seltún in Krýsuvík. The grant is provided to improve facilities, services and hiking trails as well as to improve facilities for outdoor activities in the area as a whole.


26. Mar 2021 : Impact of tighter restrictions on the municipality's services

Due to group infections that have occurred this week, the Ministry of Health has issued a regulation with stricter measures to prevent the spread of Covid19 infections. The regulation took effect at midnight. The measures are due to a group infection that has been identified as a British variant of the coronavirus. It is considered more contagious than those previously diagnosed in Iceland. 


25. Mar 2021 : Emphasis on service by phone, with online chat and e-mail

In light of the emergency level of civil protection currently in force due to the Covid19 virus, residents and other customers who have errands in Hafnarfjarðarbær's customer service center at Strandgata 6 and Hafnarfjarðarbær's service center at Norðurhella 2 are encouraged to focus on electronic service methods.


25. Mar 2021 : Regarding the eruption in Reykjanes

People who plan to travel to eruption sites are encouraged to obtain information about the latest weather forecast and be well prepared for outdoor activities for a long time, but most people stay longer at the eruption sites than they expect as there is a lot of spectacle. It is also recommended to bring extra charging for phones as batteries run out quickly during shooting and cold. 


24. Mar 2021 : Preschools are closed until noon tomorrow Thursday 25th of March

All preschools in the capital area will open at 12 o´clock tomorrow due to stricter prevention measures that will take effect at midnight. To implement the changed structure, the municipalities in the capital area have decided that preschools will be closed until noon tomorrow, Thursday. 


24. Mar 2021 : COVID-19: Tighter restrictions take effect at midnight; gatherings restricted to 10 persons

A stricter regime of measures against the COVID-19 pandemic takes effect throughout Iceland as from midnight tonight, Wednesday 24 March 2021. Most gatherings will be limited to 10 people, not counting children born in or after 2015. Junior schools (age 6 to 16), music schools, senior schools and universities will be closed until the beginning of the Easter holidays. Activities of many types involving more than 10 participants will be prohibited. The decision by the Minister of Health to impose these tougher restrictions was based on proposals from the Chief Epidemiologist for an immediate response in view of group infections that have arisen in the country over the past few days so as to limit the spread of the virus. The new rules will remain in force for 3 weeks.

24. Mar 2021 : The big reading competition

The Big Reading Competition is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and has expanded and strengthened significantly over the years and is now held nationally. The final festival of The Big Reading Competition in Hafnarfjörður was held in Víðistaðakirkja yesterday in the presence of representatives from Hafnarfjörður's primary schools, relatives and invited guests. 


24. Mar 2021 : Students at Víðistaðaskóli - "Menntakerfið okkar"

The association Menntakerfið okkar (Our Education System) was founded by students in the 10th grade of Víðistaðaskóli in November 2020. The group behind the association wants to point out and take an active part in a conversation about how the Icelandic education system can be updated and improved in line with new times, needs and challenges. 


24. Mar 2021 : Stricter COVID-19 measures at the Icelandic border

Iceland’s Minister of Health has decided to impose stricter border measures at the recommendation of the Chief Epidemiologist. Changes will take effect on 1 April and will affect children and those travelling from areas that are classified as dark red or grey by the ECDC (where the 14-day incidence rate exceeds 500 or insufficient data is available).

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