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16. Nov 2021 : Swimming pools may receive up to 75% of their maximum capacity

From November 13th swimming pools may receive up to 75% of their maximum capacity according to the conditions of their operating licence. That number does not include children born in 2016 and after.

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12. Nov 2021 : Stricter measures restriction on the number of people at gatherings, and a substantial vaccination push

The Minister of Health has, in keeping with the recommendations of the Chief Epidemiologist, decided to implement much stricter disease-prevention measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 infections. These measures will enter into force at midnight. The common restrictions on numbers will be 50 persons, but events with up to 500 participants in each disease prevention compartment may be held if rapid tests are used. The opening hours of restaurants will be shortened by one hour. The maximum number of visitors allowed at public swimming pools, spas, gyms and ski areas will be 75% of their maximum allowed capacity as stated in their operating licences. The regulation on these measures will remain in force through 8 December.

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6. Nov 2021 : Stricter domestic measures to be taken due to the proliferation of infections

Masks will be required when the one-metre social distancing rule can not be observed, the maximum number of persons allowed in the same location will be 500, and restaurants that have an alcohol licence will be required to close two hours earlier than the case is now. Events with up to 1500 participants will be allowed subject to rapid tests. The Minister of Health has decided to take these measures in keeping with the recommendation of the Chief Epidemiologist, who has expressed concern over the rapid increase in infections, the increase in serious illness and the growing strain on the health care system. The requirement to wear a mask will enter into force tomorrow, and the other changes will apply as of Wednesday, 10 November, and will remain in force for four weeks, until Tuesday 8 December.

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6. Nov 2021 : THE BRIDGE - selected to participate in an UNICEF competition

THE BRIDGE - Child consultancy, in Hafnarfjörður was submitted to the UNICEF ​​international competition entitled Child Friendly Cities and Local Governments Inspire Awards , where "Brúin" participates in the category Child-friendly social services.

The BRIDGE - Child consultancy procedure has been in development since 2018 and the goal is to integrate services for preschool and primary school children in Hafnarfjörður and their families. Emphasis is placed on providing increased services at earlier stages with the involvement of interdisciplinary Bridge teams in pre-schools and primary schools.

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4. Nov 2021 : Preparation of a policy for Hafnarfjörður until 2035

The municipality of Hafnarfjörður is now taking the first steps in a comprehensive strategy according to the decision of the Hafnarfjörður town council from 12 August 2021. The project is to shape the future vision for Hafnarfjörður until the year 2035 and on that basis build main goals that support the shaping of priorities in the short term. This is done with strategic plans that set measurable short-term goals and this work takes place as a prelude to budgeting. The project takes a step towards linking the municipality's policies to an increasing extent with the allocation of funds and consequently success.

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3. Nov 2021 : Micro grants for culture and art during Advent

Hafnarfjörður advertises for applications for micro-grants for cultural affairs during Advent. In order to support Hafnarfjörður's artists and Hafnarfjörður culture, part of the funds of the Christmas Village in Hafnarfjörður will be allocated to various projects that will take place on Advent 2021. We are looking for any kind of events and entertainment that can enrich the Christmas atmosphere in the Christmas town on Advent. It is important that the projects appeal to a wide group of people and that many people enjoy them.

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1. Nov 2021 : Change in opening hours in service center

In recent months and years, Hafnarfjörður municipality has taken steps towards smarter services, to improve quality and efficiency. New smart solutions have been well received by residents and other service users and new ways of communicating and sharing information have been successful. Digital changes and the development of opening hours in society in general have, among other things, had a direct effect on residents' visits to the service center at Strandgata 6.