Alert level due to COVID-19

31. Jul 2020

The municipality's services remain mostly unchanged while work procedures will be adjusted to fit new social distancing limits.

Employees are encouraged to practice individual disease prevention and managers have reviewed protocols in workstations. Furthermore, special guidelines have been prepared for staff members returning to work after trips abroad to minimise risk of infection.

Visits to inhabitants have been restricted to protect vulnerable groups. Guidelines have been issued to staff in service apartments for the elderly, as well as the residents in apartments and group homes for people with disabilities. Operating units will not be closed nor will services be limited at this time as regards social activities for the elderly and canteens. However, the 2 m distance rule will be in place and number of people restrictions respected.

The operations of museums and library will remain mostly unchanged except for people restrictions and the 2 m rule.

Swimming pools will be open with restrictions. No more than 100 people are allowed in each space at Ásvallalaug and 32 people at Sundhöll Hafnarfjarðar and the 2 m rule is mandatory. Suðurbæjarlaug is closed for maintenance. Signs on restrictions to the number of people will be put up next to hot tubs and saunas and hand sanitiser will be accessible. Opening hours will remain the same.

We are on alert and will take the appropriate measures as needed, in cooperation with civil protection services and the chief epidemiologist.