Norwegian municipalities introduce local coronavirus rules: Here’s what applies in your area

Norwegian municipalities introduce local coronavirus rules: Here’s what applies in your area
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A large number of Norwegian municipalities, primarily in the Oslo area, are to introduce local coronavirus restrictions. Up to 1.3 million people could be affected.

Although national restrictions are on course to be eased during October, measures put in place by local authorities in response to localised outbreaks of coronavirus take precedence over these.

Health minister Bent Høie earlier this week called for municipalities close to Oslo to consider following the capital, the centre of increased infections in the country, in taking additional measures to prevent the spread of infections.

You can see a breakdown of the measures in place in each municipality below. Some are mandatory requirements and some are recommendations.

The municipal measures were reported by NRK and are correct at the time of writing, but it is a good idea to check with your local authority if you are unsure about any changes to the situation.

This article is intended as a guide to, rather than definitive list of the measures in place locally.

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Asker Municipality

  • Facemasks strongly recommended on public transport where a social distance of one metre is not possible
  • Work from home where possible
  • Do not arrange or attend events with more than 50 participants without seating
  • Bars and cafes asked to register guests
  • Face masks strongly recommended for home social care workers

Aurskog-Høland Municipality

  • Facemasks mandatory on public transport where a social distance of one metre is not possible
  • Establishments with licence to serve alcohol asked to register guests
  • No indoor events with more than 50 participants without fixed seating
  • No private gatherings with more than 20 participants or where a social distance of one metre is not possible

Bærum Municipality

  • Facemasks mandatory on public transport where a social distance of one metre is not possible
  • Establishments with licence to serve alcohol must have a system for registering guests' contact information
  • No more than 50 participants in indoor events without fixed seating
  • Face masks strongly required for home social care workers

Enebakk Municipality

  • Facemasks mandatory on public transport where a social distance of one metre is not possible
  • No indoor events with more than 50 participants without fixed seating
  • No private gatherings with more than 10 participants or where a social distance of one metre is not possible

Frogn Municipality

  • Facemasks mandatory on public transport where a social distance of one metre is not possible
  • Organisers asked to consult with the municipality when arrange larger events
  • Bars, cafes and restaurants asked to set up systems for registering guests

Gjerdrum Municipality

  • Facemasks mandatory on public transport where a social distance of one metre is not possible
  • Residents encourage to limit the number of close contacts
  • Work from home where possible

Gran Municipality

  • Facemasks mandatory on public transport to and from Oslo where a social distance of one metre is not possible
  • No events with more than 50 participants without fixed seating
  • Nightclubs asked to register guests

Hole Municipality

  • Facemasks encouraged on public transport
  • Commuters asked to work from home where possible
  • Bars, cafes and restaurants asked to register guests' contact information

Lillestrøm Municipality

  • Facemasks mandatory on public transport where a social distance of one metre is not possible
  • No indoor events with more than 50 participants without fixed seating

Lier Municipality

  • Facemasks strongly recommended on public transport between Drammen-Oslo where a social distance of one metre is not possible
  • Work from home where possible
  • Avoid indoor events with more than 50 participants where there is no seating
  • Limit private gatherings to a maximum of 10 people

Lunner Municipality

  • Residents advised to avoid public transport to and from the Oslo region
  • Facemasks mandatory on public transport to and from Oslo where a social distance of one metre is not possible
  • No events with more than 50 participants without fixed seating
  • Establishments with licence to serve alcohol must register guests' contact information
  • Employers in Lunner must arrange for employees who live in Oslo and neighbouring municipalities to work from home as far as is practically possible

Lørenskog Municipality has implemented the same measures as Oslo:

  • Face masks must be worn on public transport where it is not possible to maintain a social distance of one metre
  • Temporary ban on indoor events with over 50 participants if the participants are not seated
  • Face masks must be worn by home carers where it is not possible to maintain social distance
  • Restaurants, cafes and other places where food is served must register all customers

Nes Municipality

  • Facemasks recommended on public transport where a social distance of one metre is not possible
  • Residents encourage to limit the number of close contacts
  • Work from home where possible

Nesodden Municipality

  • Facemasks mandatory on public transport where a social distance of one metre is not possible
  • No indoor events with more than 50 participants without fixed seating

Nittedal Municipality

  • Residents encouraged to avoid public transport
  • Facemasks mandatory on public transport where a social distance of one metre is not possible
  • No indoor events with more than 50 participants without fixed seating

Nordre Follo Municipality

  • Facemasks mandatory on public transport where a social distance of one metre is not possible
  • No indoor events with more than 50 participants without fixed seating

Rælingen Municipality

  • Facemasks mandatory on public transport where a social distance of one metre is not possible
  • No private gatherings with more than 20 people present
  • No indoor events with more than 50 participants without fixed seating

Vestby Municipality is awaiting confirmation of the following measures, still under consideration:

  • Facemasks on public transport where a social distance of one metre is not possible
  • Bars, cafes and restaurants to register guests' contact information
  • No indoor events with more than 50 participants without seating

Ås Municipality

  • Facemasks mandatory on public transport where a social distance of one metre is not possible
  • Bars, cafes and restaurants asked to register guests with table service

 

 


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