Oslo to lift more Covid-19 measures next week 

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Oslo to lift more Covid-19 measures next week 
Oslo will lift a number of local measures next week. Photo by Oscar Daniel Rangel on Unsplash

From next Monday, Oslo will relax local Covid restrictions to bring rules in line with the national measures, the city's executive mayor announced Thursday. Here's what you need to know.


From July the 5th, the Norwegian capital will drop its local coronavirus rules for the home office, serving times and big events like concerts and festivals. 

"Infection rates in Oslo continue to decline, and at the moment, there are only four patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19. This means it's possible to remove some of the last local restrictions that are left in Oslo," Raymond Johansen, Oslo's executive mayor, said in a statement.

Alcohol will be able to be served past midnight, although venues can't let any new guests in past midnight. 

The rules for big events will also mirror national rules. Up to 5,000 spectators can attend events such as concerts and football matches using Norway's Covid-19 certificate next week. 

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In addition to this, the local requirement to work from home will be lifted and replaced with the government recommendation that workplaces slowly start bringing employees back into the workplace. 


"The use of a home office has been absolutely critical to reduce mobility and reduce contact. When levels of infection are as low as they are now, it is no longer right to require a home office," Johansen said. 

Infection control measures such as social distancing of 1 metre will still be in place in workplaces. 

The local rules to use face masks on public transport and taxis, to avoid using public transport, and special rules for construction sites will continue. 


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