Workplaces need to ensure that no more than 100 people are in the same space at the same time. At smaller sites it is important to ensure a minimum distance of two metres between individuals. On October 27th The Minister of Tourism; Industry; and Innovation; the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs have put in place measures to enable non-EEA foreign nationals to reside in Iceland for up to six months and telework for foreign companies. With the measure; those foreign citizens; who are exempt from the visa requirements; will be allowed to apply for a long-term visa in Iceland for teleworkers and bring their families without having to move their legal domicile to the country or obtain Icelandic ID numbers. Workplaces and institutions continue to be charged with applying distancing and hygiene regulations. The current domestic COVID-19 regulations will be in effect until May 26.
On March 6 Iceland’s Chief Epidemiologist and the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police’s Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Managemen declared the highest alert level - an emergency phase- as a result of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease. This was done in accordance with the Pandemic National Response Plan. On 25 May Iceland has lowered its COVID-19 alert level from ‘emergency’ to ‘danger’.
The daily public information briefs provided by the Civil Protection; the Chief epidemiologist and the Medical Director of Health will come to an end. However; these public briefings will resume if COVID- 19 starts testing positive in the society again. (Source from Policy Response) Q&A. Updated daily or as new information is available or questions are brought up. Available in English at https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item38808/Questions-and-answers-regarding-novel-coronavirus-in-China