23.mars 2020 - 15:59

Announcement from the Crises Authorities in Vestmannaeyjar 22.03.2020

This evening 3 cases of virus infection have been confirmed and there are already 30 infections in Vestmannaeyjar in total. Of these 3 cases, 2 were already in quarantine. The number of people undergoing quarantine is 475. It has been decided that primary school education in Vestmannaeyjar will be moved to online education from March 23 until further notice. Online teaching is necessary because it is impossible to organize teachers and thus comply with the ban on gathering up to 10 people. Despite this, there will be classes for students of grade 1 and 2 in Hamarsskóli who have parents in the first line of help. Temporary quarantine of students, parents and employees in classes 1-4 has been dismissed because all samples were negative. People who quarantine for another reason complete it as directed.


We would like to draw your attention to the fact that samples from persons who have been diagnosed as negative but are in quarantine, the quarantine is still valid. Quarantine always takes place for 14 days from the time of contact of the person with the infected person.


We also remind you to send in questions, for questions and answers regarding the situation on the island are collected, we encourage you to use this option and later the answers to the questions will be available on the website of the municipality of Vestmannaeyjabær tomorrow evening.

Crisis authorities in Vestmannaeyjar 
Vestmannaeyjabær | Ráðhúsinu | Bárustíg 15 | 900 Vestmannaeyjum | Sími: 488 2000 | postur@vestmannaeyjar.is | Kt.: 690269-0159