Sports, swimming and physical fitness training

The effective limit on gatherings has an impact on the operation of swimming pools and bathing facilities, physical fitness centres and sports in Iceland.

Sports

Limits on the number participating and social distancing in sports. Physical contact is permitted between athletes during training and competition. The 1-metre social distancing rule, however, must be observed in changing rooms and other areas outside competition and training facilities. Others, including trainers, employees and volunteers, must also comply with the 1-metre distancing rule. Up to 50 persons may gather during training sessions and in competitions. Spectators may not attend indoor sports events. Up to 100 spectators may, however, attend outdoor events provided that they sit in numbered seats registered to their name and use facemasks.

Children born in 2005 and later are not included in this number. Physical contact between students during training sessions and competition is permitted in sports classes at secondary schools. The 1-metre social distancing rule, however, must be observed in changing rooms and other areas outside the training and competition area. Competition equipment must be disinfected after each use to the extent possible, taking into account the nature of the sport discipline.

The sports disciplines that are not subject to ÍSÍ (The National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland) must establish their own rules or follow the same instructions as apply to comparable sports disciplines within the ÍSÍ.

Swimming and bathing facilities

Limits on the number participating and social distancing in swimming and bathing facilities. The number of guests in swimming and bathing facilities may be 50% of the permitted maximum number of guests according to their operating licence.
If the maximum number is not registered in the operating permit, the number of guests should be half the number that the changing rooms allow. Children bornin 2005 and later are not included in this number. Chief Epidemiologist issues further instructions on swimming and bathing facilities as regards COVID-19

Physical training centres

Limits on the number participating and social distancing in physical training centres. The premises of physical fitness centres are to be closed to the public.

 

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