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It is allowed to organise weddings if the control measures in force are adhered to.

Protective mask

A protective mask is obligatory at events taking place in public indoor spaces, except in activities where wearing it is not possible (e.g. while eating and drinking, or when coming in contact with water).

Dispersion

Dispersion, the availability of disinfectants and following the disinfection requirements according to the instructions of the Health Board must be ensured at the indoor premises and outdoor activities of catering establishments.

Last updated: 16.03.2022 00:30

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It is not prohibited to organise funerals.

The guests have to wear a mask in public indoor spaces. Indoors it is also necessary to ensure dispersion, the availability of disinfectants, and the following of disinfection requirements according to the instructions of the Health Board.

Last updated: 15.03.2022 11:50

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If the death has occurred due to the coronavirus, then the family members and the bereaved cannot touch the body. Both casket burial and cremation are allowed.

From infection control point of view, cremation is preferable, but it is not compulsory and depends on the wishes of the family.

Open casket burial is allowed provided the bereaved will not come into contact with the body. It is the responsibility of the funeral organiser to ensure the safety of the funeral.

It is necessary to avoid gathering indoors and, if possible, to hold a funeral ceremony directly in the graveyard.

The Health Board has issued a guideline for handling the bodies of the persons infected with COVID-19 or suspected of COVID-19 infection, for both hospitals and funeral homes. (guidelines for funeral homes).

The special measures concern the storage, cremation and preparation of a body for burial. Procedures requiring direct contact with the body should be minimised, if possible, and precautions should be taken, using special personal protective equipment.

Last updated: 28.01.2021 09:42

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Protective mask

All participants over the age of 12 have to wear a mask. A scarf, a tube scarf, a collar, a visor or any other object that is not clearly meant to be worn as a protective mask do not count as a mask. A preference is given to a medical mask or a mask equated to that (e.g. an FFP1-3 mask or a N95 respirator) which effectively stops the coronavirus from spreading.

Dispersion

In public indoor spaces it is important ensure dispersion, availability of disinfectants and the following of disinfection rules in accordance with the instructions of the Health Board.

Last updated: 14.03.2022 23:13

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A COVID-19 positive must stay in self-isolation for 10 days. Hopefully it is possible to keep the body of the close one in the cold chamber of the hospital or funeral home until the isolation period of the COVID-19 patient ends. Still, if problems occur, we recommend turning to the local municipality for help.

Last updated: 30.09.2021 14:28

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More information about the coronavirus and restrictions related to it is available calling 1247 (from abroad +372 600 1247).