As of Friday, Arendal Municipality will allow alcohol serving alongside food at restaurants and bars.
On Wednesday morning, the Municipality made the decision – in line with the vote in the Norwegian parliament (Storting) from Tuesday afternoon.
“Arendal will follow the Storting’s decision. The main reason is low infection pressure in the Municipality,” mayor Robert Cornels Nordli (AP) told newspaper Agderposten.
It will thus be permitted to serve alcohol in connection with serving food. Tvedestrand Municipality also seems to be following suit.
“We just had a chat with the municipal director… I can say with great confidence that Tvedestrand will also follow the parliamentary majority,” mayor Marianne Landaas (H) told the newspaper.
Trondheim and Bergen lift alcohol serving ban
From Friday, Bergen will also allow alcohol serving alongside food. The decision was made by Bergen’s City Council during a meeting earlier in the day.
Trondheim also decided to lift the alcohol serving ban. Now, the municipality’s residents can have a beer with their food before 10:00 PM.
In the future, alcohol serving will stop at 10:00 PM Trondheim restaurants and bars.
Infection rates in Trondheim have improved significantly in recent weeks after the major outbreak before Christmas.
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