Prime Minister Støre: The one meter of distance requirement may disappear faster than expected

Jonas Gahr StørePhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

The one-meter requirement could be removed faster than initially expected, according to Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. He said there might be more relief before February 17.

On Tuesday, the government lifted a large part of the corona measures. At the same time, it signaled that the remaining measures could probably be phased out on February 17.

Meanwhile, the distance requirement continues to create headaches for the culture and restaurant industry. Støre says he understands this problem and adds that the one-meter requirement could disappear before February 17, TV 2 writes.

“The (one) meter (of distance) will disappear. We have said that we will consider this by February 17, but a lot can happen before that date,” he said.

New assessment

The requirement of one meter of distance still applies, as well as the use of a face mask if people can’t keep their distance from others. Støre says there may be several significant reliefs in the next two weeks. 

“We ask the professional authorities to give us advice on an ongoing basis. We will not have such rules (in place) longer than necessary,” he said, adding that the health care system and sickness absence situation will be key elements of future assessments.

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