The Prime Minister visited the Summer Park on its first opening day

Oslo.Prime Minister Erna Solberg at Tryvann : Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix
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From Monday, amusement parks could open after Corona closures. Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) marked it by visiting Oslo Summer Park at Tryvann.

There she and her husband, Sindre Finnes, got a guided tour of the climbing trails by general manager Espen Bengston and his dog Snowy.

– The more we can do in normal everyday life, the better it is, says Solberg to NTB.

Above their heads, both children and adults climbed and hovered in the many obstacles and zip lines.

– There are many dare devils here, commented the Prime Minister.

Very cool to climb
Oslo Summer Park, like other parks, must follow a number of infection measures. Among other things, only one person per platform in the trees is allowed – unless they are from the same household.

The siblings Louis, Amalie and Henriette Thorendahl were in the park with their mother and father.

“It’s very cool to climb, and it’s great fun to zipline,” Henriette said.

Oslo Summer Park has around 50 people on their payroll, said the general manager, who is happy to finally be able to open the park again.

– It’s nice, especially for the employees, says Espen Bengtson.

People at work
The Prime Minister also emphasises the importance of getting people back to work.

– These are jobs too. Many people talk about which jobs are important, but all jobs are important in Norway at the moment. There are many people unemployed. These are jobs and we have activity, says Solberg.

Then physical activity for children and young people is also important. The climbing parks provide a way to let go, and the amusement parks provide joy in everyday life. I think we need this after the winter and spring we’ve had, she adds.

Do not expect flare ups

Solberg believes that the level of contamination in Norway is now so low that reopening of amusement parks will probably not cause any significant surge – noticeably if you follow the contagion rules however.

On Monday, alcohol serving venues not selling food could also reopen.

– It is probably more likely that our assessment ability will be a little weakened after having been in a bar for a while however, compared to being in a climbing park, Erna Solberg points out.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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