The Oslo Police District is doubling the fines for several corona-related offenses.
Those who arrange a party and break the ban on having more than ten guests will now have to pay NOK 20,000 if they are caught by the police – twice as much as before.
Guest at such a private gathering will also be fined NOK 10,000, the Oslo Police District warns.
Sand: The situation is serious
The same applies to gatherings where the venue is not big enough for all participants to keep at least one meter of distance from each other.
“This increase in fine rates underlines the seriousness of breaking the corona rules. Everyone has a responsibility to take care of infection control rules,” Beate Brinch Sand of the Oslo Police District noted.
The Attorney General’s updated directive for criminal proceedings during the corona pandemic “provides guidance” on the new fine rates for corona-related offenses under the Communicable Diseases Act.
New fine for rejecting testing
In addition, fines of NOK 20,000 will be introduced for those who refuse to be tested for COVID-19 when they arrive in Norway.
The Oslo Police District has not regulated this before, but the fine is now being introduced.
Breaking the ban on alcohol serving can result in a fine of NOK 50,000. Here, the minimum rate has increased from NOK 10,000 to NOK 20,000.
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