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It caused a stir when Bø in Vesterålen, as the first municipality in Norway closed the schools for fear of koronasmitte.
the Municipality was also quick to introduce the so-called “søringkarantene” – it will say that no one visiting the south of Dovre, we got let in.
Now the Lofoten islands and Vesterålen, and several municipalities and regions in the north expanded the quarantine to apply to the border between Nordland and Trøndelag.
Not enough – some of the municipalities in Helgeland send all outside of the region in the quarantine. The very longest runs Vardø, where all that comes from outside the municipality must be in quarantine
– We believe that this is the best solution to keep infection away from the area, ” says mayor Sture Pedersen (H) of the Bø.
Sunday, it was expected that the government would prohibit the municipalities to run their own race with strict, local koronaregler.
But that did not work. After a four hours long emergency meeting, it was clear that the government does not prohibit local karantenebestemmelser.
Still not the crystal clear advice from the health minister Bent on High to get me wrong.
– the Government does not recommend the municipalities to impose their own rules about quarantine, said health minister Bent High on the national tutor for the municipalities ‘ karanteneregler.
HERE, BUT NO LONGER: more and more Norwegian municipalities are introducing full søringkarantene. It will say all the visitors who are entering the region must be quarantined.
Photo: Jens Kyed / NRK
Several municipalities in the north have announced that they will not respond to the call.
today, turn the screw another turn.
We are very concerned to shield our municipality and region. We have no infected as of today. It shows that we have done something right, ” says Bo-mayor Sture Pedersen.
And more follow after.
In the state of minnesota has Kvænangen and Salangen already decided that anyone who has been to the south of Nordland, in quarantine.
today adopts probably also Bardu municipality of the same strict karantenereglene on an extraordinary kommunestyremøte.
In the setting from the mayor Toralf Heimdal says that anyone who has been more than 24 hours south of Nordland county shall be in hjemmekarantene in 14 days if they have or will have stay in Bardu municipality.
– Those I speak with who have very large medisinskfaglig expertise says we have isolated ourselves as much as possible, ” says Bardu-mayor Toralf Heimdal to NRK.
Asks the municipalities to take into account the business Photo: Peder Martin Bergholt / NRK
At Sunday’s press conference asked the health minister Bent High, the municipalities in the north to take account of local economic growth and important community features.
Bø-mayor Sture Pedersen emphasizes that even though his municipality select an even tougher line, they follow the tutor, the government has added to the reason.
we do this in the whole of Lofoten and Vesterålen. We have good arbeidsbevegelse, and good dispensasjonsregler for commuters in the region.
DEMANDING SITUATION: the Managing director of the confederation of Norwegian enterprise, Ole Erik Almlid, said during the press conference that it is important that municipalities not introduce measures that make sure that people are hindered in their work.
Arbeidsgiverorganisasjonen NHO believes the strict karantenereglene will give big consequences for the business sector.
the Managing director of the confederation of Norwegian enterprise, Ole Erik Almlid, are surprised to find that some municipalities choose to tighten to, when the message from both the organizations and the government are so evident.
He says to NRK that he expects that all of the municipalities follow the policies that now stand in the tutor, in the interest of firms that keeps samfunnshjulene in time.
” It is important that healthy people get to get to and from work, so that the businesses can keep the wheels in motion get the opportunity to do so. Stop in a business get large ripple effects, and means to quickly stop in other businesses that are already squeezed.
He notes that several municipalities now follow the advice and guidelines.
– It is very good for all parties.
KEEPING THE lights on: – Job number one is to limit the infection and safe life and health. Job number two is to keep the wheels in motion, ” says Daniel Bjarmann-Simonsen in NHO Nordland.
Photo: Øystein Nygård / NRK
After the guide was presented yesterday have NHO Nordland received several new cases, from businesses in Salten, Lofoten and Helgeland.
” We are in dialogue with several municipalities about the issues that have arisen as a result of local rules. We work with you to find out what the municipalities intend to do, and follow this up.
He pulls Rob up as an example to be followed. Which opened the municipality up for the employees at Rana Gruber could travel to and from his home in other municipalities, without having to go into quarantine afterwards.
We had a big challenge in Mo I Rana, which was resolved yesterday with the new tutor. Rana municipality has changed its regulations so that Rana Gruber get done their vaktskift.
Bjarmann-Simonsen was supposed to set that the municipalities revoked the local rules, but still has the belief that businesses and municipalities to come up with great solutions together.
– Option is that it opens up that labour can move across municipal borders. Then it should be enough that companies opt into the smittetiltak and routines they have, so that municipalities have an overview.
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