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After that, the prohibition to be in the cabins outside the own hjemkommuner was extended to apply to over easter, many have tried to find creative solutions.
People have both sought to change the place of residence to their huts, and parked the motorhome’s outside the cabin.
Now has more also elected to order the hotel reservations at Scandic Hafjell in Øyer municipality in order to be able to spend the holiday season in the mountain without breaking the law. It makes Kommuneoverlege Anders Brabrand now have required the hotel to shut down.
– It is a large hotel with over 100 rooms. If it gets filled up at easter it will be very difficult to follow all the rules, as for example, to keep the two metre distance, ” he says.
It was the newspaper Norwaynews Dagningen as Thursday morning wrote that the cabin owners had booked themselves into the hotel in the easter season, and just hours after the took the Brabrand decision to shut down.
JOINT EFFORT: Kommuneoverlege in the Islands municipality, Anders Brabrand, believes that people now have to get used to the measures in place to find ways to avoid them.
Photo: Lars Erik Skrefsrud / NRK Closed until after easter
Brabrand tells us that the order of closure basically will last to 13. april, that is as long as hytteforbudet per day.
– This is not the hotel’s fault. They have not done anything wrong, ” says Brabrand.
But when people are constantly looking for loopholes to circumvent the påleggene, so we need to go to this step to close the hotel, ” he adds.
He emphasizes at the same time that the vast majority follows the rules and stays away from the cabin. Nevertheless, there are a few who are trying to find ways to spend easter at the cottage.
– They have then booked out a hotel room to sleep there for the night, and spend the days at the cottage, ” he says.
EMPTY COTTAGES: Islands in the municipality of bor, according to SSB 5100 people. At the same time, there are over 3300 cabins. Now are all of them empty.
Photo: Ragnhild Moen Holø / NRK Sad, but necessary
communications manager at Scandic Norway, Lars Vestad, says they have great respect for the decision, and that they have understanding for kommuneoverlegen their reviews.
– It is of course sad, but now we are in a period where it is important that everyone contributes for that we as quickly as possible can get back to everyday life again, ” he says.
– When it comes to the financial consequences, then it is something I can’t go on.
EMPTY SLOPES: Hafjell alpine centre is completely empty of people. They stay closed the rest of the season to prevent the spread of koronaviruset.
Photo: Ragnhild Moen Holø / NRK – We need to get used to the measures
Brabrand describes it as very “umusikalsk”.
This can be for many may not seem so serious, but when you see that they in Spain need to use a ishall in order to keep the dead people because they don’t have the space in likhusene you will realize the seriousness, ” he says.
the Reason why the cabin owners are not allowed to travel on their huts is because hyttekommunene do not have the medical capacity to take care of more than those who are resident in the municipality.
Brabrand is also kommuneoverlege in Fronskommunene, Gausdal and Ringebu in addition to the Islands. Now he will find out about several of them in open accommodations that are being used to circumvent the hytteforbudet.
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