«Private gathering» means all private gatherings and informal events, both outdoors and indoors. This includes parties, dinners and other social meetings, indoors or in relation to a private home, in parks or other places outdoors. The ban on private gatherings with more than 10 people will not apply to other events that are covered by the national Covid-19 regulations.
The legal regulation for this ban was confirmed by the City Government Tuesday the 22nd of September. This is a stronger measure that the national limit of 20 people in private gatherings.
The national health authorities recommend against private gatherings of more than 20 people, and to keep at least 1 metre between all those present. In view of the current state of the pandemic in Oslo, the epidemic advisor has recommended that the maximum number in private gatherings should be reduced to 10. Considering the gravity of the situation, the City Government sees the necessity of enforcing the limit to the number of people as a prohibition, and not just a recommendation.