Covid 19

New regulations regarding Covid-19 outbrake effective as of 5th of October to 19th of October.

School-work at secondary school level and in universities may continue, provided that students and staff can ensure at least 1 metre social distancing and the maximum number of students in each schoolroom does not exceed 30. The limit on the number of people and mixing of groups may be departed from in shared premises within the school if face masks are used. In Keldnaholt there is a 2 meter social distance rule. More information here.

We remind everyone to keep a social distance, wash hands and sanitize. Use protective masks and stay home if any symptoms are noticed. Information regarding courses and schoolwork willl be sent via email and on Ugla. 

Cantina in Keldnaholt and Hvanneyri willl be open but with a max number of 30 people at the same time. We will be on alert and inform if any changes. It is important to inform Guðmunda Smáradóttir our HR and Quality manager if you have a suspection of covid infection or a confirmed case via email

We will work together to make things work as well as possible in the safest way. 


The Agricultural University of Iceland (AUI) has implemented various measures in response due to the COVID-19 epidemic. It is of the uttermost importance to ensure the safety of our students and staff preventing Covid-19. We follow the rules and regulations set by the Icelandic Directorate of Health.

The organisation of teaching in the autumn semester 2020 will be determined first and foremost by the recommendations of the Chief Epidemiologist and the other authorities to ensure the safety of our students and staff without reducing the accademic quality and teaching. The AUI's Emergency Response Board meets regularly to plan contingency measures in response to the COVID-19 epidemic and sends announcements to students and concerning measures when necessary.

Main rules and safety measures:

  • The AUI buildings are open to students and staff according to current regulations set by the Directorate of Health.
  • Limit of larger gatherings. 100-person limit of larger gatherings. Children born 2005 or later are not included in this number.
  • Colleges and universities are allowed to maintain one-meter social distance between individuals without face masks. 
  • All services are open but with the restrictions to ensure a 1 meter social distance and gathering of less than 100 people in the same space.

We encourage all students and staff to follow the restrictions set by the Directorate of health and the Icelandic government. Further information can be found on the Department of Civil Protection website.

Other useful information on Covid-19 can be found here.

If you are experiencing any symptoms it is important to remain at home and not attend the university. You can call 1700 for guidance. And finally look out for one another, encourage people to go home if they appear to be ill, and take particular care to look out for people who don´t have a strong support network in Iceland. 


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