The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is currently working out national guidelines for the prosecutional assessment and handling of different violations of measures to control the spread of the coronavirus, and the Director of Public Prosecutions has signalled that violations giving rise to criminal liability will be treated with the utmost seriousness by the prosecuting authority.

-The priorities of the police are to safeguard the life and health of the public, maintain peace and order, and otherwise contribute to the total emergency preparedness of the community. The police provide support to the health authorities in their duties, and will contribute to a responsible handling of this situation. Consequently, the law enforcement authorities will give priority to the prosecution of violations of the disease control and prevention legislation in this extraordinary situation our community is now living, says the National Police Commissioner Benedicte Bjørnland.

Anyone witnessing clear violations of the imposed measures is asked to contact the police.