Press conference briefing: There may be new restrictions in Aalborg

By: Nathalia Hentze Nielsen

Two days ago Aalborg Municipality, North Jutland Police, Aalborg Student Society, and a representative from Jomfru Ane Gade called for a joint press briefing where they announced: “We have an important message to all the people of Northern Jutland, especially those in Aalborg.”

Yesterday, we finally heard the details of this message from the representatives.

The following participants were present at the briefing: Jan Nielsen, the director of Aalborg Municipality who is also in charge of the emergency task force, Mick Scholtka, chairman of the Student Society at Aalborg University, Flemming Thingbak, director of Aalborg City Association, Henrik Foget Jensen, director of Zwei Grosse Bier Bar, Denmark, and Anders Uhrskov, Deputy Assistant Commissioner for North Jutland Police. 

With the running headline, “Hold on to the good habits,” Jan Nielsen spoke first about our current situation.

His main point was that good habits do not form themselves. “We must tighten up, otherwise restrictions will be imposed,” he said.

Jan Nielsen especially appealed to the younger individuals in Nothern Jutland and Aalborg.

“Dial down the parties, keep distance, and avoid hugging.”

Employees in shops have a big responsibility

Aalborg City represents 300 shops and over 6.000 employees from the city center, and Flemming Thingbak emphasized that all employees should uphold good behavior.

More transparent information about the status of the city will be introduced so everyone can shop safely in the city center. 

 “We must break this curve,” he said.

Get the ‘Smitte-APP’ – or you will not be able to enter Jomfru Ane Gade

Jomfru Ane Gade (the famous bar street) was also represented, and Henrik Foget Jensen stressed the need for good cooperation with the North Jutland Police.

“We have launched a campaign so people remember to download the Smitte|stop-APP (a contact tracing app), which the Danish state has developed. It is important to remember that in the event it is needed, the APP will help stop the spread of the Coronavirus. 

In some places, we require that you have the Smitte|stop-APP installed on your mobile to enter.” 

You can find and learn more about the APP here.

The North Jutland Police will also enforce more consequences to help stop the spread: 

“You will see us more in the nightlife and restaurants. So remember your distance, even when you are feeling festive,” Anders Uhrskov, Deputy Assistant Commissioner for North Jutland Police, emphasized.