Year of Covid-19

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A list of Nordic larp that were affected by the 2019 outbreak of Corona Virus Covid-19 and the following restrictions. Events in date order. Events with no article has country in parenthesis.

2019 November

  • First case in Wuhan, china.

2019 December

  • 31 December, Health authorities in Wuhan investigate.

2020 January

  • 30 january the WHO declared the outbreak to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
  • The outbreak was confirmed to have spread to Italy on 31 January

2020 March


5-8

  • Larp Convention Portal 8 is run as planned in Zagreb (Croatia). It is live streamed and people can access it from home as well as on site.

11

  • Swedish government outlaws official gatherings larger than 500 people. Schools and worksplaces can continue.
  • Denmark lower the limit from 1000 to 100 people and closes schools for two weeks.
  • Polen closes all schools at any level for two weeks.
  • Italy Prime Minister Conte ordered stoppage of nearly all commercial activity except supermarkets and pharmacies.

12

  • Cheznia closes border to Swedes. Slovenia stops all foreign travelers except from Poland.
  • College of Wizardry: Werewar One is cancelled after all staff and some of the participants have already arrived. Everyone has to be sent back home. A race against time starts against closing borders.

13

  • The US stops receiving travelers from Schengen/EU for 30 days. This does not apply to travellers from the UK.
  • Spring runs of Baphomet (Denmark) by Participatory Design agency are cancelled
  • The last song (Denmark) by Avalon Studios posts that they plan to run the event, but that they will decide on whether it needs to be postponed on April 15:th. The larp is planned for May.
  • Solmukohta 2020 announces that it is Cancelled. This is the greatest gathering of Nordic larpers for the year.
  • The Rites of Spring (UK) is cancelled

14

  • College of Wizardry announces there is a confirmed case of Covid-19 among the players of the March run.
  • Norway announces they will Close Airports, harbours and will have strict border crossing. Goods will still be allowed through but non-Citizens who are not from Sweden or Finland will be quarantined for 14 days or sent back.
  • Swedish residents are recommended to not travel to "any country".

2020 April