When we are sitting still, we do not need to wear a mask, but when we stand up and get ready to leave a room – where crowding could occur – we must wear a mask.
Why must we be so strict at the Academy?
The Academy is a government institution and is considered a public space. As long as the City of Oslo has ordered people to wear a mask in public spaces, we must comply with this.
We have strict measures in place at the Academy, but this is because we want to keep the school open for instruction on the principal instrument and for practising. The school’s closure in March presented a serious challenge to a lot of people, and we want to do everything we can to avoid a recurrence of that situation.