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Information about corona virus

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  • Do you think you might have Covid-19?
    Please isolate yourself from other people and call 51 91 40 30 to book a corona test. The phone is open 08.30–15.00 on weekdays and 10.00–14.00 Saturdays and Sundays.
  • If you are a Norwegian citizen you can book a test appointment online at helsenorge.no.
  • The test centre is located at Stavanger Forum, Tjensvoll. 
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Advice and information about the new coronavirus disease COVID-19 from FHI.

How many Covid-19 cases are there in Stavanger?

This page lists current confirmed cases (in Norwegian only).

Rules and recommendations

Due to the infection rate in the region, the municipalities in Nord-Jæren have implemented measure level B, with the event regulations fra measure level A from 16. April until 30. april. The local measures are now stricter than the national ones, due to the covid-19 infection rate in the region. The national rules and recommendations

These are the most important rules and recommendations i Stavanger:

Recommendations

  • You should host no more than five guests in your own home. You are urged to meet people outdoors.
  • Your total number of contacts over the course of one week should not exceed 10 persons beyond necessary contacts in the line of work, household members and kindergarten/school cohorts.
  • Distancing of two metres should be maintained in encounters with others who are in risk categories, and in situations where the risk of infection is assumed to be greater (e.g. during high intensity physical activity, singing or shouting).
  • Everyone should avoid non-essential travel. Employees should only travel to their workplace if it is necessary. Nevertheless, most people are subject to guidelines that stipulate they should work from home.
  • It is recommended that residents in the municipality subject to these measures use local shopping centres/department stores.
  • Residents within a municipality subject to measures may travel to a second home or leisure property, but only with people from their own household. Ensure that all purchase are made prior to departure from your own municipality. Do not visit stores, catering outlets or other places where many people may gather in the municipality that you visit. Maintain distancing from other people on the ski trail, the ski lift and when hiking. Check which advice and guidelines apply to the municipality you are visiting and adhere to them. Do not receive visitors.
  • Municipalities and county municipalities should impose enhanced measures on all forms of public transport. This may include measures such as limiting passenger numbers to 50 per cent of capacity on board.
  • Persons who are in high risk categories and face elevated risks of illness or death if they are infected with Covid-19 should ensure they exercise further caution.
  • One-to-one businesses, such as hairdressers, should introduce enhanced measures such as the use of face coverings in situations where it is not possible to maintain distancing of at least 1 metre. Alternatively, they should reduce or temporarily suspend services that involve close face-to-face contact.
  • Testing and contact tracing of close contact and household members:
    • persons who are in quarantine having been instructed to do so by contact tracing should take a test on day 7-10 of their quarantine period.
    • close contacts who are linked to an outbreak of the mutated coronavirus must take a PCR test both when they begin their quarantine period (immediately after being defined as a close contact) and at the end of their quarantine period (no sooner than day 7).
    • members in the same household as close contacts should quarantine until the initial PCR test has been taken and a result received for the close contact. This applies in relation to the outbreak of the English strain of Covid-19.

Rules:

  • Serving alcohol is prohibited across the entire Nord-Jæren region.
  • Organised indoor sporting and recreational activities for adults are prohibited, with the exception of professional elite athletes.
  • Fitness centres may only be open for physical rehabilitation, individual exercise regimens and treatment.
  • Swimming pools shall be closed, but may remain open for children’s swimming practice and for persons in need of rehabilitation in a swimming pool.
  • Amusement parks, bingo halls and similar entertainment facilities will be closed.
  • Museums, cinemas, theatres, concert venues and equivalent cultural and entertainment facilities will be closed
  • Employers shall ensure that their employees work from home insofar it is practically feasible.
  • All events outside the home are prohibited, both indoors and outdoors, with the exception of funerals and burials.
    • Digital events with a maximum of five persons present, in addition to performers and other necessary production personnel, remain permitted.

Face coverings mandatory

  • When distancing of at least one metre is not possible (with the exception of briefly passing by people outside your household), you should use a face covering. This applies in shops, common areas in shopping centre, in catering outlets, in religious and faith-based venues, on public transport and in indoor station areas, as well as in cultural, sporting and leisure activity facilities.
  • Passengers must use face coverings in taxis. The passenger should put on their face covering before entering the taxi and should not remove it until the journey is completed and they have exited the vehicle. The requirement to wear a face covering also applies to the driver at all times when carrying a passenger in their taxi.
  • The requirement to wear a face covering also applies to employees in locations where it is not possible to maintain distancing of at least one metre from visitors. This requirement does not apply to employees in locations where other infection prevention measures have been implemented for the benefit for personnel, such as the use of visors, partitions and so on in accordance with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s recommendations.
  • The requirement to wear a face covering does not apply to children under the age of 12, or to those who are unable to wear a face covering on medical or health-related grounds.

In addition, the following two local measures apply:

  • Obligation to register events with more than 10 participants. This must be reported to the municipality no later than five days before implementation. You must register the event in this form.
  • Visitation restrictions and recommendations on the use of face masks in nursing homes. The nursing homes may have different visiting hours. See their website for more information. The number of visitors per resident is limited to 1-2 persons.

How do I prevent transmission?

Preventing transmission is the most important step to slow down the infection rate and avoid widespread illness caused by the Covid-19 virus. The virus spreads mainly from person to person and though droplet transmission. We can all help to prevent transmission – thank you for contributing!

Read more: helsenorge.no/how-to-prevent-transmission

How do I order a corona test?

Do you think you might have Covid-19? Please isolate yourself from other people and call 51 91 40 30 to book a corona test. The phone is open 08.30-15.00 on weekdays and 10.00-14.00 Saturdays and Sundays.

If you are a Norwegian citizen, with a Norwegian birth and social security number, you can book a test online at helsenorge.no via ID-porten.

Read more about who should or must ne tested for the coronavirus: helsenorge.no/coronavirus

Where can I undergo testing?

The testing takes place at Stavanger Forum and Stavanger idrettshall. See map (pdf).

It is important that you do not show up without an appointment. To avoid unnecessary que, you must arrive at the agreed time.

You can drive, cycle, walk or similar, to the test stations, but you can not use public transport. If you have any questions about this, call 51 91 40 30.

What happens after I take the test?

After taking the test you must stay in home quarantine until the the results are ready. Your testresults will be ready in 1–3 days.

If your test is negative (no coronavirus), you can return to work or school with mild symptoms once you have a normal temperature and feel healthy.

Please comply with current quarantine and isolation regulations.

How do I get the test result?

Your coronavirus test results will be made available to you at helsenorge.no as soon as your sample is analysed and reported (typically one to two days after your sample was taken).

If you are unable to log on to helsenorge.no you will only be contacted if your test comes back positive. Some laboratories may provide alternative solutions other than helsenorge.no for presenting your test result, in which case you will be informed about the routines.

If your test result comes back negative (no coronavirus detected) you can go back to work/school provided your general condition is good (you feel well with no fever). This applies even if some symptoms of a respiratory infection still linger.

You need to complete your quarantine duty period even if your test comes back negative. This requirement is based on present knowledge of the incubation period for the virus (from time of infection to onset of symptoms).

If your test result comes back positive, you will be contacted by the local municipality and placed in isolation. The municipality will initiate contact tracing, and you will be asked to provide information on your close contacts during the preceding 48-hours period. The municipality will get in touch with your close contacts to inform them of their quarantine duty.

If you are in need of medical care, please contact your GP.
If you are a tourist/visiter and don`t have a GP or need urgent care, please contact the Emergency Room, 116 117.

Health information phone

If you have questions about the new corona virus and cannot find answers on FHI's website, you can call the Directorate of Health's information phone 815 55 015.

Vaccine against coronavirus

Stavanger municipality will offer coronavirus vaccine to its city’s residents.

You do not need to contact the municipality or your GP (fastlege) to register or to get onto the waiting list.

You will be contacted or receive an alert when your scheduled vaccination approaches.

More information about the vaccination

Are you moving to Stavanger to study?

Read more about you can kep you and your fellow students safe at uis.no

Are you visiting Stavanger?

Tourists and other visitors who do not have a GP in Stavanger are required to call the the corona telephone 51 91 40 30 to book a corona test. If you feel ill/have Covid-19 symptoms and need a medical examination, please call 116 117 (the Emergency Room). It is important that you call first and don`t just show up in order to prevent the spread of the disease.

Symptoms of the disease are respiratory infection (fever, cough, chest pain or difficulty breathing).

Not sure if you can enter Norway? Please check Norwegian Directorate of Immigration's website for the latest information about travelling to Norway. 

It is important that you read the information from the Norwegian authorities to foreign traverlers before visiting Norway.

Are you expecting visitors from abroad?

Welcoming guests from abroad is different this year. In order to keep your guests, yourself, and your local community safe, it is important that the visit does not lead to the spread of infection.