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Information about corona virus

IN SHORT

  • If you think you might have Covid-19, you are required to isolate yourself from other people, and call the local out-of-hours medical service-number 116 117.

Information at helsenorge.no

Preventing transmission is the most important step to slow down the infection rate and avoid widespread illness. With fewer people in need of medical care at the same point of time, our health and care services will be better able to care for those in need. We can all help to prevent transmission - Thank you for contributing!

Read more: helsenorge.no/coronavirus

Norway to lift COVID-19 restrictions gradually and cautiously

Children’s day care centres, primary school classes for pupils in years 1–4 and out-of-school care programmes have re-opened, and the Government has lift the ban on people staying at their holiday properties.

Hairdressers and other businesses where there is one-to-one contact have also allowed to resume operations, provided that they follow the requirements for infection control measures.

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How do you prevent infection?

The coronavirus spreads mainly from person to person and though droplet transmission. 

How to prevent infection: 

  • Wash hands frequently and thorougly with soap and lukewarm water. 
  • Sanitize your hands with an alcohol-based disinfectant if soap and water is not available. 
  • Keep a distance of at least 1 meter to others. 
  • Be on the alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath or other symptoms of Covid-19. 
  • If you are sick with Covid-19 or think you might have Covid-19, isolate yourself from other people. 

Are you visiting Stavanger?

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.

If you think you might have Covid-19, you are required to isolate yourself from other people, and call the local out-of-hours medical service-number 116 117.

Information for residents of Stavanger

Advice and information about the new coronavirus disease COVID-19 from FHI.

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.

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.

Those who suspect they are infected or ill should still call the emergency room at 51 91 40 30.

Do you suspect infection?

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

Call the emergency room (legevakten) at telephone number 51 91 40 30 and share your journey and symptoms.

In order not to infect others, it is important that you call first and not just show up.

Child day care and schools re-opened 20 April and 27 April respectively

In order to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to contribute to the maintenance of necessary health and care services, the Norwegian Directorate of Health, according to the Infection Control Act, decided to close all schools, childcare centres and other educational institutions from 12 March.

The Government re-opened child day care from 20 April, and primary school classes for years 1–4 and out-of-school care programmes from 27 April.