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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

Stavanger municipality, and the other municipalities in Nord-Jæren, are following the national reopening plan, with a few exceptions until Sunday 27 June. The national rules and reccommendations.

In addition, the following local measure apply:

  • Alcohol may only be served until midnight.
  • A maximum of 10 guests in private homes. 
  • A maximum of 20 participants at private events in rented premises / a public place. A maximum of 30 participants outdoors.
  • Obligation to register events with more than 20 participants. This must be reported to the municipality no later than five days before implementation. You must register the event in this form

National plan for a gradual reopening

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.