Levels of measure for local outbreaks

Overview of municipalities with measure-level A-C

Measure-level B Measure-level B
  • Asker
  • Bærum
  • Drammen
  • Enebakk
  • Fredrikstad
  • Frogn
  • Halden
  • Indre Østfold
  • Lier
  • Lillestrøm
  • Lørenskog
  • Moss
  • Nordre Follo
  • Rælingen
  • Råde
  • Sarpsborg
  • Ullensaker
  • Vestby 
  • Ås

Measure-level A, particularly high level of measures 

Kindergartens and schools 

  • Yellow level of operation in kindergartens and schools (primary and lower secondary level.
  • Digital teaching in upper secondary school.

Assessments must be made locally, where the municipality can decide to implement a red level of operation when necessary.

Higher education

  • The premises should be closed to all students at universities, colleges and vocational colleges.
  • From 16 April, the campus can be open where access to the premises is crucial for students who are dependent on experiments or skills training that cannot be completed digitally, as well when it is necessary to maintain the progression in the study. Students must be tested regularly for covid-19 in accordance with advice from the infection control authority in the municipality.
  • Libraries and reading rooms can be open to students who are regularly tested for covid-19.
  • Employees should follow the general rules that apply in connection to work.

Here you will find further information related to the various educational institutions (helsedirektoratet.no) (in Norwegian).

Recommendations

  • Visits and gatherings at home should be avoided.
  • Certain exceptions apply:
    • Necessary home care services and visits to persons who are seriously ill or dying can be carried out.
    • If you live alone, you can have one or two regular friends or one household visit or you can go visit them.
    • Children in the same cohort at school (primary school level) or kindergarten can have one or two regular friends visit or go visit them.
    • Youth can have one or two regular friends visit or go visit them.
  • You should keep a distance of 2 meters to those that are not part of your own household or not covered by the exceptions for visits mentioned above.
  • Travels that are not strictly necessary should be avoided. Travelling to and from work is considered necessary, when working from home is not feasible.
  • Even if they are open, you should not visit a shopping mall or department store in another municipality.
  • You can travel to a holiday property. Avoid traveling with others than those who are part of your own household. Make all purchases in your own municipality in advance. Do not visit shops, restaurants or other venues where other people frequent in the local municipality. You should familiarize yourself with the advice and rules that apply locally and not accept visits.
  • Persons at an increased level of risk for a more serious progression or death if infected by the coronavirus should live a more sheltered life.
  • Businesses with one-to-one contact – e.g. hairdressers can stay open but should implement enhanced measures for infection control, such as the use of face masks or by reducing the available services that involve close face-to-face contact.
  • Enhanced measures should be implemented for public transport, such as making use of only 50% of the vehicle's capacity.
  • Close contacts and members of the same household should be followed up in and tested for the coronavirus:
     
    • Testing for the coronavirus on day 7-10 of the quarantine period is recommended for persons who are in transmission quarantine.
    • Close contact who might be linked to an outbreak of the newer virus-versions should undergo testing (PCR-based test) at the start of their transmission quarantine period (as soon as possible after being defined as a close contact) and at the end of their quarantine period (on day 7 at the earliest).
    • Members of the same household as someone defined as a close contact should be in quarantine until the first PCR-based test comes back negative. This applies to outbreaks of the newer virus-versions.

Rules

  • All events outside of your own home are prohibited, except for funerals. Digital events with a maximum of five persons present, in addition to the required personnel, can be carried out.
  • Organised sports and leisure activities both for children and adults are put on hold.
  • Working from home is compulsory for those who can.
  • Wearing a face mask is mandatory in situations where it is not possible to keep a distance of 1 meter to persons who not part of your own household, except when briefly passing by. This does not apply to children under the age of 12 years old, or to those who due to medical or other reasons are not able to wear a face mask. Face masks should be worn in public places such as:
    • Shops
    • Public transport and indoor station areas
    • Venues serving food
    • Common areas in shopping malls
    • Venues for cultural, sports or leisure activities
    • Funerals in houses of faith and worship
    • Taxi passenger should wear a face mask and the driver should wear a face mask whenever there is a passenger in the taxi.

  • Venues serving food or alcohol should be closed yet take-away service is allowed.
  • Ban on serving alcohol at all venues serving food or alcohol.


The following businesses and locations should be closed:

    • Shops and warehouses (see below for exceptions).
    • Gyms
    • Houses of faith and worship, except for funerals
    • Libraries
    • Amusement parks, bingo halls, gaming alleys, indoor amusement parks and playgrounds, bowling alleys and similar venues for leisure and entertainment.
    • Museums
    • Cinemas, theatres, concert halls and similar cultural and entertainment venues.
    • Swimming pools and water parks, spas, hotel pools and similar
    • Other similar venues where people gather for cultural, entertainment or leisure activities.

The following businesses and shops can stay open:

    • Grocery stores, including kiosks, health food stores and other shops that mainly offer foodstuff
    • Outlets that primarily sell pet food and other necessities for pets
    • Pharmacies
    • Outlets selling nursing and health care supplies (bandagists)
    • Opticians
    • Vinmonopolet
    • Businesses such as hairdresser with one-to-one contact, dermatologist, tattoo artist, etc.
    • Health care related businesses such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, podiatrists, etc.
    • Petrol stations
    • Flower shops where the sales area does not exceed 250 square meters, and the shop mainly sells flowers with a very short shelf life.
    • Outlets selling products for agriculture and animal husbandry
    • Warehouses and the wholesale-sections of shops that supply carpenters, electricians, plumbers, painters and similar crafts

Shops, ware-houses and department stores can stay open for customers to pick up pre-ordered products, if organized in a way that complies with guidelines for infection control.

Read more about measure-level A and information for specific sectors and occupational groups at helsedirektoratet.no (in Norwegian).

Measure-level B, high level of measures 

Kindergartens and schools 

  • Yellow level of operation in kindergartens and schools, as is the case nationwide.

Assessments must be made locally, where the municipality can decide to implement a red level of operation when necessary.

Higher education

  • The premises should be closed to all students at universities, colleges and vocational colleges. All teaching should be offered digitally.
  • Ordinary teaching at universities, colleges and vocational colleges is permitted in small groups of up to 10 people.
  • From 16 April, campus can be open where access to the premises is crucial for students who are dependent on experiments or skills training that cannot be completed digitally, as well when it is necessary to maintain the progression in the study. Students must be tested regularly for covid-19 in accordance with advice from the infection control authority in the municipality. 
  • Libraries and reading rooms can remain open.
  • Employees should follow the general rules that apply in connection to work.

Here you will find further information related to the various educational institutions (helsedirektoratet.no) (in Norwegian).

Recommendations

  • You should not have more than five guests visit you at home. Meeting up outdoors rather than indoors is recommended.
  • You should not meet more than 10 persons over the course of one week, in addition to those who are part of your own household, colleagues at work or your cohort in school or kindergarten.
  • You should keep a 2 metres distance to persons who are part of a risk group, as well as in situations where the risk of infection is increased such as during high-intensity physical activity and singing.
  • Travels that are not strictly necessary should be avoided. Travelling to and from work is considered necessary, when working from home is not feasible.
  • You should preferably visit your local shopping mall or department store only.
  • You can travel to a holiday property. Avoid traveling with others than those who are part of your own household. Make all purchases in your own municipality in advance. Do not visit shops, restaurants or other venues where other people frequent in the local municipality. You should familiarize yourself with the advice and rules that apply locally and not accept visits.
  • Persons at an increased level of risk for a more serious progression or death if infected by the coronavirus should live a more sheltered life.
  • Businesses with one-to-one contact – e.g. hairdressers can stay open but should implement enhanced measures for infection control, such as the use of face masks or by reducing the available services that involve close face-to-face contact.
  • Enhanced measures should be implemented for public transport, such as making use of only 50% of the vehicle's capacity.
  • Close contacts and members of the same household should be followed up in and tested for the coronavirus:
    • Testing for the coronavirus on day 7-10 of the quarantine period is recommended for persons who are in transmission quarantine.
    • Close contact who might be linked to an outbreak of the newer virus-versions should undergo testing (PCR-based test) at the start of their transmission quarantine period (as soon as possible after being defined as a close contact) and at the end of their quarantine period (on day 7 at the earliest).
    • Members of the same household as someone defined as a close contact should be in quarantine until the first PCR-based test comes back negative. This applies to outbreaks of the newer virus-versions.

Rules

  • All events outside of your own home are prohibited with the exception of gatherings related to faith and worship, including wedding ceremonies, funerals, baptisms, christenings and confirmations.
  • Up to 20 persons can be present in houses of faith and worship pending that they are seated in separate designated seats.
  • For funerals the national guidelines on number apply.Digital events with a maximum of five persons present, in addition to the required personnel, can be carried out.
  • Organised sports and leisure activities are put on hold for adults above the age of 20 years old. Organized training for top athletes is allowed.
  • Working from home is compulsory for those who can.
  • Wearing a face mask is mandatory in situations where it is not possible to keep a distance of 1 meter to persons who not part of your own household, except when briefly passing by. This does not apply to children under the age of 12 years old, or to those who due to medical or other reasons are not able to wear a face mask. Face masks should be worn in public places such as:
    • Shops
    • Public transport and indoor station areas
    • Venues serving food
    • Common areas in shopping malls
    • Venues for cultural, sports or leisure activities
    • Funerals in houses of faith and worship
    • Taxi passenger should wear a face mask and the driver should wear a face mask whenever there is a passenger in the taxi.

The following businesses and locations should be closed:

  • Gyms, except for:
    • individual rehabilitation and training or training in small groups with an organizer.
    • training and treatment on an individual basis for which an appointment can be booked.
  • Amusement parks, bingo halls, gaming alleys, indoor amusement parks and playgrounds, bowling alleys and similar venues for leisure and entertainment.
  • Museums
  • Cinemas, theatres, concert halls and similar cultural and entertainment venues.
  • Swimming pools and water parks, spas, hotel pools and similar with the exception of: 
    • Swimming in school, organized swimming courses and swimming practise for those under the age of 20 years old and for rehabilitation
    • Training and treatment on an individual level.
    • Other similar venues where people gather for cultural, entertainment or leisure activities for adults above the age of 20 years old.

The following businesses and shops can stay open:

    • Shops and shopping malls
    • Venues serving food, but with a ban on serving alcohol
    • Libraries
    • Houses of faith and worship
    • Temporary outdoor markets can stay open
    • Businesses with one-to-one contact such as hairdresser, dermatologist, tattoo artist, etc.

Read more about measure-level B and information for specific sectors and occupational groups at helsedirektoratet.no (in Norwegian).

Measure-level C, fairly high level of measures 

Kindergartens and schools 

  • Yellow level of operation in kindergartens and schools, as is the case nationwide.

Assessments must be made locally, where the municipality can decide to implement a red level of operation when necessary.

Higher education

  • The premises should be closed to all students at universities, colleges and vocational colleges. All teaching should be offered digitally.
  • From 16 April, campus can be open where access to the premises is crucial for students who are dependent on experiments or skills training that cannot be completed digitally, as well when it is necessary to maintain the progression in the study. Students must be tested regularly for covid-19 in accordance with advice from the infection control authority in the municipality. 
  • Libraries and reading rooms can remain open.
  • Regular teaching in smaller groups of up to 10 people is allowed.
  • Employees should follow the general rules that apply in connection to work.

Here you will find further information related to the various educational institutions (helsedirektoratet.no) (in Norwegian).

Recommendations

  • You should not have more than five guests visit you at home. Meeting up outdoors rather than indoors is recommended.
  • You should keep a 2 metres distance to persons who are part of a risk group, as well as in situations where the risk of infection is increased such as during high-intensity physical activity and singing.
  • Travels that are not strictly necessary should be avoided. Travelling to and from work is considered necessary, when working from home is not feasible.
  • You should preferably visit your local shopping mall or department store only.
  • You can travel to a holiday property. Avoid traveling with others than those who are part of your own household. Make all purchases in your own municipality in advance. Do not visit shops, restaurants or other venues where other people frequent in the local municipality. You should familiarize yourself with the advice and rules that apply locally and not accept visits.
  • Enhanced measures should be implemented for public transport, such as making use of only 50% of the vehicle's capacity.

Rules

  • All events outside of your own home are prohibited, except for funerals. Digital events with a maximum of five persons present, in addition to the required personnel, can be carried out.
  • Organised sports and leisure activities are put on hold for adults above the age of 20 years old. Organized training for top athletes is allowed.
  • Working from home is compulsory for those who can.
  • Wearing a face mask is mandatory in situations where it is not possible to keep a distance of 1 meter to persons who not part of your own household, except when briefly passing by. This does not apply to children under the age of 12 years old, or to those who due to medical or other reasons are not able to wear a face mask. Face masks should be worn in public places such as:
    • Shops
    • Public transport and indoor station areas
    • Venues serving food
    • Common areas in shopping malls
    • Venues for cultural, sports or leisure activities
    • Funerals in houses of faith and worship
    • Taxi passenger should wear a face mask and the driver should wear a face mask whenever there is a passenger in the taxi.

The following businesses and locations should be closed:

  • Gyms, except for:
    • individual rehabilitation and training or training in small groups with an organizer.
    • training and treatment on an individual basis for which an appointment can be booked.

  • Amusement parks, bingo halls, gaming alleys, indoor amusement parks and playgrounds, bowling alleys and similar venues for leisure and entertainment.
  • Museums
  • Cinemas, theatres, concert halls and similar cultural and entertainment venues.
  • Swimming pools and water parks, spas, hotel pools and similar with the exception of:
    • Swimming in school, organized swimming courses and swimming practise for those under the age of 20 years old and for rehabilitation
    • Swimming facilities for the municipality's residents are permitted
    • Training and treatment on an individual level.
  • Other similar venues where people gather for cultural, entertainment or leisure activities for adults above the age of 20 years old.

The following businesses and shops can stay open:

    • Shops and shopping malls
    • Venues serving food, but with a ban on serving alcohol
    • Houses of faith and worship
    • Libraries
    • Businesses such as hairdresser with one-to-one contact, dermatologist, tattoo artist, etc.

Read more about measure-level C and information for specific sectors and occupational groups at helsedirektoratet.no (in Norwegian).