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Current recommendations for COVID-19
On Tuesday 5 April, the Government removed the advice to stay at home for four days after COVID-19.
The current COVID-19 recommendations are:
- Stay at home if you feel unwell and avoid contact with people at risk of a severe COVID-19 disease course if you have newly arisen respiratory tract symptoms.
- You do not need to stay at home for 4 days.
- Contact a doctor if you need medical attention.
- You do not need to take a self-test. If you have a positive test result, the same advice applies to stay at home if you feel unwell.
- You do not need to register positive self-test results with your municipality.
- There are separate recommendations for those who have an increased risk of a severe COVID-19 disease course - Risk groups and their relatives (fhi.no).
- See more about: Newly-arisen respiratory tract symptoms, COVID-19 testing and positive test results (fhi.no).
Self-tests will still be available
For a transitional period, self-tests will be available in the municipalities for people who still want to be tested. The advice for positive and negative test results is the same; stay home if you feel unwell.
Test centres will continue
The municipality will continue to operate test centres for a while longer for people who need to document having COVID-19 or for a negative test for the COVID-19 certificate. In general, such testing will not be provided by a family doctor or out-of-hours medical service.
Why have the measures been removed?
The omicron variant causes less severe COVID-19 disease course than previous variants of the virus, and many people are now either vaccinated or have had COVID-19. This means that most people are now well protected against a severe disease course.
The winter wave of COVID-19 seems to be declining in Norway. It is no longer necessary to limit transmission as before. It is now sufficient that people stay at home when they feel unwell.