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  1. Designated groups of personnel in health care services will be offered vaccination against COVID-19

    The NIPH recommends reserving vaccines for 15,000 employees in specialist health care. The primary health care can receive up to 20 per cent of the doses designated for the municipalities.

    Published

  2. Notification to your mobile phone when coronavirus test results available

    Have you taken a coronavirus test and wonder when your test result will be available on the Helsenorge website? A new system is being launched to tell you that your test result is ready.

    Published

  3. NIPH recommends changes in entry quarantine from Finland

    In Finland, Lappi Hospital District may become red, and Vaasa Hospital District may become yellow in this week's recommendations about entry quarantine from other countries and regions.

    Published

  4. Recommendation to prioritise vaccine groups based on infection situation

    Based on the current infection situation, the elderly in nursing homes and residential care homes, as well as people at increased risk should be given priority for the coronavirus vaccine.

    Published

  5. More districts become red in Finland

    This week, only travellers from three districts in Finland are exempt from quarantine upon arrival in Norway if the Government follows NIPH’s recommendations about entry quarantine.

    Published

  6. NIPH recommends several changes in the entry quarantine for Finland

    NIPH recommends several changes in the entry quarantine for Finland and exemption from quarantine for cross-border workers from Ireland.

    Published

  7. NIPH recommends entry quarantine for a new district in Finland

    The NIPH recommends entry quarantine from the Southern Savo hospital district in Finland and removal of exemptions from entry quarantine for both this district and the Jämtland region in Sweden.

    Published

  8. Recommend changes in entry quarantine for Faroe Islands and districts in Finland

    The NIPH recommends that the government should introduce entry quarantine for Faroe Islands and three hospital districts in Finland. No changes are proposed for other countries.

    Published

  9. NIPH recommends entry quarantine for 3 new districts in Finland

    The Norwegian Institute of Public Health recommends that the government should introduce entry quarantines for 3 new districts in Finland.

    Published

  10. More COVID-19 in some occupational groups

    There were more registered cases of COVID-19 in some occupations than in others, according to a new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

    Published

  11. Recommend changes in entry quarantine for areas in Finland

    The Norwegian Institute of Public Health recommends introducing entry quarantine for 4 new districts in Finland, and remove the entry quarantine for travellers from 6 other districts.

    Published

  12. Changes in exemption from quarantine duty § 6 c for foreign workers

    Workers from abroad who, during the last 10 days before arriving in Norway, have resided in areas with high transmission will no longer be exempt from entry quarantine upon arrival in Norway.

    Published

  13. Changes in travel advice for Kalmar in Sweden

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is advising against non-essential travel to the Swedish region Kalmar.

    Published

  14. Netcompany to develop app for digital contact tracing

    The company responsible for the Smittestop app in Denmark will develop the Norwegian app for digital contact tracing.

    Published

  15. Changes in travel advice for hospital districts in Finland

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is advising against non-essential travel to six hospital districts in Finland.

    Published

  16. Changes in data presentation for test activity in Norway

    From this week, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health has changed the way test activity is presented for SARS-CoV-2 in Norway.

    Published

  17. New coronavirus variant contributed to outbreak among coach passengers and their close contacts

    The virus variant is helping to understand the dynamics of the outbreak.

    Published

  18. Changes in travel advice for Cyprus, Latvia and Liechtenstein

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is advising against non-essential travel to Cyprus, Latvia and Liechtenstein as well as regions in Sweden and hospital districts in Finland.

    Published

  19. Changes in travel advice for some Nordic regions

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is advising against non-essential travel to the Swedish regions Blekinge and Södermanland, as well as the Finnish region Nyland (Uusimaa).

    Published

  20. NIPH starts work on a new solution for digital contact tracing

    NIPH starts working on a new app for digital contact tracing based on Google’s and Apple’s Exposure Notifications System.

    Published

  21. Extension of travel advice and changes in Nordic region and Europe

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is extending the travel advice from 1 October 2020 to 15 January 2021, and still advises against non-essential travel.

    Published

  22. 3 new deaths – divided over the last three weeks

    On September 24, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) reported three new coronavirus-related deaths. The date of death for the deaths is divided into weeks 37, 38 and 39.

    Published

  23. Changes in travel advice for Estonia and some Nordic regions

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is advising against non-essential travel to Estonia, the region of Södra Savolax (Etelä-Savo) in Finland, and the Danish regions of Zealand and North Jutland.

    Published

  24. Changes in travel advice for Slovakia and Hungary

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is advising against non-essential travel to Slovakia and Hungary, as well as regions in Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

    Published

  25. Changes in travel advice for Italy and Slovenia

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is advising against non-essential travel to Italy, Slovenia, Vatican City and San Marino.

    Published

  26. 27,500 took part in brain health survey

    27, 500 participants in 76 countries contributed to one of the largest brain health surveys ever, providing insight into how people view brain health.

    Published

  27. Change in travel advice for Germany and Liechtenstein

    Germany and Liechtenstein will change from yellow to red on Saturday 29. August at 00.00 a.m. The same applies to the Kalmar and Västerbotten regions in Sweden.

    Published

  28. Change in travel advice

    Greece, Ireland, United Kingdom and Austria will change from yellow to red on Saturday 22 August at 00.00 a.m. The same applies to the Capital region in Denmark.

    Published

  29. No change in advice for healthcare workers or other professional groups

    The advice about face masks issued on 14th August 2020 does not change the recommendations for health and care workers.

    Published

  30. Use of face masks in schools and childcare centres

    We do not recommend the use of face masks in schools. This applies to both students and staff in primary school, secondary school and upper secondary school, as well as childcare centres.

    Published

  31. Recommendations about face masks

    In situations where it is impossible to keep a distance of 1 metre from others, face masks are recommended as an additional measure to prevent infection from people with COVID-19 without symptoms.

    Published

  32. Changes in travel advice from 15th August

    From 15th August, the Government will introduce quarantine requirements for travellers from five countries in the EU / EEA, plus the Faroe Islands, six regions in Sweden and two regions in Denmark.

    Published

  33. Changes in the travel advice from 8 August

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is now advising against non-essential travel to the Czech Republic, France, Monaco and Switzerland. Changes are also being made to the travel advice for several regions in Sweden.

    Published

  34. 53 people now confirmed with Covid-19 in the Hurtigruten cruise outbreak

    The latest test results show that 37 crew members and 16 passengers on board the two Hurtigruten voyages have been infected.

    Published

  35. 44 people now confirmed with Covid-19 in the Hurtigruten cruise outbreak

    The latest test results show that 35 crew members and 9 passengers on board the two Hurtigruten voyages have been infected.

    Published

  36. Changes in quarantine regulations for Belgium

    Due to the recent increase in infection rates in Belgium, the Norwegian government has now decided to change the country's status from green to red.

    Published

  37. Update on the quarantine regulations for the Nordic and EU/EEA/Schengen countries

    As of 25th of July Spain changes from a green status to red while Hungary goes from red to green. In Sweden, four new regions are opened for travellers without requirements for entry quarantine.

    Published

  38. Status for border opening - COVID-19

    The Government has decided which countries are exempt from quarantine upon entry  into Norway from 15th July.

    Published

  39. Approximately 1 per cent of Norway’s population has been infected by SARS-CoV-2

    Approximately 1 per cent of Norway's population has antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease.

    Published

  40. NIPH stops collection of personal data in Smittestopp

    All data collected by the Smittestopp app will be deleted and further collection will cease after a notification of a ban from the Norwegian Data Protection Authority.

    Published

  41. Easter at home and infection control

    Easter is just around the corner and this year we will all be at home. Although we must follow the advice about preventing transmission of coronavirus, do we need to have a sedentary Easter?

    Published

  42. High coverage for the Childhood Immunisation Programme in Norway

    The vast majority of children and adolescents in Norway receive the vaccines recommended in the Childhood Immunisation Programme.

    Published

  43. Norwegian Directorate of Health implements the following today - from 6 p.m. on Thursday 12 March until Thursday 26 March 2020

    The website of the Norwegian Directorate of Health is experiencing technical difficulties so this press release is published on the Norwegian Institute of Public Health's website.

    Published Updated

  44. Mental health problems combined with high alcohol intake increase risk of premature death

    The risk of premature death doubles if you have mental health problems and drink more than the equivalent of two units per day, on average.

    Published

  45. Fertility in Norway has not fallen as much as expected

    Birth patterns are changing and women in Norway are having fewer children. However, when we look at how many children today's 45-year-old women have had, fertility rates are still relatively high.

    Published

  46. Oil baths do not prevent atopic eczema in infants

    Regular oil baths or early introduction of solid foods in addition to breastfeeding do not prevent atopic eczema in the first year of life.

    Published

  47. Parental education level affects children’s mental health

    Children who have parents with a short education grow up with living conditions that increase their risk of problems at school and ADHD symptoms, according to a large study from the Norwegian Institut

    Published

  48. Already reached target of 25 per cent fewer premature deaths

    Norway has a goal to reduce the number of premature deaths from non-communicable diseases by 25 per cent by 2025. Calculations show that this target has been achieved.

    Published