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Latest updates in the coronavirus guidance

Overview of new articles and changes in the coronavirus guidance.

Overview of new articles and changes in the coronavirus guidance.


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January 2022

26.01.2022
25.01.2022
24.01.2022
21.01.2022
  • Face mask and visor use by the general public
    Revised and updated text about respiratory protection, and a few changes in the wording in the top part of the text.
  • When you are a close contact
    Clarifying quarantine rules for when the infected person shows no symptoms. Clarifying paragraph about testing for household members who's exempt from quarantine after booster dose.
  • Events, gatherings and activities
    Updated according to press release from the government dated 20.01.22 regarding changes in number of participants at events.
19.01.2022
18.01.2022
17.01.2022
15.01.2022
14.01.2022
13.01.2022
12.01.2022
11.01.2022
10.01.2022
09.01.2022
06.01.2022
04.01.2022

December 2021

30.12.2021
  • When you are a close contact
    Changes to text in accordance with regulatory amendments (Chapter 2, sections 4i and 6e) on 27 December 2021 which enter into force on 1 January 2022
29.12.2021
23.12.2021
22.12.2021
21.12.2021
20.12.2021
17.12.2021
16.12.2021
15.12.2021
13.12.2021
10.12.2021
09.12.2021
08.12.2021
07.12.2021
06.12.2021
03.12.2021
02.12.2021
01.12.2021
  • When you are a close contact
    The original page "Close contacts and isolation" is divided into two chapters called "Close contacts and infection quarantine" and "To you who are in isolation". Change according to quarantine requirements, test requirements.
  • When you are in isolation
    The original page "Close contacts and isolation" is divided into two chapters called "Close contacts and the quarantine and "When you are in isolation". Change according to quarantine requirements, test requirements.
  • Face mask and visor use by the general public
    • New national recommendations on the use of face masks in contact with the health and care service, as well as on public transport, in taxis, in shops and in shopping centres where it is not possible to keep distance. • Some linguistic changes and restructuring of the article

November 2021

30.11.2021
  • Infection control advice for the population
    Updated according to national recommendation about face mask use.
  • Risk groups and their relatives - advice and information
    Update of text, links and general language. Elaboration of vaccine effect in risk groups. Elaboration of advice for the elderly who have received a booster dose. Removed headline with own advice for unvaccinated in risk groups. Now emphasises the recommendation for a booster dose. Children with a serious underlying condition aged 5-11 years will be offered the Comirnaty child vaccine at the turn of the year.
29.11.2021
27.11.2021
  • Advice and rules for entry into Norway
    Specified that entry registration upon arrival in Norway also apply to travellers who have a COVID-19 certificate, are fully vaccinated, have had COVID-19 og or have a negative test result.
26.11.2021
25.11.2021
23.11.2021
22.11.2021
20.11.2021
17.11.2021
16.11.2021
15.11.2021
12.11.2021
11.11.2021
09.11.2021
08.11.2021
02.11.2021
01.11.2021

October 2021

25.10.2021
18.10.2021
14.10.2021
07.10.2021
05.10.2021
04.10.2021

September 2021

30.09.2021
  • What should you do if you have newly-arisen respiratory tract symptoms?
    Updated advice for adults / adolescents to test for SARS-CoV-2 in case of vague symptoms, but in case of negative test you can go to work / school the same day. In case of worsening, one should go home and consider a new test. Advice regarding children can be found in a separate chapter.
27.09.2021
25.09.2021
24.09.2021
20.09.2021
16.09.2021
13.09.2021
10.09.2021
09.09.2021
08.09.2021
07.09.2021
06.09.2021
  • Advice and information for children and adolescents
    Added link to news article about mild disease and few long-term health consequences
  • Events, gatherings and activities
    Updated according to the government's adjustments for stage 3 with more people allowed at events with fixed, designated seats and COVID-19 certificates, which came into effect 04.09. Updated information on distance requirements for events with a COVID-19 certificate. Linguistic changes and adjustments in accordance with current recommendations.
  • Advice and rules for entry into Norway
    Updated the map and the table with new quarantine decisions.
03.09.2021
02.09.2021
01.09.2021

August 2021

31.08.2021
30.08.2021
29.08.2021
24.08.2021
23.08.2021
19.08.2021
18.08.2021
  • Advice and information for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
    Changed text: pregnant women are recommended to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with mRNA vaccine. Vaccination is recommended in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters unless there are risk factors in the mother or a high risk of infection to indicate vaccination in the 1st trimester. Women planning to conceive can be vaccinated.
17.08.2021
16.08.2021
13.08.2021
12.08.2021
10.08.2021
09.08.2021
04.08.2021
02.08.2021
01.08.2021

July 2021

29.07.2021
27.07.2021
26.07.2021
21.07.2021
19.07.2021
  • Advice and rules for entry into Norway
    Information regarding updates on the EU list of third countries. Additional information regarding quarantine requirements for travels from green countries and regions that applies if the traveler has been in transit in, or stayed in orange/red/purple/grey countries and regions within the past 10 days.
  • Advice and rules for entry into Norway
    Updated the map and the table with new quarantine decisions.
12.07.2021
09.07.2021
08.07.2021
06.07.2021
  • Advice and rules for entry into Norway
    Updated map and table of entry quarantines in Europe, added list of purple countries and changed text that mentions threshold values. General review of text.
05.07.2021
01.07.2021

June 2021

29.06.2021
28.06.2021
24.06.2021
23.06.2021
22.06.2021
21.06.2021
  • When you are a close contact
    added that Swedish and Danish COVID-19 certificates are approved documentation of vaccination and having COVID-19, Minor language changes.
  • Follow-up of close contacts and home isolation - advice for healthcare personnel and contact tracing team
    Added that Swedish and Danish COVID-19 certificates are approved documentation of vaccination and having had COVID-19, plus some minor language changes.
  • Infection control advice for travel during the COVID-19 pandemic
    Added information that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' global travel advice applies until and including 5 July 2021. From 5.7, the travel advice will be lifted for the EEA / Schengen, the United Kingdom and the countries on the EU's third country list NIPH consider safe. The article is shortened, and slightly restructured, and mainly deals with advice if you have to travel abroad. The section on risk groups has been removed, and general information has been shortened.
  • Events, gatherings and activities
    Updated paragraphs: Number of participants at events with cohorts and COVID-19 certificate
  • Advice and rules for entry into Norway
    Updated map and table of green and red areas in Europe from 21 June. Updated table of countries in Europe that require quarantine hotels. Changed from "yellow land and areas" to "green land and areas". Added that registration and testing of everyone at the border has been introduced regardless of where they come from, but exceptions for vaccinated /have had COVID-19.
20.06.2021
19.06.2021
  • Advice and rules for entry into Norway
    Updated according to Government's reopening plan. Removed list of countries that require quarantine hotel as there are currently no countries there.
  • Definitions
    Removed ", colleagues who sit near each other in an open plan office" from the most exposed close contacts.
18.06.2021
  • Advice and rules for entry into Norway
    From 19 June at 12pm, travellers from countries within the EEA and Schengen with fewer than 500 new cases of infection per 100,000 in the last two weeks are exempt from the requirement for quarantine hotels and that minors do not go to quarantine hotels. Travellers from countries outside the EEA and Schengen must stay in quarantine hotels until a negative PCR test result is available, taken no earlier than three days after entry.
  • What should you do if you have newly-arisen respiratory tract symptoms?
    Minor text revision. Added If you are in quarantine as a close contact, testing is recommended even if you have no symptoms. Then those you live with must be in waiting quarantine until a negative test result is available.
17.06.2021
16.06.2021
14.06.2021
11.06.2021
10.06.2021
09.06.2021
  • Definitions
    Added definitions of fully vaccinated and protected and risk groups
08.06.2021
07.06.2021
04.06.2021
  • Advice and rules for entry into Norway
    At 3 pm: Updated the map and the table with new quarantine decisions.
  • Advice and rules for entry into Norway
    15:00: Added table of European countries and areas that do not require quarantine hotels, and updated overview of European countries and areas that require quarantine hotels. As well as a link to regjeringen.no to an article shortening the entry quarantine for protected persons and children under 12 years of age.
03.06.2021
  • When you are a close contact
    Added advice to those who are protected in private homes, added changes in who needs to quarantine hotels, Some minor adjustments to language.
  • Follow-up of close contacts and home isolation - advice for healthcare personnel and contact tracing team
    Clarifications and changes added, cf. changes in the regulations §6e and §6k.
  • Advice and rules for entry into Norway
    Added clarification that from 3 June, people who are protected against covid-19 (fully vaccinated, 3-15 weeks after the first vaccine dose or have undergone illness in the last 6 months) are exempt from quarantine hotels and can carry out the quarantine period at another suitable quarantine location. Posted a link to an article on regjeringen.no which discusses verifiable corona certificate and temporary solution until 11 June, which means that travelers from 03.06.2021 at 12 o'clock must not be in quarantine hotels, but can take the quarantine at home or in another suitable place, if they at the border can document on helsenorge.no that they have been vaccinated or have had covid-19 in the last six months.
02.06.2021
01.06.2021

May 2021

31.05.2021
27.05.2021
  • Events, gatherings and activities
    Updated in accordance with the government's step 2 in reopening, as well as updated the recommendation for gatherings in private homes with advice for protected people
  • Advice and rules for entry into Norway
    Removed the distinction between necessary and unnecessary travel, and added that from 27.5, travellers from European countries who have fewer than 150 new infections per 100,000 in the last 14 days and a maximum of 4 per cent of those tested do not need to stay in quarantine hotels . From 27.5, the infection situation in the United Kingdom will be assessed as for other countries in the EEA / Schengen.
  • Advice for organised sporting and leisure activities
    Updated according to recommendations for organised activity for level 2. Advice for organised sports, including a link to the Infection Control Guide for Sports has been moved to this article
24.05.2021
21.05.2021
19.05.2021
18.05.2021
17.05.2021
13.05.2021
12.05.2021
11.05.2021
10.05.2021
04.05.2021
03.05.2021

April 2021

30.04.2021
29.04.2021
  • Risk groups and their relatives - advice and information
    Down's syndrome has now been changed to a separate group under Groups with moderate / high risk. An in-depth description of Neurological diseases or muscle diseases that cause impaired coughing power or lung function. Inserted a new section about pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  • Advice and information for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
    Updated text based on new knowledge. Changed advice about vaccination of pregnant women so that it can be considered if the benefits outweigh the disadvantages, also for pregnant women in areas with widespread transmission and who do not have other underlying diseases.
  • Advice and rules for entry into Norway
    New sentences under test on arrival: In the case of a positive result from a rapid antigen test, those who have stayed outside the EEA and Schengen area during the last 10 days must take a PCR test at the border crossing point. Other people with a positive result from a rapid antigen test must take a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival.
28.04.2021
  • Advice and rules for entry into Norway
    Added information about stricter entry measures for travellers from Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Nepal and Pakistan. Moved paragraph about quarantine hotel under paragraph about entry requirements.
26.04.2021
22.04.2021
20.04.2021
  • Test criteria for coronavirus
    Removed point about healthcare personnel who have been abroad from order of priority, according to test criteria
  • Test criteria for coronavirus
    Updated text about testing children under 12 years upon arrival in Norway. Removed text about PCR testing of travellers from certain countries, according to the regulations.
18.04.2021
16.04.2021
12.04.2021

March 2021

31.03.2021
  • Advice and rules for entry into Norway
    Added information about the requirement for a negative test taken 24 h before arrival also applies to Norwegian citizens and residents in Norway from 1 April 2021.
30.03.2021
29.03.2021
25.03.2021
22.03.2021
19.03.2021