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Rules and recommendations
The national rules apply in Sola and the other municipalities in Nord-Jæren.
In addition the following local measure apply:
Sola municipality provides the Coronavirus vaccine for the people living in Sola. The vaccine is safe, free and voluntary. Because this is considered a highly contagious disease, it is recommended that all those who can, take the vaccine.
Location and practical information
The location for vaccination in Sola is at the new Soltun nursing home, Fredtunvegen 21. You will receive more detailed information about where to meet, once it is your turn and you have booked your appointment. Remember to:
- Meet on time!
- Bring a valid ID with a photo such as passport or driving license
- Wear a face mask
- Wear clothing which is easy to remove (you will be vaccinated in the arm you don't use when you are writing)
Do not attend your appointment for vaccination if you:
- are feeling sick
- are in quarantine, isolation or if you are waiting for a Covid-19 test result.
- are pregnant and, but not at high risk of severe disease associated with Covid-19
- have been vaccinated with another vaccine in the last 7 days
If you are unable to attend your appointment for any of the reasons given above, call 912 42 857 between 8am and 10am to cancel the appointment.
The second appointment
Once you have been vaccinated the first time, you will receive a text message with the date and time for your second appointment. The second vaccine will be conducted 12 weeks after your first vaccine. This appointment cannot be changed. In order to be fully vaccinated it is important that you attend your second appointment.
Standby vaccination list
You can register on the standby list for vaccination in Sola if you want the Coronavirus vaccine and if you are able to meet up at short notice.
If someone does not meet up for their vaccination appointment, we will have spare vaccines that day. We will then call those who have registered on the list.
If we call you, you can say yes or no. If you say yes, you must be able to meet at the vaccination center in Sola, located at the new Soltun nursing home, Fredtunvegen 21 in Solakrossen within 20 minutes.
To be able to attend vaccination, you must not have any symptoms of respiratory infection, you cannot be in quarantine or isolation and you must not have taken any other vaccinations within the last 7 days.
You must also have registered via the SMS from Sola municipality (or directly at https://timebestilling.remin.no/sola) in advance before you register the standby vaccination list.
Register at the standby vaccination list
Current order of priority
1. Residents in nursing homes and selected groups of healthcare personnel
2. Age 85 years and above and selected groups of healthcare personnel
3. Age 75-84 years
4. Age 65-74 years and people between 18 and 64 years with diseases/ conditions at high risk of a severe disease course
5. Age 55-64 years with underlying diseases/conditions
6. Age 45-54 years with underlying diseases/conditions
7. Age 18-44 years with underlying diseases/conditions
8. Age 55-64 years
9. Age 45-54 years
10. Age 18-24 and 40-44 years
11. Age 25-39 years
Sola municipality follows the order of priority given by FHI, and cannot make exceptions in the order.
Are you in one of the priority groups 5-7?
If you are in one of the groups of 5-7, but have not yet been summoned for vaccination by your GP, you must register below.
These groups include people between 18-64 years of age with underlying diseases/conditions.
More information about the diseases/conditions at FHI.
- Most GPs (doctors) are vaccinating these groups. If your GP is located in Sola, Stavanger, Sandnes or any of the municipalities close by, you will be contacted by your GP there.
- If you live in another municipality, but your GP is located in Sola, you will be contacted by your GP in Sola.
- If you live in Sola, but your GP is located in another municipality that will not offer you the vaccine, you can send us a confirmation from your GP that you are in one of the priority groups between 5 and 7. This can be sent as a referral from your GP to Tananger legesenter. We will then offer you a vaccine in Sola at the right time.
All healthy residents under 65
As soon as the groups between 5 and 7 are vaccinated, it will no longer be your GP who calls you in for vaccination. The municipality will then be responsible for vaccinating all remaining healthy residents under the age of 65.
SMS with registration-link
Sola municipality has sent an SMS to residents with information on how you can register yourself to receive the vaccine. Note that this is just a registration, and not the actual booking for vaccination. We will contact you again when it is your turn to book an appointment for vaccination.
If you have already registered when you receive the SMS, you do not need register again. You can ignore the SMS if you have received the vaccine already.
You can also register here
If you have already registered when you receive the SMS, you do not need to register again. You can ignore the SMS if you have received the vaccine already.
Students will be offered a vaccine both where they live and where they study, and from their home municipality if they are registered there. As a student, you should plan your vaccination based on where you will be when your second vaccine is conducted. Both doses should be set in the same municipality. Sola municipality prioritize students studying abroad. International students should be fully vaccinated before leaving in the autumn. If you live in Sola, and are a international student or are going on an exchange this autumn, you can send us documentation by filling out this form (in Norwegian only). We will then contact you for vaccination as soon as we have the opportunity. Please read the information at the top of the form before submitting it.
Seafarers are not prioritized as a group, but we try our best to make it possible for you to get vaccinated a little earlier, or at shorter intervals so that it suits the time you are ashore. Seafarers can contact our vaccination telephone 912 42 857 (weekdays between 8am and -10am), or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
The COVID-19 certificate gives you an overview of the COVID-19 vaccinations which have been registered for you in the Norwegian Immunisation Register SYSVAK, COVID-19 tests you have had and any previous COVID-19 infection.
More information and login to see your Covid-19 certificate at Helsenorge.no.
More information about vaccination
See FHIs webpage for more information about the Coronavirus vaccine.
Do you think you might have Coronavirus?
Stay at home and avoid contact with others. You should be tested if you have symptoms of Covid-19, if you suspect infection from people you have been in contact with or if you have been traveling to a country or region with high incidence during the last 10 days. See more information about test criteria for coronavirus at FHI's website.
How to book a test appointment
You need an appointment to be tested for Coronavirus.
- If you have a Norwegian citizenship and want to book a test for yourself and children under 16 years of age you can book online at helsenorge.no.
- You can also call your GP (registered doctor) to book a test.
- If your GP is not available, you can call 51 91 40 30 between 08.30 am and 3 pm to book a test. This number is for booking only.
The test is free of charge.
Testing takes place in a drive-through tent at Stavanger Forum. The referral will give you further instructions on when and where to attend.
If you are acutely ill and unable to contact your regular GP; call the ER 116 117.
If life and health are at risk, call 113.
If you are in need of a confirmation that you do not have the Coronavirus even when you are not experiencing any symptoms, contact a private clinic that offers this service.
Your Covid-19 test results will be made available to you at Helsenorge.no as soon as your sample has been analysed and reported. The length of time it takes for test results to become available varies, but is typically a few days after your sample was taken. Test results from all laboratories in Norway will be available at Helsenorge. You can also call your GP.
What happens if I test positive?
If your test confirms Coronavirus, the healthcare service will contact you. You will have to isolate at home, and the health care service will start tracking possible transmission of Covid-19 among your close contacts.
Travel to Norway
The Norwegian government advises against all international travel that is not strictly necessary. Everyone arriving in Norway must familiarise themselves with key information about entry registration,, the duty to be tested and quarantine hotels. More information at Helsenorge.no.
Rules upon entry into Norway
As a general rule, anyone arriving in Norway from international travels are required to quarantine for 10 days.
- Red countries with low levels of transmission: You can quarantine at home or in another suitable place.
- Red countries with high levels of transmission: You are required to stay in a quarantine hotel for a minimum of 3 days. At the quarantine hotel, you will have the opportunity to take a PCR-based test for the Coronavirus on day 3 of your travel quarantine. Your travel quarantine period can be shortened if you can document a negative test result.
- Yellow countries: Yellow countries are exempt from the requirement of quarantine and testing at the border crossing.
- Countries outside Europe: You are obligated to stay in a quarantine hotel for a minimum of 7 days. Testing to shorten the quarantine period can be conducted after 3 days or 7 days.
- Fully vaccinated, or those who have undergone covid-19 in the last six months, will, from 11 June at 3 pm, be exempted from entry quarantine. The premise is that the vaccination/undergone covid-19 disease can be documented with a secure and verifiable solution with a QR code. Travelers who have received one vaccine dose and children under the age of 18 must, until further notice, have to go into travel quarantine. The travel quarantine can be terminated with a negative PCR test after three days. You still have to be tested at the border. More information in English and several other languages at helsenorge.no.
Take the quarantine check to find out which quarantine rules apply to you
Map of Nordic region/ Europe with status for entry quarantine
The map at Norwegian Institute of Public Healths website shows areas with quarantine duty that apply for travelers arriving in Norway.
Contact form for guests staying in a quarantine hotel
If you are staying in a quarantine hotel and want to contact Sola municipality regarding the matter, please fill out the contact form for guests staying in quarantine hotel.
Information about quarantine hotels is distributed by the police upon arrival at the airport. Upon arrival the border police will refer you to the hotel you will be staying at (do not book in advance).
What does it cost to stay in a quarantine hotel?
The cost of staying at a quarantine hotel is NOK 500 per night for adults. Children aged 0-9 can stay in parents room for free. The cost of children aged 10-18 is NOK 250 per night. Prices include full board. Upon check-in at the hotel, you must present your entry registration number. This is to ensure that you have checked in as agreed with the border control and to ensure that you get a reduced price for your stay. If you are a Norwegian student abroad, you will be exempt from the deductible payment.
Apply for an exemption from the requirement to stay in a quarantine hotel
A limited scheme has been implemented where those who can document strong welfare reasons can apply for an exemption from the requirement to stay in a quarantine hotel when entering Norway. Those who can get an exception under this scheme is very limited. The UDI handles this application scheme and can answer questions related to it.
More information on how to apply at UDIs webpage.
You will find more information about travel advice and entry quarantine at FHI.no and at Helsenorge.no.
Quarantine and isolation
You will find information about who should be in quarantine or isolation and how it should be carried out at FHIs website.
Health information phone
If you have questions about Coronavirus and cannot find answers on FHI's website, you can call the Directorate of Health's information phone 815 55 015.
Sola kommune information phone
For general questions about the Coronavirus, call 51 65 33 00 (open work-days between 09.00 and 15.00).
How do you prevent infection?
- Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. This kills viruses that may be on your hands.
- Maintain at least 1-2 meter distance between yourself and others.
- Avoid going to crowded places.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
- Make sure you and the people around you follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and wash your hands.
- Stay home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms such as cough, headache and mild fever until your test-result is negative and you have recovered.
Useful information from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Advice and information about the Coronavirus and Covid-19.