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Information about coronavirus

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General information

Information to parents in 14 languages.
Social distancing in 22 languages.
About corona in 37 languages.
About "home quarantine" and isolation in 37 languages

Do you have any questions about COVID-19? The Directorate of Health's helpline is now available in English! Call 815 55 015, press #9+1

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Entry to Norway - information 

EN: International travels
PL: Podróże do Norwegii – przepisy dotyczące kwarantanny i testu
RU: Правила въезда в Норвегию. Карантин и тест на коронавирус
LT: Atvykus į Norvegiją – izoliavimosi ir testavimo taisyklės
RO: Călătoria în Norvegia – reguli despre carantină și testare
ES: Viajar a Noruega – normas para la cuarentena y la realización de pruebas
DE: Einreise nach Norwegen – Quarantäne- und Testvorschriften
FR: Voyageurs arrivant en Norvège – règles relatives à la quarantaine et au dépistage
SO: Soo gelitaanka Norway – xeerarka karantiilka iyo baaritaanka
TI: ናብ ነርወይ ምእታው-ውሸባን ናይ መርመራ ሕግታትን
UR: ناروے میں داخلہ – علیحدگی اختیار کرنے اور جانچ کے اصول
AR: الدخول إلى النرويج - قوانين متعلقة – بالحجر والفحص

Rules and recommendations 

Due to the infection rate in the region, the municipalities in Nord-Jæren have chosen to continue the measures from 25 March until further notice. The local measures are now stricter than the national ones, due to the covid-19 infection rate in the region. The national rules and recommendations

These are the most important rules and recommendations 

Recommendations:

  • Keep 2 meter distance to others when possible. 
  • Avoid more than 5 visitors in your home. 
  • Limit social contact with others.
  • Visit shopping centres and department stores only in your home municipality.
  • Limit the use of public transport. 
  • Postpone all non-essential travel.

Rules:

  • Wear a facemask in public places where it is not possible to keep one meter distance to others. This does not apply to children under the age of 12 years old. 
  • Serving alcohol is prohibited in restaurants, bars and hotels.
  • Organised indoor sporting and recreational activities for adults are prohibited, with the exception of professional elite athletes.
  • Fitness centres are closed.  Exceptions apply to residents in need of physical rehabilitation, individual exercise regimens and treatment.
  • Swimming pools are closed, but may remain open for children’s swimming practice and for people in need of rehabilitation in a swimming pool.
  • Amusement parks, bingo halls and similar entertainment facilities are closed.
  • Cultural, sports and leisure activities are open for children and young people under the age of 20. 
  • It is not allowed to organize indoor sports activities for people who are 20 years or older.
  • The same applies to organized leisure activities such as band practice, choir rehersal, theatre group and similar. 
  • Employers must ensure that their employees work from home when possible. 
  • All events must be posponed or cancelled with the exeption of funerals, burial services, weddings and baptisms. Funerals and burial services may be attended by up to 30 people seated in fixed, designated seats. Two people in addition to  the couple and the wedding officiant may attend weddings.
  • You must register the event here.

Ramadan 

  • All events must be postponed or cancelled.
  • Limit social contact.
  • Avoid more than 5 visitors in your home.
  • You should not fast if you have diabetes, are over the age of 65, or if you are pregnant.
  • If you are ill, you should also refrain from fasting if fasting can worsen your condition or prolong the period of illness.
  • Find more information about Ramadan and Coronavirus in several languages at Helsenorge.no.

Coronavirus vaccine

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.

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 

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?

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. You will then be able to register if you want the vaccine. Once you have registered, we will let you know when you can book an appointment for vaccination online.

There will be more information about registration and booking as soon as this is available. Keep updated through the municipality’s website.

Self-decleration for Coronavirus vaccination

A self-declaration form must be printed and filled out before your receive the Coronavirus vaccine. 
The self-declaration form is available at FHIs webpage. You may also pick one up from the reception at Sola rådhus. 

More information 

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 yrs of age you can book online 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 your 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 offer this service.

Test results

Your Covid-19 rest 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

Everyone arriving in Norway must familiarise themselves with key information about entry registration, quarantine on arrivals, the duty to be tested and quarantine hotels. More information at Helsenorge.no.

Rules upon entry into Norway

Quarantine hotel 

Anyone arriving in Norway from international travels defined as unnecessary must implement their full travel quarantine duty period at a quarantine hotel. 

At the quarantine hotel, you will have the opportunity to take a PCR-based test for the coronavirus on day 7 of your travel quarantine. Your travel quarantine period can be shortened if you can document a negative test result (PCR-based test) on a test taken no earlier than on day seven after arriving in Norway.    

Contact form for guests staying in quarantine hotel.

More information at Helsenorge.no.

When arriving

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). 

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.

More information at Helsenorge.no.

Travel advice 

You will find information about travel advice and quarantine at FHI's website. 

Social distance, quarantine and isolation

You will find useful information about why social distancing is important, 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 the new 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. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
  • Maintain at least 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, mild fever, until your test-result is negative and you have recovered. 

Advice for people in home quarantine

You are in home quarantine because you are well but have been in a situation where you may have been infected. You will find advice on FHIs website.

Advice for patients isolated at home

You are isolated at home because of confirmed coronavirus. You will find advice for you and members of your household on FHIs website.

Useful information from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Advice and information about the coronavirus COVID-19