Information about the coronavirus

Do you suspect infection?

Make an appointment with your doctor. Your doctor will refer you for testing. Testing is on an appointment-only basis and will take place in the respiratory doctor center at Stavanger Forum. If your symptoms are mild, please stay at home for two days. Contact your doctor if your symptoms are still there after two days.

Stay at home ff you have any symptoms of respiratory infection. Do not go to work or attend school or kindergarten. 

Recently returned from a trip abroad?

If you have been travelling to any country abroad, you must stay at home for 10 days after your return to Norway. Even if you feel fine and are symptom-free.

Kindergartens, schools and SFO reopen

Check your schools website for information.

Parents will not be asked to pay for kindergarten or SFO while closed. 

The public health center

Services are back to normal at the public health center with the exception of drop-in. Please make an appointment before you visit, and do not visit the public health center if you or your child are exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus.

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.

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 1 metre (3 feet) 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 you recover. 

Download the Smittestopp app

Smittestopp is an app that will help the health authorities to limit the transmission of coronavirus. Anonymised data about movement patterns in society from the app are used to develop effective infection control measures. You will find more information on Helsenorges website.

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 new coronavirus disease COVID-19