Together we have managed to get the transmission of the coronavirus under control. Thus the Government chooses to ease the comprehensive measures. The goal is to allow as many as possible of the activities and businesses that have been closed to reopen before the summer holidays, provided the situation and spread is still under control.
The following adjustments were made from June 15th:
- Gyms, water park and swimming pools can open to the general audience, provided that sound measures for infection control are followed. See guidelines at Helsedirektoratet.no (in Norwegian).
- An exception from travel quarantine upon return to Norway is made for visits to areas in the Nordic region with a low level of infection.
- Up to 200 people can be gathered for events in public places. An exception to the rule on keeping a distance of at least one metre applies to:
- players and support staff during top level football league matches (football series) that the Norwegian Football Federation considers to be able and prepared to follow the protocols for infection control developed by the federation in collaboration with the Norwegian Directorate of Health
- performing artists during a cultural event by a professional organiser and top athletes during a sports event
- children and youth under the age of 20 who are attending summer school, summer camp, end-of-term celebrations, school-like sports / culture / leisure activities, including those organizing the event.
The following adjustmensts were made from June 1st:
- Training can resume for children and youth up to 19 years of age during organized sports activities. The exception on keeping a physical distance of at least one metre applies both to indoors and outdoors training for children and youth in groups of a maximum of 20 persons, preferably fixed groups. For further details, read more about the guidelines for infection control for children and youth sports (helsedirektoratet.no) (in Norwegian).
- Organised swimming can resume, including swimming in school, provided that the recommendations for infection control are followed. Read more about the guidelines for organised swimming at FHI
- Service and catering businesses that do not serve food can open, if they are able to adhere to the required distance of minimum one metre. Regulations on seating and tables apply.
- Amusement parks can open.
Businesses and workplaces
Employers should ensure that employees can keep a distance of at least one metre during work. In areas where employees are dependent on public transport, employers are encouraged to facilitate working from home offices with remote virtual meetings as far as possible, and with physical meetings at work being kept to a minimum. This applies to the Oslo area and other urban areas in particular, where there is a certain pressure on public transport.
Guidelines have been prepared for working from home (in Norwegian) as an instrument to reduce the transmission of covid-19, including advice for adjustments of home offices and workplaces.
Businesses with one-to-one contact such as hairdressing, skin care, tattoo and piercing services can open if the rules on infection control are followed.
Industry standard guidelines for infection control in businesses with one-to-one contact (e.g. hairdressers and skin/body care) have been developed. The guidelines provide advice on how businesses can adequately safeguard infection control and prevent transmission of covid-19. The goal is to protect customers and employees and limit the transmission.
Businesses where health personnel such as dentist, physiotherapists, psychologists and others with one-to-one contact can meet their patients face-to-face, under the assumption that industry standards for infection control are met.
Industry standards for infection control in health related businesses with one-to-one contact (in Norwegian).
These guidelines also apply to personnel in the dental services, where additional guidelines for the dental health services have been developed (in Norwegian).