Make sure you have your required medicines available. Keep taking your regular medication and make changes only in agreement with your doctor.
- If you have a forthcoming consultations or regular control you should keep the scheduled appointment unless informed otherwise by your treating institution. If in doubt, contact your doctor.
- Remember good hand and cough hygiene. This also applies to those you live with and those visiting. Clean the household frequently, pay particular attention to surfaces that are often touched.
- Avoid shaking hands as well as kissing and hugging people who are not part of your household or a regular partner.
- Keep a physical distance to others both at work, outdoors and other places.
- Going for a walk is nice in order to stay fit but choose places that are not congested.
- Avoid spending time with people who show signs of respiratory infection.
- Limit the use of public transport if you can, in particular during rush hours.
General advice to relatives
General advice to those in the close circle of contacts to persons in risk groups:
- Stay in touch with persons who are in a risk group.
- Follow the general advice on hygiene and other measures to reduce the risk of transfection.
- Do not visit persons in risk groups if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection or you do not feel completely healthy.
- Offer to help out with necessary errands.
- If you live with a person who is in a risk group and develop symptoms of a respiratory infection or feel unwell, limit the time you spend together and contact your doctor if in need of medical attention. If possible, stay and sleep in separate rooms and use separate bathrooms. If this is not possible, it is important to keep a distance and use separate towels and toiletries in the bathroom.
Can grandparents be with their grandchildren?
When the level of infection in society is low, persons with a slightly increased risk can essentially go on vacation with or be with their grandchildren. You are however encouraged to be extra attentive to the general transmission prevention measures (hand and cough hygiene, social distancing and to stay at home given symptoms or illness).
If you belong to the category with a moderate or high level of risk, you need to asses on an individual basis who to spend time with and what precautions to take. When required, an individual assessment on the level of risk for a more severe progression of covid-19 should be made in consultation with your own doctor. See also travel advice for persons in risk groups and their relatives.
Advice for persons who receive home services and their relatives
Those who receive health and care services at home and their relatives/caregivers should follow the advice given to the general population and possibly the advice given to risk groups.
You can live as normal at home and give the care you usually do. Protective equipment for family and relatives in the home is not necessary. Wash hands frequently and carefully with soap and lukewarm water. Keep the house clean in the usual way. Pay extra attention to surfaces that are often touched.
Persons with respiratory symptoms should not visit.
Employees from the municipality's health and care services do not need protective equipment if there is no suspicion of infection, but they must follow strict rules on hand hygiene.
Should you develop respiratory symptoms and you contact your doctor, your doctor and possibly the home care service will plan further follow-up in consultation with you.
More information from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health: Health and care services at home and infection control for COVID-19 (in Norwegian).