Schools and kindergartens

All schools and kindergartens in Norway are closed. This is to avoid transmission and contribute to the maintenance of necessary health and care services.

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A decision to close has been issued and is valid from Thursday March 12th at 18:00. The government has decided that all the kindergartens and schools in the country will remain closed at least until April 13th. The period may be extended. The closure applies to:

  • Kindergartens
  • Primary schools
  • Lower secondary schools
  • Upper secondary schools
  • Universities and colleges
  • Other educational institutions.

Exceptions apply

It is important to maintain operations in the health and care services and other critical society functions, and to avoid the use of people in risk groups for babysitting.

A local solution for children of healthcare personnel, the transport sector or within other critical society functions must therefore be provided. The same applies to children with special care needs that cannot be taken care of when childcare, school or other day care facilities are closed.

Each individual school and kindergarten must make specific and individual assessments who should receive this offer. Read more about this on the Directorate of Education website.

The Directorate of Education also has information on closures and exceptions.