Korona, Bent Høie | Now it is ring 1, ring 2 plus action levels A, B, C and D that apply

Applies to the municipalities: Nordre Follo, Oslo, Ås, Halden and Sarpsborg from 3 to 10 February.

Kindergartens, schools, universities, colleges and vocational schools

Yellow level of measures in line with the traffic light model applies to schools and kindergartens as for the rest of the country.

Local assessments must be made in line with the infection situation, ie the municipality as the infection control authority may decide that there shall be a red level where necessary based on an infection control professional assessment.

The premises at universities, colleges, vocational colleges, education for adults in primary school, adults in upper secondary school and adults who receive education according to the Introduction Act and the Integration Act, as well as course activity under study associations and Competence Plus are closed to all pupils and students. Employees follow the rules for working life in general. All teaching and planned events must be postponed or made digital.

Premises at schools approved in accordance with the Free School Act, Chapter 6A, shall not be closed to pupils. Schools with boarding schools must follow rules and recommendations for folk high schools, while schools without boarding schools follow rules and recommendations for upper secondary education.

Universities, colleges and vocational colleges may make exceptions to the requirement to keep the premises closed if access to the premises is essential for students who are dependent on performing experiments or skills training that cannot be completed digitally, and this is necessary to maintain the progression of the study.


All events outside the home are prohibited, both indoors and outdoors, with the exception of funerals and burials.

Digital events with a maximum of five people present, in addition to the necessary production staff, are allowed.

Sports and leisure activities

It is open for children and young people under the age of 20 to engage in organized sports and leisure activities.

Broad-based sports and other organized sports and leisure activities for adults are not allowed, but organized training for top athletes is allowed.

Swimming pools, water parks, spa facilities, hotel pools and the like open up for school swimming, organized swimming courses and organized swimming training for those under the age of 20 and professional athletes, and for rehabilitation, training and individual treatment.

Public places and businesses where organized cultural, sports and leisure activities take place can be open to:

  • Children and young people under 20 years of age
  • Outdoor activity for adults
  • Organized training for top athletes


Mandate for home office for all who can. Employers must ensure that employees work from home, as far as practicable. Employers must be able to document that employees have been informed of how this is to be carried out in the company. Travel to work must be considered necessary. Nevertheless, the requirement for a home office will apply to those who have the opportunity for this.


Individual stores can open. The malls and department stores shall remain closed, but with these exceptions:

  • grocery stores, including kiosks, health food stores and others that mainly sell groceries
  • outlets that mainly sell pet food and other necessities for pets and pets
  • pharmacy
  • jister bands
  • opticians
  • restaurants
  • The wine monopoly
  • companies such as hairdressers, dermatologists, tattooists, etc. ( see § 15 for the full list)
  • health care professionals, such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, podiatrists, etc. ( see §16 for the full list)
  • gas stations
  • sales activities for agriculture and animal production
  • the warehouse and wholesale part in building materials stores that sell to handicraft businesses and the like

Stores can be open for collection of prepaid ordered goods, when delivery can take place in an infection-proof manner.

Restaurants, cafes, bars

Restaurants may reopen.

Continued stop drinking

The following businesses and locations will be closed


Amusement parks, bingo halls, gaming halls, playgrounds, bowling alleys and similar places where entertainment and leisure activities take place


Cinema, theater, concert venues and similar cultural and entertainment venues

Other public places and businesses where cultural, entertainment or leisure activities take place that gather people indoors. The exception is:

Swimming pools, water parks, spas, hotel pools and the like can be opened for school swimming, organized swimming courses and organized swimming training for those under 20, and for rehabilitation, training and individual treatment.


Public places and businesses can stay open for outdoor leisure activities for adults

Public places and activities where organized cultural, sports and leisure activities take place can be open to children and young people under the age of 20, outdoor activities for adults and organized training for top athletes, however, so that there are no leisure activities for others in such places.


It is no longer a recommendation to avoid visiting the home. The national recommendation applies. This means limiting social contact and not having visits from more than five guests in addition to those who already live together. Children in kindergartens and primary schools can have visits from their own cohort.

Everyone should avoid unnecessary travel. Travel to work must be considered necessary. Nevertheless, the requirement for a home office will apply to those who have the opportunity to do so.

It is no longer advisable to travel to the cabin outside your own municipality. But only travel with members of your own household, and do not accept visits. You should make all purchases in your own municipality before you go, but can use a convenience store in a cottage municipality only if it is strictly necessary and takes special infection control considerations, e.g. goes to the store outside of busy times. Do not visit shops, restaurants or meeting places with many people in the cottage municipality. Keep a good distance from others on the ski slope, the ski lift and when you go hiking. Check what advice and rules apply to the cottage municipality, and follow them.

On the basis of the local risk of infection, the municipalities and county municipalities should introduce reinforced measures in public transport, this may, for example, be that only up to 50 per cent capacity is used in the means of transport.

One-to-one businesses, such as hairdressers, should continue to have reinforced measures such as the use of face masks in situations where it is not possible to maintain a distance of one meter or to reduce or temporarily remove treatment options that involve close face-to-face contact.

It is recommended that the municipalities and the population in the relevant municipalities consider testing on days 7-10 during the infection quarantine period. The quarantine for household members of close contacts should be considered in case of suspicion of infection of the mutated infection variant.

People at high risk of becoming seriously ill or dying if they become infected should now live more sheltered.

Duty to wear a face mask

When it is not possible to keep a distance of at least one meter, in addition to short-term passes to other than household members, bandages must be used.

Mouthpieces should be worn in public places such as shops, on public transport and indoor station areas, restaurants when picking up takeaway, in common areas in shopping malls if they are open because there are pharmacies and grocery stores in the malls and in religious and philosophical houses in connection with funerals and funerals.

The obligation to wear a face mask applies correspondingly to employees in places where it is not possible to keep at least one meter away from visitors. This does not apply to employees in places where other infection control measures have been implemented for the employees, such as the use of visors, partitions and the like.

Passengers must wear a face mask in a taxi. The mouthpiece must be put on before the passenger gets into the taxi, and must not be removed until the journey has ended and the passenger has got out of the taxi. The obligation to wear a face mask applies correspondingly to the driver when there are passengers in the taxi.

The obligation to wear a face mask does not apply to children under 12 years of age, or to those who for medical or other reasons cannot wear a face mask.

All municipalities can introduce strict advice and rules based on local infection situations. It is therefore important to follow what applies in your own municipality.

(The overview is taken from regjeringen.no, which refers to the group 1 municipalities as «ring 1».)

Source: Nettavisen by www.nettavisen.no.

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