For more detailed information see Advice and rules in the City of Oslo

  • Kindergartens, primary and lower secondary schools are open. Schools will notify parents and pupils of class times. It is important that children go into school to receive the education they need. Your child’s school may have its own rules.
  • Recreational activities, such as football, handball, choir and band practice, are permitted for children and young people under the age of 20.
  • High school students will mostly study at home.
  • Shops that are not exempt from the restrictions must remain closed. They are permitted to make arrangements so customers can collect goods from outside their premises.
  • All cafés, restaurants and bars must remain closed. Take-away service is permitted.
  • Public libraries remain open.
  • Houses of worship remain open. Religious services and prayer meetings are not permitted, apart from funeral and burial services attended by no more than 50 people. Receptions after funerals are not permitted.
  • Fitness centres remain closed. An exception is made for training and rehabilitation offered individually.
  • Avoid use of public transport.
  • Work from home, if possible.
  • Remember to wear a face covering when you are outside your own home if it is difficult to keep a distance of one metre from other people.
  • The rules forbidding organised public events remain in place.
  • You may have visitors, but no more than ten people may gather in a private home, and you must have enough room so everyone can keep one metre apart. The same applies to gardens and parks.
  • Stay at home if you feel ill. Wash your hands thoroughly. Get a test if you develop symptoms.
  • Remember that testing is free of charge!

Public events and private gatherings

Outdoor events

Private gatherings are defined as outdoor events and may be attended by no more than ten people at the same time.

Most indoor events are prohibited, although some are allowed

  1. Funeral and burial services attended by no more than 50 people. Everyone must keep one metre apart if they do not live together.
  2. Sporting events, competitions, performances and equivalent events with professional participants, with no spectators.
  3. Weddings, christenings and similar rituals, without guests.
  4. Small digital events attended by no more than five people, not counting production staff. Everyone must keep one metre apart.

Private gatherings in your own home, indoors and outdoors

No more than ten people may be in your home at the same time. The recommendation is to avoid gatherings and visits. Everyone must be able to keep one metre apart.

Quarantine – if you have been in close contact with an infected person, or if you have been abroad

  • You must quarantine for 10 days if you have been in close contact with an infected person, or if you have been abroad.
  • If you develop symptoms, you must take a COVID-19 test.
  • You must quarantine even if the test shows that you are not infected. The people in your household do not need to quarantine.

During these 10 days, you must not:

  • go to school or work, visit anyone or receive visits
  • travel by bus, metro or tram

You may:

  • go for walks alone or with people in your household. You may visit a shop if absolutely necessary, but it is better if someone shops for you. 

If you develop a cough or cold symptoms while in quarantine, you must self-isolate and take a COVID-19 test. 

Isolation – if you are infected or have coronavirus symptoms

  • You must not be in close proximity to anyone else while in self-isolation, not even your own family. 
  • Stay in a separate room. Use a separate towel in the bathroom. 
  • If you cannot self-isolate at home, you must contact your city district for help in finding a place where you can self-isolate. 
  • Should you become seriously ill, contact your GP (doctor), or phone the casualty clinic (legevakt) tel. 116117. If your condition is life-threatening, phone 113, emergency medical services. 

Free COVID-19 test

You must be tested if you: 

  • are coughing
  • lose your sense of taste or smell 
  • have a cold
  • have been close to someone who now has the coronavirus

COVID-19 tests are always free of charge. 

You can ask your GP for a COVID-19 test, visit the City of Oslo website, or phone the coronavirus hotline tel. 21 80 21 82. The coronavirus hotline can assist you in your native language.

In order to book a COVID-19 test on the City of Oslo website (only in Norwegian and English), you will need a BankID or MinID.

Results of the COVID-19 test

  • If the test shows that you have the coronavirus, you will be contacted by phone. 
  • If you have not been contacted, you must log in to (requires BankID or MinID) or phone the coronavirus hotline to get your results. 

Coronavirus hotline: 21 80 21 82

Here you can:

  • Book a test 
  • Receive advice and information about the coronavirus
  • Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine (press 3 for questions about the vaccine)

You can receive assistance in your own language. If you have serious respiratory symptoms, contact your GP. If your GP is not available, or you need immediate assistance, phone the casualty clinic on 116117. If your condition is life-threatening, phone 113, emergency medical services.

Opening hours:

  • Monday–Friday: 08:30–15:00
  • Saturday–Sunday: 09:00–15:00

COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine will protect you against severe illness from the coronavirus.

The vaccine is free and safe. It is recommended for everyone, including those in high-risk groups.

The most common side-effects are mild and usually go away after a few days. You will be contacted by your district for an appointment when it is your turn to get the vaccine. You cannot visit the vaccination site without an appointment.

Remember to update your contact information at

Contact tracing

If you have become infected with the coronavirus, we must determine who you have been in contact with over the past few days. This is to prevent others from becoming infected.

We will contact everyone you have met or with whom you been in close contact. They will not be told who may have infected them. Those who are contacted must quarantine for 10 days from the date they met the infected person. They must also take a COVID-19 test.

Corona information - step by step

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In this, you will find easily explained corona information. Use it as a conversation support or to learn more about corona, infection, protection against infection, vaccine, and mental health.


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