Schools and kindergartens

Oslo’s kindergartens and schools have re-opened. Their opening hours and timetables are slightly reduced, compared with the norm.

Re-opening the kindergartens

Videos about the kindergartens reopening:

Important additional advice

  • All children must bring enough food for the whole day

To help the staff during this demanding period, and help limit the risk of infection, no food will be served in the municipal kindergartens during April and May. So the children must bring enough food with them for the whole day. Private kindergartens may decide themselves if they serve food during this period. 

  • Reduced opening hours

The Government has advised the kindergartens to consider reducing their opening hours if needed to prevent infections as well as to ensure enough staff. The City of Oslo recommends that opening hours should be extended to 7,5 hours in week 22 (25 – 29 May). Local adjustments are possible

  • Normal charges will apply

Parents pay the normal charge, even though opening hours are reduced, or if they choose not to send their children to kindergarten. However, the City of Oslo’s regulations for kindergartens does allow for free places for those who are long-term sick with a doctor’s note.

Information to parents of kindergarden children form the The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training

Children who have respiratory symptoms

It is important that all children who have respiratory symptoms are kept at home from the kindergarten.

Re-opening of schools

All the schools opened during the week 11-15 May. Their timetables have been adjusted, to make it safe for the children to come to school.


All exams, both written and oral, and practical exams in the 10th grade and in upper secondary school spring 2020 are cancelled. All students will get their certificates even though the exams are cancelled.

Read more about cancelled exams on the webpage of the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training (in Norwegian).

Exams for external candidates (privatisteksamen) 

External exams will be held (after 30 April)

Vocational exams and apprenticeships

Vocational and apprenticeship exams will be held.