22 September: How mass testing in primary school will take place
Press release: On Friday, pupils in primary schools will be regularly self-testing. All 90,000 pupils in Oslo schools will take part in the mass testing.
Around 47,000 pupils in Years 1 to 7 will be encouraged to test themselves twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays. The exception will be pupils who have had Covid-19 in the last 12 months or who are fully vaccinated. The self-tests will be sent out to all primary schools today.
– We are pleased that we can now expand the mass testing to include primary school pupils. Feedback from secondary schools and adult education schools, has been positive. The infection rate has decreased and pupils can spend more time in the classroom, says Director of Education Marte Gerhardsen.
Facts about mass testing
- All pupils in Oslo schools can test themselves regularly, twice a week.
- The pupils will test themselves on certain days. All pupils in one school must test themselves on the same days.
- In primary schools, all pupils will test themselves at home, with the assistance of their parents or guardians.
- In secondary schools and adult education schools, the schools themselves will determine whether to arrange for students to test themselves at school or to send the tests home with the students.
- Mass testing of the 90,000 pupils will continue to the end of the autumn half-term holiday.
- Pupils must also perform tests during the autumn half-term holiday.
- The test is voluntary, but we encourage all pupils to perform the test.