Ukraine and the City of Oslo’s emergency preparedness

War in Ukraine: The City of Oslo has received several questions from its residents about emergency preparedness. Here is what we are doing.

The Norwegian authorities report that they are monitoring possible threats to Norway as a consequence of the war in Ukraine. However, there is no reason to raise the level of emergency preparedness at this time. The City of Oslo is following the advice of Norwegian authorities. 

Oslo’s schools

Oslo’s schools are taking an active role by talking with their pupils about the war in Ukraine. All personnel in Oslo’s schools have been given practical advice on how to discuss the situation with their pupils and have been offered a webinar on how to talk to children and young people about the events in Ukraine. Learn more about what the City of Oslo schools will be doing.

Two years ago iodine tablets were distributed to schools and kindergartens in Oslo as part of the City of Oslo’s nuclear preparedness plan. If a nuclear incident should occur while your child is at school, kindergarten or at a municipal institution your child will receive iodine tablets if you, as a parent or guardian, have consented to this.


The City of Oslo follows the Norwegian authorities’ guidelines for iodine tablets. The Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) has stated that is unlikely the war in Ukraine will necessitate the use of iodine tablets. Iodine tablets should only be used if and when advised to do so by Norwegian civil protection authorities. Learn more about iodine tablets.

Go to general information about self-preparedness and information about public emergency shelters in Oslo.

Would you like to help?

The City of Oslo is preparing to receive refugees.

Go to information about protection and residence in Norway for people affected by the situation in Ukraine. If you wish to help, we recommend that you contact one of the volunteer organisations.