Information about the coronavirus

As of March 30, 12 residents of Strand have tested positive for coronavirus.

Preventing transmission is the most important step to slow down the infection rate and avoid widespread illness.     

Norwegian Directorate of Health implements the measures from 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 until Monday, April 13,  2020.

Health information phone

If you have questions about the new coronavirus and cannot find answers on NIPH's website, you can call the Directorate of Health's information phone 815 55 015.
 

Do you suspect infection?
If you have symptoms of the disease (respiratory infection, fever, cough, chest pain or difficulty breathing) or have been with a person who has tested positive for the coronavirus - call your doctor during office hours, and the emergency room (legevakten) at 116117 at night. In order not to infect others, it is important that you call first and not just show up.

Recently returned from a trip abroad?
Everyone travelling from abroad will be in quarantine for 14 days, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. Even if you feel fine and are symptom free, we kindly ask you to NOT call emergency room (legevakten) to be tested for the coronavirus, just stay at home.

Schools and kindergartens are closed
In order to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and to contribute to the maintenance of necessary health and care services, the Norwegian Directorate of Health has, according to the Infection Control Act, decided to close all schools and kindergartens.

Local measures in Strand

  • Residents from other municipalities / countries are not allowed to stay in cottages in Strand
  • Nordmarka Recycling station is closed.
  • The cinema, library, the foyer in Torghuset and Folkets Hus are closed.
  • Schools and kindergartens are closed.
  • Preikestolen is closed.
  • Rådhuset (the town hall) is closed.
  • If you want to visit somone at Jonsokberget or Tautunet, you have to make an appointment with the institution.

How do you prevent infection?
Good hand hygiene is important to limit infection. Wash your hands with soap and water and have antibac available if hand washing is not possible. Cough in the elbow or in paper. Discard the paper after use.

More and updated information:

Regjeringen.no (Government.no) 

Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)

Helsenorge

Helsedirektoratet