Information about the corona virus
Last updated: May 26th at 1 pm.
The Norwegian Government is moving to Step 2 of the reopening plan on Thursday 27 May at 12 am. From that date, among other things, more people will be allowed to congregate than today, and schools will be able to move to the green level of measures where the rate of infection is low.
The decision to move to Step 2 is based on the recommendations of the Norwegian Directorate of Health and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
In order to allow more physical teaching at universities and university colleges, the Norwegian Government is introducing increased use of regular testing and registration of people present in order to simplify contact tracing. We encourage everyone who visits our Oslo Campus to pick up the free corona-testing kits found at the following receptions:
- Kvadraturen: Kirkegata 24 og Prinsens gate 7-9
- Fjerdingen: Christian Krohgs gate 32
- Vulkan: Vulkan 19
- Fagskolen: Rosenkrantz gate 16
- Institutt Dansehøyskolen: Borggata 7
- Institutt Musikkteater: Trondheimsveien 137
It is of the utmost importance that all of our students and employees follow the recommended infection control measures. When you visit campus make sure that:
You are free of any covid 19-symptoms
You use a protective mouth cover when moving around
You practice regular handwashing to ensure good hygiene
You practice social distancing (keep a minimum of 1 meter distance)
A maximum of 20 participants at private indoor events will be allowed. The limit outdoors is 30 people. This includes student graduations.
Anyone who can should work from home and/or have flexible working hours. Student-facing functions and other necessary business operations will be manned on Campus.
A dedicated crisis staff
Kristiania University College and Kristiania Professional College gathered a crisis staff as early as February 27th, with representatives from administration, HR, the rectorate, the department for student follow-up and the marketing and communication department. This crisis team monitors the development of the situation closely and facilitates to follow the authorities' advice in connection with the coronavirus.
Encourages use of face masks
We encourage the use of face masks on campus in situations where it is perceived as difficult to keep one meter distance, such as on the way in or out of lectures.
The authorities also recommend the use of face masks on public transport in Oslo, because situations may arise when traveling to and from work and school where it's hard to keep distance from others. Therefore, disposable face masks or washable cloth face masks are recommended.
Read more about correct use at Helsenorge.no
Kristiania University College has ordered washable face masks which we expect to receive shortly. Already on Monday 17th of August we have a number of disposable mouthpieces for distribution at the reception.
We emphasize that face masks do not replace other measures, and that the most important thing is to keep one meter distance to others. Also remember to continue to be good at washing hands and taking care of each other.
Information about exchanges and study trips in the autumn semester 2020
Kristiania University College has decided to follow UHR's recommendation to cancel exchanges to and from all countries for the autumn semester 2020, as well as shorter international student mobility, such as study trips abroad.
This is due to the fact that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all travel that is not strictly necessary. In addition, it is currently impossible to obtain a visa in most countries.
Traveling on an exchange involves a lot of financial expenses, and we therefore want to be out early with this information. This is to ensure that those concerned know this before they commit to agreements on housing, school fees, insurance and the like. Unfortunately, it is not possible to change the destination for the exchange semester at the moment, and you will instead be set up to follow the autumn semester at Kristiania University College.
Those who have applied for an exchange in Europe, we ask to complete the exchange application, but wait for the purchase of airline tickets. You are also advised against committing to a contract for housing and the like. Within Europe, it is easier to be flexible, in addition to the fact that the semesters often start later, so no final decision has been made here. Developments are closely monitored and more information will come as soon as it is available.
Guidelines for Infection protection when visiting the campus
To reduce the risk of covid-19 at Kristiania's premises, strict infection control routines have been established. All students, staff and visitors must familiarize themselves with these routines before they gain access to our premises. This information is also available at the reception during visits.
Download the infection control form here:
Exchange students and their relatives:
Please contact the Department of Research Administration and Internationalisation:
Janne Olsen: JanneKristin.Olsen@kristiania.no
Students who suspect they are infected, or are ordered to stay home in a quarantine:
Please contact the Department for Student Follow-up:
Stine Karlsen: email@example.com
Students who are worried and need someone to talk to:
Please contact the Department for Student Follow-up:
Tevje Akerø: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact the HR Department:
Anders Aas: Anders.Aas@kristiania.no
The Department of Marketing and Communications
Stein-Oddvar Evensen: SteinOddvar.Evensen@kristiania.no
Leader crisis staff:
Operations- and Security Manager:
Pål Værås: email@example.com
Other contact information
The Norwegian Directorate of Health has established a «corona hotline» to relieve medical emergency and other parts of the health service. The number is 815 55 015.
People are asked to please read information online before calling this number.
People who think they may be infected with the corona virus should call their general practitioner, or emergency room at 116 117.
It is highly important that people, who think they may be infected, stay home and make contact by phone. Do not show up at the doctor or in the emergency room sick.
Sikresiden.no (On the Safe Side) is a webapp that provides you with user-friendly training and advice on what you should do in emergency situations. However, you must always assess the situation yourself to decide what is the best thing to do in each individual case. The app is specially adapted to students and staff at universities and university colleges, among other things, by making the local emergency number at their institutions easily available. The information is available in Norwegian and English.