The Coronavirus – Information for Students and Employees

Bergen introduces national measures

The Norwegian government announced on Friday 19 February that Bergen municipality is switching to national measures from 22 February.

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The University management have arranged meetings with deans, directors, student representatives and the safety representatives to discuss the consequences of the switch to national regulations for UiB.

Based on this, the following measures apply to UiB from 22 February:

  • Home office is still preferred. Working from office on campus must be agreed with your nearest leader. The presence of critical operational functions that can only be solved on campus must be ensured. The university management is also particularly concerned that arrangements must be made for young researchers who are dependent on returning to campus to ensure progression in their work.
  • Teaching on campus will be arranged for groups of up to 20 students and the mentor programs can also facilitate gatherings in groups of up to 20. Students are notified when teaching at campus starts through Mitt UiB.
  • The exam is, in general, digital until Easter.
  • Student workplaces and reading rooms are open to students from 22 February using cards. The University Library opens at 11 am. Monday 22 February. From 23 February the library opens at 8.30.
  • It is possible to arrange indoor events with up to 10 participants. For venues with marked places, it is possible to have 100 participants (from 23. February). However, there is still a general recommendation to postpone physical events or make them digital.
  • The University Museum plans to open to the public from 2. March.

UiB recommends all employees and students to use the new infection tracking app developed by FHI. Read more and download here.