- I have been looking forward to this
On Saturday 25 September, Norwegian society will reopen. Rector Margareth Hagen is thrilled on behalf of UiB's students and staff.
Normal everyday life is on its way back: the one-meter rule will no longer apply, the global travel advice will not be extended. The majority of the Norwegian population will be fully vaccinated within a few weeks.
The number of infections is falling, as is the number of hospitalized corona patients. Both the National Institute of Public Health and the Norwegian Directorate of Health have recommended that the government move to a normal everyday life with increased preparedness when September turns into October.
Relieves on 25. September
- This is a day of joy, said Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) in a press conference on Friday 24 September.
Many of the reliefs will come tomorrow, Saturday 25 September: As of this day, the requirements for social distance, restrictions on table service and number limitation at events will not apply.
Margareth Hagen: Thanks students and staff
Rector Margareth Hagen has been looking forward to this day.
- My biggest concern was that we would face another dark autumn with strict social restrictions. Now I am both relieved and happy that 2021 is really the autumn where we take the campus back, says Hagen.
She would like to praise UiB's employees and students for the efforts they have made through the pandemic.
- I know that many, both students and staff, have experienced the pandemic as demanding. It has been demanding to keep your distance, to stay at home, not to be able to meet. That everyone has been following the guidelines have helped to get us through the pandemic, says Hagen.
Some advice still apply
Despite the general relief, there will still be a requirement to isolate oneself if corona is detected. People who get symptoms of a respiratory tract infection should still get tested. This also applies to vaccinated people. Read more at regjeringen.no