The Coronavirus – Information for Students and Employees

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In line with the recommendations from the Norwegian Diractorate of Health and National Institute of Public Health (NIPH/FHI), the government today informed about the first step in the reopening plan, which will apply from Friday 16. April.
All employees and students who have been traveling during Easter are encouraged to test themselves for Covid when they return to Bergen. Testing is free of charge, and you do not need an appointment.
In line with the government's recommendation, teaching at UiB will be digital for the time until week 15.
The Norwegian government announced on Friday 19 February that Bergen municipality is switching to national measures from 22 February.
UiB follows the Bergen City Councils’ assessments when Bergen ends its temporary local corona measures, with effect from 30 September. See the new measures for students and staff here.
UiB and the faculties will continue the current corona measures until and including 29 September, after Bergen Municipality continues its most important measures on Monday 21 September.
- Thank you so much for the flexibility you have shown and the extra work you have put in during this very demaning time at the university, says Rector Dag Rune Olsen and University Director Kjell Bernstrøm in this open letter to all UiB-employees.
Are you attending lectures at UiB? Please note your seat number.
The government has introduced stricter regulations because of increased covid-19 infection in the society. This is how the rules affect UiB.
Do you find it difficult to keep your distance from others when taking a bus, train or in other situations indoors in public places? Then you must wear a face mask.
Employees at the University of Bergen must prepare for an autumn where they may have to work from the home office or avoid traveling by public transport during rush hour.
All academic staff are invited to participate in an online survey about the effects of the closing of campus due to the corona situation.
The University of Bergen reopens June 15.
During the Spring of 2020, the University of Bergen had to close access to campus for employees and students to hinder spreading of the corona virus, and all teaching and assessment were shifted to digital platforms.
- Our campus will be open and we look forward to welcoming as many students as possible to Bergen in the next year academic year, says Oddrun Samdal, Vice-Rector for Education at UiB.
From May 4, employees who experience home office as demanding can access their workplace on campus, after approval from the faculty or departments. It is a prerequisite that infection prevention considerations can be taken care of.
All students and staff with access to UiB buildings on campus and who are diagnosed with corona virus infection, please notify UiB by filling out the registration form.
Students and employees: Please complete the E-learning course in Protective Measures. The course is mandatory for students and recommended for employees.