The government removes all regulatory measures against covid-19, including requirements for the use of face masks, one-meter distance, and the obligation to isolate in the event of illness. The changes apply from Saturday, 12th of February at 10.00.
The government removed many of the corona measures on February 1st. (Available in Norwegian only)
These are some of the most important changes that apply from Saturday, 12th of February at 10:
Note that some rules are retained for Svalbard.
UiT The Arctic University of Norway will adjust our infection control rules in line with the government's decision.
UiT will switch to ordinary teaching. Further information comes from the individual study program/course coordinator. Information about the start of in-person teaching will be available for the students at least seven days in advance.
Any questions about teaching and seminars must be directed to the individual study program/course coordinator.
The government has exempted teaching situations on campus from the distance requirements, and there are no longer any number restrictions in teaching situations.
Exams for the spring semester of 2022 will be conducted as planned. As a general rule, this means that exams will not be held on campus in the spring semester of 2022. However, students will be notified of the exam form from their study program well before the exam time.
Due to the corona situation, a temporary regulation was made on studies and exams at UiT Norway's Arctic University. These regulations will also apply to the spring semester of 2022. The regulations can be found here
Students can find information about the examination form of their study program on the student web.
Dissertations can be carried out as in-person events.
The organizer shall ensure that proper infection control measures are in place. In addition, the organizer must ensure that everyone keeps at least a 1-meter distance to others who are not in the same household or are similarly close. If the attendees can not maintain distance, facemasks must be worn. Exceptions are made from this requirement when sitting in fixed designated places.
The requirement to use a home office is abolished. The main rule is from 3 February that employees must attend the workplace. It is also possible to hold physical and professional meetings from the same date.
All units must facilitate infection control-sound and sound operations. This means making sure that it is possible to keep a distance of at least 1 meter to others, use face masks if the distance can not be maintained, and have good routines for good hygiene, good cleaning, and ventilation.
As a result of high infection numbers and the risk of increased absences due to illness, the use of a home office can still be considered. The use of a home office must be agreed upon with the immediate manager.
Events, meetings, and professional/social gatherings for students and staff, including activities under the auspices of student and line associations, can be carried out within the current infection control council.
The organizer must ensure:
For events with more than 200 participants, the organizer must carry out a risk assessment and follow national and local rules and recommendations.
All organizers must check what applies in their municipality, as they may have their own advice and rules.
Framework for events see Events and gatherings - FHI