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24.03.2021: New national infection control measures from March 25.


On Tuesday March 23, the Norwegian Government implemented new national measures. The new measures will be in effect from midnight, the night before Thursday March 25 until further notice. The Government will make a new assessment by April 12.


The measures have the following consequences for UiT:

  • New distance rule and use of face masks
    The distance rule at our campus changes from one to two meters. The use of face masks applies in all places where it is not possible to keep a distance of 2 meters.

  • Lectures and course delivery
    Digital course delivery will be introduced in the period from and including March 25 until further notice.

    Exceptions are made for those of our students who depend on access to campus for completion of experiments or skills training that cannot be completed digitally, and where physical attendance is necessary to maintain progression in the study program.

    The decision on digital course delivery does not in theory affect planned practicums during the same period. Practicums can be carried out in accordance with current infection control measures. UiT will clarify what is possible to implement with the affected Municipalities and locations of the practicums.

    Students who are in the target group are asked to contact their study program for further clarification.

 

  • Work from home and presence in the workplace
    Employees must work from home as long as is practically possible. There must be a dialogue between the leader and the employee about how this can be implemented. The nearest leader must make an agreement with the individual employee on what kind of presence at the workplace is necessary.

 

  • Meetings and events
    All planned physical events organized by UiT must be cancelled or postponed. If this is not possible, up to 20 people are allowed at indoor events with fixed, designated seating. This also applies where a professional organizer is used.
    Dissertations should be carried out within the current infection control rules.

 

  • Lab, field and cruise
    UiT will seek to maintain ongoing and planned activity and skills training in the lab, on field work and on cruises, provided that current infection control rules can be complied with. Further information is available by contacting your study program or immediate supervisor.

 

  • Travel
    The new restrictions do not entail any change in existing regulations and practices. All unnecessary business trips must be postponed or cancelled. The employer decides whether the trip is necessary or not.

     
  • Access to Campus
    Students and staff will have access to Campus to be able to use the library and study spaces, and to carry out work and activities that are allowed. When on Campus, infection control rules must be followed.

 

  • Student cafes
    As a result of the national restrictions, some student cafes will be closed. More information about which cafes are open can be found at samskipnaden.no

 

  • Our museums
    Our museum is open. New infection control rules will be introduced from March 25.

 

  • Follow en.uit.no/korona for updated information.