Local regulations

Updated rules, recommendations and measures concerning the coronavirus pandemic in Trondheim. This article was updated after the presidency meeting on March 2nd, 2021.

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Local rules and regulations in Trondheim

These local regulations apply in Trondheim, currently until and including March 17th, 2021.

In addition, there are national rules and recommendations that also apply in Trondheim. You can read more about this in this article.

Trondheim municipality recommends that all residents limit the number of social contacts beyond their own household / work / school / kindergarten to 10 people per household per week.

Face mask

New as of March 3rd, 2021

The requirement to use face masks in public places, such as shops, shopping centers, etc. - where it is not possible to keep at least one meter away - has been lifted. But there is still a strong recommendation for people to use face masks as before.

Public transport and taxis

It is mandatory to wear a face mask on public transport and in a taxi. This also applies indoors in station areas. In taxis, all travelers must be registered with name and telephone number.

Hairdresser, skin care, tattoo and piercing services, etc.

It is mandatory to use a face mask at a hairdresser, skin care, tattoo and piercing services, etc. This applies to both employees and customers.

Customers can remove the face mask when needed to perform the treatment.

Pick-up and drop-off in kindergarten

The municipality encourages kindergartens to facilitate pick-up and drop-off outdoors where this is possible. Kindergartens are now reviewing their routines to make picking up and dropping off children as efficient and easy as possible.

Shopping and shopping center

The number of customers must be limited based on the size of the premises so that it is possible to keep a distance of one meter at all times.

If necessary, security shall be carried out to ensure that the requirement is complied with

Restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs

The Norwegian government has tightened the national rules on the serving of alcohol in restaurants, bars, cafes and pubs. The national regulations on alcohol serving apply also in Trondheim. This means that alcoholic beverages can be served for diners until 22:00.

  • Restaurants, bars, cafes and pubs that have a license to serve alcohol shall only serve alcohol when serving at the table, and there shall be seating for all guests.
  • Serving alcohol can only be done to those who are served food.
  • Restaurants, bars, cafes and pubs are encouraged to strictly enforce the alcohol serving rules as well as the infection control rules. Table reservations must be the main rule.

Restaurants, bars, cafes and pubs that have a license to serve alcohol shall not admit guests after 22:00.

All restaurants and bars must register all individual customers upon arrival.

Restaurants, bars, cafes and pubs in Trondheim may remain open if they meet the requirements for proper operation of restaurants that comply with the covid-19 regulations.

Trondheim Municipality may close those restaurants, bars, cafes and pubs that do not comply with the requirements for infection control, proper operation and the requirements in this provision.

Physical activity at gyms, physical institutes etc.

There is a requirement of 2 meter distance between participants during physical activity at gyms, physical institutes etc.

Sports

New as of March 3rd, 2021

On Friday 19th February, the Norwegian government announced a relaxation of the rules which applies to sports, and especially sports for children and young people. The national recommendations are the basis for Trondheim Municipality.

As of March 3rd, 2021, Trondheim Municipality will allow children and young people within a special district or region to compete in their sport in Trondheim. Sports (special district / regional level) must decide which sports teams / municipalities this may apply to and how such inter-municipal groups can be designed, so that sporting and infection control professional considerations are taken into account.

Trondheim Municipality assumes that acceptance is obtained from the municipality where the visiting sports team belongs.

Trondheim Municipality opens for outdoor training and competitions for athletes over 19 years of age for sports that are not contact sports and where the athletes can keep at least 1 meter distance from each other. Contact sports emphasize or require physical contact between the players.

Trondheim Municipality considers e.g. bandy and football as contact sports. Such an opening will provide opportunities for e.g. orienteering, running and skiing (if the winter returns).

Trondheim municipality opens for training in municipal halls for athletes over 19 years, where the athletes can keep at least two meters distance from each other. This will provide opportunities e.g. for tennis, badminton and archery

Veileder for idretten i Trondheim

Culture and events

New rules as of from March 3rd 2021

The following applies to private gatherings and events across the country.

Events that gather people from different municipalities should be postponed or cancelled. The rules for events are as follows:

  • Maximum ten people at private gatherings indoors outside their own homes, such as birthdays in rented premises.
  • Maximum 50 people at indoor sports events for children who gather participants from the same municipality (new).
  • Maximum 100 people at other events where everyone in the audience sits on fixed, assigned seats (new).
  • Maximum 200 people at outdoor events, but 200 people x 3 cohorts if they sit in fixed assigned places and there is a two meter distance between the cohorts (new).
  • The organizer shall implement measures to meet the requirements for distance between participants who are not in the same household at events where the audience sits on fixed, assigned seats. If necessary, security shall be used to ensure this.
  • It is clarified in the regulations that member meetings, including meetings in associations and the like are regarded as events.

Local rules in Trondheim

Trondheim Municipality will open from March 3rd, 2021, for children and young people in the region to compete in Trondheim. Trondheim Municipality assumes that acceptance is obtained from the municipality that the organization / group originates, can compete in Trondheim.

Trondheim Municipality is open to age-mixed leisure activities where adult participation is a prerequisite for children and young people's activities. Where the minimum ⅔ of the participants is under 20 years of age, rules and recommendations apply to children and young people for the whole group.

Trondheim municipality opens for outdoor leisure activities and competitions for people over 19 years where the athletes can keep at least 1 meter distance from each other. This applies to e.g. organized exercises outdoors.

Trondheim municipality allows for indoor leisure activities for people over 19 years, where athletes can keep at least two meters away from each other.

Activities that require close contact or physical contact between adult athletes are not recommended either outdoors or indoors.

The organizer must be prepared for changes at short notice if the infection situation changes.

Veileder for kulturen i Trondheim

Home office

It is recommended to use a home office where it is appropriate based on the nature of the work.

Further information regarding quarantine regulations.

Information in Norwegian

Read more about local coronavirus rules and regulations in Norwegian.

Sist oppdatert: 26.03.2021

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