Local orders and recommendations

Here you will find a list of the local infection-prevention measures for Trondheim.

Lady with face mask on the bus.

The Executive Council decided 4 January to disengage local orders and recommendations concerning infection-prevention measures. The national orders and recommendations are instead in effect.

The government has implemented national infection-prevention measures to avoid overloading health and care services and to protect critical functions of society. There are strong rules for events for adults and nightlife, for cultural venues and gatherings and for organised leisure activities. There is a national ban on serving alcohol.

In this article you will find information on the current orders and measures.

National regulated measures

Events and gatherings

You are recommended to limit the number of close contacts. More time should be spent at home. That also means that you should limit the number of visits, social gatherings and events you attend.

If you have questions about organizing events, social gatherings, rehearsal, organized sports activities and such, you can send an email to korona.arrangement@trondheim.kommune.no.

It is recommended that you avoid using public transport to get to an event or gathering.

Trondheim kommunes veileder for idrett, kultur og fritidsaktiviteter (Norwegian).

The following rules apply to events

  • A maximum of 20 people at indoor private gatherings at a public venue or in a rented or borrowed venue. A maximum of 50 people at outdoor gatherings.
  • A maximum of 50 people at indoor and outdoor memorial services after funerals or burial services. Funerals are considered a public event – see below.
  • A maximum of 20 people at indoor public events without designated seating and 50 people with designated seating.
  • At outdoor public events: up to 100 people without designated seating, and up to 3 cohorts of 200 people each with designated seating.
  • The organiser must ensure that all of the people present at indoor events are able to keep a distance of at least 1 metre from people who do not belong to the same household or corresponding close relations. An exemption is made for several groups, including participants at cultural and sports events, participants on certain courses, and people who belong to the same cohort in kindergarten or primary school.
  • At indoor events where all of the participants are in designated seating, there will be an adequate distance if the organiser ensures that there is at least one vacant seat between each person in the same row from the time they arrive at the event. People from the same household may sit closer together after arrival.
  • Organisers must keep a list of where each attendee or guest sits at public events when everyone in the audience is in designated seating.
  • A ban on serving alcohol at indoor and outdoor events that have a licence to serve alcohol.
  • A requirement to wear a face covering even at indoor events.
  • In Christian communities, people who want to visit a church can be let in on a continuous basis when other visitors exit. Similar exemptions will be granted to other religious communities on important religious holidays if the infection situation continues to require strict measures. 

Venues that serve food and alcohol

  • A requirement that the venue ensures that all guests can keep a distance of 1 metre from other people than those within their household or corresponding close relations. There must be a distance of at least 1 metre between seats when guests arrive. However, people from the same household or corresponding close relations may sit closer to each other.
  • A ban on serving alcohol indoors or outdoors.
  • Venues that serve food or alcohol must not organise activities that naturally entail a shorter distance between guests than 1 metre. A typical example of this is dancing.
  • Venues with a licence to serve alcohol must have seating for all guests, but this is not a requirement for cultural events at the venue.
  • The venue must register the contact details of guests who permit such registration.
  • Venues that serve food or alcohol may not serve more than 20 guests at private indoor events or more than 50 outdoors. The rules for private events do not apply to venues that serve food or alcohol. The venue must operate in accordance with the infection control rules.

Operation in accordance with the infection control rules

A requirement for kindergartens, schools, and other training and educational institutions to operate in accordance with the infection control rules.

Amusement parks, soft play centres, amusement arcades, etc. must be closed.

Indoor swimming pools, water parks, spa facilities, hotel pools, and fitness centres may only be open for

  • individual training – a distance of 2 metres must be kept during high-intensity training;
  • school swimming sessions, swimming lessons, swimming training, and competitive swimming training with an organiser;
  • rehabilitation and retraining offered on an individual basis or to small groups on an organised basis;
    other individual treatment for which an appointment can be booked and where swimming constitutes part of the treatment.

The following enterprises must operate under the infection control rules to remain open: 

  • libraries, museums, bingo halls, indoor swimming pools, water parks, spa facilities, hotel pools, fitness centres, shopping centres, shops, trade fairs, temporary markets, etc.

This involves a requirement to ensure that it is possible to keep a distance of at least 1 metre from people who do not belong to the same household or corresponding close relations, and for the enterprise to have drawn up procedures for good hygiene, good cleaning, and ventilation.

With the exception of libraries, museums, shops, and shopping centres, the enterprises must register the contact details of guests who permit such registration.

Industry guidance should be reintroduced for fitness centres and indoor swimming pools, among others. In practice, this means that there will be stricter requirements regarding infection control.

Face coverings

  • A requirement to wear a face covering when it is not possible to keep a distance of at least 1 metre in shops, shopping centres, venues that serve food or alcohol, public transport, taxis, and indoor station areas. The requirement also applies to employees unless physical barriers have been put in place.
  • The requirement to wear a face covering also applies to hairdressers, skin care professionals, and other businesses with one-to-one contact.
  • The requirement to wear a face covering also applies to indoor events, libraries, and museums.
  • The requirement to wear a face covering does not apply when sitting at a table in a venue that serves food or beverages or when eating or drinking while seated.

There is already a national recommendation in place to wear a face covering in places where there are many people and it is difficult to keep a distance – for example at the cloakroom after attending an event or when you are in a crowd leaving a football stadium.

Home office

Employers are required to ensure that employees work from home if this is feasible and does not have a negative impact on services that are important and necessary for the business, including activities to protect children and vulnerable groups.

Quarantine

A single set of rules regarding isolation and quarantine, regardless of the virus variant. 

A duty to quarantine for household members and corresponding close relations, with the possibility of taking a test to end quarantine early after 7 days. Other close contacts may take a test to end quarantine early after 3 days, but must remain in quarantine during their leisure time until they receive a negative test after 7 days.

There are exceptions for, among others, children who are close contacts with an infection who they do not live with or are correspondingly close. They are still recommended to get tested.

Information on quarantine og isolation

National measures, advice and recommendations

Distance and social contact

  • All people should keep a distance of 1 metre from other people than those within their household or corresponding close relations.
  • The recommendation to keep a 1-metre distance during leisure time does not apply to children in kindergarten and primary school.
  • There is also an exemption for adults who work with services for children and young people, as well as vulnerable groups.
  • People at risk of serious illness and unvaccinated people should shield themselves, but not isolate. Some social contact is important.
  • A maximum of 10 guests at home in addition to household members. Everyone must consider how many close contacts they have in total.
  • Children in kindergarten and primary school may receive visits from other children in their cohort/class/section, even if this exceeds the maximum number of guests recommended.
  • Reduce the number of close contacts, but do not isolate yourself.
  • Meet other people outdoors when possible. 

Sports and organised leisure activities

  • Children and adolescents in kindergarten or primary or lower secondary school may participate in organised leisure activities, such as football training or band practice, but the numbers will be limited.
  • A maximum of 20 participants at indoor activities, unless all of the participants come from the same cohort at kindergarten or school.
  • Children and adolescents of kindergarten or primary or lower secondary school age can train or practice together, but we do not recommend going ahead with cups, matches, or tournaments that gather children from different places.
  • Children and adolescents who have completed lower secondary school should also keep a 1-metre distance in their leisure time. This means, for example, that they should not play football or handball if it is difficult to keep a distance.
  • We recommend postponing or cancelling indoor and outdoor events connected with organised sports and leisure activities across groups for both children and adults. An exemption is made for outdoor sports events for children and adolescents of kindergarten or primary or lower secondary school age. These can go ahead if the children can keep a 1-metre distance at all times, and if it is possible to follow the other rules regarding maximum numbers for all events.
  • We recommend postponing or cancelling indoor organised sports and leisure activities for adults.
  • Adults may train or participate in other outdoor leisure activities, with a maximum of 20 people, and keeping a 1-metre distance.
  • We recommend that all people spend time outdoors. However, it is important to keep a good distance from each other outdoors also.

Kindergartens, schools, and after-school programmes

  • Yellow level is being introduced nationally in kindergartens and primary and lower secondary school. Local provisions to move to red level take precedence over the yellow level introduced nationally.
  • Red level is being introduced nationally at upper secondary school and in adult education.
  • Kindergartens and primary and lower secondary schools must be prepared to quickly move to red level.
  • Universities, university colleges, and vocational schools are required to prepare for digital teaching, skills training, and examinations as far as possible.
  • Gatherings can be organised for children in kindergarten or primary school for whole classes/sections/groups, with the necessary number of adults present. 

Work

  • Anyone who can, must work from home.
  • The recommendation to work from home and wear a face covering does not apply to services where this prevents employees from performing necessary statutory tasks for vulnerable groups, as well as children and young people.
  • Recommendation of a 1-metre distance.
  • Recommendation to wear a face covering when it is not possible to keep a distance, unless physical barriers like partitions, etc. have been put in place.
  • A requirement to wear a face covering in some public-facing areas of working life.
  • Good ventilation is recommended when people spend lengthy periods of time in the same room as people outside their household or corresponding close relations.

Sist oppdatert: 04.01.2022

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