Information about the coronavirus


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Press release 2nd of June
The coronavirus situation: Information regarding quarantine hotels

Other information
The coronavirus situation: Questions and answers about entry to Norway

National advice and rules

National measures from the Government 

Do you think might have coronavirus?

Stay at home and avoid contact with others. 

You should get tested if:

  • you have symptoms of COVID-19
  • you suspect infection from people you have been in contact with
  • you have been traveling to a country or region with a high number of corona cases during the last 10 days 

Read more information about test criteria for coronavirus on FHI's website. 

Vaccine against coronavirus

Haugesund municipality provides the coronavirus vaccine for it's residents. The vaccine is free and voluntary.

Register for the corona vaccine
If you are between ages 18 - 65 years old, you can register for the vaccine here.

Registration for corona vaccine, ages 18 - 65

If you are over the age of 65 you do not need to register and will be contacted by your GP (doctor) when it's your turn. 

Who is currently getting vaccinated?
We are currently vaccinating people in the age group 75-80 years old. You will be contacted by your GP for vaccination when it is your turn. Your GP will contact you by telephone and let you know where and when to meet for your vaccination.

Current order of priority

1. Residents in nursing homes and selected groups of healthcare personnel 
2. Age 85 years and above and selected groups of healthcare personnel 
3. Age 75-84 years
4. Age 65-74 years and people between 18 and 64 years with  diseases/ conditions at high risk of a severe disease course 
5. Age 55-64 years with underlying diseases/conditions 
6. Age 45-54 years with underlying diseases/conditions 
7. Age 18-44 years with underlying diseases/conditions 
8. Age 55-64 years
9. Age 45-54 years 

Where do you get the vaccine?
You will be notified when it's your turn to get the vaccine. The address of the vaccination centre is Svehaugstemmen 2.  

How to book a corona test

  • Do you think you might have COVID-19? Please isolate yourself from other people and book a corona test appointment online
  • You can call the corona test telephone 481 06 331 if you have questions about testing of children, need help to get to the test station, if you have plans to travel, or do not have symptoms but need to get tested for work reasons 
  • The test centre is located in Karmsundgata 95 B (behind Haugesund legevakt). It is important you do not come unless you have booked an appointment
  • The test is free of charge

What happens after I take the test?

After taking the test you must stay in home quarantine until the the results are ready. Your testresults will be ready in 1–3 days on

If your test is negative (no coronavirus), you can return to work or school with mild symptoms once you have a normal temperature and feel healthy.

Please comply with current quarantine and isolation regulations.

How do I get the test result? 

Your coronavirus test results will be made available to you at as soon as your sample is analysed and reported (typically one to two days after your sample was taken).

If you are unable to log on to you will only be contacted if your test comes back positive. Some laboratories may provide alternative solutions other than for presenting your test result, in which case you will be informed about the routines.

If your test result comes back negative (no coronavirus detected) you can go back to work/school provided your general condition is good (you feel well with no fever). This applies even if some symptoms of a respiratory infection still linger.

You need to complete your quarantine duty period even if your test comes back negative. This requirement is based on present knowledge of the incubation period for the virus (from time of infection to onset of symptoms).

If your test result comes back positive, you will be contacted by the local municipality and placed in isolation. The municipality will initiate contact tracing, and you will be asked to provide information on your close contacts during the preceding 48-hours period. The municipality will get in touch with your close contacts to inform them of their quarantine duty.

If you are in need of medical care, please contact your GP (doctor).

If you are a tourist/visitor and don`t have a GP, or need urgent care, please contact the Emergency Room telephone 116 117.

Travel to Norway

Not sure if you can enter Norway? Please check Norwegian Directorate of Immigration's website for the latest information about travelling to Norway

Update 27. of may: Travel to Norway in several languages

It is important that you read the information from the Norwegian authorities to foreign travellers before visiting Norway

Are you expecting visitors from abroad?

Welcoming guests from abroad is different this year. In order to keep your guests, yourself, and your local community safe, it is important that the visit does not lead to the spread of infection.

Travel advice

You will find information about travel advice and quarantine at FHI's website. 

Social distance, quarantine and isolation

You will find useful information about why social distancing is important, who should be in quarantine or isolation and how it should be carried out at FHIs website.

Health information phone

For questions and information in English, Polish, Arabic, Somali and Urdu about the coronavirus you can call the Directorate of Health's information phone 815 55 015.

Haugesund kommune information phone

For local information about the coronavirus in Haugesund you can call 52 74 30 00.

How do you prevent infection? 

  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
  • Maintain at least 2 meter distance between yourself and others. 
  • Avoid going to crowded places. 
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. 
  • Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and wash your hands. 
  • Stay home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until your test-result is negative and you have recovered. 

Advice for people in home quarantine

You are in home quarantine because you are well but have been in a situation where you may have been infected. You will find advice on FHIs website.

Advice for patients isolated at home

You are isolated at home because of confirmed coronavirus. You will find advice for you and members of your household on FHIs website.

Useful information from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health 

Advice and information about the coronavirus COVID-19

Information from the Government

Press conferences, news and press releases, and information from the Government in several languages.

Latest news from the Ministries and the Office of the Prime Minister can be found here.


Servicesenteret Haugesund
Telefon 52 74 30 00

Kirkegata 85, 5528 Haugesund

Haugesund kommune, postboks 2160, 5504 Haugesund