Information about the coronavirus

IN SHORT

  • Click here for the latest corona updates in other languages.
  • 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, 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. Do not come unless you have booked an appointment. The test is free of charge.
  • 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.
  • You can email koronavaksinering@haugesund.kommune.no if you have questions about the corona vaccine.
  • You will be notified when it's your turn to get the vaccine. The address of the vaccination centre is Svehaugstemmen 2.

What's new

Watch press conferences and read the latest news, press releases, and information from the government in several languages.

https://www.regjeringen.no/en/topics/koronavirus-covid-19/corona-information-in-other-languages/id2814563/

Press conference 24. September
https://www.regjeringen.no/no/aktuelt/pressekonferanse-om-koronasituasjonen10/id2872395/

Other information
The coronavirus situation: Questions and answers about entry to Norway
https://www.regjeringen.no/en/topics/koronavirus-covid-19/Questions-and-answers-coronavirus-situation-in-Norway/the-coronavirus-situation-questions-and-answers-aboutentering-norway/id2703365/

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
Everyone between the age of 18 and 64  must register for to get the corona vaccine here.

Register for the corona vaccine

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.  

Vaccination status (updated August 9th)
This week we are completing giving out the first vaccine dose. We ask that everyone who hasn't received the first dose to register. We hope to finish giving the first dose in week 32.

Do you wish to get dose 2 sooner?
Everyone that is set up with 9 to 12 weeks vaccine intervals, can now log into Helseboka to change the appointment for dose 2 to around 6 weeks interval. We encourage everyone who changes the appointment to have a space of 6 weeks between the doses. We are open to some flexibility, but remind you that minimum interval between doses is 3 weeks.

Questions about the corona vaccine?
You can email koronavaksinering@haugesund.kommune.no if you have questions about the corona vaccine. We reccommend that you read through the information on our website and FHI before contacting us.

Information videos - why do we vaccinate?

 

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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 Helsenorge.no.

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 helsenorge.no 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 helsenorge.no you will only be contacted if your test comes back positive. Some laboratories may provide alternative solutions other than helsenorge.no 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.

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.


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.

Kontaktinformasjon

Servicesenteret Haugesund
E-post
Telefon 52 74 30 00

Besøksadresse
Kirkegata 85, 5528 Haugesund

Postadresse
Haugesund kommune, postboks 2160, 5504 Haugesund