Corona: information in other languages

Arendal follow the national regulations from 13th October

The last few days show that the corona-situation in Arendal is more clear. The Municipality crisis management team has therefore, on the advice of the municipal chief medical staff, decided that the measures in the temporary local regulations will be repealed from October 13th. From the same day, Arendal follows the national corona rules and guidelines. 

We must nevertheless expect individual cases of infection in the future and it is therefore still encouraged to limit and keep an overview of close contacts. It is still very important to follow national guidelines to limit the spread of the virus.

This is the best way to stop the spread of the virus:

  • Keep a distance of at least 1 meter (this reduce the chance of getting infected with an 80% lower chance of getting infected)
  • Write down who you are in close contact with (less than 2 meters away for more than 15 minutes). It helps us with the job of tracing the virus. 
  • Keep washing your hands. 

Corona testing

Should I get tested? Take the Coronavirus Self-Checker on helsenorge.no

Book a test

Book an appointment online 
Login: MinID eller BankID. I need help to login.

Call the test phone

91 34 89 71 
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 10:00 and 13:00 - 15:00.

The test is free of charge. We only test if you have the coronavirus, we do not take antibody tests. The test is a nose and throat test.

Testing is done at the emergency room in Arendal, Sykehusveien 1. and at Filadelfia i Arendal, Langsæveien 10. Remember that you must book an appointment, you can not arrive without an appointment.

Information from Norwegian Health authorities

Preventing the spread of the coronavirus is the most important step to slow down the infection rate and avoid widespread illness. With fewer people in need of medical care at the same point of time, our health and care services will be better able to care for those in need. We can all help to prevent the spread  - Thank you for contributing!

Information in 24 languages

General information about Coronavirus.
What is a safe distancefrom other people?
To everyone who has been told to stay in quarantine or home isolation
When should sick children stay home from childcare or primary school?
​​​​​​​Use of face masks
Q&A about coronavirus - brochures and audiofiles​​​​​​​

Quarantine and home isolation

On the Norwegian Institute of Public Health website you will find information about home quarantine and home isolation in several languages: engelsk, arabisk, dari, farsi, fransk, italiensk, kurmanji, litauisk, pashto, polsk, punjabi, russisk, somali, samisk (nord- og sørsamisk), sorani, spansk, tegalog, thai, tigrinja, tyrkisk, tysk, urdu og vietnamesisk. 

Quarantine information to foreign nationals

Information from The Norwegian Directorate of Health

Videos from Norwegian Institute of Public Health 

Multilingual video campaign about the coronavirus

It is necessary that as many people as possible get information about the coronavirus. Here are videos in 20 different languages about the importance of the measures against corona virus.

Watch the videos from Bergen municipality

Corona and mental health

Norwegian centre for violence and traumatic stress studies has advice on how to cope with the extraordinary measures the Norwegian government has taken to deal with the corona pandemic.
Visit the Norwegian centre for violence and traumatic stress studies website 

Schools and nurseries

Information from the department of education to parents with nursery children and school children in urdu, somali and russian is available on these pages. Scroll down for links: 

In order to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to contribute to the maintenance of necessary health and care services, the Norwegian Directorate of Health has, according to the Infection Control Act, decided to close all schools, childcare centre and other educational institutions.

Nurseries and primary schools (from 1st to 4th grade) have a child care service for children of key workers. Please contact your local school or nursery.

Guide to appropriate infection control measures in businesses with one-to-one contact

Arendal adult learning centre - information from Arendal

Arendal adult learning centre are sharing important information from the municipality of Arendal in several languages ​​on their Facebook page. 

Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi) 

Corona pandemic: Useful websites in other languages

The National Centre of Multicultural Education

Nettressurser og informasjon om korona

NRK Supernytt - news for children

Program about the corona virus in several languages