Information about the coronavirus for employees at MED
The University will be closed from 12 March 2020 at 6 pm. Students and employees should work from home.
Updated 14 March at 11:30
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all international travel that is not strictly necessary until 14 April. Norwegian citizens already travelling abroad should consider returning as soon as possible, in a calm and safe manner, and in dialogue with their travel agency or airline.
The Faculty of Medicine has several considerations to consider such as patient contact, practice and compulsory teaching. Therefore, we have gathered important faculty-specific information below.
More information for employees at the Faculty of Medicine
Because of the ongoing outbreak of the coronaviruse disease COVID-19 the Faculty of Medicine are introducing new security measures.
- All lectures and education with physical attendance will be temporary cancelled from Thursday 12 March 2020.
Rules concerning participation at mandatory teaching and courses are set aside until further notice. The faculty will facilitate solutions that ensure the students the necessary teaching.
For the professional studies in medicine: The module leader will contact the teachers to plan the teaching going forward.
For the master's and bachelor's studies: Planning of teaching in the future will be done in collaboration between faculty and program managers.
- Employees are recommended to work from home if possible. This must be agreed with your leader.
- We ask that you take this opportunity to update the information registered about you in your personal profile, including mobile numbers. If you have a landline number at work, you can divert the landline number to your mobile number (in norwegian).
- UIO employees who work at other locations than the University follow the local guidelines.
- Employees at UiO with several working conditions follow the strictest guidelines.
- Employees who have been in close contact with infected people in the past 14 days should stay away from work and remain in home quarantine for 14 days. In this case, notify your immediate superior.
- Employees who have traveled to other countries (except Sweden and Finland) must remain in home quarantine for 14 days. This is retroactive from 27 February.
- Follow the updates from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
- Information about the coronavirus for students.
- Updated guidelines for conducting the doctoral degree
Do you have lab technical expertise?
The testing capacity for coronavirus in the laboratories in South-East Health Authority must be strengthened. You can help by reporting your interest in the web form.
For more information about the coronavirus:
- Information for faculty staff: 22 84 40 10 (open 09.00-15.45 on weekdays)
- For health care professionals: +47 21 07 70 00 (office hours), Outside office hours: +47 21 07 63 48.
- For the public: +47 815 55 015