Information about the coronavirus

Many students and staff at HVL are now fully or partially vaccinated and many will be exempt from the quarantine of infection. The new quarantine rules mean that the chance of larger groups being quarantined is smaller than before, and that there is less need to move teaching to digital surfaces.

Updated 9 September

At the Bergen campus, the requirement for a meter distance in teaching situations will be continued until 19 September. Students in Bergen have a combination of physical and digital teaching. At the other four campuses, it is now possible to deviate from the distance requirement in teaching situations.

Both students and employees have to familiarise themselves with the guidelines for infection prevention and control at HVL. We encourage employees and students to follow the government's advice on vaccination and to test themselves if necessary.

Vaccination

Bergen

Førde

Everyone who studies in Førde, but does not have a registered address here, will get the opportunity receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

What you have to do as a student: 

Send an email to: postmottak@sunnfjord.kommune.no or call +47 57 72 20 00

Haugesund

Everyone who studies in Haugesund, but does not have a registered address here, will get the opportunity receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

What you have to do as a student: 

Send an email to: postmottak@haugesund.kommune.no or call +47 468 84 886 (Opening hours: 09.00-11.30 monday to friday). 

Sogndal

Everyone who studies in Sogndal, but does not have a registered address here, will get the opportunity receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

What you have to do as a student: 

Send an email to: postmottak@sogndal.kommune.no or call +47 57 62 9700.

Stord

Everyone who studies in Stord, but does not have a registered address here, will get the opportunity receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

What you have to do as a student: 

Send an email to: post@stord.kommune.no or call +47 53 49 66 66

Teaching activities

At the Bergen campus, the requirement for a meter distance in teaching situations will be continued until 19 September. Students in Bergen have a combination of physical and digital teaching. At the other four campuses, it is now possible to deviate from the distance requirement in teaching situations.

Please keep yourself updated in Canvas and TimeEdit

In ordinary teaching rooms cleaning must be carried out before everyone sits down and the teaching starts. You find more information in the checklist for infection control in ordinary teaching rooms.

Examinations

Due to the corona pandemic, written school exams will as a general rule not be arranged physically on campus before 1 October 2021. How exams after this will be arranged will be clarified early in the semester.

Please keep yourself informed on our website on examinations.

Are you prevented from attending activities?

If you or someone you share your household with are in the risk groups for a severe disease course and this gives you difficulities attending compulsory learning activities, please contact the faculty:

You must not be on campus or in placement if you have a confirmed case of COVID-19, are waiting for test results or have symptoms of illness. If you were to attend compulsory learning activities during the time you have to stay at home, we ask you to inform the course coordinator in order to make alternative arrangements. 

What to do if you get sick on campus

  • Students or staff who develop respiratory symptoms or other symptoms of Covid-19 while on campus must immediately distance themselves from others and go home.
  • Inform your leader (if you are employed) or subject teacher / course coordinator (if you are a student) that you have symptoms and need to go home.
  • When transporting home, you should avoid public transport if you can. If you have to take public transport, you must use a face mask. If you do not have one yourself, you can ask for a face mask on campus.
  • Test yourself for Covid-19 as soon as possible according to the advice of the authorities.
  • Inform your leader (if you are employed) or subject teacher / course coordinator (if you are a student) about the result of the test (negative or positive) as soon as you receive an answer.
  • Do not return to campus until you are healthy or have completed isolation or quarantine imposed by the infection control authorities.

We emphasize that it is the infection control office in the municipality that is responsible for the detection of infection, and that it is they who make contact with persons who are defined as close contacts, and who are thus imposed quarantine.

Need someone to talk to?

For the time being, all study and career counselling is being held digitally. Do not hesitate to get in touch.

You may also reach our student services by phone or e-mail. 

If you have any questions regarding your rights as a student at HVL, please contact the Student Ombudsman.

The Student welfare organisation, Sammen, offers consultations with psychologists and student counselors and other health services.

Incoming students spring 2021