Ends distance requirement in teaching in Bergen

From Monday 20 September, the distance requirement in teaching will not apply at the Bergen campus.

The national distance requirement in the context of education was removed by the Government on 13 August. 

With a high contagion rate in Bergen, HVL chose to maintain the distance requirement in teaching for a period from Wednesday 1 September and up to and including Sunday 19 September. Now this measure will not be extended any further.

“We have decided to remove the distance requirement in the teaching itself at the Bergen campus as well. This will apply from Monday 20 September”, says rector Gunnar Yttri.

“This gives us the opportunity to offer our students more teaching on the Bergen campus in the future. This is important for employees and students, who through the pandemic have had a limited opportunity to meet in a teaching situation on campus.”

Infection control measures are not repealed

Yttri points out that the requirement to keep a distance outside the classroom is still valid, and that everyone must comply with the basic infection control measures.

“Keep a good distance from others, have good hand hygiene, stay home and test yourself if you are ill or have symptoms. Also support the vaccination program.”

Gradual return to more physical education

By removing distance requirements in teaching, HVL will have more space for teaching on campus throughout the autumn.

“Even though the distance requirement in the teaching context is now being removed and we can gather more students, our timetable still provides us with a clear framework. This means that the return to more physical education will take place gradually and in a controlled manner throughout the autumn. Our students will still have a combination of physical and digital teaching.”