The Covid-19 situation: Extends measures at the Bergen campus

HVL extends the measures and cancels planned physical education at the Bergen campus for a few extra days. All employees in Bergen who have the opportunity to do so are asked to continue working from home during the same period.

The reason for the decision is the current decision from Bergen municipality on an extended period of corona measures.

“Campus Bergen is open, but we are extending the measure and are canceling planned physical education at our campus in Bergen. This applies until and including Tuesday 22 September, and is in line with the time perspective that Bergen municipality is now setting”, says Rector Rokne.

“Then we will assess the situation and the development at the beginning of next week”.

“Even though we cancel planned teaching on the Bergen campus during this period, it is important to note that we will continue to facilitate digital teaching as far as possible”.

Skills training will be arranged

Rokne says that HVL will open up for some exceptions related to skills training, simulation and lab work on campus for some educations, such as health and social studies and engineering.

Physical skills training in SimArena continues, and skills training and simulation will be carried out as normal, but with requirements for face masks.

The corona measures will also have consequences for some of the students who have planned placement. Further clarification of this will be given to the students in Canvas.

“Campus Bergen is still open, to take care of students who need to be on campus. For those who will be staying on campus, it is absolutely crucial that the infection control rules are followed”, rector Berit Rokne points out.

Employees are asked to work from home

With regard to employees, HVL has decided that all employees at the Bergen campus who have the opportunity to do so, will work from home in the period for which the measures have now been extended.

The rector also says that employees at HVL are asked to limit their business travel activity, including those between campuses, to what is considered absolutely necessary.