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Working from home and access to buildings at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Updated March 25 at 20:11.


Below you will find information concerning the most important changes in UiO's guidelines. See also updated information at

Access to campus

Working from home and campus presence

  • UiO complies with the request from the Oslo Municipality for the use of home office where possible.
  • Any exceptions from working from home must be agreed with respective line managers. Use your UiO card and code to access buildings at campus.
  • In the time ahead, a changing COVID-19 situation will require new adaptations and adjustments. We will emphasize the need for maintaining a continuous and good dialogue with your immediate manager and in the various teams in our large organization.

Together, we will continue to deliver Norway's best education and ground breaking research at an internationally competitive level.

Infection prevention and outbreak management

The government has emphasized the importance of effective general infection prevention and rapid handling of any outbreaks. The incidence of mutated viruses is assumed to be increasing. Remember the the importance of notifying outbreaks to the Faculty to ensure fast handling.

Digital teaching and exams

  • All teaching must be postponed or made digital.
  • All exams must be postponed or made digital. 


Meetings must be held in digital format.


Events must be held in digital format.

Pubs and cellars

Pubs and cellars at UiO are closed.

Association activities

The Oslo Municipality is closing down cultural activities. This entails that activities related to various associations, choirs and orchestras at UiO will have to be cancelled for the period of the ban.

Face mask

  • The City of Oslo has made the indoors use of face masks mandatory in public venues where a social distance of one meter cannot be maintained.
  • Everyone must wear a face mask in public transport.
  • Each relevant faculty will issue specific face mask instructions for education programs in medicine, dentistry and other disciplines with close patient and user contact.
  • All other disciplines should consider using face masks in laboratories or locations where it will be difficult to keep a social distance of one meter.
  • Face masks will not be mandatory on campus except for situations where a social distance of at least one meter cannot be maintained.

Infection control

Everyone present in UiO's buildings must follow the current infection protection advice. It is mandatory for all employees and students to take UiO’s online infection control course before returning to the workplace. The course only takes 15 minutes.

UiO has published central guidelines related to the corona situation.

Mandatory infection prevention course

Before coming to UiO, you must take an e-learning course in infection prevention (15 min.).