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COVID-19 – illness, testing and medical assistance for coronavirus

Information about infection prevention measures, symptoms, testing and where to get medical assistance.

General information in different languages

Information for those being tested for COVID-19

Infection prevention measures

  • Keep at least two meters away from people not in your household
  • Keep washing your hands regularly and thoroughly
  • If you are feeling unwell, stay isolated

Symptoms

If you get symptoms such as a fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, sore throat or feel sick, you should get tested.

Testing

Testing is free. You schould get testet if you: 

  • have a recently developed respiratory infection or other symptoms of COVID-19
  • are close contact of persons with detected infection
  • you have travelled outside the Municipality of Bergen
  • suspect you are infected with the coronavirus for other reasons
  • and those who have travelled to areas with a high prevalence of COVID-19

Testing is mandatory for travellers arriving in Norway. You need to get tested at the airport or at border crossings. If you arrive from a destination in Norway, we also recommend you to get tested. Information in other languages here: regjeringen.no 

Telephone the coronavirus hotline on (0047) 55 56 77 00 if you have questions. Monday-Friday: 8am-8pm, Saturday-Sunday: 9am-2pm.

 

  • Order a test:
    Bergen Accident and Emergency Clinic (legevakt)
    Make an appointment via this form or telephone the coronavirus hotline on (0047) 55 56 7700 to arrange a test. (find in map)
  • Drop-in test: Spelhaugen 12 in Fyllingsdalen (find in map)
     
    You do not need to make an appointment for this service. Anyone who suspects infection with COVID-19 can come here to take a test. Open Monday-Friday: 9am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday: 10am-6pm, Spelhaugen 12, Fyllingsdalen. 
  • Drop-in test: Festplassen in the center of Bergen (find in map)
    The service is for all pedestrians and cyclists. It is not necessary to book an appointment. Everyone who suspects they may be infected with COVID-19 can take a test here. NB! Avoid travelling on public transport and going to shops and cafes in the city if you are going to take a test. Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday: 11am-6pm
  • Test station at the airport
    Testing is mandatory for travellers arriving Norway from an area with quarantine duty. Test stations at Bergen lufthavn, Flesland (airport). The test station at the airport is available for persons arriving at Bergen directly from abroad. 

Use private transport or the patient travel scheme to take a test
Persons who are in quarantine and will be tested must not use public transport. Everyone else should also avoid using public transport to take a test, but if you do not have any other option: maintain a distance, cover your nose and mouth and have good hand hygiene.

If you cannot travel on public transport, drive yourself or be driven, you may be entitled to transport through the Patient Travel Scheme. Make an appointment for a test via the coronavirus hotline and specify your need for transport when making the appointment.
 

Test results

Whilst waiting for your test results, you must stay at home and avoid infecting others. When your COVID-19 test has been analysed, you will be contacted and informed about the result, normally between 1-3 days. If we have not been in touch with you within three days, please telephone our coronavirus hotline on: 0047 55 56 77 00. If you have a Norwegian personal identification number (fødsels- og personnummer) you can also find your test result at www.helsenorge.no
 

Sick pay

Employees who are sick due to the coronavirus are entitled to sick pay. If health personnel order you to go into quarantine or self-isolate at home you may be entitled to sick pay, however, this will not apply if you have not followed national travel advice. Telephone your GP if you need a sick note. If you do not have a GP, you can contact the coronavirus hotline on 55 56 77 00.

Medical treatment

If you are ill and need medical assistance, contact your doctor or telephone the local accident and emergency clinic on 116 117. In the event of critical illness, telephone 113.

FIND US: Here is the local accident and emergency clinic in Bergen  (Legevakten)