Information regarding the corona virus

(Updated 06.04.2021)

On Tuesday March 23, the Norwegian Government implemented new national measures. The new measures will be in effect from midnight, the night before Thursday March 25 until further notice. The Government will make a new assessment by April 14.

New recommendations

  • Employees must work from home as long as is practically possible. 
  • Digital course delivery will be introduced in the period from and including March 25 until further notice. Exceptions are made for those of our students who depend on access to campus for completion of experiments or skills training that cannot be completed digitally, and where physical attendance is necessary to maintain progression in the study program.
  • Students and staff will have access to Campus. Students can still use the reading rooms, library and gym. 
  • It is recommended for students and staff to limit social contacts and avoid unnecessary domestic travel.
  • The one-meter now becomes the two-meter. Keep 2 meters away from others where possible, except those you live with, your partner or 1-2 regular contacts if you live alone.
  • The use of face masks applies in all places where it is not possible to keep a distance of 2 meters.

The Sámi University of Applied Sciences (SUAS) monitors the corona virus situation continuously and puts measures into action based on advises from the authorities and own assessments. Health and safety is the number one priority, even though we have no indication saying that any of our students or staff has been infected by the virus.

The Infection Prevention and Control Guide is available as an e-course in Sami and English for students and staff:

For students: Verify that you completed the course: https://no.surveymonkey.com/r/R9NG6TF

For staff: Verify that you completed the course: https://no.surveymonkey.com/r/WFCQZDY
 

Physical and digital lectures 
Digital course delivery will be introduced in the period from and including March 25 until further notice. More information to come from the coordinators.

Campus Diehtosiida
Diehtosiida (SUAS’ campus) will be open for our students and employees.

Entrance/student card
Usually the front office makes entrance/student cards for the new students. Due to the covid-19 virus we encourage you to order this through the study administration by mail oahppohalddahus@samas.no. Remember to enclose your name and a picture of you.
 

The most important infection control measures that everyone should follow are:

1.Illness and quarantine (scroll down to read more about guidance about quarantine)

  • If you are ill or have a feeling of illness, then you should stay at home.
  • If you are in quarantine, then do not visit or stay at Diehtosiida.

2. Hygiene

  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly in lukewarm soapy water. If you do not have access to water, use hand disinfection with alcohol based products.
  • Use paper tissue in front of your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing. Throw the tissue after use. If you do not have paper tissue, use a flexed elbow.
  • Wash your hands before touching your face and before eating.

3. Keep a distance from others

  •  Keep at least 2 meter away from other people. 

4. Travel

We recoomend our staff and students to travel as little as possible. If you are in quarantine, do not come to Diehtosiida. 

We note that you have a responsibility to follow which rules apply at any time at the border crossing. You must in particular be careful about whether you are allowed to cross the border, whether you need to prove documentation and / or take mandatory testing for covid-19 and what quarantine rules apply when crossing the border. Information and rules about border crossing can be found here: Quarantine and isolation - NIPH (fhi.no)

The situation can change quickly, and then the measures also change. An update on current measures will then be available on this website: The coronavirus situation - regjeringen.no

If you suspect that you are infected with the corona virus (flu symptoms) or you have been in contact with someone who has the corona virus:

  1. If you are sick, stay home.
  2. If you are ill and need medical help, or need individual health advice, contact your GP by phone or electronically. 
  3. Call emergency room 116117 when the GP is not available and help cannot wait. 
  4. In case of life-threatening illness or injury call 113 (In Norway). 
  5. If you are quarantined and have symptoms, take a coronary test.

You can find more information about coronavirus (Covid-19) here. 
 

In case you have some questions

Please feel free to get in touch with us by mail at oahppohalddahus@samas.no if you have any questions regarding your term start.