Corona information has updated informaton on measures for preventing disease at KHiO. 

April 9th: A closed campus has great consequences. Therefore it has been decided to increase opening of campus.

From Monday April 12th:

Digital teaching will be maintained, but exceptions can be made when necessary to ensure skills training and student progress. The deans will evaluate when exceptions can be made. All on-campus teaching must be in accordance strict measures for infection prevention. Students and staff will receive more information from the departments on the specifics regarding teaching and classes.

Workspaces, workshops, stages, studios and ateliers will be open for students own work and practice which has to be done at campus, in accordance with measures for contagion prevention.
The library is open for loans and deliveries of books only.
Home office is still mandatory for staff and PhD graduates who can.

The supervisors who assist in upholding the measures for infection prevention will still be present at KHiO. They have reported that many follow the measures for infection prevention, but there are also some who doesn’t. Just before Easter, it was necessary to close campus due to several cases of infection and to prevent further spreading of the virus.

It is very important that everyone follow the measures for infection prevention. By keeping a distance, using face masks and so on, you can help to prevent spreading of disease and help to keep KHiO stay open.

Remember to:

  • Keep a distance (2 m) og use a face mask in common areas and when it isn’t possible to keep a distance of 2 metres.
  • Stay at home and take a test for covid-19 if you’re feeling ill.
  • Contact the dean/manager if you test positive for covid-19. This will help contact tracing around infected cases and to prevent further spreading.

Register by using the QR-codes to help tracing infection, prevent further spreading and the need to close campus.

We look forward to a campus filled with students and staff, but the current situation sadly requires everyone to limit their presence at KHiO as much as possible. This is not the time for socializing at campus.

Questions about the Service centre, including equipment, IT, cleaning, etc, can be found via the "Rules of conduct and measures at the Academy" button below.

Measures for preventing contagion at KHiO

We encourage everyone to follow the advice given by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Please read through the website detailing what you must consider regarding social distance, quarantine and isolation.

Rules of conduct and measures at the Academy (IT, Service centre, equipment, etc)
  • It is mandatory in Oslo to wear face masks in public places where it is not possible to keep two metres distance. For students and staff, this means you must wear a face mask when entering KHiO and when you are walking around the campus. When arriving at your desk or work place, you can remove the face mask, if the distance is two metres.
  • When in the company of others, you must keep a physical distance of at least 2 metres.
  • Make it possible for others to keep a distance of 2 metres, for example in a hallway, when several people are in the same room, and during demonstrations of techniques.
  • In work situations that require a distance of less than 2 metre between two people, protective masks and glasses must be used.
  • Use hand sanitiser at entrances and when you enter and exit rooms.
  • Only visitors who have a previous work agreement with the Academy, as represented by a member of staff, will be allowed access to those parts of the building that are not open to the general public. Such visitors will receive information on contagion prevention when entering into the agreement. The staff member who has signed the agreement will be responsible for the visitor’s stay at the Academy.
  • Respect the distance marking.
  • Student/staff must affirm they are healthy when they physically enter the Academy’s premises.
  • Clean up after yourself, both equipment and rubbish. Throw rubbish in a bin.

Service centre

Visitors must have two-meter distance to staff. No one is allowed behind the counter or at the photo room except those who are in charge of them.

Reception is open during office hours.

There is no physical precense related to IT in the service centre. Assistance that requires physical presence can be scheduled in advance to


Loan of equipment must be scheduled in advance with Tom Trøbråten or Kaja Glenne Lund via email or phone. Equipment must be collected and returned outside the equipment room. This is closed for all except those in charge.

No assistance or one-on-one training can be given if a to meter distance can’t be maintained.


Cleaners will hang up signs on doors in the areas where they are currently cleaning. Students and staff have to wait outside these areas until cleaning is finished, and at all times have a distance of two meters to the cleaning staff.

Prior to coming to the Academy everyone must

  • follow the current quarantine rules
  • follow the rule that sick people (e.g. respiratory symptoms, coughing, fever) shall stay at home
  • consider their use of public transport and avoid it during rush hours
  • remember their access card
  • It is important that rules for contagion prevention are followed as this is a condition for students and staff to be allowed on campus.
QR codes for infection tracing

KHiO has started using QR-codes in order to gain a better overview of where people have been, to be used in the event of infection tracing. For staff and students, it is sufficient to register once per day, per room. The first time the registration system is used you need to log on to Office365. The room number must be filled in before the room registration can be submitted. The room number is listed on the door. All data will be deleted after 10 days.

If you are unable to use the QR-code system, you can submit the information directly to the Service Centre, including date, name, phone number and the relevant room and room number. The Service Centre will take care of the registration. The information can be delivered in person at the reception or emailed to:

Measures in the event of contagion at KHiO

If a student/employee is infected with Covid-19, the dean/closest supervisor must be contacted as soon as possible. They will bring the information to the Section for Corporate Governance, and head of the section, Pål Stephensen.

The following will happen in the event of Covid-19 at KHiO:

The health authorities places the infected in quarantine to prevent contagion to spread.

Students and staff who have been in close contact with the infected, will be contacted directly by the health authorities for testing and information about quarantine.

The health authorities assesses the need for measures which are necessary to prevent contagion to spread, and give advice to KHiO about this. In the event of having to close down parts of or the entire campus, this will be in dialogue with the health authorities and KHiO.

Testing for COVID-19

Students at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts can order testing for COVID-19 through the student welfare organization, SiO Health.

Who should get tested? If you suspect that you could have contracted covid-19, you should get tested. See the updated test criteria at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

It is important that rules for contagion prevention are followed as this is a condition for students and staff to be allowed on campus.

Employees and staff

Home office

Everyone who can do their job at home, is to do so, and if not, presence at KHiO have to be approved by supervisor. Meetings should be conducted via Teams or Zoom.

Quarantine obligation and test obligation

Changes occur frequently and employees at KHiO must keep up to date on the following websites of the Norwegian authorities. For other questions, please contact your head og department/head of section. / The coronavirus situation + Travel to Norway

Folkehelseinstituttet / Norwegian Institute of Public Health: Coronavirus disease - advice and information


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