Infection control

Infection control for students

Quality control by: HSE Section
Last update: 3 August 2020

Norwegian version: Smittevern for studenter

To prevent the spread of infection on NTNU’s campuses, we ask you to follow the advice on this page.

Simple things you can do to avoid infection

Through good hygiene and keeping a distance from each other, we can prevent the virus from spreading. Always take these steps, regardless of whether you or the people you are with are in good health.

  • Stay at home if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or you are in quarantine
  • Follow the authorities’ advice on hygiene. Hand sanitizer is available at the entrances to NTNU’s buildings. Use it.
  • Keep one metre away from people around you. In the reading rooms, the classrooms and the cafeteria, chairs may have been removed or seating may have been marked to show that it must not be used. It is important that you do not use seats that are marked as not for use or and do not move chairs closer together than they have been placed Illustrasjon, avstand mellom pulter på lesesal
  • If you get to the auditorium first, sit in the middle of the row. Then people will not have to squeeze past you on their way to their seats
  • Clean desks, tables and equipment when you arrive and when the lecture is over.  You will find cleaning equipment in the classrooms.
  • Take a little detour to avoid clusters of people. Or come to the classroom a little before the lecture starts, to prevent a queue from forming at the door
  • Do not share things with other people – such as pencils, pens, tablet computers, or PCs. Equipment that is shared must be cleaned after use. You can use ordinary detergent for this
  • Your mobile phone is a source of infection. Clean it often
  • Avoid touching the most frequently touched surfaces:
    • Use your elbow to open doors
    • Use a tissue, paper towel or the sleeve of your jacket when you touch a door handle
    • Use your access and ID card or your little finger when you enter your PIN code at the keypad for the door lock
    • After washing your hands, use paper or your elbow to turn off the tap.
  • Use public transport as little as possible.  Walk or cycle when you can. Follow the recommendations if you need to travel using public transport

What should you do if you suspect COVID-19 infection, or if this has been confirmed? 


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If you have a strong suspicion that you may be infected or if COVID-19 infection has been confirmed, we ask you to inform NTNU of this. Notify us at phone: 48409065 (HSE Section) during working hours.

Suspected infection

Confirmed infection

Why do we want you to notify NTNU of possible or confirmed infection?

The reason for this is to prevent further infection on NTNU’s campuses. It also enables better teamwork between NTNU and the municipal health service in their efforts to carry out infection tracking and prevent further infection. All notifications of infection will be dealt with responsibly in terms of privacy, and all notifications will be anonymized as far as possible.

Do you need someone to talk to?

The student welfare association (Sit) offers helpful resources for students who would like someone to talk to. The threshold is low, and you can contact them about both small and major concerns and problems:

Sources of more information

Facts and advice from Norwegian authorities:

Summary pages

This page provides a simplified version of NTNU’s overarching guidelines for infection control. This is also a supplement to NTNU’s guidelines for physical attendance on campus on campus and guidelines for work in laboratories and workshops.

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