Guidelines for physical attendance on campus
Temporary guidelines governing physical presence on campus due to coronavirus
Norvegian version: Retningslinjer for oppmøte og besøk på campus
For employees, students and partners with activities on campus
|Type of document||Guidelines|
|Managed by||Central emergency response management|
|Approved by||Central emergency response manager|
|Effective from||10 July 2020|
|Effective until||Until further notice|
|Exempt from public access||No|
|Reference||The Government’s central policy of 12 May 2020 – “Ytterligere åpning av universiteter og høyskoler” (Further opening of universities and university colleges)|
|Reference internal documents||Incident management related to COVID-19 in central emergency response management, letter from the Rector about returning to the Campus from 10 August 2020.|
|Incident management related to COVID-19 in central emergency response management||Policy for emergency response capacity|
The Government’s central policy of 12 May 2020 – “Ytterligere åpning av universiteter og høyskoler” (Further opening of universities and university colleges) – forms the basis for these guidelines.
Reopening of universities and university colleges has now been decided on. NTNU will be reopened from 10 August 2020, according to the Rector's letter. See also NTNU’s guidelines for infection control and steps to reduce transmission.
General requirements #
Staff and students MUST #
- Clarify the use of areas (offices, office landscapes, laboratories, workshops, common areas, etc) with the line manager.
- Staff and students in groups with moderate or high risk, or who live with someone who is in a group with moderate or high risk, shall assess the need of working from home i co-operation with the leader or student adviser. The assessment must be initiated by the person in question.
- Follow the advice of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI).
- Get to know the NTNU guidelines and measures resulting from risk assessments, and follow these.
- Complete mandatory training in infection control.
- Immediately leave the campus if they have symptoms of acute respiratory tract infection. Follow NTNUs instructions and see In case of illness occurring while persons are present at the workplace. Consider alerting the HSE section.
- Inform the HSE section, tel. 48409065, if COVID-19 is strongly suspected or confirmed.
- Follow the advice to passengers when using public transport.
- Keep a distance of at least 1 metre from others.
- Not enter physically closed areas on campus.
- Pay attention to which places on campus you have stayed, in case of infection tracking.
Students and staff can be present on campus when they #
- Have clarified the use of premises and any rotation schemes with their manager.
- Have been free of symptoms for 1 day, if they have had a respiratory tract infection.
- Live with someone or have been near to someone who has symptoms of acute respiratory tract infection, where COVID-19 is not confirmed or likely.
- Have an identified pollen allergy or other known respiratory condition with typical symptoms (runny nose with clear nasal discharge, watery/itchy eyes).
Students and staff must NOT be present on the campus if they #
- Have symptoms of an acute respiratory tract infection, or suspected COVID-19 infection. If they have tested negative for corona, they still have to stay at home until they have been free of syptoms for 1 day
- Are waiting for the result of a corona test. If they become free of symptoms while they are waiting: Wait for a clarification from the municipal health service, or contact their general practitioner to get a medical assessment on whether they can return to campus or not
- Have confirmed COVID-19.
- Live with, or have eqiuvalent close contact with a person who has confirmed COVID-19.
- Are in quarantine, or isolation.
Managers MUST #
- Ensure that, before reopening, a risk assessment has been done in connection with infection control and the total burden. Measures must be implemented and made known.
- Assess the number of employees and students who are granted access to premises; consider rotation schemes for the use of premises and assess who can continue to work or study from home.
- Ensure that visitors needing acces to campus, e.g service personell and craftsmen are introduced to NTNU infection control guidelines and local routines.
- Ensure that the premises and workspaces are organized to enable compliance with the rules on infection control.
- Ask whether staff and students have completed the mandatory infection-control course.
- Maintain dialogue with partners, such as SINTEF, and dialogue between different NTNU units in the same location. In Gjøvik and Ålesund, the Vice-Rectors are responsible for maintaining this dialogue.
- Maintain close dialogue with students and staff who are studying or working from home for various reasons.
- Upon request, assist the municipal health service in infection detection.
Use of campus areas #
This section has been removed and is now available in a new guideline: Guidelines for the use of campus areas
Change history #
Latest update 10 August 2020
The section "Use of campus areas" has been removed and is now available in a new guideline: Guidelines for the use of campus areas