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Drop-in vaccine for students

Kristiansand municipality offers students drop-in vaccines at Sørlandssenteret, both the first and second dose. This means there will be no vaccinations on campus. However, testing continues on weekdays.

Teststasjonen på Campus Kristiansand ligger i innkjøringen til campus, rett ved Spicheren og SiAs nye studentsenter.

The test site on Campus Kristiansand is along the road onto campus, right next to Spicheren and the new SiA student centre.

Kristiansand municipality increases its vaccination drive at Sørlandssenteret, and vaccinations on campus won’t be an option. Bus connections from campus are excellent: the M1 leaves every 10 minutes, and the trip takes 12 minutes according to AKT travel planner.

The offer stands until the end of September.

Kristiansand municipality: drop-in vaccinations.

You can find more about coronavirus on the municipality web page.

Grimstad municipality will offer vaccinations once a week rather than daily from 15 September. All vaccinations are done by appointment.

Grimstad municipality: information about coronavirus and vaccinations

Students can avoid quarantine


Coronavirus testcenter - poster.

University students can, like secondary school students, get tested to get out of quarantine. This decision has been made only in Kristiansand and does not apply in Grimstad.

There are certain requirements for how the testing should be done. For students, the testing must be performed at the test site on Campus Kristiansand.

A negative test three days after last known exposure can get you out of quarantine.

The contact tracing team from the local health services will follow up students if the test turns out positive.

Weekend testing on town square

The coronavirus test sites on campus are open every weekday, from Monday to Friday.

  • Campus Grimstad: Monday – Friday 12:00-14:00
  • Rapid test and PCR test if you have symptoms. Drop-in.
  • Campus Kristiansand: Monday – Friday 12:00-14:00
  • Rapid test only. Drop-in.

Kristiansand municipality has opened a test station on the town square, Torvet. The station is open from 10:00-14:00, Saturday and Sunday. Drop-in.

More about testing and how to book appointments:

General practitioners can also provide coronavirus tests, but not for free.

Use the Smittestopp app

Everyone should download and use the app from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. This is now more important than before since contact tracers are struggling to find close contacts. It will help you since you will be told if you have been near an infected person – and you can take a rapid test to check yourself out.

It is voluntary - but smart - to download the app. You do it here: https://www.fhi.no/en/about/smittestopp/

Infection control guidelines:

  1. Stay at home if you are ill or develop even very mild respiratory symptoms
  2.  Wash your hands or sanitise them often
  3.  Social distancing is important – maintain at least a one-metre distance. Keep this in mind when you are in the student cafeteria and common areas.
  4. Limit the number of close contacts you have as best you can. And keep track of the people you have been in contact with for more than 15 minutes within two metres of each other.
  5. Scan QR codes where available
  6. Download the Smittestopp app from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health