Covid-19 information

updated: 10.05.2021

This page will be continuously monitored and updated with the latest information, relating to the rules and guidelines for covid-19 in sports in Stavanger. All information is collected from the Norwegian Institute of Publich Health (NIPC), the Norwegian Directorate of Health and Stavanger Kommune’s latest updates.

It is important to emphasise that it is always the local rules and advice for Stavanger Kommune you need to follow for sporting activities in Stavanger.

For more information on the specific rules and guidelines for nearby municipalities, please visit their webpages: Sandnes Kommune, Sola Kommune og Randaberg Kommune.

If you have any queries related to the covid-19 rules and advice for infection control – get in touch with Idrettsrådet Stavanger via email and we will do our best to answer in your language.

Status for sports in Stavanger Municipality

Status municipal sports halls and facilities:

  • Stavanger Kommune’s swimming halls are now open for the public.
  • To use the swimming halls, you must book a time in the reservation system.
  • Municipal sports facilities are open for organised activities and professional athletes.
  • School facilities can be used for organised activities if the routines for infection control can be followed.

Status sporting activity in Stavanger Municipality:

  • Children and youths under the age of 20 years old are exempt from the rule of keeping social distance during sporting activity, but it is recommended that training groups are no larger than 20 people.
  • Adults can participate in organised trainings, both indoor and outdoor, where it is possible to keep at least a 1-meter distance between participants.
    • Indoor – recommended group size of up to and including 10 persons.
    • Outdoor – recommended group size of up to and including 20 persons.
  • Several groups can train simultaneously if the training groups are kept separate, also provided they can keep to the general infection control advice.
  • Top professional athletes can train as usual, both outdoors and indoors.

Status sports events in Stavanger Municipality:

  • Competitive matches, cups and sport-competitions count as events.
  • The national recommendation is for events which gather participants from several municipalities to be postponed or cancelled.
  • Children and youths under the age of 20 years old who participate in sports which involve close contact, may participate in sports events outdoors which gathers participants from the same sports circuit or region.
  • Rules for number of participants at events:
    • Events indoors without fastened seats: Up to 50 persons for indoors sports events for athletes under the age of 20 years old who belong to sports clubs in the same municipality.
    • Events indoors with fastened seats: Up to 100 persons.
    • Events outdoors without fastened seats: Up to 200 persons.
    • Events outdoors with fastened seats: Up to 600 persons in groups of up to 200 persons (at least 2 meters distance between groups).

After school sports-care:

After school sports-care follows the schools traffic light system and can be held open if the following guidelines are followed:

  • Outside sporting activity, they must follow the guidelines for red level in schools. Children are to be divided into cohorts with employees following their own set cohort.
  • During sporting activity the children follow the guidelines for sports and are therefore exempt from the social distancing rule and cohort grouping.

As of Monday 10th of May the schools and after school sports care will move to yellow level in the traffic light system.


The above information is collected from Stavanger Kommune and the national Government

What is covid-19?

The disease COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, commonly known as novel coronavirus. The virus can cause respiratory infection of varying degrees of severity.

It is mainly transmitted via droplet infection, through the virus from the respiratory tract of an infected person spreading to another person via small droplets during coughing, sneezing, etc. Infection can also occur if you get droplets from your respiratory tract on your hands or objects which other people then touch (contact infection).

The virus is killed by washing with soap and water and by disinfection with alcohol or temperatures above 60°C. The virus is also inactivated by sunlight.

Information from the Norwegian Directorate of Health

General advice for infection control

The three cornerstones for preventing the spread of infection are:

  1. Those who are ill should stay at home
  2. Practice good hygiene and good practices for sneezing and coughing
  3. Follow social distancing rules

Who is NOT allowed to participate in sporting activities:

  • Persons who are showing signs of respiratory infection or other symptoms of covid-19, including:
    • Coughing
    • Fever
    • Impaired sense of taste and smell
    • Headache
    • Slackness / tiredness
    • Muscle ache
    • Wheezing / heavy breathing
  • Persons who are in quarantine or isolation

If you believe you might be ill, then you must stay home – contact your doctor (fastlege) over the phone or electronically if you need individual health advice.

  • If you need emergency help and are not able to contact your doctor, then call 116 117
  • If in life threatening injury or similar circumstances, call 113.

Information from the Norwegian Directorate of Health

For more information in other languages, follow this link

Routines and advice for different sports

All sports have prepared their own advice for sporting activities. The sports clubs in Stavanger follow the guidelines of their sports associations and prepare their own local rules and routines. All sports associations and their covid-19 guidelines are linked on The Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF) website HERE.

If you are experiencing difficulties in understanding the guidelines for your own or your child’s sporting activities – contact Idrettsrådet via email and we will do our best to respond in your language.

If you have any queries related to the covid-19 rules and advice for infection control – get in touch with Idrettsrådet Stavanger via email and we will do our best to answer in your language.
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