Rapid testing on campus

Since both students and staff have a more physical presence than before,  there will be offered rapid tests both at the Halden campus and at the Fredrikstad campus. We encourage everyone to get tested, including those vaccinated, as they can also be carriers of the virus.

Photo of testing crew in Halden

Photo: Østfold University College, Tore Petter Engen

Everyone is encouraged to get tested regularly - even those who have been vaccinated. You can also be a carrier of the covid-19 virus.

The government has decided that colleges and universities in the academic year 2021/22 will be opened for increased physical presence and more social meeting points for students than before. Social events in connection with the start of studies give a higher risk of the spread of the virus among students and staff. In order to maintain the opportunities for social events, and not least physical education, we must reduce the risk of possible spread of covid-19. The Ministry of Education and Research has therefore decided that free testing will be offered so that students will feel safe.

Student organizations have also been encouraged to communicate "no party without a test" in connection with all future events. Testing for a corona certificate must ensure people the same rights as vaccinated people, and thus give access to various events. The goal is to detect infection and avoid the spread of infection in connection with social events.


If you have symptoms or are in quarantine, DO NOT visit the school or this test station. You should then call the municipal test station in Halden or Fredrikstad for covid-19 test there.

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Where will the testing take place?

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  • The testing will take place in Halden in the walking hall, towards the stairs down to the library.
  • At the Fredrikstad campus, the testing will be in the canteen.

Initially, it will be tested from 09-12, but this will be adjusted if the need increases.

You can either book an appointment for a quick test or register for a drop-in test.

The test is a simple front nose test, ie a q-tip that should be 1-2 cm into the nostril on each side for a few seconds. The test result is reported to Helsenorge and will give a green corona certificate for 24 hours and can be used to gain access to events, such as football matches, concerts, festivals and other social gatherings where tested personnel are desired.

Watch step by step movie about the test

(The text is only in Norwegian)
By Tore Petter Engen
Published Aug. 23, 2021 1:37 PM - Last modified Jan. 5, 2022 10:56 AM