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Updated Information about the Current Testing Regime in Trondheim

Dear Birralee Families,

Following a meeting with Trondheim Kommune, we now have more information about the current testing regime. You can find the information here


  • Rapid Self-test. This is a test you do yourself. You can buy a test privately. Students will be able to receive this type of test kit at school. Primary and secondary schools in Trondheim where there is a case of Covid-19 will distribute such tests to students. With this type of test you analyse the sample yourself and get an answer within 15-20 minutes.

  • PCR test. This is a test you take at our test stations at Leutenhaven. The test is taken by those who are displaying symptoms, adults who need a test to end a period of quarantine because they have had close contact with an infected person as well as adults and children who must be tested when they are required to complete the travel quarantine. The test is taken by inserting a swab into the nose / throat and is performed by trained health personnel at a test station. The sample must be analysed in the lab. You must book an appointment for such a test on the municipality's website.

  • Saliva-test PCR at test station . This is a test where you spit into a test tube. Such tests can be used by adults who need a test to end their quarantine due to close contact with the infected person as well as adults and children who must be tested because of travel quarantine. It should be ordered by those who do not have symptoms of Covid-19, but who are still called in for a test. Saliva test is a full-fledged PCR test on a par with stick test if conducted by a healthcare worker.

  • Saliva test PCR as self-test . On Thursday 2 September, Trondheim municipality will make saliva self-tests available. Equipment for such tests will be distributed in Munkegata and on Leangen. Even those who have symptoms of covid-19 can take such tests as a self-test. The completed test is delivered to the stalls in Munkegata and on Leangen. These tests do not allow individuals to end their quarantine.

Rapid testing for students under the age of 18 years.


Trondheim Kommune has now provided further information regarding the use of rapid testing for children below the age of 18 which can be found here.

Schools where an infection occurs will now be provided with rapid tests to distribute to students and their parents. In this way, parents will be able to carry out rapid tests at home and send the Infection Control Office a message by e-mail if this test is positive. Positive fast message notification is sent to: positiv-hurtigtest@trondheim.kommune.no A positive rapid test will be followed up by the infection control office (smittevernkontoret). Anyone who tests positive using a rapid test will be given priority and set up for a PCR test from the infection control office. They do not have to book a test themselves, but are notified of the test. The infection control office prioritises contacting people under the age of 20 by telephone if they have a positive covid-19 test. The infection control office will then clarify whether schools are affected and implement necessary measures. Rapid testing of children in primary school can either be done as a home test, or take place at the municipality's test stations. If parents want their child to have a quick test at a test station, they must order a test via the municipality's website.Link to Trondheim's corona pages where you can order a test The test package for home testing will include three tests per student. The tests are distributed via the school. The school agrees on a time for collecting the tests. The first test is taken as soon as possible The first time your child is tested yourself is considered day 1.

  • In the event of a negative test, the child can return to school.

  • In the event of a positive test, the child is followed up with a PCR test and kept at home in quarantine. The child's parents/guardians notifies the principal.

Pending an answer to this test, the other household members (including siblings) are quarantined according to the usual guidelines applicable to adults. This is decided on the basis of whether household members have been vaccinated etc. Test 2 is taken on the third day after exposure and test 3 is taken on the fifth day

  • In the event of a negative test, the child can continue in school as usual

  • In the event of a positive test, the child is followed up with a PCR test and kept at home in quarantine. The child's parents/guardians notifies the principal.

Pending the result from this test, household members are quarantined according to the usual guidelines for adults.


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