Mass testing in secondary school - 8th to 10th grade

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To limit the spreading of the coronavirus disease, we want all pupils in the 8th to 10th grade to test themselves twice a week. This way, we will uncover hidden infections, and we can keep open.

Testing every Monday and Thursday

If you attend the 8th, 9th or 10th grade, you are encouraged to test yourself every Monday and Thursday, no matter if you feel healthy or sick, or if you’ve had the vaccine or not.

How do I use the coronavirus self-test?

You will get the tests at school, and we will explain how to perform the test. The self-tests are free and easy to use and will tell you if you have the virus, even if you do not have symptoms. You perform the test on yourself and the answer will show after 15 minutes.

It’s important to follow the instructions thoroughly, so that you’ll get a correct result. Read the instructions in the step-by-step guide before you start.

1.   Cotton tip. Carefully insert the cotton tip of the

swab approximately 2 cm into the nose. Rotate the swab 4 times

inside the nostril. Repeat in the other nostril.

2.   The tube. Place the swab in the tube, with the cotton tip of the swab into the liquid. Gently squeeze the lower part of the tube while you rotate the swab at least 10 times inside the tube and remove the swab. Carefully close the tube with the dropper cap.

3.   The test cassette. Allow 4 drops to fall into the round test area of the test cassette. Do not move the test cassette.

4.   The result Set the timer and read the test result after 15 minutes.  

To parents of pupils in the 8th to 10th grade

What do I do if the test is positive?

1.   The child will need to enter isolation and keep two meters distance to others. Use a facemask.

2.   Call this phone number: 21 80 21 82 and talk to “Koronatelefonen”. Explain that your child has gotten a positive result on a self-test, and that you want to book an appointment for a PCR-test. You can also book an appointment online, or use the drop-in facilities at one of the public test centres in Oslo.

3.   Inform your contact teacher that your child cannot attend school.  

What do I do if the test is negative?

·      If the test is negative, there is no corona virus detected.

·      You will still need to follow the measures for infection control and test yourselves twice a week.