VG: Uncertain whether Norway will follow the UK’s home testing measures

UK pubPhoto: AP Photo / Alberto Pezzali

Systematic mass testing is used in the UK to further open up society. It is currently uncertain whether Norway will do the same, newspaper VG writes.

Shops, hairdressers, gyms, libraries, and outdoor cafes reopened in England in mid-April. The UK has come a long way with vaccination and is approaching the third phase of reopening.

A large part of the reason why it has gone so well is that the UK uses systematic mass testing to be able to open up society.

All Britons can have corona tests sent home, and the hope is that everyone can get tested twice a week.

If the answer to the home test is positive, you must be in isolation and order a PCR test. If the test is negative, you can live as normal.

So far, this is not something that will happen in Norway.

“This is certainly one of the things we are looking at, and it is a current issue that more and more countries are taking a stand on. This is related to assessments of the use of corona certificates,” department director Line Vold at the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) told VG.

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