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Back to normal teaching at INN University

College students in a classroom.

Photo: Richard K. Johansen/©

From Monday 20 September, the requirement of one-meter’s distance during teaching activities no longer applies, with some exceptions.

Even before the start of the academic year, the government allowed for the possibility of deviating from the distance requirement in teaching situations in higher education. INN University chose to wait due to the infection situation and vaccination status in Innlandet County.

“Now that more than 90 percent of the population has received one vaccine dose, and well over 80 percent has received two, the situation indicates that we can shift to ordinary teaching. The requirement of one-meter’s distance is removed in teaching situations from Monday 20 September,” says Pro-Rector for Education Stine Grønvold.

In some areas and study programmes, infection-reducing measures will still be necessary. Students who are affected by this are told how to behave through the learning platform Canvas.

All students and staff must continue to follow the authorities’ infection control guidelines, and national and local orders. This means, among other things, keeping at least one meter away from others outside of teaching situations.

The change, which takes effect on 20 September, is in line with what INN University announced already on 1 September.