A large proportion of the residents in institutions and nursing homes are fully vaccinated, but the risk of Covid-19 does not completely disappear as the vaccine does not fully protect everyone. Patients in short-term departments, and employees generally, are not all vaccinated yet.

Health personnel and other staff use facemasks as standard when carrying out their duties, during infection outbreaks with measures level A.

 We are experiencing large numbers of visitors to nursing homes and institutions and feel obliged to reduce these numbers.

  • Visits are restricted to one visit per day, with up to two visitors at the same time.
  • Each resident can have up to 5 persons allowed to visit, the same 5 people, as long as we are in measures level A.

MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE DEPARTMENT

Visits are arranged a day in advance. If both resident and visitor are fully vaccinated close contact is allowed. For other visitors, please keep a social distance of at least one metre.

Before the visit is agreed a check is carried out to clarify infection status and decide whether the visit can go ahead. You can obtain the form by referring to the institution/nursing home. The form is shredded once it is clarified whether the visit can proceed. 

IF YOU PLAN TO VISIT SOMEONE IN AN INSTITUTION OR NURSING HOME

  • Arrange the visit with the department no later than the day before you come.
     
  • All visitors should register in the digital visits log. Bodø Municipality uses minegjester.no for this purpose. You can easily register your information by scanning the QR code on arrival. Ask for help on the spot, if you need help with registration. The visits log is only used for infection tracing if there is an outbreak and your information is deleted after 14 days. Your data protection rights are preserved and records are exempt public access.
     
  • It is important for all visitors to observe hand hygiene on arrival, even if the visit takes place outdoors. Try and touch surfaces/furniture and fittings as little as possible.
     
  • On arrival at the nursing home, contact the department. Visitors will be fetched by staff.
     
  • Visitors must wear facemasks, from first entering the premises to leaving them.
    • Regrettably, we cannot provide facemasks for visitors, and ask you to keep your own stock for your own use.
       
  • Visitors should stay at least one metre away from the person visited, staff and other residents. If both the visitor and the resident are vaccinated, close contact is allowed.
     
  • Visits shall take place in the resident’s room.
     
  • In the present infection situation relatives and others are discouraged from taking resident out on car trips, shopping etc. in public places, or to family gatherings where there may be a serious risk of taking infection back with them.
     
  • Residents can accept gifts, flowers etc.
     
  • If visitors bring food, all must carry out hand hygiene before the food is served and eaten. Visitors cannot use the kitchen in the institution.