Young people under the age of 18 released from infection quarantineFrom August 16, children and young people under the age of 18 will mostly be exempted from the obligation to quarantine, the government announced. However, adolescents must still be quarantined when they are members of the household or close contacts of the infected person, such as boyfriends or girlfriends.
“This increases the risk of infection in society, but it is a risk we are willing to take for children and young people to have as normal an everyday life as possible in the autumn,” Høie explained.
The exception from the infection quarantine only applies if testing is carried out in accordance with guidelines from the municipality.
“National guidelines will be prepared that will specify which test regime the municipalities should have. If the test regime is not followed, the person in question has a duty to quarantine,” the government noted.
For people over the age of 18, the current obligation to go into quarantine is maintained, but the municipalities are allowed to make exceptions and replace the quarantine with testing.
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