Corona virus: Information to visitors at IFE
Due to the Corona virus situation in Norway, IFE's management has implemented emergency preparedness procedures at the Institute.
This means that we monitor the situation closely and implement necessary measures to protect our critical assets, employees and deliveries.
IFE’s operations are considered critical to society according to the Norwegian Health Directorate’s criteria:
The Norwegian Health Directorate’s emergency committee released a list of functions critical to society on March 12. Some parts of IFE’s operations are considered critical to society. IFE is responsible for ensuring the safety and radiation protection of nuclear facilities and upholding emergency preparedness. IFE Radiopharmacy is the national pharmacy for import, control and distribution of radiopharmaceutical cancer drugs to Norwegian hospitals.
IFE has introduced new guidelines for visitors and suppliers:
- IFE’s campus and premises are closed for visitors unless special agreements have been made. If you are unsure whether to come to IFE or not, please contact your IFE representative.
- If you have an appointment with IFE: Please do not to show up physically at IFE if you 1) have been in contact with someone who has the Covid-19 virus, or 2) have been in areas with widespread transmission for the past two weeks. This is in according to the national guidelines issued by Norwegian and international health authorities.
IFE is contributing in the effort to combat the Corona virus pandemic:
At IFE, we do everything we can to contribute to the national and international effort to stop the virus and have implemented several measures in line with national authorities’ recommendations to limit the spread of the virus. This includes:
- Good good hand hygiene and coughing habits to reduce infection.
- Advise to avoid hand greeting and keep a good distance between yourself and others during all work.
IFE has introduced the “precautionary principle” for our employees when it comes to meetings, travel and working from home. All employees who can work from home are encouraged to do so, in consultation with their line manager. All travel is postponed or restricted to a minimum. We hold meetings via video / Teams / Skype as far as possible.
The situation is evolving rapidly. Follow up to date information and recommendations from national and international health authorities such as Norwegian Institute of Public Health and World Health Organization
If you have further questions, please contact your IFE representative.
Last update March 16th 2020