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Rendalen is one of several municipalities in the Nord-Østerdalen, which has introduced its own karanteneregler. Just as several municipalities in Northern Norway have done with what is called “the Southerner-quarantine”

In the Nord-Østerdal have people in the municipalities, or home from somewhere else in Norway will be in quarantine for two weeks.

Defying the attorney general – requires quarantine for all who come to the commune

It created trouble for samboerparet Greta Fornes and Jon Erik Brown.

on Friday, flying home from Spain, after having tried to acquire flybiletter in several days. In the five days before they went, they held it inside because it the 15. march was introduced curfew in Spain.

until they landed at Værnes, they had on masks and plastic gloves. And then went straight into quarantine in the apartment of Greta Fornes in Stjørdal.

I have no problem with to understand that we had to be in quarantine after we came from Spain. Of course we were there ” says Greta Fornes, who at the same time noting that she and her partner are symptomfrie.

Unexpected trouble

While they have been in quarantine have family and friends made sure to buy food and everything else they need. Greta is aware that it is important for them to comply with karantenereglene, then know both they and the other sure that they are healthy when the quarantine is over.

But then started unexpected trouble for Greta and Jon Erik lives both in Stjørdal and Rendalen, where he has a house.

the plan was that they would travel to the house in Rendalen when karantenetida is over the third of april.

But so easy isn’t it. For since Rendalen is of the municipalities that shut the borders for people from outside, demanded that the samboerparet to sit two weeks in quarantine when they arrive.

That we need to be in quarantine for four weeks I don’t know, ” says Greta Fornes.

– Be in Stjørdal

Sunday, Fornes contact with the municipality and applied for a dispensation from karantenereglene. When she got no.

HOME: Jon Erik Brown will home to Rendalen where he has his house. But even though he and her partner Greta Fornes has been in quarantine for two weeks they must sit in two weeks if they want to go home.


the Municipalities in the Nord-Østerdal used smittevernloven when they introduced the restrictions on the entry of the municipalities in the region. It also has several other municipalities have done.

Municipalities to adopt their own koronaregler – can violate the law

the Municipalities shows that they have get infected now and think it is a measure that can contribute to fewer sick. FHI believes that it can lead to more being sick at the same time when the borders opened.

Fylkesmenn in the entire country is asked to look at whether the municipalities violate the law by innreiseforbudet.

Greta Fornes and her partner searched so Sunday Rendalen municipality for exemption from the decision, since the quarantine is over when they want to go to Rendalen.

on Monday, got the phone call from the smittevernlegen who gave oral information that they have not got the exemption.

He advised us to be in Stjørdal to koronakrisa is over. But it could take a very long time, ” says Greta Fornes.

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on Tuesday contacted NRK mayor and kommunelegen in Rendalen municipality for comment to the matter. Then changed the municipality’s position, then samboerparet release a new round of quarantine.

No, they don’t have to sit in quarantine for two weeks under the condition that they stay in quarantine until they come to Rendalen, ” says mayor Linda Døsen.

MAYOR: Linda Døsen (AP) fixed karantenekrøll.

Photo: Rendalen kommune

She otherwise has no explanation of why samboerparet first not got the exemption.

But for Greta Fornes and Jon Erik Brown, it doesn’t mean so much, the most important thing is that they can take home to Rendalen without going into quarantine.

It is quite mentally exhausting to sit in quarantine without contact with anyone, so it is good that it keeps with the two weeks, concludes Fornes.

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