Trondheim kommune recommends when kindergarten children should remain home because of illness.  

If your child is sick and will stay home, we appreciate a message before 9:30 a.m. to let us know, via e-mail or SMS/text message to you child's group telephone or via Vigilo.


Your child’s well-being is the most critical consideration in the decision of whether a child should stay home.  If our staff thinks your child is not healthy enough to be at kindergarten, we will contact parents to discuss whether the child should be picked up.


We follow the recommendations from Trondheim kommune concerning when and how long a child should be home after an illness.  You can find this information here.



The primary rule stipulates that children should not receive medicine while at kindergarten.  There are strict rules regarding administering medicine at kindergartens.  There are exceptions but first parents are required to complete authorization for staff to be permitted to administer dosages.  In certain situations, parents will need to provide instructions on the proper administering of medicine.  


Our staff does not have authorization to designate doses of medicine, that is, we can only give schedule, pre-measured single dose amount.  Medicine will be stored in a locked room or cabinet, indicating that medicine requiring refrigeration cannot be kept at the kindergarten.


Children must remain home until completion of the first treatment is finished.  Please remember to notify staff if your child has lice so that other families in the kindergarten can be notified to check for signs of an outbreak.


You can find more information about headlice here.


When you bring your child to the kindergarten with cold or Covid-19 symptoms:

If your child has a runny nose and otherwise exhibits good health, they are welcome to attend kindergarten.  


HOWEVER, if you child has one or more symptoms in addition (for example, congestion, cough, sore throat, fatigue, fever, loss of appetite or otherwise not their normal self), you have to keep your child home.


If your child has symptoms of airway infection, please keep your child home for two days to monitor symptoms and, if warranted, Covid-19 testing.  


If your child's symptoms disappear or he or she has only a single respiratory symptom, your child can return to kindergarten after as soon as all conditions are good again.


If your child is tested for Covid-19 and the result is negative, we request that you continue to keep your child home until all conditions that prompted testing have cleared.  


Following receipt of a negative test result, once your child's condition is good they can return to kindergarten with a runny nose or cough.


It is not easy to distinguish a cold from Covid-19 symptoms.  Therefore, it is always essential to use caution.  


The general advice is that parents should maintain a low threshold to keep their child home to be certain of his or her good health before returning to kindergarten.  

If you would like to schedule or inquire about Covid-19 testing, the telephone number is 90 50 90 52.

Birralee International Kindergarten Trondheim

Bispegata 9c

7012 Trondheim, Norway

Tel. (+47) 401 46 705

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