Poor self-reported adherence to COVID-19-related quarantine/isolation requests, Norway, April to July 2020

Euro Surveill. 2020 Sep;25(37). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.37.2001607.


To limit SARS-CoV-2 spread, quarantine and isolation are obligatory in several situations in Norway. We found low self-reported adherence to requested measures among 1,704 individuals (42%; 95% confidence interval: 37-48). Adherence was lower in May-June-July (33-38%) compared with April (66%), and higher among those experiencing COVID-19-compatible symptoms (71%) compared with those without (28%). These findings suggest that consideration is required of strategies to improve people’s adherence to quarantine and isolation.

PMID:32945254 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.37.2001607