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Information for students and staff about Covid-19

Based on current conditions and responsible authorities’ recommendations, Stockholm University has adopted the following guidelines.

Last updated on 7 april 2022

Information till studenter och medarbetare om coronaviruset på svenska

  • From 1st April onwards, Covid-19 is no longer classified as a generally dangerous illness or a danger to society. This means that you as a manager do not have to report illness or risk of exposure.
  • From 22 March 2022 teaching and examination will mainly take place according to the regular form on campus.
  • By April 1, 2022, the return to work on campus must be completed. 
  • Stockholm University encourages all students and employees who can to get vaccinated.
 

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Last updated on 9 February 2022

As of 9 February 2022 the Government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden have removed most of the restrictions regarding Covid-19. At Stockholm University, the lifting of the restrictions means the following from 9 February 2022:

  • Teaching and examination must return to being given on campus as soon as possible. The return can take place gradually, but from the second part of the spring term, 22 March, 2022, teaching and examination will mainly take place according to the regular form on campus.
  • Already confirmed deviations from syllabus concerning changing examination forms can continue to apply, but no new such decisions may be made by the head of each department.
  • Dissertations and licentiate seminars can continue to be conducted so that it is possible to participate online.
  • Students must be clearly informed about the forms in which teaching and examination will take place.
  • No special restrictions apply at events or gatherings.
  • Employees must gradually return to working on site on campus from 15 February in agreement with the manager in charge. By April 1, 2022, the return to work on campus must be completed. Opportunity to work from home is possible in accordance with the agreements for TA staff. 

For more information about the forms in which teaching and examination will take place, see each department’s website.
Departments and centres

It is important that everyone acts responsibly and minimize the spread of Covid-19, and those that are able to should follow the Public Health Agency recommendation to get vaccinated. The recommendation to stay at home when having symptoms, even mild ones, is still in effect.

National regulations, guidelines and recommendations: The Public Health Agency of Sweden has made a summary of what applies to you as a private individual to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Read the national general guidelines to reduce the spread of Covid-19

Official information on the Covid-19 pandemic (krisinformation.se)

 

Work from home

Updated 9 February 2022

Employees must gradually return to working on site on campus from 15 February in agreement with the manager in charge.

By April 1, 2022, the return to work on campus must be completed. Opportunity to work from home is possible in accordance with the agreements for TA staff.

As staff, contact your manager if you have questions.

 

Premises

University opening hours

University Library opening hours

Each University department is responsible for the opening of its premises, see respective department's website.
Departments and centres

 

Minimize the spread of infection

Last updated on 9 February 2022

Everyone must take responsibility and help to minimize the spread of infection, and those that are able to should follow the Public Health Agency's recommendation to get vaccinated. 

The Public Health Authority urges anyone with symptoms of a respiratory infection, even mild ones, to stay at home even if you are fully vaccinated. Follow the instructions from your physician if you live in a household with someone with confirmed Covid-19.

If you or someone close to you experiences respiratory symptoms – official information on kriskommunikation.se
 Recommendations from The Public Health Agency of Sweden on how to protect yourself and other from being infected with Covid-19

Staff should report sick using normal routines.

 

Travels

Last updated on 15 February 2022

  • Business travel: Business travels within Sweden can be granted when done in accordance with official advice and recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Sweden. Staff who are planning international business trips are advised to follow the guidelines of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Public Health Agency of Sweden, the universities concerned, and the relevant airline information. Non-necessary trips to countries which the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against travelling to should be avoided.
    See Krisinformation.se for updated information in English regarding travels
  • Bookings: All business trips must be booked through the University's procured travel agency Egencia
  • Regarding visits: Staff who are expecting visits from partners or guests from abroad are advised to follow the guidelines of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Public Health Agency of Sweden, the universities concerned, and the relevant airline information.
 

President's blog and information from the president

President's blog, January 11: New term at hand – and new recommendations

President's blog, August 27, 2021: Välkomstdagen – Welcome Day

President's blog, June 2, 2021: A first step towards an open campus

President's blog, March 16 2021: One year with the Covid-19 pandemic

President's blog, November 23 2020: More severe restrictions on campus

President's blog, April 6 2020: Visit to the hand sanitiser factory

Information from the President, March 17 2020 

President's blog, March 16 2020: Stockholm University during the corona crisis

 

Updated information from relevant authorities

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