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 6 December 2021
Teaching sessions, examinations (except dissertation defences) and research are not affected by the introduction of vaccination certificates and other infection control measures that take effect from 1 December 2021.
Stockholm University encourages all students and employees who can to get vaccinated and to get tested if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection.
About the university's activities
Last updated on 6 December 2021
Stockholm University follows recommendations and regulations from the Public Health Agency of Sweden.
Teaching sessions, examinations (except dissertation defences) and research do not qualify as public meetings and events. They are therefore not affected by the introduction of vaccination certificates and other infection control measures at public meetings and events with more than one hundred participants which takes effect from 1 December 2021. You can find information for organizers of events on the University staff pages (in Swedish).
Stockholm University has made the decision to open gradually for teaching and examination on campus. Each department assesses to what extent activities are conducted on site during the autumn and spring semesters on the basis of current regulations and recommendations. For more information, see each department’s website. Information on the possibility for deviations from the syllabus during the first half of the spring semester is available on the University staff pages (in Swedish).
Since the situation can change 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 recommendations to stay at home when having symptoms, even mild ones, and to get tested are still in effect.
For more information see each department’s website.
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.
Work from home
As of 29 September the recommendation from the Swedish Public Health Agency to work from home has been lifted. Earlier this year, Stockholm University made the decision to open campus gradually during the autumn. Each department assesses to what extent activities are conducted on site.
As staff, contact your manager if you have questions.
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 22 November 2021
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 and get tested, 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 becomes unwell – 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.
- Business travel: Business travels within Sweden can be granted when done in accordance with official advice and recommendations from the Swedish Public Health Agency. Staff who are planning international business trips are advised to follow the guidelines of the Swedish Minsitry 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 with rebookable or refundable tickets. Trips should 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 Swedish Public Health Agency, the universities concerned, and the relevant airline information.
President's blog and information from the president (updated on 27 August)
Updated information from relevant authorities
These pages are updated with information on developments and recommendations on an ongoing basis. Current information is also available on WHO’s website.
Last updated: December 6, 2021
Source: Communications Office