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 14 January 2022
Teaching sessions and examinations will continue to be conducted mainly on campus with some parts carried out digitally when motivated by infection control measures.
Stockholm University encourages all students and employees who can to get vaccinated and to get tested if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection.
Employees must work from home as long as operations can be conducted normally, and meetings must primarily be conducted online.
About the university's activities
Last updated on 14 January 2022
From 23 December 2021 and 12 Janaury 2022, new general advice and recommendations from the Swedish Public Health Agency aimed at reducing the spread of covid-19 will apply. At Stockholm University, the new decisions and recommendations are implemented based on the following assessments.
- Teaching and examination can largely continue to be given on campus, but with components online where it is justified in order to reduce crowding on the premises. As before, the departments or equivalent must decide which teaching elements and examinations are to be carried out on campus with appropriate infection control measures and which are to be carried out online. The pedagogical value of face-to-face education must be a guide for what is given on campus and online. It is important to maintain a certain level of campus-based teaching for all education that is normally located on campus, and at least parts of the teaching should be on campus, so that student groups do not completely lack campus teaching.
- Planned hall examinations should, as far as possible, be carried out physically for reasons of legal certainty. Measures have been taken by the examination service so that exams can be carried out in a manner that allows participants to maintain distance.
- Dissertations and licentiate seminars must be conducted so that it is possible to participate online.
- Guidance for planning teaching and examination is that congestion should be avoided and larger gatherings of teaching groups in other contexts than in hall exams should be avoided.
- Students must be clearly informed about the forms in which teaching and examination will take place.
- At events or gatherings aimed at the public with more than 20 people but a maximum of 50, the participants must be seated, a maximum of eight people in each party and with a distance between the parties. The possibility of checking vaccination certificates as an infection control measure is currently not applied at Stockholm University.
Each department assesses to what extent activities are conducted on site during the spring semester 2022 on the basis of current regulations and recommendations. For more information, see each department’s website.
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
Updated 22 December 2021
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.
From 23 December 2021, the Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends that everyone should work from home as far as the nature of the work allows. Employees must work from home as long as operations can be conducted normally, and meetings must primarily be conducted online.
Since teaching is mainly to take place on campus, teachers need to work partly on site. The manager in charge has the responsibility to decide what work needs to be done on site. If working at home is not possible, measures must be taken so that employees can keep their distance and it should be made easier for employees to avoid public transport during rush hour.
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 14 January 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 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 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.
- 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 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 Public Health Agency of Sweden, the universities concerned, and the relevant airline information.
President's blog and information from the president
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: January 14, 2022
Source: Communications Office