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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 14 June 2021.

Information till studenter och medarbetare om coronaviruset på svenska

From 1 June there will be a gradual opening of the University regarding both teaching and examination. Each department assesses the possibility of conducting certain activities on site already during the summer.

From the autumn semester, most activities can be carried out on campus if the level of the spread of infection and vaccination coverage allow. Teaching for large groups of students on campus, for example in the form of large-scale lectures, will however be avoided, especially in early autumn.

For more information, please see About the university's activities and Online and campus-based teaching below.


 

About the university's activities (updated on 14 June)

The Swedish Public Health Agency has withdrawn the recommendation on distance education for universities from 1 June. This means that each department can assess the possibility of conducting certain activities on site, already during the summer. In this case, activities will be planned in such a way as to minimize the risk of contributing to the spread of covid-19.

From the autumn semester, most activities can be carried out on campus if the level of the spread of infection and vaccination coverage allow. Teaching for large groups of students on campus, for example in the form of large-scale lectures, will however be avoided, especially in early autumn.

The recommendation to work from home to the extent possible remains. Contact your manager if you have questions.

National regulations and general advice: As of 14 December 2020, stricter national regulations and general advice came into force about everyone's responsibility to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Everyone in society, both individuals and business operators, has an obligation to take measures to prevent the spread of infection.
Read more about the national regulations and general advice on krisinformation.se 

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


 

Online and campus-based teaching (updated on 2 June)

In line with the Public Health Agency of Sweden's current recommendations, Stockholm University has campus-based teaching when circumstances so permit and provided that this is allowed by the relevant authorities.

Each department assesses the possibility of conducting certain activities on site, already during the summer. In this case, activities will be planned in such a way as to minimize the risk of contributing to the spread of covid-19.

From the autumn semester, most activities can be carried out on campus if the level of the spread of infection and vaccination coverage allow. Teaching for large groups of students on campus, for example in the form of large-scale lectures, will however be avoided, especially in early autumn.

The plan for each spring and autumn course will be available on the department website as soon as possible, for autumn by 20 July at the latest.
Departments and centres


 

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


 

Work from home

The general advice to employers from the Public Health Agency of Sweden is that they should ensure that personnel and visitors maintain physical distance and that employees avoid unnecessary travel. The University follows the Agency’s recommendations, which means that any employees who can work from home should do so, after consulting with their supervisor.


 

Minimize the spread of infection

Everyone must take responsibility and help to minimize the spread of infection. This includes taking responsibility for reducing the spread of infection at social events in your spare time.

The Public Health Authority urges anyone with symptoms of a respiratory infection, even mild ones, to avoid social contact, as they pose a risk of spreading infection. Anyone with symptoms of illness should stay at home. Stay at home if you live in a household with someone with confirmed Covid-19. Follow the instructions from your physician.
 Recommendations from The Public Health Agency of Sweden on how to slow down the spread of Covid-19

Staff should report sick using normal routines. The so-called qualifying period has now been removed to make it easier to stay at home during illness. 


 

Travels

  • 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 2 June)

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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