Covid-19: Precautions taken towards keeping campus safe
Distance education if possible, campus education if needed. This will be the University's overall strategy also throughout the spring semester 2021. The Vice-Chancellor's decision about distance education during the next semester will continue to apply even if the Covid-19-the situation would improve in the spring. The University introduced the approach after the situation with Covid-19 had worsened. As of 14 December, stricter national regulations and general advice come into force about everyone's responsibility to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
There will be some education and examination elements that cannot be completed remotely, even if we would like to. It may, for example, be that certain equipment that is needed is on campus and that legal certainty during exams cannot be kept at a distance.
On the occasions when you have teaching or exams on campus, the University has previously taken a number of measures.
The University has alreade taken a number of measures to ensure that the return to campus is as safe as possible for both students and staff. Since this spring, the University has extended cleaning of the facilities and there will be hygiene stations located on the premises. There are plexiglass shields at all receptions and please, keep a distance no matter what reception you visit.
If it is crowded in front of the desk at the Library, it is possible to chat online with the staff. In order to make it easier to keep distance from each other, the Library also has limited the number of students who can sit in the group rooms.
Student support both online and on campus
Our Study and Career Counsellors offer some drop-in hours online, so you can receive help without having to come to the front desk. You can also chat online with the student- and career counsellors, and at the Student Health Service. You can also book an appointment if you want to have a personal meeting, online or on site. Remember to keep your distance when you visit our various support services.
Distance shows consideration and responsibility
At the University there are signs and digital monitors to remind you not to forget to wash your hands frequently and keep your distance. You should stay at home if you have the smallest sign of illness or go home immediately if you start to feel bad during the day.
It is important that we act together to ensure that the return to campus will be as good, safe and secure as possible for both students and staff. It is about taking responsibility for how we behave and follow the recommendations. Keeping your distance is to show concern for your fellow students, the staff and not least for yourself. Together, we must help reduce the spread of the Corona virus.
We are in this together – we do it together. On campus and elsewhere.
New routines at exams
With regard to the on-campus exams, a number of measures have been taken to ensure that they are conducted safely and securely for both students and staff. The distance between seats will be increased and there will be earlier inlets to reduce the risk of queues and crowds. If you do not feel well, stay at home and students who show disease symptoms may be rejected. Some exams may also be given in other forms or remotely.
Above are some of the precautions the University of Skövde has taken to make campus feel safe and secure for you, all our other students and staff when being here. But most important of all, we do it together. Keep your distance and follow the recommendations!