As of 14 December, stricter national regulations and general advice come 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.
On the website krisinformation.se (Emergency information from swedish authorites) all information is collected from Swedish authorities, it is verified and it is always up to date. You also find information about the corona virus/Covid-19 in 20 other languages besides English.
Who do I contact have questions about student life?
If you have questions about student life, you can always contact the student union at the university. Simon Wallin, union president, firstname.lastname@example.org 070-7100 246 or Sabina Gudomlund Lindberg, Vice President of the student uninon. email@example.com 070-7100 248
During exam weeks extra cleaning, earlier admissions and also more halls are used so that students can sit at greater distance from each other. More information about exams can be found in the FAQ about teaching and exams.
The University has taken a number of measures to make education and exams on campus as good and safe as possible for both students and staff.
The University has since the start of the autumn semester scheduled the teaching in lecture halls with half the capacity so that you can keep your distance in the hall.
Teaching with groups over 50 people has since the start of the autumn semester been provided with digital support.
At hall exams on campus, students are spread out over more halls and fewer students in each hall, previous admission before the start of the exam, extended cleaning, access to hand sanitizer.
Lecture halls and group rooms that are not booked for teaching can be used by students to avoid congestion at lunchtime, for example.
Since last spring, the University has extended cleaning in general on campus.
There are hygiene stations located in our premises with, among other things, hand sanitizer.
Floor markings to remind you to keep your distance.
Information on toilets, entrance doors and other places on how we can reduce the risk of the spread of infection. Information is also available on our digital screens
We have set up plexiglass at all receptions such as Student Service, IT Helpdesk, the University Library, Repro and the University Store.
At the Library, it can be crowded in front of the loan desk, so therefore there is also the opportunity to chat with the library staff to get answers to your questions.
All student support functions have the opportunity to have online meetings via Zoom for those students who do not want or can come to campus.
In some places, where queues can easily arise, there are markings on the floors to remind us all about the importance of keeping our distance from each other.
During exams, a number of different adjustments are made, such as previous admissions and the use of more halls. The teaching is planned so that we use existing halls and lectures with more than 50 people are given at a distance.
Lecture halls and group rooms that are not booked for teaching can be used by students. You must first check in the schedule if the hall or room is booked. Search for the "room" you want to use in the schedule: student.his.se/login
If there is teaching in the hall, you must leave the hall. If the room is vacant but the door is locked, use your access card to enter. If you still can not enter, you do not have access to that particular room.
All student support functions have the opportunity to offer online meetings via Zoom for those students who do not want or can not come to campus.
At the University library, it can get crowded in front of the loan desk, so there is also the opportunity to chat with the library staff if you have questions.
Student service and student support offer certain times for drop-in online. This to make it possible to receive help without having to come to the reception.
We know that some group rooms may be too small, when you need to sit at greater distance from each other. Therefore it is possible for students to use classrooms and larger group rooms that are not booked for lessons. However, you need to check in the schedule if the room is free. Search for the "room" you want to use: student.his.se/login
If the room is booked for teaching, you must leave it. If the room is vacant, but the door is locked, use your access card to enter. If you can not open the door, it's probably a room you do not have access to.
When should I stay at home? The Public Health Agency of Sweden urges anyone with symptoms of a respiratory infection, even mild ones, to avoid social contact, as they pose a risk of spreading the infection. Anyone with symptoms of illness should stay at home or go home during the day if you start feeling unwell.
Stay at home if you live in a household with someone with confirmed Covid-19. Follow the instructions from your physician.
The Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends everyone with symptoms of Covid-19 to take a test in order to find out if they have a current Covid-19 infection. You can call any local health center (vårdcentral) in Skövde to book an appointment for testing. The test is free.
How long should I stay at home? Recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Sweden: If you have a confirmed Covid-19 infection you should stay at home for at least seven days after falling ill. You should be free from fever for two days and clearly feel well before returning to work or school. If you have been ill, but not with Covid-19: stay at home for as long as you are ill. You should clearly feel better and be free from fever for two days before coming back to work or school. You should be free from fever for two days and clearly feel well before returning to work or school.
In the event of an established covid-19 infection within the University among both students or/and staff applies the following plan. The plan, valid from 5 November, has been developed in consultation with infection control doctors. The University has continuous contact with the infection control at the Hospital.
As a student are you encouraged to contact your course coordinator directly in the event of a positive test result.
Tell your course coordinator which people at the University you have been in contact with, 24 hours before symptoms and/or in the event of a positive result.
The course coordinator informs the relevant student group.
The immediate superior informs the staff concerned and also the coordinator at the University who is responsible for contact with infection control doctor.
What happens if there are several infected people within a student or staff group? With more than three infected people the University will contact the infection control doctor and follow instructions from the hospital.
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water. Always wash your hands before meals, cooking and after being to the toilet.
Cough and sneeze in the bend of your arm or in a paper handkerchief.
Be careful not to touch the face with your hands.
Maintain physical distance.
Stay at home if you are ill och go home if you start feeling ill during the day at campus.
If you are not feeling well, stay at home. If you begin to feel sick during the day at campus, you should go home. As a student you can contact a any local health center in Skövde and book an appointment for sampling. The test is free.
Recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Sweden: If you have a confirmed covid-19 infection you should stay at home for at least seven days after falling ill. You should be free from fever for at least 48 hours and feel well before returning to campus. If you have been tested without symptoms and received a positive test result, you must stay home for at least seven days after the sampling.
The same applies if you have been ill, but not with covid-19: stay at home for as long as you are ill. You should clearly feel better and be free from fever for 48 hours before returning to the University.
Stay home if you feel a little sick. According to the infection doctor at the hospital in Skövde, it is now a legal requirement to get a test if you suspect you have covid-19. If you have had symptoms of illness for at least 24 hours, which may be due to covid-19, you can book an appointment for a test via a web link on the health center's website. Symptoms include fever, dry cough, fatigue, difficulty breathing, muscle aches, sore throat, headache, stomach upset with diarrhea and loss of sense of smell and taste.
It is good if you have tested yourself before returning to school. Sampling is free in Sweden.
With more than three infected people the University will contact the infection control doctor and follow instructions from the hospital.
From 7 January 2021, a national guideline applies to the use of face masks during rush hour in public transport and in other environments where congestion cannot be avoided.
It is up to you as a student if you want to use face mask when you are on campus.
The Public Health Agency of Sweden says that face masks must always be seen as complementary to other recommendations: stay at home when you have symptoms, wash your hands regularly and keep at a distance from others.