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New restrictions as of 8 December

Published: 08 December 2021

The Public Health Agency of Sweden has issued new advice and guidelines related to the coronavirus pandemic. The spread of infection in Sweden is currently at a relatively low level. However, during the last few weeks, the Public Health Agency has seen a small increase in the infection rate and the number of people admitted to hospital. For this reason, new restrictions are being introduced to limit and prevent further spread of infection.

SLU complies with all advice and guidelines issued by the Public Health Agency. The following will apply to teaching for the remainder of this semester:

  • Teaching and other course components will still take place on campus. However, the recommendation is that teaching for larger groups take place on Zoom if instruction cannot be delivered in a way that minimises the spread of infection.
  • Priority will be given to exams and practical components for physical presence.
  • As an extra safety measure, face masks will be offered at exams.
  • We will be putting up signs with advice on e.g. physical distancing on campus.

You can contribute to reducing the spread of infection

The single most important thing you can do is to get fully vaccinated. The vaccine protects against serious illness and reduces the risk of passing on the virus to other people.

Stay at home if you feel unwell, even if you only have mild symptoms, and get tested for Covid-19. If you are living together with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, you need to stay at home and make an appointment to be tested yourself.

If possible, travel to campus by bike, or walk. If you’re using public transport, use a face mask if the bus/train is crowded.

Avoid larger gatherings and parties. Keep your distance to others in public spaces. We also ask that you keep your distance when you’re on campus to study, and avoid sitting together with a lot of other people in small spaces.

By following the advice of the Public Health Agency and getting vaccinated, we all contribute to keeping the infection rate at a manageable level, thereby reducing the pressure on health workers.