Recommendations on how to minimise the spreading of COVID-19
COVID-19 transmission is still increasing in Uppsala. Against this backdrop, Region Uppsala is now launching a new campaign – “Personal lockdown”. The campaign aims to remind everyone that the restrictions still apply: keep your distance, work and study from home, stay home if you are unwell and get tested if you have any symptoms.
Uppsala University endorses the messages in the campaign and on 13 April the Vice-Chancellor decided to extend current restrictions until 30 June 2021.
In short, this decision means that:
- Students are urged to study at home
- Online forms of teaching and assessment must be used wherever possible
- In-person teaching and assessment will be limited
- Exemptions to allow particular teaching components or assessments to take place in person may be granted by the chair of a faculty board/disciplinary domain board
- Employees, others working at the University and students will normally require an access card for entry to the University’s premises
Irresponsible behaviour may ultimately mean that we have to close our campus areas.
- Don’t organise or attend parties where you meet people from outside your own household.
- If you have any symptoms at all – have a test!
- Follow the general recommendations. Everyone knows what these involve and what to do.
- The most important recommendation is this: maintain a physical distance to other people.
Are you infected?
You should primarily contact the course or programme coordinator for your programme/department.
To further facilitate contact tracing and reduce the risk of the infection spreading you should also, anonymously, report if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
OUR SHARED RESPONSIBILITY
- Stay at home if you feel even slightly unwell
- Feeling unwell? Go and get tested for COVID-19. Contact 1177. If you do not have a Swedish personal identity number, phone 018 617 35 64. You will reach a voicemail and should leave your name and telephone number. A doctor will call you back and you can then make an appointment for a test. If you are a student at Campus Gotland, phone 0498-26 89 31.
- Are you infected? You should primarily contact the course or programme coordinator for your programme/department. See information above.
- Keep your distance from other people – both indoors and outdoors
- Wash your hands frequently and use handsanitiser
- If possible – take the bike or walk to campus
- If possible – study and work from home
- Avoid crowding and large social gatherings
FAQ – WHAT’S THE SITUATION FOR STUDENTS?
- University Campuses and buildings
- Courses and classes
- Finances (CSN)
- Support and services
KEEP UP TO DATE WITH INFORMATION
Treat sources critically and check reports spreading in the media and social media against credible sources to prevent rumours and anxiety. The Public Health Agency of Sweden has extensive information about the situation on its website. Official information from public authorities is accessible on Krisinformation.se.
For general information about the coronavirus disease COVID-19, you can call the national information number 113 13.
For questions in connection with illness, contact 1177.se or call 1177.
Students are urged to keep up to date with developments via the websites below:
- Public Health Agency of Sweden
- Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
- Krisinformation.se (also in several other languages)
- Current information on the coronavirus on the WHO website
- Updates from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
- SR International/Radio Sweden
- The Local
Are you worried about your study situation or mental health during this current situation?
Do not hesitate to contact the Student Health Service.