The increased spread of infection requires adapted measures

Mon 24 Jan 2022 10:48

The aim is to reduce the risk of spreading the virus and limit the burden on healthcare services. The adapted infection control measures do not affect the guidelines for universities.

The spread of covid-19 continues to increase in the country and leads to the risk of staff absence in important services such as healthcare. Therefore, the Swedish Public Health Agency has now changed the recommendations about staying home from work or school when you or someone in the household is ill. Now five days apply instead of seven, from the time the person in the household got symptoms.

Education remains a high priority for the government and should, if possible, be conducted on campus with appropriate infection control measures.

Distance learning should be used as a tool to reduce congestion, but not as a full-time measure. The institutions decide when this can be done without compromising the quality of teaching.

Practical elements and examinations should continue to be carried out on campus with risk-reducing measures. The Government and the Swedish Public Health Agency also urge the higher education institutions to review the possibility of offering additional examination opportunities.

Mid Sweden University follows the authorities' guidelines and recommendations and wants to remind everyone of the Public Health Agency's advice to the public.

  • Getting vaccinated is the best way to avoid serious illness and the spread of covid-19.
  • Be aware of new symptoms such as sore throat, runny nose, fever, cough or illness.
  • Stay home and avoid contact with others if you experience symptoms.
  • Keep a distance from others.
  • Work from home when work allows. (Have a dialogue with the immediate manager.)
  • If you are not vaccinated, you are at increased risk of becoming seriously ill and should be especially careful.

The page was updated 1/24/2022