Mid Sweden University follows the authorities’ recommendations

Mon 24 Jan 2022 15:53

The spread of COVID-19 continues to increase. As a university, we follow the advice and guidelines we receive from the government and authorities to reduce infection and at the same time offer good education of good quality.

Our mission as a university and Swedish authority is to conduct quality research and education, while at the same time adapting our operations to the societal challenges posed by the pandemic.

Which are the recommendations for universities?

For campus courses (courses with meetings), we will continue to offer on-site teaching and examination in our premises, in line with the recommendations of the Public Health Authority and the Government. For shorter periods and at certain times, digital teaching can be used to disperse the premises and avoid crowds.

Higher education activities are highly prioritized by the Government and should, if possible, be carried out on site with appropriate infection control measures. This applies to students who have chosen a campus-based education.

According to the Public Health Authority, the guidelines are based on the fact that studies have shown that the mental health of pupils and students has been negatively affected during the pandemic. On-site education is important for knowledge acquisition and also for health in both the long and short term. Therefore, all students who have chosen a campus-based education need to receive on-site teaching to some extent.

We work hard to give our students the best conditions to complete their studies and achieve the learning goals in our courses and programmes despite the current pandemic.

Continuation of measures to reduce the spread of infection

We continuously monitor the development and adapt our operations according to the measures recommended for us as a university.

We would also like to remind you of the Public Health Agency’s general advice and encourage everyone to follow them.

  • Vaccination is the best way to avoid serious disease and the spread of COVID-19.
  • Pay attention to new symptoms such as sore throat, fever, cough or feeling ill.
  • Stay at home and avoid contact with others if you experience any symptoms.
  • Keep your distance from others.
  • If you are not vaccinated, you are at an increased risk of becoming seriously ill. In order to avoid being infected, those of you who are not vaccinated should be particularly careful.

COVID-19 infection control measures by the Public Health Agency of Sweden

 

The page was updated 1/24/2022