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Gradual return to campus from 29 September


The pandemic has now entered a new phase and on September 29, the government will ease most restrictions. The university can therefore continue the gradual return to mainly campus-based activities.

In order to clarify how the return to campus-based activities will take place, Vice-Chancellor Eva Wiberg decided on Monday 20 September on a revised instruction.

This means there will be a continued increase of the physical presence for both students and staff. The planning situation and the needs of the organization look different within the university, which means that this will be different for different people.

Increase of physical presence in the workplace

The general recommendation to work from home if possible, as well as the requirement for government employees to work from home if possible, disappears. The Vice-Chancellor’s decision states that the return to physical presence at the workplace should take place as follows:

  • 29 September–31 October, a return to physical presence at the workplace begins. During the period, continued homework is permitted if it is in line with the organization’s needs. Manager decides.
  • 1 November–31 December, there will be a further increase of physical presence at the workplace. The manager decides in accordance with the organization’s needs.
  • From 1 January 2022, the return to regular attendance at the workplace will be fully implemented.

Stay home if you have symptoms

Everyone should continue to pay attention to the symptoms of covid-19. Anyone who suspects that they may be infected should stay home, avoid contact with other people and get tested. The employer must facilitate so that the employee can work from home when showing symptoms or waiting for test results.

Unvaccinated people should continue to be careful

The general recommendation to keep distance and avoid overcrowding disappears on the 29 September for those who are vaccinated. Unvaccinated adults should continue to keep a distance to other people.

Please read more: Unvaccinated people should continue to be careful after 29 September [In Swedish, The Public Health Agency of Sweden].

For those of you who have not had time to start your vaccination

According to the Public Health Agency of Sweden, a high level of vaccination coverage is the most important prerequisite for society to be able to return to a normal situation. Vaccination is free for everyone, and you do not need a Swedish social security number to get vaccinated.

To get the best possible protection, both doses must be taken. Those who received their first dose in another region can receive their second dose in region Västra Götaland. Employees may be vaccinated during working hours.

Those who have not yet had time to get vaccinated can apply for appointments at 1177 Vårdguiden / Västra Götaland: Vaccination against COVID-19

Until September 29

Until 29 September, the general guidelines and recommendations as well as the restrictions decided by the government still apply. Read more about what applies until 29 September here: Recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the Government's plan for the abolition of restrictions [In Swedish].

By: Ulrika Lundin