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We are sticking to the plan

Clock on the University building.

The Public Health Agency recently announced that stage 4 in the easing of restrictions will be implemented as planned on 29 September, including the removal of the overall recommendation to work from home and the start of a general, but gradual, return to all Swedish workplaces.

September has started in the best possible way with lovely late summer weather as more and more of the limitations that marked the past eighteen months are lifted.

Current developments are in line with the plan that shaped the current decision taken by the vice-chancellor before the summer. We are sticking to it.

For Lund University, the return to campus has already started for activities that concern our study programmes, pursuant to the government’s wishes.

During October, the plan is for all the University’s activities gradually to return to campus. Until further notice, we have certain restrictions to bear in mind during October: we are to avoid crowding in our premises, work from home at the slightest symptom of illness and practise scrupulous hand hygiene.

If everything proceeds as planned, the return to campus will essentially be completed as of early November.

At the same time, we are returning to campus with new ideas about what a future workplace entails. The future workplace will become a hybrid of what we missed during the pandemic and of new lessons learned about alternative ways of working. This work will continue well into 2022 before it is completed.

/ Erik Renström

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