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Coronavirus/covid-19 – information regarding staff/PhD doctoral students

Lund University has planned an orderly and gradual adaptation of education and other activities without restrictions during the autumn. The gradual return to education on campus began with the autumn semester, while other activities will start their return after September. The process is to be completed by 1 November 2021.

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Current decision by the vice-chancellor – 17 June 2021

Regarding education

The University will, from the start of the autumn semester, begin a gradual and orderly adaptation to educational activities which are not restricted. This entails, among others, that teaching and assessment of study performance may be conducted on the University's premises from the start of the autumn semester. Adaptation is to be completed by 1 November 2021.

Adaptation will take place based on the conditions at each of the organisational units as well as the Government’s and Public Health Agency’s recommendations.

Doctoral studies are covered by the same conditions as education. The vice-chancellor tasks the dean of each faculty with deciding in detail how this is to be carried out. This decision cannot be delegated further.

Regarding the workplace

From 16 September 2021 until 1 November 2021, the next phase of the gradual and orderly adapation to operations which are not restricted by the Covid-19 pandemic will be implemented. Adaptation will take place based on the conditions at each of the units as well as in relation to the current rate of infection, the Government’s plan for rolling back restrictions and the Public Health Agency’s general advice and recommendations.

Vaccination against Covid-19

Drop-in vaccination on campus in Lund

During the period 28 September to 7 October, students and employees at Lund University will have opportunities to get vaccinated against Covid-19 at different campus locations in Lund (the chemistry building / the students’ union building at LTH / the Academic Society building / the University Building). Region Skåne will offer drop-in vaccinations that are free of charge.

You will need to bring a valid identity document and you will be asked to complete a health statement form on site in connection with your vaccination.  


Free vaccination against Covid-19 for everybody over 16 years

Everybody over 16 years, can make an appointment at Region Skåne to be vaccinated against covid-19. Vaccination is free of charge; you personally choose whether you want to be vaccinated or not. Everyone will get an opportunity to be vaccinated. If you have received the first dose in another country, you are able to make an appointment for the second dose in Sweden.

Read more, collective information about COVID-19 - 1177 Vårdguiden

If you don’t have a bank ID or Swedish social security number

Usually, you need a bank ID to book an appointment. Contact your bank to obtain a bank ID.

Not able to get a bank ID? Do you not have a Swedish social security number?

You can call Region Skåne’s call centre on +46 (0)46 771 320 320 (open Monday–Friday: 9:00-15:00)

You are entitled to get vaccinated during paid working hours

The University has decided that all staff members at Lund University who choose to get vaccinated against Covid-19 are entitled to do so during paid working hours. However, staff members are primarily to try to arrange vaccination appointments outside working hours. It is the health region Skåne that is responsible for vaccination. You do not have to pay for vaccination against COVID-19.

You need to continue to take care even once you are vaccinated

There may be a certain risk of getting ill, despite being vaccinated, and thereby of infecting others although you may not develop any symptoms yourself. The basic advice therefore continues to apply even to those of you who are vaccinated:

  • Stay at home even if you only feel slightly ill
  • Keep distance from others both indoors and outdoors
  • Wash your hands often
  • Get tested if you have symptoms.

Read more about recommendations-to-reduce-the-spread on the Public Health Agency website

Your work environment

If you experience problems with your work environment in connection with the prevailing coronavirus situation, you are to contact your line manager in the first instance. You can also obtain support from the health and safety representative for your workplace or contact the Occupational Health Service. This applies both to staff who are working from home and those at the workplace.

Decision on gatherings

From the end of September 2021

Meetings, conferences and other gatherings with physical attendance may take place in accordance with the rules and recommendations of the Public Health Agency to reduce the spread of infection and in accordance with the gradual and orderly adaptation for education and other activities.

Migration issues

People who have a current residence permit that is due to expire and who are unable to leave Sweden can apply for a visitor’s residence permit to legalise their stay in the country.

Read more about extending your visit to Sweden

Lund University’s decisions and actions

For Lund University's overall decisions and ongoing actions regarding the corona virus, please see

University-wide decisions regarding the coronavirus/covid-19

Tools for working online 

The University offers different solutions for digital meetings. Microsoft Teams, which is part of the Office 365-suite is mainly recommended. Zoom, which is also used within the University, is primarily intended for teaching.

Distance education

Information and support that may be useful during the coronavirus outbreak, with regard to online work and changes to rules.

Tips and good examples of remote teaching and assessment

A new web site at Lund University has been launched aimed at you who teaches or communicates within digital learning environments.

Good examples, inspirations and tools - Teaching and learning online

Conducting thesis defences remotely

Read about how thesis defences can be conducted remotely

Decision on travel and visits

From the end of September

Domestic and international business trips and receiving international visitors may take place in accordance with the rules and recommendations of the Public Health Agency to reduce the spread of infection and in accordance with the gradual and orderly adaptation for education and other activities.
In cases where UD (Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs) advises against personal travel, this advice is also to be observed for business trips abroad as far as this is deemed possible.

Tests and sample collections prior to business trips

When an employee has been given approval for a business trip to a country  where a travel certificate confirming a completed PCR and/or antigen test for Covid-19 is required for entry, the employer is to cover any costs for  testing/obtaining the travel certificate. Any costs for sample collections are to be allocated to the local cost centre.


If you have questions about the corona crisis, you as an employee should first and foremost contact your line manager.

You can also send questions to: corona [at] lu [dot] se

Foreign language coronavirus information hot-line

There is a foreign language coronavirus information hot-line: +46 8 12368000, where your can get information in several languages for example on how to get tested.

Information for managers

Faculty-specific coronavirus information

News and information

Sweden's news in English

To find accurate and reliable Swedish news in English, you can for example listen to Radio Sweden or read articles published by the online newspaper The Local.

If you need to talk

Are you feeling anxious, stressed or alone? The Student Chaplaincy in Lund also offers counselling for staff, regardless of whether you are religious or not. 

Visit the Student Chaplaincy's website and find more contact details (in Swedish)

International Citizen Hub Lund

International Citizen Hub Lund provide helpful information to international citizens and their families

Visit the International Citizen Hub Lund's website