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.
Content on this page
- Current decision by the vice-chancellor
- Vaccination against Covid-19
- Your work environment
- Decision on gatherings
- Migration issues
- Lund University’s decisions and actions
- Tools for working online
- Distance education
- Conducting thesis defences remotely
- Decision on travel and visits
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.
- See the vice-chancellor decision from 17 June at the Staff Pages
- Read the vice-chancellor's blog post about the university handling of the corona virus
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.
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 can also book an appointment at your health care center (vårdcentral), read more 1177 webb site.
- Read more, collective information about COVID-19 - 1177.se
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.
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.
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.
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.
For Lund University's overall decisions and ongoing actions regarding the corona virus, please see lunduniversity.lu.se/corona
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.
- Working from home – tools and tips
- Quick guide on how to start working in Teams
- Help and learning center on support.office.com
- Read more about digital meetings within Lund University
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.
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.
- Read Questions and answers – temporary entry ban to the European Union via Sweden on the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affair’s website
- Read more about other answers related to the pandemic on Swedish Migration Agency’s frequently asked questions website
- Read more about travel to and from Sweden on the Police webbpage
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.
Obstacles to internationalisation need to be removed
Read Lund University’s Vice-Chancellor Erik Renström's blog
Follow the information from relevant authorities:
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.