Autumn semester 2021
The following applies during the autumn semester:
- All campus-based education will be conducted campus, to the extent that is possible. However, some educational elements can continuously be conducted online if it is considered better from a pedagogical perspective, or if the element is not possible to carry out on campus with recommended distance.
- Examinations that according to the course syllabus must take place on campus, will be conducted on campus.
- Teaching and examinations are planned so that it is possible to keep distance and avoid congestion.
- Avoid being on campus if it is not neccessary for your education. Study from home and use digital platforms if possible. When on campus, remember to keep your distance from others in order to limit the spread of infection.
- Wash your hands and use alcogel.
- If you are in a risk group, there are possibilities to make special adaptions of teaching and examinations.
Information for students in a risk group
If you get ill
If you have symptoms that unable you to participate in teaching on campus due to restrictions, you should stay at home until you no longer have any symptoms. This also applies if you have performed a negative covid test. The possbility to adapt teaching and take part of the education via distance depends entirely on the conditions for the individual course. Ask your classmates if you can get access to their notes from the lectures you missed.
Take a test if you have symptoms
The Swedish National Health Agency encourage all adults, and children aged 6 or older, to take a test if they have symptoms of Covid-19. Information and instructions on how to take a Covid-19 test are available via 1177. The tests are free and if you have a Swedish personal ID number and mobile bank ID you can order a test directly from the webpage.
1177 External link.
If you do not have a Swedish personal ID number and mobile bank ID, please contact the healthcare clinic closest to your home address or call the pandemic telephone services to get assistance with testing or any other questions you might have about Covid-19.
Telephone services regarding Covid-19 External link.
Get vaccinated against Covid-19
The Swedish National Health Agency recommends everyone who lives in Sweden and is aged 16 or older, to get vaccinated for Covid-19.
Learn more about Covid-19 vaccination in Sweden External link.
New student arriving from another country?
Please stay updated on the rules and regulations from the authorities, regarding testing and vaccination.
Recommendations when entering Sweden from abroad External link.
Measures taken to prevent the spread of covid-19
Education and scheduling
- Education and examination scheduling is adjusted both to ensure that safe distance can be kept in the lecture halls and to limit the amount of students at campus at the same time.
Signs, barriers, open/closed premises
- The University campus premises are only open for students and University staff. The University Library is an exception, as the general public is allowed for loan services only. Access cards will be required to enter all facilities.
- The furniture in lecture halls, group rooms and study places is adapted to create greater distances, for example by moving, removing, blocking or marking furniture or seats. You are expected to respect this and are not allowed to change the current refurnishments or barriers.
- Some of the facilities at campus are closed to prevent shortcuts where congestion can occur.
- To avoid crowding before a lesson, as many lecture halls as possible will be unlocked during the day so that you can enter immediately instead of gathering outside the halls.
Hand hygiene and cleaning routines
- Stations with alcogel are placed in entrance areas, at information desks, or in connection with larger open spaces indoors.
- Stations with cleaning products and cloths are available to make it easy for you to clean surfaces you have used.
- Daily cleaning in lecture halls, conference rooms, toilets, student kitchens and other study areas.
Protective masks on campus
Due to the stricter requirements regarding the use of protective masks in Halland, the following applies at Halmstad University:
- Protective masks should be used for activities on campus where a safe distance cannot be guaranteed, for example during laboratory work. During these activities, the University takes responsibility for access to protective masks for students and staff.
- Please note! Protective masks are not required for written exams on campus as these are carried out with a safe distance between each participant. If you insist on using a protective mask during a written exam, you must provide it yourself.
Guidelines regarding students in a risk group
If you belong to a risk group, or share a household with close relatives who belong to a risk group, the University can adapt the teaching for you whenever possible. It is the teacher/examiner who assesses whether and how it is possible to adapt the teaching and examinations for students in the risk group.
You have the possibility to receive adapted teaching and examination if you have one or several of the diagnosis listed in the National Board of Health and Welfare's report on identification of risk groups. If you belong to a risk group, you must be able to prove this.
Krisinformation.se regarding risk groups External link.
How do you prove that you belong to a risk group?
Strengthen your belonging to a risk group with a certificate from a doctor or midwife, stating the specific risk group. Send the certificate to Student Healthcare Centre according to the instructions below, and wait for a decision.
- You are responsible for sending all certificates / notes from the health service to the Student Healthcare Centre, via email to email@example.com.
- The Student Healthcare Centre then decides if you are eligible to be able to receive any study adjustment.
- The decision is called “Temporary decision of adaptation due to risk group” and will only state that the student has presented the correct certificate; therefore, in the risk group.
- The decision is sent by email to you and you are responsible for showing it to the teachers concerned.
Our support functions
The support functions at Halmstad University use digital platforms for appointments. Please find below the web page for each support function, where you can find more information about opening hours and points of contact.
Disability and learning support
Student Healthcare Centre
Study and career councelling
Study Support Centre
National and regional restrictions External link.
Krisinformation.se External link. (general information from different Swedish authorities about the corona virus in English)
Public Health Agency External link.
1177.se – The Public Healthcare Guide External link.