New recommendations from January 12
As of January 12, new recommendations apply to universities in Sweden to reduce the spread of covid-19. Due to the current spread of infection, partial distance teaching should be used as a tool to secure smaller crowds in the teaching facilities during this period. Distance teaching can also be relevant for courses with a large number of students where congestion can be difficult to avoid. However, it should not apply as a full-time measure and the main rule remains that teaching should be conducted on campus.
The following applies until further notice
The University's decisions and measures are based on advice, recommendations and decisions from the Government and expert authorities such as the Public Health or Region Halland. It is therefore important that you are source critical and do not spread rumors or uncertain information about infection and specific disease cases.
Education and examinations
- The University will conduct an additional review of the spring semester's scheduling to make it possible to spread out the seats in the premises, both for smaller and larger student groups. Distance learning can also be used as a tool to reduce congestion. Both teachers and students therefore need to pay extra attention to their schedules as lecture halls might be changed.
- The ongoing examinations are scheduled to enable students to spread out as much as possible in the premises. Hand sanitizer and face masks are also available during the examinations.
- In order to make it easier for students who are unable to attend examinations due to covid-19 or quarantine, each school will review the possibility of offering additional examination opportunities if necessary. The examiner can also use other forms of examination if needed. The University wishes to stress the importance of not attending an examination in case of any symptoms.
- Teachers who are unable to teach on campus due to infection or quarantine can also conduct distance learning.
- Teaching and examinations are not public gatherings and are therefore not covered by the recommendations regarding indoor events.
- 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
- The University campus premises are only open for students and University staff. Access cards will be required to enter all facilities.
- The premises are adjusted in order to reduce congestion and make it easier to keep distance.
- All lecture halls are unlocked during daytime so that you can enter immediately to avoid crowding outside the halls before a lesson.
- 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 get ill or in case someone in your household gets Covid-19
If you or someome in your household have an ongoing covid-infection, the following applies:
- The person with an ongoing covid-infection and everyone in the household must stay at home for at least 7 days since the infection started.
- The person with an ongoing covid-infection must stay at home at least 2 days after the fever breaks.
If you have illness symptoms but have performed a negative covid-test, you must stay at home until you no longer have any symptoms. 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.
If you are not vaccinated
If you are not vaccinated, you should be extra careful with protecting yourself and others from becoming infected.
Keep distance from others whenever possible, and avoid crowded places.
If you are in a risk group
Consult your doctor or midwife
Students admitted to an education at Halmstad University and who belong to a risk group according to the National Board of Health and Welfare's list of risk groups, should consult with their doctor or midwife to discuss their prerequisites to participate in teaching on campus. The Student Healthcare Centre will no longer make any decisions regarding risk group certificates.
Risk groups according to the National Board of Health and Welfare External link.
If you are unable to participate in teaching due to risk group status, you can discuss the possibility of pursuing your studies with your course coordinator. Please note that the coordinator cannot make a medical assessment.
Regarding adjustments for written examinations, you apply for adjustments yourself via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If adjustments are not possible
If your course coordinator considers that it is not possible to make adjustments, you must decide for yourself whether it is possible for you to complete the studies. If you decide not to study, you can apply for a study break with a place guarantee or apply for a deferment of studies if you have not yet started the course.
Pause or discontinue your studies
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.