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LiU guidelines and decisions

(2020-08-31) LiU has laid down the following guidelines for its operations during the ongoing pandemic. The university follows the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden and other government agencies. The decision taken on 4 June 2020 forms the framework for how operations at LiU will be conducted during the autumn.

More information about the decision is available in a news article.


Planning framework for the coming operational period

  • Operational units have planned for a transition to normal campus mode from the start of the autumn term, but retain a preparedness to remain in distance mode or return to it if necessary.
  • From the autumn term, teaching for new students and students taking longer single-subject courses with a high proportion of new students is to be given priority to be conducted on campus.
  • Priority is to be given to the use of premises for exams that it is not possible, or that it is unsuitable, to carry out remotely or using digital methods.
  • Priority is also to be given for campus mode to operations that cannot be carried out remotely or using digital methods, such as components that are carried out in laboratories or in computer labs.

When on campus and in meetings

  • Social and physical distancing must be applied by all on LiU premises. This means that no more than half of the available capacity of the premises may be used, and that there must be a distance of two meters between people.
  • Groups with more people than the recommendation of the Public Health Agency of Sweden (currently 50 people) may not gather. This means that meetings, events with overnight stays, conferences, seminars, trade fairs, and other events that gather more people than the limit must be cancelled, postponed or held using digital methods.
  • Each co-worker is to gradually increase the physical presence at the workplace, following a decision made in consultation with the immediate manager. Co-workers who belong to a risk group or have a member of their household who belongs to a risk group, however, should be given the opportunity of distance work as far as possible, following consultation with the manager. In a similar manner, students should consult study adviser for solutions.
  • When on LiU premises, recommendations for physical distancing and other measures to reduce the risk for infection must be followed.


  • All international service-related travel is cancelled until further notice. In addition LiU advises against all service-related travel whose journey time exceeds the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden.


These guidelines are valid until further notice and are subject to revision.



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Last updated: 2020-08-31