With best wishes for a wonderful summer, and we’ll see you in the autumn term!
(Edited 28 June 2021)
LiU will activate pandemic level 2 on 1 August, with its framework of continued restrictions and instructions. Level 2 means that we will be able to be physically present on campus to the same extent as during the autumn term 2020, while we must at the same time avoid congestion, wash our hands, and stay at home if we feel at all sick.
“It’s great that we can welcome students and co-workers back to campus for the autumn term – even if we can’t return to full campus activity with everyone at the same time, yet. But we’ll soon be able to! In the meantime, we must follow the recommendations from official bodies and keep it up and keep going. And we should all get vaccinated: take the first shot already this summer (if you have the opportunity, no matter where you are), and Region Östergötland will look after the second shot for you when you get back. Have a wonderful summer, and we’ll see you in the autumn term!”
Jan-Ingvar Jönsson, Vice-Chancellor
The details of the decision are described in the article: “Gradual easing of restrictions during the autumn term"
Pandemic level 2
- We keep at a distance of at least an arm’s length, and preferably two metres.
- The size of a group on campus is determined by the circumstances, subject to a limit of 300 people.
- Presence on campus is to take place in alternating groups, to reduce the risk of the spread of infection. Thus, not all persons who are members of the same unit can work on campus at the same time. The maximum permitted physical presence is to be, on average, 75%.
- Access to premises depends on the circumstances (although the government has determined that until 30 September only those co-workers whose presence is necessary for operations are to be on-site).
- It is recommended that teaching and exams continue to use remote methods to a certain degree.
- Students are encouraged to limit their presence on campus for independent study on LiU premises.
It is now possible to make an appointment for vaccination against Covid-19 at Feelgood in Norrköping and Linköping. We present here information about where, when and the booking procedure.
LiU decided on 1 June that pandemic level 2 will be in force at the start of the autumn term 2021. This means that somewhat larger groups can meet physically, and that more teaching and exams can be carried out on campus. It also means, however, that we must continue to keep our distance.
The general guidelines published by the Public Health Agency of Sweden relating to distance teaching for institutions of higher education will be withdrawn on 1 June. This means that gradually increasing amounts of teaching and exams can take place on campus, while the restrictions to reduce congestion and the risk of spreading infection will remain in force until the autumn.
“When your turn to be vaccinated comes, I hope that you take the opportunity as soon as possible”, says Pia Rundgren, director of human resources at LiU. The university is taking initiatives that will make it easier for co-workers to get vaccinated.
As increasing numbers are vaccinated against Covid-19, expectations are increasing for a rapid return to “normal”. At the same time, pressure on the healthcare services remains extremely high. In the current situation, our conclusion is that we must keep it up and keep our distance for the foreseeable future.
LiU is planning to increase the degree of physical presence on campus for the autumn term, but restrictions will remain concerning such matters as the size of groups. Everything depends on how the infection of covid-19 continues to spread, and the effects of mass vaccination.
The government has today extended the period during which government employees are to work from home. The crisis management team at LiU would therefore like to remind all co-workers that the current decision that we work from home will remain in force until further notice.
In accordance with the extended national restrictions that the government presented on 21 January, LiU continues to encourage its students and co-workers to work from home. The decision from the government is initially valid until 7 February, but LiU has previous made a decision that all unnecessary presence on LiU premises is to be avoided. This decision is now valid until 28 March.
Linköping University has a central crisis management group, which has been in action since 10 March 2020. This group manages and takes decisions relating to how the corona pandemic affects operations. It has the safety of our co-workers and students as its highest priority. Further, the crisis management group aims to secure the various operations at the university in the short and long terms.
In Sweden, the Public Health Agency of Sweden issues recommendations, while the government takes decisions about measures to take to reduce the spread of infection. Linköping University follows these recommendations and decisions.
Towards the end of 2019, it was confirmed that a novel coronavirus that infected humans had been identified in China. The disease caused by this virus, COVID-19, has become a pandemic from which many have died. The infection has now spread all over the world, and has affected many societal functions. Many countries have decided to take extensive measures, such as to close borders and introduce strict social distancing, in order to reduce the spread of infection.
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Last updated: 2021-06-28