Information about the Coronavirus (covid-19) for Staff and Students

[Updated 2020-08-14] Information to Dalarna University staff and students is updated on a continual basis.

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University management is monitoring developments by consulting information provided by the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The health, well-being and safety of staff and students are the University's highest priority.

On Friday, May 29, the Swedish Government announced that the previous recommendation regarding higher education institutions in Sweden is to be withdrawn as of June 15. Dalarna University continues to follow the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden regarding keeping a distance and limiting the number of people who gather to a maximum of 50.

This means that in the autumn semester 2020, courses may be entirely net-based (online), entirely campus-based or a combination of these two. Students admitted to a campus-based course/programme need to be prepared to be on campus at the start of the autumn semester. Information on this for each specific programme and course can be found on the Dalarna University learning platform Learn.

Until further notice, the following applies:

  • In line with the March 27, 2020 Swedish Government decision, public gatherings of more than 50 people are not permitted.
  • Dalarna University buildings will remain open for certain limited campus teaching and for students to work individually in well-ventilated places with Internet connection and access to computers. In line with the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden on  public gatherings, group gatherings of more than 50 people are not permitted in any of the university's rooms and halls. The university has modified its facilities to ensure that social / physical distancing is possible. To access certain areas of campus, you will need to use your keycard. Staff and students must avoid meeting in groups in university buildings.
  • For planning purposes, the following are to be given priority on campus:

    - Examinations that cannot be taken by distance
    - Practical modules / skills training or practical examinations
    - New students in bachelor's (first-cycle) and master’s (second-cycle) courses / programmes
    - Examinations in final-year programme courses
    - Bachelor's (first-cycle) and master’s (second-cycle) programmes taught in English

  • Information about CSN can be found on CSN's website.
  • Forms of examination may change.

Travel

Read more about travel restrictions:

Personal Hygiene

  • Cough and sneeze into the crook of your arm
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water; hand sanitisers are also effective
  • Avoid touching your face if your hands are not clean

Public toilets at the university are currently cleaned twice a day instead of once a day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Further Information

For further information and advice about the outbreak, we refer you to the following: 

If you have any questions, please contact your immediate manager (staff) or your programme coordinator (students). You can also email support@du.se.

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