Information for Students During the Corona Pandemic
Answer: Teaching and examinations that are normally campus-based will instead be net-based and “blended” this this spring and autumn 2021. For both undergraduate (first cycle) and Master’s programmes (second cycle) taught in English, classes can be held on-campus. However, to limit the number of students on campus, a blended approach – i.e. both online and campus teaching – is planned.
If you have questions about how specific components of a course will be taught, contact your teacher or programme coordinator.
Answer: You can contact Student Counselling Services if you need help and support. Our chaplains are always available to you regardless of what you need to talk about: studies, general worry and concerns, or concerns about the coronavirus. You can meet them on campus or by phone or Zoom. Note that Student Counselling Services does not provide coronavirus testing nor any other medical interventions.
Answer: Email email@example.com and state that you need to send documentation to CSN stating that your course or parts of your course could not be completed because of the coronavirus. After that, we will send you documentation.
Answer: Follow recommendations from the municipality or region where you are to complete your VFU (clinical training / placement). If you have further questions, contact your programme coordinator.
Answer: It is the responsibility of us all to stay at home if it feels like we have a cold. You have a personal responsibility to protect yourself and others from the spread of covid-19, more information at krisinformation.se. Remember that symptoms that resemble the cold may be due to other health conditions, such as allergies.
Be a good friend and ask the person if they need help with anything. Perhaps the person cannot go out to buy food or needs help in some other way. Be sure to maintain social distancing.
If you are worried about anything relating to your living situation, you can always contact your landlord, who can help and advise you.
The Pandemic: Campus Visits and Campus Studies
Answer: Up to and including August 31 2021, all doors to university buildings and facilities will be locked to restrict access by the general public. Students and staff will continue to have access using their keycards. We recommend that you study from home unless you have courses that you need to attend/ exams that you need to take on campus.
Dalarna University continues to follow FHM recommendations. We have made adaptations so that social distancing can be maintained. However, our students also have a responsibility. Staff and students must avoid meeting in groups on university premises.
Answer: Up to and including August 31 2021, all doors to university buildings and facilities will be locked to restrict access by the general public. Students and staff will continue to have access using their keycards.
For all physical presence in Dalarna University buildings, the university follows the Public Health Agency of Sweden's recommendations for public gatherings, which currently limits gatherings in rooms and lecture halls. Modifications have been made to ensure social distancing is possible.
Staff and students must avoid meeting in groups in the university buildings. You can read more about the library's resources on the page Temporary Information from the Library.
Answer: Yes, the reception desks are open. However, doors to university buildings and facilities will remain locked up to and including August 31, 2021 so as to limit access to the general public. Students and staff will continue to have access to the university using their keycards. To contact the university, please first email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023-77 80 00.
Answer: Dalarna University has taken a number of measures to maintain social distancing. An example of this is that teaching will now mainly be online.
Up to and including August 31 2021, all doors to university buildings and facilities will be locked to restrict access by the general public. Students and staff will continue to have access using their keycards.
- You will see signs and floor markings on campus reminding you to maintain distance.
- You can find hand sanitiser in a number of places – for example, at the entrances to each campus.
- Dalarna University will determine how many students are allowed in a lecture hall or examination room to ensure that a safe distance can be maintained to avoid infection. Also in consideration will be whether students can enter and leave the hall/room safely. Some seating has been marked as not in use: it is important that any signs or markings remain in place. In rooms with movable desks and chairs, these have been placed at a greater distance from each other. It is important that the furniture is not moved in these rooms. Do not rearrange the classroom furniture: We must keep our distance.
- In examination rooms, we have installed plexiglass at the desks where students hand in their examinations, show their ID, etc.
- We have installed plexiglass at the reception desks of each campus.
- We continue to ensure that extra cleaning services continue.
Answer: We continue to follow FHM recommendations. However, face masks are made available during certain labs and other practical-based course components.
Answer: If you require testing for covid-19, then you need to contact healthcare services. You can find information for your region on 1177.se.
Answer: If you have symptoms of covid-19, you can make an appointment for testing.
If you need to pay for the test, save the receipt and follow the instructions about insurance. If you think that you are sick and that this will affect your studies, contact the programme or course coordinator.
Answer: According to the Communicable Diseases Act, a person who has communicable disease (coronavirus) must do what is required to protect others from infection (the so called duty to protect). You need to follow your healthcare provider's instructions and recommendations to this end. This for example entails informing the people you have been in contact with that you are infected.
Answer: If a student, a group of students or a staff member is diagnosed with having covid-19, then they will receive special instructions from a doctor/healthcare services. The information will state what the individual needs to do to take sick leave, to sit in quarantine and to track infection. The University cannot and may not be involved in these matters.
Answer: It is the responsibility of us all to stay at home if it feels like we have a cold. You have a personal responsibility to protect yourself and others from the spread of covid-19, more information at krisinformation.se. It is good that you remind fellow students of our individual responsibility.
Remember that symptoms that resemble the cold may be due to other health conditions, such as allergies.
2021-02-06: Foreign nationals will need to present a negative covid-19 test result in order to travel into Sweden.
Answer: Read more about how to book a test: www.krisinformation.se/en/hazards-and-risks/disasters-and-incidents/2020/official-information-on-the-new-coronavirus/tests-vaccine-and-treatments
Read more about test for travel certificates: www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se/the-public-health-agency-of-sweden/communicable-disease-control/covid-19/tests-for-travel-certificates
Answer: Dalarna University complies with the recommendations of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs regarding travel abroad.
- International travel restrictions
- Changes to the advice against non-essential travel to a number of countries in Europe
If there are special reasons to make a study-related trip to a country that the Ministry has advised not to travel to, then approval must be sought from the university's Vice-Chancellor. This advice applies to both employees and students.