Answer: The Vice-Chancellor has made the decision that changes may be made to forms of education and/or examination formats. The Programme Coordinator (Programansvarig) and the Examiner (Examinator) have temporary permission to diverge from official programme syllabi and course syllabi in consultation with the Head of School (Akademichef). They can decide on changed forms of education and examination formats for course(s)/programme(s).
You can find information about procedures under the heading Nyheter on Du&ja "Möjlighet att ändra utbildning- och/eller examinationsform". Administrative Assistants (Akademisekreterare) also have this information. Course Coordinators and teachers can contact the Support Café for assistance with the transition: samtal.du.se. Evening hours remain in place: du-se.zoom.us/my/supportcafe.
Advice for online teaching can be found on the Undervisningsstöd webpage.
Answer: Yes, university premises and the library will remain open to ensure there is access to computers and internet for individual work. To access certain areas of campus, you will need to use your keycard. Staff and students must avoid meeting in groups in the university buildings.
Answer: Dalarna University complies with the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden, and it is important that we choose work methods and premises that can ensure the recommendation ofn social distancing can be implemented. If you have questions about this, contact your immediate manager.
If you suspect that you have contracted the virus, you are asked to first contact healthcare services according to their guidelines. Also inform your immediate manager if, as a result of this, you will be absent from work.
Answer: The Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends that you limit how much social contact you have and that you work from home when possible this autumn. If you plan to work from home, then you must first get the consent of your immediate manager. If you feel the slightest symptoms of a cold, you must stay at home. If you belong to a risk group, you should, upon agreement with your immediate manager, be given the opportunity to work from home. If you need to be physically present at Dalarna University, you must adhere to the recommendations on social distancing.
Answer: Dalarna University does not pay for office equipment for a home office. In dialogue with your immediate manager you can bring your computer, monitor, docking station, mouse, keyboard and office chair home with you. You need to arrange the transport on your own, both to your home and back to the office after the period of working from home ends. Dalarna University does not pay for any transport or organise this for you. When you work at home, only support by distance is provided.
Answer: Our IT department has up-to-date information about this (in Swedish): IT-Support & Helpdesk (intranet).
Answer: Yes, if you follow the university's recommendations regarding work at home and your immediate manager has given you approval to work from home.
Answer: Information about a colleague’s health is confidential. What information can be released about a colleague must be determined on a case-by-case basis. However, the colleague in question may consent to information being shared at their workplace. Read more about personal data on the webpage of The Swedish Data Protection Authority www.datainspektionen.se. (There is a Swedish webpage specifically about the coronavirus: www.datainspektionen.se/nyheter/coronavirus-och-personuppgifter/.)
If you have any questions, you can contact Dalarna University’s Data Protection Officer: email@example.com
Answer: In accordance with the recommendations of the Public Health Authority, everyone who feels sick must stay at home. We recommend you follow the updated advice provided by the Public Health Agency of Sweden.
Answer: If someone in your family is showing symptoms, you should ask your immediate manager if you can work at home or from an appropriate place until there is no longer a risk of infection.
Answer: If you are a member of staff, you, like our students, can contact one of our chaplains about the worry the coronavirus situation is causing you, as well as any other issues. You can meet them on campus or contact them by phone, Skype or Connect.
Student Counselling Services
Answer: If you are a member of staff and require Previa's services, you must always first contact your immediate manager. Note that Previa does not provide testing services or other medical services relating to Covid-19.
Answer: Yes, all business trips must be approved by your immediate manager. Dalarna University complies with the recommendations of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs regarding travel abroad and has decided that no work-related trips are permitted to countries that it advises against traveling to.
- Changes to the advice against non-essential travel to a number of countries in Europe
- Extension of the temporary travel ban to Sweden until 31 August 2020 and easing of restrictions for more travellers
If there are special reasons to make a work-related trip, then approval must be sought from the Vice-Chancellor. This advice applies to both employees and students.
Answer: No, the university cannot prevent you from making any private trips. However, it advises all employees and students not to travel to countries that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has advised against making non-essential trips to. In the case of private trips, consult Chapter 2, Section 2 of the Swedish Communicable Diseases Act.
Always contact Lingmerths, the travel agency used by the University, for information about what applies in each case and for detailed information on current regulations.