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Information about the Coronavirus and Covid-19

MDU follows the recommendations from the authorities to reduce the risk of spreading infection.

You will find information about what applies to your courses on Canvas and in the online timetable.

Last update: 14 January

Examinations and teaching

This applies to examinations and teaching on campus:

  • The Government is clear that we shall continue to conduct education on campus.

  • Examinations and teaching must be done in an infection safe manner and with distance education as a tool to reduce the risk of spreading infection. Each teacher must assess whether the situation requires a switch from classroom to distance teaching.'

  • If you are a student, you will find information about what applies to your courses on Canvas External link. and in the online timetable. External link.

  • The format of individual examinations can be changed during the semester if it is necessary to thin out the premises.

  • Don't take a chance by attending an examination on campus if you have symptoms. You will have the opportunity to do a retest on several occasions and we will try to be extra generous with occasions during the spring.

  • You do not need to show a Covid Pass/certificate to attend lectures or exams.

Measures to avoid crowding on campus

  • Security guards have been appointed to remind people to maintain their distance, in conjunction with people going in and out of large lecture rooms and at examination sessions, where there is a need to implement specific measures to avoid crowding. In addition, security guards have been employed to do rounds of the University to identify instances of crowding and encourage people to keep their distance as far as possible.

  • We will open lecture halls earlier to reduce the risk of many students going in and out of the premises at the same time.
  • Campus will continue to remain open to students but is closed to the general public. The library remains open to the public.

  • Events such as study visits, closing ceremonies and similar shall take place digitally up to and until 31 March 2022.

Face masks on the bus between our two campuses

Face masks might, when properly fitted and used, reduce the risk of spreading covid-19. The University thus recommends – keeping with the recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Sweden – passengers on the University bus to use a face mask. Face masks are available on the bus.


Vaccination

The University is currently discussing with the Infection Control Doctors in the Sörmland and Västmanland Regions to allow students and staff to get vaccinated on campus again.

The Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends that everyone gets vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated, for example, in the case of placement (VFU) in some workplaces, it may be impossible to conduct this placement due to the rules of the receiving organisation.

 

The teaching may be shifted to digital with three hours notice


In the event of the teacher having cold symptoms and can’t be on campus, he or she may either cancel the teaching or shift it to being digital.
If the teacher shifts a session to digital teaching the following applies:

  • For teaching between 8 and 11 in the morning the teacher announces the shift at the latest 17.00 the day before.

  • For teaching after 11 in the morning the teacher announces the shift at least 3 hours before the teaching session.

  • If the need to shift occurs after the deadlines mentioned above, the teaching session must be cancelled.

If the teacher cancel the teaching or shifts it to being digital, you will get the information through the online timetable and Canvas.

Please bring your laptop and headset to campus, to be able to participate even if the teaching is shifted to being digital.


Get advice and support from Student Health Care

At the Student Health Care, you as a student can come to get advice and support on health issues. A health advisor and several counsellors are available for you there so that you will have the care you need during your studies.

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