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University-wide covid-19 information

On this page, we have gathered information about covid-19 for staff at the University of Gothenburg. The university continuously monitors the situation and follows the authorities' recommendations, visit this page for current info. Updated 1 April 2022.

Decision on the discontinuation of adaptions due to
COVID-19

The government announced on 3 February that most pandemic measures should be lifted as of 9 February 2022. For the University, this meant that the University's adaptions due to COVID-19 could be discontinued and that the university gradually have been able to return to ordinary forms of work, study and decision-making.

This applies according to a decision by the Vice-Chancellor:

  • Education: From 1 April, the university will return to ordinary regulations regarding course and educational plans. If temporary deviations from the ordinary course syllabus are required due to previously laid course planning, specially motivated decisions must be made and documented.
  • Return to the workplace: The return must take place in an orderly manner in accordance with the needs of each work place and be completed no later than 31 March.
  • Travels: For business trips, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs' travel recommendations must be followed.

Stay home if you have symptoms

Stay home and avoid close contact with others if you are ill and have symptoms of COVID-19. This also applies if you have taken a self-test that was negative.

Stay home if you are ill and have symptoms of COVID-19 (The Public Health Agency of Sweden)

Get vaccinated

The vaccination offers strong protection against serious illness and the spread of COVID-19. The University urges all students and staff to get vaccinated. Information about vaccination against COVID-19 can be found on the Healtcare Guide 1177.se.

If you are not yet vaccinated, you should continue to be careful. Avoid crowding and indoor environments where many people gather.

In case of illness or infection

If you suspect that you may have exposed someone at the university to infection, regardless of the reason for your suspicion, inform your manager.

Read more: In case of infection at the university

Questions and answers for staff

If you do not find the answer to your question, please contact your nearest manager.

  • Vaccination against COVID-19

    Can the employer demand that I get vaccinated?

    No, the employer can not do that. The employer also has no right to demand information if you have been vaccinated or the reasons behind your decision. Work in the workplace will be planned based on the needs of the organisation in accordance with current guidelines, regardless of whether employees are vaccinated or not.

    Can I leave work to get vaccinated against COVID-19 during working hours?

    Yes. Unlike what applies for vaccinations in general, staff at the University of Gothenburg can be vaccinated against COVID-19 during working hours without a salary deduction. The leave must be agreed with your manager, so that University operations is not negatively affected.

    I want to get vaccinated, but I don’t have a Swedish personal identity number (personnummer). What can I do?

    There is no demand for a Swedish citizenship or Swedish personal identity number (personnummer). If you do not have a Swedish personal identity number you will receive a temporary number when getting the first dose of the vaccine. The vaccination is free of charge.

    How do I book a COVID-19 vaccination?

    Please read through the information found on Vaccination against covid-19 before you book an appointment

    Vaccination is provided at health centres, hospitals and at certain private vaccination centres. You can see available times and places on the webpage Se var det finns lediga tider och boka tid (Swedish only). If you do not have a Swedish personal identity number (personnummer) or foreign e-ID you must phone to set up your time.

    Before the vaccination, you must fill out a health declaration. It is possible to do on site, but it is recommended that you do so beforehand to minimize the risk of congestion on site and to speed up the process.

    More information about vaccination against COVID-19

    Available clinics för vaccination in Västra Götaland (in Swedish)

    Vaccination against COVID-19 (1177.se)

    Health declaration Adult – vaccination against COVID-19

    Questions and answers about covid-19 vaccines and vaccination (Krisinformation.se)

    Where can I find information about the Digital COVID Certificate?

    The The Swedish eHealth Agency has a FAQ on their webpage about the Digital COVID Certificate.

    The eHealth Agency has information about the COVID Certificate on their webpage

    Can I get a vaccination certificate if I do not have a Swedish social security number?

    If you do not have a Swedish personal identity number and no coordination number, you can obtain a digital vaccination certificate by contacting the healthcare system in the region where you were vaccinated.

    COVID certificate when you have been registered under a reserve number (the Swedish eHealth Agency)

  • Risk group

    Where can I read about COVID-19 and at risk groups?

    Groups at risk of serious illness (Public Health Agency of Sweden)

    The coronavirus/covid-19 – applicable regulations (the Swedish Social Insurance Agency)

    I belong to a risk group and I am worried about being in the workplace. Can I continue to work from home?

    Talk to your line manager. When the recommendations to work from home no longer exist, there will not be as many opportunities to work from home. The gradual return to the workplace eill be planned based on the needs of the organisation and the assessment of work environment risks.

    If you have a medical certificate proving that you belong to a risk group for COVID-19, the employer must assess the needs for work adaptation and take appropriate adaptation measures. Staff who belong to a risk group or live with a person in a risk group, should, after agreement with the immediate supervisor, as far as possible continue to be provided with the opportunity to work from home. If it is not possible to adapt your current job, it may be relevant with partly other tasks.

    The temporary compensation for risk groups expires from 1 October 2021. 

    I am pregnant. What applies to my work environment?

    As always, your manager is responsible for making an individual, documented risk assessment for you who are pregnant, have recently given birth or are breastfeeding. The risk assessment should be made as soon as your manager becomes aware of the conditions as above.

    Pregnant, newly delivered and breastfeeding (only in Swedish in the Staff Portal)

    The coronavirus/covid-19 – applicable regulations (the Swedish Social Insurance Agency)

    Pregnancy and breastfeeding (the Swedish Work Environment Authority)

    A person I live with belongs to a risk group. Do I have the right to stay at home to avoid infection?

    Staff who lives with a person in a risk group shpuld talk to their line manager, and by agreement, as far as possible, continue to be provided with the opportunity for temporary homework, provided that it is appropriate in view of the work tasks. If it is not possible to adapt your current job, it may be relevant with partly other tasks.

  • In case of illness, suspected or confirmed COVID-19

    What if I or someone I live with falls ill?

    The Swedish Public Health Agency has current information on what to do if you feel ill and have symptoms that may be due to COVID-19 on their webpage.

    Stay home if you are ill and have symptoms of COVID-19 (Public Health Agency of Sweden)

    I suspect that I may have exposed someone to infection when I was at university. Do I need to notify my manager?

    If you suspect that you may have exposed someone at the university to infection, regardless of the reason for your suspicion, inform your manager. The manager can then decide on possible measures.

    In case of illness and infection

    I suspect that I have contracted COVID-19, but I do not have a Swedish personal identity number (personnummer). How do I get tested?

    Everyone, regardless of having a Swedish personal identity number or not, must get tested if they show symptoms of COVID-19. Testing is free of charge. If you do not have a Swedish ID Number/Bank ID you have to book a time via the phone. You cannot book an appointment online or go to drop-in times.

    Testing can be done at any of the health care centers listed on the webpage PCR-test Göteborg (Region Västra Götaland)

    If you don’t know which health care centre is closest top you, you can use this map listing Healt care centers on 1177.se

    I have been contacted by a student who suspects that they may have exposed someone to an infection while staying at the university. What should I do now?

    Students are responsible to stay at home and avoid close contact with others if they are ill and have symptoms that may be due to COVID-19, in the same way as staff.

    Staff who have been contacted by a student who suspects that they may have exposed someone at the university to infection must, in dialogue with the student, decide whether anyone at the university should be informed. Depending on the current situation, it may be appropriate to inform the course leader and / or head of department at the institution concerned. Agree with the student on who should inform whom.

    In case of illnes or infection

  • Sick leave, sick pay and child care

    What corona-related benefits can I apply for?

    From 1 April 2022, the temporary compensation and measures introduced during the pandemic ceased:

    • Deduction from sick pay during the qualifying period
    • Benefit for people belonging to an at-risk group
    • Benefit if you have to refrain from working in order to protect a close relative belonging to an at-risk group
    • Compensation for vab in the event of school closure due to COVID-19
    • Compensation for vab in the event of school closure due to covid-19

    It is still possible to apply for compensation for days before 1 April 2022. Information on what applies can be found on the Swedish Social Insurance Agency's website about the corona virus.

    The coronavirus/covid-19 – applicable regulations (Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan)

  • Exams

    What routines will apply to exams in the examination halls during the spring term 2022?

    From the spring term 2022, examinations will take place in the writing room in accordance with the routine that applied before the pandemic. Routines and procedures are still in place to prevent the spread of infection. It is no longer possible to conduct a DISA exam at home. 

    More information:

    Examination (Medarbetarportalen)

    Safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the exam hall (Student Portal)

    Where can I find information about adjustments to examinations due to COVID-19?

    In the Administrative Handbook for First- and Second-Cycle Education there is a section about COVID-19 and examinations.

  • Preservations of records about COVID-19

    What applies to preservations of records about covid-19?

    The Swedish National Archives encourages public authorities to preserve records concerning Corona or in other ways highlight how the pandemic has affected organisations. Documents from this time are important for society and therefore both for the organisation and future research. It also explains how Sweden as a society handled the crisis.

    The Swedish National Archives' Recommendations on Preservation of Records as a Result of Covid-19
     

  • Business trips and private travel

    What applies to business trips?

    The University no longer has any special recommendations regarding business travel, but the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' travel recommendations must still be followed. As usual, a business trip must always be decided in consultation with the head of department / equivalent.

    What applies to private trips?

    The University of Gothenburg can not control your private travel. However, it is important that you keep yourself informed about what rules that apply before you travel.

    If you are quarantined in another country and cannot return there to Sweden after the holiday is over, you will not be at the employer's disposal for work. You may then need to apply for continued leave or leave without pay. If you become ill, you must report sick as usual. Remember to review your private insurance coverage.

  • More information about COVID-19
Page Manager: Staff Portal editorial staff|Last update: 4/4/2022
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